Summer cooking is so much fun!

You can fire up the grill, cool down with seasonal salads, and use fresh fruits in your desserts. I love to get creative with my summer meals—that’s why this month I’m sharing a variety of different recipes for you to share with your family and friends. Mangiamo!

Celebrate summer with some loaded twisty hot dogs!

These grilled hot dogs, inspired by true Chicago-style hot dog recipes, are perfect for any cookout. Spiral cut with an array of toppings, these are sure to impress at any barbecue!

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Hi, I'm Mary DiSomma.

I’ve been baking them since I was a little girl. In fact, my Italian-American grandmother, mother, and aunts taught me everything I know. They were my "cooking school." In the kitchens of the women in my family, I inherited the tips and tricks of the generations. I continue cooking and baking their recipes to this day. In fact, I still make over 7,000 cookies every year just to give away to family and friends during the holidays!

Measuring cups and spoons are hands down the most stunning baking utensils you will come across. They are accurate measurements, but aside from using them for baking, I enjoy having them displayed on my open shelves in my kitchen. I frequently receive compliments on them!
— Lauren H.
I highly suggest purchasing the measuring cup set. As with all of Mary’s products, every detail has been considered. The overall design is gorgeous with every cup having a distinctive pattern. The measuring amount, e.g. ½ cup is labeled on the handle which is very easy to see. The cups nest and come in exquisite packaging. I’m going to buy many more as gifts.
— Peggy L.
Ready to set the table with distinction, the four napkins are beauties. With Mary’s signature color scheme of blues, green, and purple, these linen lovelies will make any ladies' luncheon complete. Each one is large at 20" square and embroidered with four different floral designs. I can’t wait to use them. I might just show them off by tucking one in the shirt collar instead of hiding it in my lap!
— Ann K.

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