Once you see how easy it is, you'll be hooked.
With the huge variety of breads on supermarket shelves, many of us are left wondering which to choose.
There’s nothing like a batch of fresh salsa made with perfectly ripe tomatoes; it comes together in five minutes – all you need to do is chop and stir.
Sweet-tangy chutney is easier to make than jam; simmer peaches, nectarines, apricots – even mango – into a delicious condiment that will dress up your chicken, add a new dimension to cheese boards and is divine with curries and samosas.
Inexpensive ground pork is the heart of this tasty meal that is easy to serve family-style. To finish, bananas transform into a sticky toffee delight when heated with butter and sugar, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
In late summer, I'm all about pie. Berries and stone fruits are perfect in this galette, which is far easier to throw together than a traditional pie.
Rhubarb isn't exclusive to strawberries - try it in a pie with diced sweet mango for something deliciously different.
Saskatoon berry jam is a Canadian favourite once the regional berries come into season; I find that other tart berries pair well with them in jam - chokecherries, huckleberries, raspberries and blackberries all work well.
Potato salad is a summer classic - this version is dressed up with seasonal berries and fresh mint from the garden.
If you're hoarding cherries this summer, they're delicious halved and stirred into a batch of muffins.
When berries are in season, I can't get enough of them - especially baked into warm oatmeal muffins to nibble with coffee.
Watermelon vinaigrette is light, refreshing and simple to make using the scraps of watermelon left over after slicing!
A skillet-sized chocolate chip cookie is perfect for parties, cut into wedges, or to take the place of a birthday card or cake.
This divinely rich, yet utterly simple yogurt mousse is perfect for serving a summer crowd.
Asian Red Prince Apple Coleslaw is a sweet and tangy, crunchy salad that's perfect for a backyard barbecue.