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Great Idea: DIY Summer Bars

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 24, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Fizzy Lemon Floats

Fizzy Lemon Floats

One of the most memorable summer afternoon parties I’ve attended included a DIY cocktail bar with a muddle station. There were homemade simple syrups, berries and herbs to add flavor to the liquor of our choice. We muddled, tested and tasted until the sun went down perfecting our personalized cocktails.

These days with two kids, I’m more likely to be found at the food table at a party trying to see what my picky eaters will eat. That’s why I’m a fan of parties with a DYI...

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Secrets to Sublime Summer Condiments

By Alice K. Thompson, June 23, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Hot Honey Mustard

Hot Honey Mustard

You don’t have to settle for summer standards like ketchup, mustard and mayo right out of the jar. Better burgers, hotter hotdogs and tastier sandwiches are just a dollop or squiggle away. Try these simple tricks to elevate the flavor of store-bought condiments, or get really crafty with outstanding recipes for making a few classics from scratch.


Add soy sauce: Soy sauce is an umami power house, so mixing a little into your...

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Celebrating Cherries

By Jennifer Cheng, June 22, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng


We love celebrating cherries, especially when they’re at their seasonal sweetest. You too can join in on the cheery cherry festivities with our favorite tips and recipes.

How do you pick the best cherries? Here are some tips that we like to follow when we choose them for you:

  • Check the stems: fresh cherries have green stems
  • Give them a feel: cherries should be firm, no soft spots or bruising
  • Look for good color: depending on variety, ideally they should be deep, bright red to mahogany
  • Give them the once over: fruit should be free of insect damage and pitting (little indentations caused by dehydration)...
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Recipes that Celebrate Peaches

By Alana Sugar, June 22, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Grilled Chicken Salad with Peach-Pecan Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Peach-Pecan Vinaigrette

Perfectly ripe peaches are exquisite, adding charm and flavor to cold summer soups and beverages such as Peach-Berry Iced Tea, salads such as Arugula Salad with Peaches...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, June 21, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Hello, summer! This is the time to enjoy as much time as possible under the warm sun, and that means not slaving over a hot stove each night! To help you serve dinner without fuss, we’ve collected recipes for every night of the week.

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Couscous

Grilled Salmon with Cherry CouscousHealth Starts Here


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