(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Be the hit of the picnic with sangria

cocktail: Keep this bubbly drink chilled and don't add too much ice.
07/01/2015
Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. 
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Go Italian for your July 4 pasta salad
07/01/2015 - Make this the year that you elevate your July Fourth pasta salad. By which we mean, avoid the temptation to simply dump a bottle of vinaigrette over cooked pasta and a bag of frozen peas and call it a day. Full Story

Potato salad is all in the seasoning
07/01/2015 - I'm not a fan of potato salad that tastes like a bunch of spuds smothered in mayo. I want more. At the very least, I want to taste the potatoes. Full Story

From Scratch: Sweet harvest for sour cherry pudding
07/01/2015 - Last year at this time, there wasn't a single sour cherry to be found in York County. With two mid-20-degree days in April, the blossoms froze in bloom. Full Story

Simple sear for bison steaks
06/24/2015 - A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And in my mind, that gives us leave to play with — and enjoy — it without feeling guilty. Full Story

Master the tossed salad: It takes effort to look this good
06/24/2015 - Summer time is salad time. When it's hot out and the garden is bountiful, everyone's in the mood for a light and refreshing entree salad. Full Story

Miss your wilted spinach salad? Try a healthier alternative
06/24/2015 - Remember the warm spinach salad? That hot bacon dressing, crumbles of blue cheese, crunchy nuts and those canned orange slices, all mounded over a bed of slightly wilted spinach? Full Story

10 minutes' work transforms basic butter into ideal culinary complement
06/23/2015 - It's summer and your grill is going into overdrive. At the start of the season you'll probably be content to cook up perfectly seared, but otherwise unadorned steaks, chops and portobello mushrooms. Full Story

From Scratch: Cooked dressing, colorful veggies dress up macaroni salad
06/17/2015 - What makes a dish Pennsylvania Dutch? An all-encompassing answer would be that it is made from what is growing in the garden and walking in the barnyard. Full Story

St. Mary's hosts a festival of many flavors
06/17/2015 - Americans have hot dogs. Britons have spotted dick. Australians love their Vegemite. Despite sharing a common language, none of those countries still share a common food. Full Story

(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Be the hit of the picnic with sangria

cocktail: Keep this bubbly drink chilled and don't add too much ice.
Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. Full Story
(Claudette Barius/AP)
'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Full Story