Favorite dish to take to a potluck: I always take some sort of dessert or a pitcher of cocktails. In the summer I take care of both by picking up a bottle of prosecco and a pint of sorbet to make boozy floats.
Where you're planning a summer escape: My family has a long tradition of going to North Carolina's Outer Banks every summer. We rent a house, grill out, relax on the beach, and soak up the quiet.
The best meal you've had this year: An impromptu feast of grilled pizza and hazelnut brown butter cake that my friends and I threw together on a beautiful day.