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Everyone Screams for Great Ice Cream

By Elizabeth Smith, July 9, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Ice Cream Cone

For my family, there aren’t many problems ice cream can’t solve. Tough day at the office or school? Root beer floats are the answer. Painful shots at the pediatrician? Ice cream cone is the remedy. And on a no-good-very-bad-day when everyone is in a funk, I’ll loudly declare that it’s Ice Cream in the Bathtub Day and serve ice cream to my little girls. Yes, in the bathtub. It works like a charm. They giggle and laugh and everyone feels better.

Ice Cream: Simply Made but not Plain

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Cherries + a Sale!

By Paige Schilt, July 9, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Cherry One-Day Sale

This Friday, July 11th, we’re offering conventionally grown cherries for $1.99 per lb in our US and Canada stores. So Friday is the day to stock up on cherries for this weekend’s smoothies, pancakes and salads and more. Read on for 10 great ways to make use of all those cherries!

Availability and limits may vary by region. Contact your store for details. While supplies last. Not available in our UK stores. Most of our stores do not provide rain checks for sales like this.

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DIY Preserving: Three Super-Easy Techniques to Try this Summer

By Alice K. Thompson, July 8, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Sometimes simpler really is better. I love to can, but I can’t always find the time or energy to devote to it. The good news is that no one has to turn his or her kitchen into a steaming canning factory to preserve great summer fruits and veggies. Anyone can tackle easy preserving projects like freezing, drying and pickling on a relaxingly small scale.

Spiced Pickled Cherries
Spiced Pickled Cherries

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Try Something New on the Grill

By Elizabeth Smith, July 8, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Flat Iron Tortas
Flat Iron Tortas

Move over New York strip steak. I’m ready for something new. But...um…how do I begin? Luckily, Beau Klose, one of Whole Foods Market’s expert meat guys here in Texas, helped me navigate the meat counter pointing out hidden gems sure to make my summer more delicious and my grilling more adventurous.

Beef for Every Occasion

When I asked Beau for his favorite lesser-known cuts, he pointed out the tomahawk/thick bone-in rib steak, top sirloin...

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Fabulous Fruit Salads

By Alana Sugar, July 7, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Melon Ambrosia
Melon Ambrosia

The 4th of July for my family meant a good ole Louisiana-style picnic with fireworks and a whole lot of family with thick southern accents. Although the fireworks kept me spellbound, it was the food that created the lasting memories. Our picnic was nothing short of spectacular, filled with southern-style fried chicken, corn on the cob, leafy green salad with fresh tomatoes, potato salad, fresh green beans, pie and a gorgeous fresh fruit salad, similar to this...

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