It’s prime grilling season, and we’ve collected the recipes for it. Of course we’ve included some of the hits—steak, shrimp, and eggplant are favorites for a reason—but if you’ve never grilled romaine lettuce or kale for a salad, or a piece of stone fruit for dessert, now is the time to give it a try.
Sometimes it’s hard to get excited when you’re staring into your pantry—maybe that can of beans is uninspiring, that jar of artichokes isn’t calling your name, and the bag of rice is lacking a sense of occasion. But pantry dinners can be fancy and even date-night worthy. We relied on shelf-stable pantry items like jarred artichokes and peppers, rice, canned beans, pasta, and bread crumbs, plus a few common ingredients we usually have in the fridge to create three fun dinners.
Blending up frozen bananas in a food processor or powerful blender yields an incredibly rich, creamy, and satisfying treat that mimics the texture of ice cream. Our favorite recipe flavors: dark chocolate and cherry; pineapple, coconut, and lime; and salty dates with peanut butter.