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Fourth of July Favorites

By Megan Myers, June 23, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Cherry Pie

Get the recipe: Cherry Pie

When everything is decked out in red, white and blue and the kids are begging for sparklers, you know it’s just about time for the Fourth of July. Plan your patriotic menu in advance to keep the day-of prep to a minimum. Here are some of our favorite dishes to help inspire your summer celeration. (Click through to get all the details on every delicious recipe!)

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4 Lesser-Known Summer Veggies You Should Be Cooking With Right Now

By Alice K. Thompson, June 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Summer’s bounty is so spectacular that it’s easy to rely on the same staple vegetables for the entire season. But branching out and trying some less-familiar produce really pays off by adding interest to your meals and supporting agricultural diversity. Depending where you live, some of these great vegetables may be locally grown, which is another great reason to seek them out.

Kohlrabi
This juicy, lightly sweet root vegetable should get more press. It’s a bit otherworldly to look at, with a round, light-green bulb sprouting sturdy stalks with collard-like leaves directly from its perimeter, but it’s actually...

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Homemade Snacks for Summer Road Trips

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 21, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Get the recipe: Baked Apple Chips

When I was a child, my family frequently made long road trips to visit family members peppered around the Midwest. The novelty of pit stops at roadside convenience stores lost its luster early on. Instead my family hungered for wholesome foods we could feel good about eating while sitting in the car for long stretches.

By planning ahead, my mom was able to pack with the car with wholesome snacks (often homemade) to get us through that stretch from Cleveland to South Bend or Chicago to Green Bay. Today I do the same thing making some and buying others. When I have to time to prep ahead, here are a few of my favorite go-to snack recipes for the road.

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Favorite New Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Almond Pesto

By Molly Siegler, June 20, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share one of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

Zucchini Noodles with Almond Pesto

Zucchini are wildly abundant in the summertime, so it’s best to have a plan for how to use them! This recipe makes zucchini noodles, or “zoodles,” then uses the zucchini core as the base of a basil-packed pesto. I love that this easy salad requires no cooking and has only 5 ingredients (one of which performs double duty...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, June 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Meal planning saves time and sanity when it comes to putting dinner on the table. When you know ahead of time what’s on the menu, you can spend more time in the hammock or running through the sprinkler with your kids. We’re here to help you with that meal plan. Choose from family favorites, or pick a spin on a classic recipe to introduce new flavors and textures. It’s a great opportunity to find your new go-to recipe! To help you get started, we’ve collected seven recipes to get dinner on the table every night of the week:

BLT Pasta Salad
Who doesn’t love a BLT in the summer? This pasta salad version is great for potlucks and dinner alike.

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