Seasonal Menus

Seasonal foods bring a variety of fruits, vegetables and meats to the table. Warm up this winter with a mug of hot apple cider and discover everything from terrific fall foods to refreshing summer recipes with the help of these seasonal menus.

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When it's summertime, you don't want your meals to sit too heavily. You want to cool down with something refreshing. Think outside the box (and the country) with 10 delicious international dishes.

By Christine Venzon

If autumn has you lamenting the end of summer's sweet corn and sun-warmed peaches, take heart. Hardy and slow-growing, fall crops come into their own just as summer fruits and vegetables are packing it in.

By Christine Venzon

Are your grillin' skills hot, blazin' or smokin' good? Put your bbq and grilling skills to the test and try these recipes from the pros of TLC's hit show BBQ Pitmasters.


When summer rolls along, who wants to cook dinner in front of a hot stove and then wash a bunch of messy pots and pans? We have a few dishes that are fresh, cool and easy to throw together.

By Bambi Turner & Heather Kolich

During the dog days of summer, warm, winter meals just won't do. When the mercury starts to approach the red line, these hot season favorites will be a hit around the pool, out on the patio or under a beach umbrella.

By Sara Elliott

If you're planning a walk to the park, afternoon on the beach or scenic drive, take along a few classic picnic foods that will satisfy your discriminating palate while celebrating the luxury of eating in the open air.

By Sara Elliott

Firing up your grill can melt away the winter blues and bring back memories of summertime cookouts. But instead of roasting hot dogs over the coals, try grilling your favorite veggies for an intense, smoky flavor and nutritious boost.

By Bambi Turner


For cooks, winter is often a time to resurrect favorite seasonal recipes that warm and comfort. These 10 meals will chase away the chill, taste amazing and keep the calorie count down, too.

By Echo Surina

Pumpkin pie is so much a part of our American heritage that other uses for this nutrient-rich fruit tend to get overlooked. But canned pumpkin can be enjoyed in many other recipes, from smoothies and cakes soups to cocktails.

By Alison Cooper & Kathy Price-Robinson

Apple cider conjures up images of hayrides through colorful leaves and the scent of wood-burning stoves. And while it's readily available year-round in stores, you can whip up your own batch, too.

By Emilie Sennebogen

There's nothing better than relaxing outside on the first warm day of the year. You don't need any better excuse for a picnic than a sunny day and a few friends.

By Eleanor Duse


Did you know that you can cook cake inside an orange peel and a casserole inside a coffee can? Just two of the many ways you can make meals over a campfire.

By Rosalind Jackson