Summer Sips: Iced Coffee

Looking for your morning caffeine fix without sweating over a hot latte? Skip the deli line and make your own iced coffee! Your french press will become your summertime BFF.

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A Slow-Cooker Summer

It’s summer. It’s hot and sticky. We can’t stress it enough: We don’t want to be in the kitchen standing over a hot stove or oven. We also want to be out enjoying the sun, the pool and the beach, and not inside cooking all day. The solution? Dust off those slow-cookers! They’re making their debut in these summer dishes (no stews allowed!):

 

Looking for a casual summer lunch? Try our super-tender Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches.

 
 

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Sun Day, Fun Day

Eating, drinking and making merry outside? What you want from your sunscreen– beyond broad-spectrum protection and an SPF of at least 30– is a scent that won’t compete with food and a formula that won’t leave your hands too goopy to snack. We found six products that fit both bills, and work extra well for the fiestas below– though a few tubes can easily cross party lines!

 

Beach Party

 

 
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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, July 7

 

Tofu & Veggie Stir-Fry

 

 
 
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Just ‘Cue It!

Barbecue expert, cookbook author and executive chef of the Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants, Elizabeth Karmel shares her best barbeque secrets.

 

 

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Need a Last-Minute July 4th Party Idea?

Happy 4th of July! By now all of your party prep should be done: Hamburgers are ready for the grill, the beers in chilling and the sparklers are ready to be lit. But if you’re looking for a cute and quick way to both decorateand entertain, look no further: DIY flag-inspired food platters!
 
 

You’re a Grand New Flag


Juice Cocktails? Count Us In!

Have you ever had a sip of juice and thought, “the only thing that would make this juice better is alcohol”? Those were our exact thoughts upon trying Red Jacket Orchards cold-pressed juice. Red Jacket Orchards is located in upstate New York, and ever since 1958, the company has been dedicated to harvesting and offering only the freshest produce and juice.
 

Photo courtesy of Red Jacket Orchards

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Top 10 Most Patriotic Recipes

With the approach of the most patriotic holiday of the year (not to mention, celebrating the American World Cup soccer team), now is the time to crank up that American spirit and host a Fourth of July party that is sure to be remembered. Sick of the old burger-and-hotdog? We’ve compiled our 10 most patriotic recipes, from main dishes to drinks, and red-white-and-blue to the straight-up American classics!

 

1. Spicy Cheddar Burgers with Chunky Blue Cheese Aioli

These burgers hit all the right notes, with just the right amount of heat, creaminess and meaty flavor. We smell America!

 

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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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