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Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

By Paige Schilt, July 10, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

The Internet is teeming with articles about the beauty benefits of coconut oil. Since I’m already a fan of coconut oil in the kitchen — and I just happen to have a jar in the pantry — I decided to put some of the most common tips to the test.

1. Hand moisturizer. I figured this one out by accident because I always use a spoonful of coconut oil to season my cast-iron skillet. Instead of reaching for a towel to wipe my hands when I’m done, I just rub the excess coconut oil into my hands and cuticles. It absorbs quickly and helps protect my skin as I’m washing produce or dishes.

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9 Cool Foods (That Won't Heat Up Your Kitchen)

By Megan Myers, July 9, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

No-Cook Zucchini "Noodle" Salad

No-Cook Zucchini “Noodle” Salad

I know what you’re thinking — it’s the middle of the day and the temperatures are already climbing high, the air conditioning is struggling to keep up, and you still have to figure out what to make for dinner.

Summer weather is often enough for us to throw up our hands and hit the take-out counter, but there are plenty of options for putting together a great meal that don’t involve laboring over a hot stove or oven.

Salads...

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Kid-Friendly Recipes for a Healthier Summer

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, July 8, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Eggplant Bolognese

Eggplant Bolognese

Perhaps it’s the looser schedule, the longer days or the heat, but my kids are continually requesting snacks and special treats this summer. Just this morning, my two-year old asked for a snack instead of breakfast. Um, no. 

In addition to making sure they are hydrated, I try and thwart their ongoing requests for special treats with sliced veggies and fruit readily available at home, popcorn and dried fruit in single-serving containers...

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How to Cook Perfect Grilled Fish

By Alice K. Thompson, July 7, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Learn to Cook: Grilled Fish

Learn to Cook: Grilled Fish

Big flavor and simple preparation are what I love about grilled fish.

True, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for: A gorgeous, succulent fillet could stick to your grill grates, flake apart and turn dry and overcooked in less time than it would take an ice cream cone to melt in the summer sun.

The good news is that following a few basic rules can make grilled fish a quick, easy, totally delicious summer standby. 

  • Meaty fish steaks like tuna, salmon and...
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Cooking with Pluots

By Alana Sugar, July 6, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Plum Crumble

Plum Crumble (try it with pluots, too!)

Pluots are a remarkably sweet juicy stone fruit that combines the best qualities of plums and apricots. They resemble plums in shape and skin texture, but they’re sweeter and less acidic. They are best at their peak in summer. Use them interchangeably with other stone fruits in recipes. Try them in salads such as a spinach salad with goat cheese, salsas, fruit soups, smoothies and...

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