Melissa Velarde

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Buttermilk Ranch in a Jar

<i>Every Friday, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Tara O'Brady from Seven Spoons makes homemade ranch dressing in just three simple steps: mix, shake, and stir.</i><p>I have personal rules when it comes to summer. I …

Recipes

Bring Cold Spaghetti Salad To The Party

Elevate your summer picnics with this improved pasta dish<p>At some point this summer, if you are invited to an outdoor cookout, one of the guests will inevitably bring The Rotini Salad.<p>You know The Rotini Salad I’m talking about. It’s the one with the boiled white spiral noodles, chopped bell …

A lunch recipe for school, work, or travel! Couscous salad with fresh herbs, cucumber, red onion, and feta. Easy and doesn't need to be refrigerated! (We love it with roast chicken, too.) GET THE RECIPE: Couscous Salad with Cucumber, Red Onion & Herbs - http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-couscous-salad-with-cucumber-red-onion-herbs-recipes-from-the-kitchn-190535

Sugar Rush: Lemon Meringue Tart from 508 GastroBrewery

Summer is here, and while ice cream is one obvious answer to the heat, I like to look beyond it for other light sweets as well. One such example is lemon meringue pie, which in my childhood you could always find in a rotating Greek diner display case, though it'd be a week or two old. 508 …

Sauced: Jalapeño Jam

<b>Jalapeño jam</b> isn't a supermarket staple where I live in New York. So when a barbecue glaze I made recently called for it, it took a bit of searching to even find a jar. When I finally did, I was stuck paying over four times what I should have. The experience left me thinking that would be the one …