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Strawberries and watermelon have long been the perfect summer pair. In this light, vitamin-packed homemade cooler, we think they shine particularly bright.

Here's a simple, adaptable brine recipe that will give roasted turkey a terrific flavor base. This produces 1 gallon, which should be adequate to submerge a small turkey (up to 12 pounds) (or 2 chickens). Double the recipe for birds up to 20 pounds.

Topped with crisp bacon, green onions and sour cream, these baked sweet potato hors d’oeuvres could be crowned the champion of your next cocktail party. For best results, look for sweet potatoes that are long and thin, roughly 2 1/2 inches wide.

Nothing beats a big bowl of vibrantly flavored, veggie-packed soup for lunch or dinner, and preparing it in a slow cooker means you can make a big batch with minimal effort.

Citrus-honey soaked pineapple cubes, strawberries and bananas covered with shredded coconut, dusted with chocolate and served frozen on a stick. What a spectacular treat on a hot summer evening and proof that some desserts are as tasty as they are good for you.

This easy, hearty chicken stew is packed with fall flavors: apples, sweet potatoes and aromatic sage. Whole fennel seeds add depth to the stew and become mellow during slow cooking. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

Topped with buttery, crunchy bread crumbs and golden brown onions, this twist on green bean casserole calls for shiitake mushrooms. Substitute button mushrooms for half or all of the shiitakes, if you prefer.

Make a vegan pie crust by using solid coconut oil instead of butter or shortening. The method is the same, just make sure that there are no large chunks of coconut oil before adding water to bring the dough together.

These irresistible sprouts are a holiday favorite but too tasty to serve just once a year. The recipe is easily halved for smaller gatherings or an everyday family meal.

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Cardamom and garam masala add subtle spice to split peas and sweet potatoes.

A flavorful sauce of tomatoes, tarragon and a touch of orange juice makes a delicate companion to cod. Serve with rice or pasta.

For a refreshingly simple dessert, it's hard to beat this Italian ice treat. Strawberries and raspberries pack a flavor punch when combined with orange juice and zest (freshly squeezed orange juice yields the best results). Clear some space in your freezer -- no...

Thanks to Cindy in Annapolis, Maryland, for sending us her favorite childhood recipe. Keep these ingredients on hand and you will be able to create an easy soup full of savory potatoes, sausage and green beans. The bay leaves add a nice depth of flavor.

This quick, delicious meal is perfect served over spaghetti or angel hair pasta with a side salad.

This vibrantly colored stir-fry features shrimp with snow peas, sugar snap peas and green peas. The stir-frying goes quickly, so be sure to measure all of the ingredients before you start cooking. Serve with brown or white rice.

Be sure to serve this sweet and tangy beef salad just after tossing to ensure that the vegetables stay crisp. Garnish with a small handful of chopped roasted peanuts, if you like.

There's always something comforting about eating rich and creamy turkey pot pie and this version is no exception. Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey, or even shredded roasted chicken, to make this simple take on a classic even easier.

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