Easy Ways to Eat More Water

WatermelonTo me, nothing signals the start of beach-and-barbecue season more than biting into an ice-cold slice of watermelon. Whether the sweet, juicy flesh is pink or yellow, with seeds or without, watermelon’s a perfectly refreshing antidote for a steamy day.

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Summer Salads that Won’t Wilt in the Heat

When it comes to potlucks and other summer gatherings, I tend to gravitate toward the salads. Sure, whatever’s on the grill might be the main attraction, but filling my plate with leafy green-, grain- and fruit-based salads means I won’t be experiencing potluck regret later on.

Grilled Pizza in 3 Easy Steps

Spicy Grilled Vegan Pizza with Summer Squash and Pine Nuts

What to Cook During Plum’s Prime Season

Sweet juicy plums are delicious in beverages, appetizers, salads and desserts. They’re wonderful grilled, sautéed, poached, baked or broiled. Experiment by swapping them out for other stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines, cherries and apricots in your favorite recipes.

What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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Fun Foods for the Fourth of July

However you celebrate America’s Independence Day, whether it’s participating in a parade or just waving from the sidelines, hosting a backyard barbeque or picnicking in the park to watch fireworks, food is usually a big part of the party. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes that are fun to serve on the Fourth of July.

Top (Hot) Dogs

Move over mustard. Catch ya’ later ketchup. It’s time to get adventurous with hot dog toppings. Caramelized onions? Queso? Guacamole? You bet!

Great Idea: DIY Summer Bars

From top-your-own-pizzas and burger bars to kabob stations to ice cream sundae stands, everyone wins. Guests get to choose what they like and hosts get more time to mingle (and eat, drink, and relax)!

Secrets to Sublime Summer Condiments

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.

Celebrating Cherries

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.

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