Lauren Katz

6 Spins on Lemonade

 

Squeeze the most out of your summer with these fun, fresh ways to flavor your drink!

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Happy Ice Cream Month!

 
July is Ice Cream Month, so that means we’ll be scooping, spooning, sandwiching, dipping, topping and licking our favorite ice cream treats and recipes for the next 31 days! We asked you for your favorite ice cream flavors and some of your top picks also happen to be some of our most popular recipes! You’re loving mint chocolate chip, chocolate, peanut butter, coffee, pistachio and chocolate chip cookie dough ice creams, and we’re here to satisfy your cravings. Check out these ice cream recipes to keep you cool and help you celebrate National Ice Cream Month throughout July:
 
 

Mint Chip Ice Cream

 
 

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Weeknight Meal Planner

There’s no better feeling than having a full week of delicious, healthy and quick meals planned for you and your family. So, to make your life easier, we’re sharing five fast and simple recipes for the upcoming week. Dinnertime just got a whole lot better!

Monday, June 30

Groovy Garbanzo Burgers

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What to Buy at the Farmers’ Market: Peaches

A sunny day at the farmers’ market isn’t complete without the purchase of one thing: succulent, juicy, fragrant peaches. Peaches and nectarines are best in the high heat of summer, when you can shamelessly let the juices run down your chin. But when you’re not biting into one of these golden balls of sunshine, there are plenty of ways to cook with them while staying true to the season. So pick up a bag of your favorite peaches and try some of these recipes at home:

No-Cook Peach Gazpacho

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What to Make this Weekend: S’mores

There’s no better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than by sitting around a fire roasting marshmallows to toasty perfection and sandwiching them between crunchy graham crackers and gooey chocolate. But why stop with traditional s’mores when you can try all sorts of fun riffs on the campfire classic? From bars to brownies, try one of these s’mores alternatives after the fire’s been put out:

Mocha S’more Squares

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Thirsty Thursday: What’s an Egg Cream?

Consisting of neither eggs nor cream, an egg cream is a soda fountain classic made with milk, flavored syrup and seltzer. It gained popularity in the late 1800′s in candy stores and soda shops, and has recently resurfaced to the scene of today’s soda fountains. Though chocolate and vanilla are the two classic flavors, egg creams can be made with any flavored syrup you can find. Here are some of our favorite recipes!

Brookyln Farmacy’s Maple Egg Creams

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The Infusion Solution

You already know how important staying hydrated in the summer is, but sometimes chugging all that water can seem like a little bit of a feat. Why not make it fun– while keeping it healthy– by adding natural flavor from fruits, veggies and herbs? With these infused water ideas, you can say goodbye to boring sips, and hello to lickable lips!

Add a squeeze of citrus

You already take it in your tea, so why not try your water? Lemons and limes are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, and since we don’t normally eat these fruits on their own, squeezing them into our water is the next best thing.

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Best Fake Bakes

However baked you want your body to look (golden croissant? gingersnap?), there’s a faux glow to get your there safely. We tested every self-tanner under the sun and found a sweet spectrum’s worth of winners.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, Fair to Medium

When you want a bare-minimum tan, take it slow. This lotion builds up color over a week. ($9, at drugstores)

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Pet Project: Furless Leaders

Don’t judge a creature by its scaly cover: Plenty of reptiles make great pets, especially if you’ve got allergies. Jim Nesci, reptile expert and educator, recommends these cold-blooded cuties.

 

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Weeknight Meal Planner

There’s no better feeling than having a full week of delicious, healthy and quick meals planned for you and your family. So, to make your life easier, we’re sharing five fast and simple recipes for the upcoming week. Dinnertime just got a whole lot better!
 
 

Monday, June 23

Easy Cheesy Tortellini

 
 

Tuesday, June 24

Lettuce Wrap Gyros with Chicken and Green Tzatziki

 
 

Wednesday, June 25

Indian-Style Sloppy Joes

 
 

Thursday, June 26

Grilled Cod with Blackberry Sauce

 
 

Friday, June 27

Moroccan-Spiced Pork Chops