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Chocolate-Flecked Angel Food Cake

Serve a slice of cake with a scoop of frozen yogurt and fresh strawberries or raspberries.

Gingered Cantaloupe with Kiwi & Toasted Almonds

Two kinds of ginger, crystallized and fresh, add singular spark and texture to this remarkably pretty and refreshing height-of-summer dessert.

Apple-Wasabi Barbecue Sauce

Wasabi (a fiery Japanese horseradish) is available as a paste, in tubes at many supermarkets. If you can't find it, substitute 2 tablespoons of drained horseradish.This barbecue sauce goes especially well with pork.

Baked Mushrooms & Corn

This is a really easy side dish. It involves only about 5 minutes of preparation (if you buy presliced mushrooms) before you put the dish in the oven. The rest of preparation time is unattended cooking, while the vegetables bake in the oven.

Walnut Meringue Cookies

Toasted oats underscore the nutty flavor of the walnuts in these crisp cookies, giving them lots of flavor without much fat.