Sugar-free chocolate muffins aren't the most beautiful, and for those who are not eating sugar-free, there's a coffee glaze on top.
Heat the cherry tomatoes in this salad until they soften and just crack open.
Every now and then, take a fresh look at your traditional family recipes. Chinese five-spice powder turns my grandmother's applesauce recipe from sweet to sassy.
One of those dishes where proportions aren't terribly important, this asparagus, nectarine and tomato salad combines sweet and tart fruits with something green -- in this case, asparagus, though you could use zucchini, or even a bed of spinach leaves.
Wrap pieces of cod in foil and cook it on the grill; the original recipe calls for wrapping the fish in banana leaves, and steaming on the stove top, but it's okay to improvise.
This salsa and shrimp stuffed avocado is an easy, and low calorie, appetizer with a real wow factor.
If you're lucky enough to have dill in your garden, and a nearby farm stand that sells pickling cucumbers, you can have a summer-long supply of these easy pickles. Make them in minutes, and eat them as soon as one day later.