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9 Freezer-Friendly Recipes for Fast Meals

Make the most of your freezer! From basic staples like sauces and beans to comforting soups and casseroles, cooking large batches of food ahead of time will save your sanity on busy days.

Back to School: Supplies I Love

PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to offer a new adorable line of back-to-school products, which makes shopping for school supplies a breeze. And you’ll be earning extra credit because proceeds support children’s learning, nutrition and healthy development.

Ways to Relish Watermelon

Each summer I give thanks to the watermelon. It’s a summertime gift from nature, delicious on its own or in beverages, soups, salads, salsas, mains, desserts and even condiments.

Homemade Salad Dressings

Although it might seem daunting to create your own dressing, it couldn’t be easier! All you need is a whisk and a bowl, or you can make it even easier with a food processor.

9 Healthy Ways to Savor End-of-Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Now is the time to eat all the fresh tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, eggplant and stone fruits you can. Their fragrant flavors are at their peak right now, which means you should use them in a wide variety of ways.

Super Snacks for On-the-Go Summers

It’s hard for my kids to slow down in the summer, even when it comes time to eat. That’s why I try to keep a wide variety of snack foods at the ready, so we can keep going with the fun!

4 Easy Recipes for Infused Waters That Are Almost Too Pretty to Drink

Want a genius tip for summer?

Keep a pitcher of one of these naturally flavored infused waters in your fridge all season long. It’s a healthier hydration choice than soda and so fancy you’ll feel like every sip is a special treat. Plus they’re a clever (and gorgeous!) way to use the trimmings from summer’s fresh fruits, veggies and herbs.

Here’s how easy they are to make.

Cucumber + Lemon + Parsley

Mommy Makes: Green Eggs, No Ham!

My son always laughs at the thought of eating green food when I read him the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham. That’s so silly! But is it? Sounds like it’s time for another one of mommy’s cooking experiments: Green eggs, hold the ham!

A Bounty of Summer Berry Recipes

When it comes to berries, I lose my boundaries. While berries are wonderful in fruit salads, smoothies and muffins, I want to show you how awesome they are in salads, sauces, salsas, and summer desserts.

Fruity Summer Drinks

It can be hard to remember to stay hydrated when your day is filled with fun, but luckily these fruity drinks make it easy for us to stop for a minute and grab a straw.

Savvy Summer Skin Care

Inspiration for Cooking with Fresh Summer Corn

I get excited thinking about earthy-sweet and crunchy, hot buttered corn on the cob. But I don’t stop there. Corn also makes a wonderful addition to soups, salads, salsas, baked goods, casseroles and more.

Kid-Friendly Recipes for a Healthier Summer

Are you looking for healthier tastier choices at mealtime this summer? I’ve put together a roundup of family-friendly recipes that include better-for-you takes on favorites such tacos, sloppy Joes and ice cream.

How to Cook Perfect Grilled Fish

Big flavor and simple preparation are what I love about grilled fish. True, there are a few pitfalls to watch out: Sticking, flaking and overcooking among them. However, the good news is that following a few basic rules can make grilled fish a quick, easy, totally delicious summer standby.

Cooking with Pluots

A pluot is a remarkably sweet juicy stone fruit that combines the best qualities of plums and apricots. And now is the time to enjoy them!

Easy Ways to Eat More Water


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.