Linger over these recipes or take a few shortcuts. Either way, you'll have a delicious meal to enjoy.

By Julia Dowling Rutland
August 02, 2006
Jean Allsopp

Weekend meals tend to fall into two categories: elaborate, upscale dinners savored as much for the love of cooking as the food itself; or fresh, simple meals that are easy to assemble and enjoy.

Whatever your style, we've got the dishes for you. Prepare the following recipes if you relish the process as much as the results. Or, if you're looking to whip up a quick dinner between sun- screen applications and a walk on the beach, read our "Shortcut Savvy" tips. The choice is yours―with flavors this fine, you can't go wrong.


Recipes developed by Jackie Mills