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Allison Robicelli

Cold Wheat Berry Salad with Riesling Cherries

A great summer side dish for entertaining ensures that you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen. This easy wheat berry salad can be prepared up to three days in advance and improves as it sits.

Steak Tacos with Grilled Peach Salsa

There’s no reason to not keep #TacoTuesday going during the summer grilling season. We’ve got a great recipe for steak tacos with easy grilled peach salsa.

Maple Custard with Macerated Blackberries

While typically associated with fall, quality maple syrup is available year round, and it’s subtle woody notes provide the perfect contrast to sharp, sweet summer berries. Used to flavor a decadent creamy custard smothered with coveted short season blackberries, it creates a memorable end note to an al fresco meal.

Steamer Clams with Wine Broth and Garlic Herb Butter

A boardwalk classic, steamers couldn’t be easier to make at home and are a welcome alternative to typical barbecue fare. Be sure to set the table with a large bowl for discarded shells. The resulting broth is a delicacy all it’s own, so serve with a crusty loaf of bread for dipping.

Poached Egg & Watermelon Radish Salad

For a brunch that feels light but is certainly filling, poached eggs do the trick. Here their creamy, runny yolk is balanced by peppery watercress and radishes, tempered by a slightly sweet Champagne vinaigrette.

Spring Greens Tart

Tarts can be served hot, warm or cold for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This tart makes the most of the spring onions and garlic scapes that flood the first few weeks of the farmer’s market. Feel free to swap out the kale for chard, escarole, or any other green that looks fantastic.

Honey Blueberry Yogurt Scones

Lazy spring Sundays call for wide open windows, pajamas ’til noon, a hot cup of tea and a warm scone. If waking up at dawn to make dough isn’t your idea of peaceful, make it the night before, wrap well in plastic, and refrigerate overnight.

Grilled Glazed Asparagus for Your Spring Table

Mayonnaise is an oft-neglected ingredient that can make miracles happen on the grill. Nothing more than “whipped oil,” it can be mixed into a thick flavorful coating that will stick to crisp spring asparagus. This technique also works well when grilling fish and other delicate foods.

Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Seasonal fruit can be hit-or-miss in April, as winter slowly segues into spring. It is, however, an excellent time for fresh walnuts. These shortbread cookies are versatile enough to pair with winter citrus marmalade, and look forward to springs berry shortcakes.