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A Memorable Spread to Kick Off Summer

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, May 6, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Summer SaladsI grew up in the Midwest where by late May, warm weather had finally arrived. No matter what the calendar said, Memorial Day kicked off the start of summer and grilling season. My neighborhood had a big gathering, which meant some serious cooking with the season’s bounty. There were long tables of salads (leafy green, potato, fruit and bean, oh my!), platters of grilled meats and veggies, desserts and cold beverages.

Even though I now live in Texas where plentiful sunshine keeps us dining outdoors nearly year round, I still associate Memorial Day with summer’s first big outdoor gathering with friends.

Hosting a get-together? Just gather friends and the best,...

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Our Top 5 Rules for the Grill

By Molly Siegler, May 5, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

Grilling is the ultimate summer cooking experience, but no matter how many times you’ve hit the grill in recent memory, we bet a little refresher is in order before the season really gets underway. Here are our top five rules for the grill.

A Clean Grill is a Happy Grill

Treat your grill just like any other cooking surface — give it a good cleaning before and after you cook. Scrubbing and oiling the grill grates not only protects the grates but creates a nonstick surface for cooking. Remember, a hot grill makes for easier cleaning (as any of the stuck-on food bits become brittle and easier to scrape off) but if your grill really needs a deep clean, preheat the grill then turn it off while you scrub and oil.

Keep Ingredients for the Grill Lean and Clean

Don’t...

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I Love Goat Cheese

By Alana Sugar, May 4, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche

When it comes to cheese, some people adore a strong, pungent smell and taste while others prefer something milky and mild. And some people like it all! Whatever your preference, goat cheese can satisfy just about any craving with marvelous, tempting recipes such as Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche and...

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On Sale: Cosmetics and Nail Color for Fresh Summer Looks

By Paige Schilt, May 3, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Cosmetics

Contemplating a little spring cleaning of your makeup bag? There’s no time like the present to toss out empty containers and make the switch to summer’s vibrant palette!

This weekend, Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10, our US stores are offering 25% off all cosmetics and nail color.  Choose from foundations, blushes, mascaras, eye pencils, lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polishes.

The summer trend forecast calls for lilac lids, vibrant red lips and nails in every shade from nude to neon. Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, a trend watcher or a traditionalist, our Whole Body department is your source for luxurious cosmetics that meet our legendary...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, May 3, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

The school year is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the need for fast and flavorful dinners stops. Drawing on inspiration from the season as well as old classics, we’ve done the work of meal planning for you so you can get a good meal on the table.

Vegetable Biryani with Cashews

Vegetable Biryani with CashewsGluten Free, Vegetarian

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