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The Great Summer Cooking Kick Off

My son’s teacher has already nixed homework for the rest of the year, and that can only mean one thing: summer is almost here! My family is looking forward to those long, lazy evenings spent lounging in our yard (and trying to keep up with yardwork), capped off by all our favorite summer foods. Pass the watermelon!

With summer and summer foods comes entertaining, with holidays being the perfect excuse to fire up the grill again. Grab some of our favorite recipes for summer entertaining to help you kick off the season in style.


Turkey Burgers with Cucumber-Pineapple Relish


Grilled Goat Cheese and Artichoke Toasties


Grilled Chicken Sausages with Jicama Slaw


Potato Salad with Cabbage and Spicy Mustard


Grilled Tomato and Romaine Salad


Tandoori-Style Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs


Peach-Mango Ice Pops


Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Parade Picks

Heading to the Memorial Day parade? Pack some of these snacks to tide the little ones (or you!) over until it’s grill time.


Fancy Ants on a Log


Carrot Cashew Spread


Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers


Banana-Oatmeal Snack Cookies

What do you like to make to kick off summer?