Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

65+ Father’s Day Recipes

When it comes to impressing the dads, grandpas, and husbands in your life, nothing makes them swoon like food. A good meal can show them how much you care, even if you cook for them…

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The Ultimate 4th of July Cookout Menu

Inspired by all of my childhood barbecue favorites, this 4th of July potluck is a pure taste of summer. Featuring hot dogs, all the salads, cookies, and more, the only thing missing is a big…

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A profile picture of Meggan Hill of Culinary Hill.Lemon butter sauce being drizzled onto pan-seared scallops.Cut up broccoli on a cutting board.

Meet Meggan

Meggan Hill is a classically-trained chef and professional writer. Her detailed tutorials and meticulously-tested recipes bring success and confidence to home cooks everywhere. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Meggan now lives in sunny Southern California.

What’s in Season in June

We have finally arrived: Peak growing season! Discover the best June fruits and vegetables (like berries, stone fruit, nightshades, and more) to buy at the farmer’s market, supermarket, or to harvest from your garden. Then…

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Fruit Platter

Build a Fruit Platter for a fresh appetizer recipe or easy, healthy dessert. Like a sweet cousin of a charcuterie board, this simple fruit snack showcases my best fruit dip recipe. One of the easiest…

25 minutes
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Veggie Platter

For a healthy appetizer recipe that will inspire everyone to eat vegetables (and enjoy them!), serve my easy Veggie Platter. This party snack idea is customizable and ready to share in just 10 minutes.

5 minutes
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Midwest Charcuterie Board

A Midwest Charcuterie Board ripe with regional offerings is perfect for all-day grazing and parties with people you love. Make a few things, buy the rest, enjoy it all! I never met a charcuterie board…

20 minutes
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Banana Pudding

This from-scratch Banana Pudding is made with homemade pastry cream, vanilla wafers, and plenty of fresh bananas. You can build it in a trifle dish, but a baking dish makes it easier to assemble, refrigerate, and serve.

25 minutes

Italian Beef

This juicy Italian Beef recipe is inspired by the sandwiches of Chicago. With tender shredded beef, lots of pickled vegetables, and ooey-gooey melted cheese, you’ll love how easy these are to make – and how delicious they taste!

5 hours 15 minutes

How to Make Vanilla Extract

Learn How to Make Vanilla Extract from scratch, a key ingredient in many baking recipes. All it takes is 2 ingredients: vanilla beans and vodka. Start using the vanilla in as little as 8 weeks, but for the best flavor, wait at least 6 months.

12 minutes