Summer Recipes

End of Summer Weeknight Meal Planner

As the end of summer approaches, take advantage of all the delicious produce (and your outdoor grill!) with these five fresh and fast weeknight recipes. You’ll have dinner on the table so fast, there will be plenty of time afterwards for s’mores around a bonfire.

 

Monday, August 25

Chickpea Burgers with Tomatoes

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The Only Beach Picnic Menu You’ll Need This Summer

Still planning your beach adventure? We know! According to Yahoo! trends expert, Lauren Whitehouse, beach travel searches are spiking off the charts. Whether you’re planning a trip to Myrtle Beach (the #1 searched destination), Virginia Beach or even the pool for you midwest dwellers, you’re going to need a stellar menu that’s easy to put together, transport and keep cold.

 

 

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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 21

 

Pesto Tortellini Salad

 

 
 
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What to Buy at the Farmers’ Market: Cherries

To us, there are a  number of thing that signal the beginning of summer. The smell of the grill, the sound of the Mister Softee ice cream truck, and the sight of beautiful, vibrant cherries. The are the earliest tone fruit to reach harvest and although they are perfect eaten as a snack, we love to add them into sweet and savory dishes all summer long.  While you’re shopping at the farmers’ market this weekend, look for full, glossy cherries with a deep color and green stems. They’ll last in your fridge for 4 to 5 days, which will give you plenty of time to make all of our favorite cherry recipes!

 

Perfect for a dinner party appetizer: Cherry-Mozzarella Crisps

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Use Your Noodle!

No matter the time of year, we love a good pasta dish, but after a long day at the beach, piping hot spaghetti and meatballs doesn’t seem like the thing for dinner. Instead, we’re opting for noodle dishes that can be served hot or cold, coated in a light and flavorful sauce that won’t weigh us down. Just make sure to make a double batch– you’ll definitely want to enjoy these noodle salads for lunch the next day!

 

Soba Noodles with Sesame-Lime Dressing

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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 14

Eggplant Sloppy Joes

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What to Make This Weekend: Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler

A summer dessert that’s just as beautiful to look at as it is to eat? Easy. A beautiful and delicious summer dessert that’s also healthy? Not so much. But have no fear! Our Guilt-Free Summer Fruit Dessert Booklet from our July/August issue is here to save the day. While many of the desserts require just a few ingredients and minutes to put together, this show-stopping dessert is worth a weekend in the kitchen: Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler.

 

 

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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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#Trending Now: Watermelon!

You know it’s officially summer when one of Yahoo‘s trending topics is watermelon. Users are making all kinds of watermelon-related searches, from salad and margarita recipes to nutrition facts and preparation tips. So whether you’re buying a whole 15-lb melon or just a small wedge, here are some ideas that capture the essence of summer:
 

Watermelon Cups with Feta and Mint make an adorable appetizer or party starter

 
 

One way to upgrade your Mini Fruit Kebabs: grill ‘em!

 
 

Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho with Shrimp provides a sweet and fresh twist on this traditional summer soup

 
 

We can’t forget about cocktail time! Our Melon Patch is sweet and refreshing, with a hint of rosemary

 
 
 

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How to Use Sriracha in the Summer

We’ll be the first ones to admit it: We love a spicy meal in the winter mainly because of the heat factor. But how can we achieve that same spicy experience during warmer days? We’re putting our favorite spicy condiment–sriracha–to the test, in search of fabulous summer recipes with a kick.

 

Grill up some chicken to toss on Banh Mi Bites, topped with a creamy sriracha sauce and fresh root veggies.

 
 

Sriracha Honey Butter would be a great addition to grilled corn

 
 

Switch up burger night with Asian-Style Salmon Burger BLTs, complete with “special sauce”

 
 

Got some tomatoes that haven’t ripened yet? Whip up some Fried Green Tomatoes and dip them in sriracha mayo

 
 
 

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