SPECIALS OF THE MONTH
RACHAEL RAY'S 30-MINUTE MEALS
Take a bite outta summer with fish tacos and fresh guacamole, veggie-packed pastas and more.
America's master cooks turn boring bowls of leaves into deluxe dinners.
CRUISE ALASKA FOR LESS!
Awe-inspiring scenery! Amazing seafood! Bears! The ferries that travel Alaska's scenic Marine Highway let you cruise and save cash.
SIP, SIP HOORAY!
Old-fashioned soda fountains are trendy again. Steal their secrets to make your own delicious floats, shakes and sundaes.
FOOD & FUN
PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD
Give your friends a laugh at your next game night with this appetizer shaped like a Rubik's Cube.
Summery salads, mains and desserts -- all in a snap!
TWISTS ON A DISH
Chicken salad mania! Ten creative recipes
One grocery bag; three fast meals
Get fresh with plums!
NEWS & HOW-TO'S
WORD OF MOUTH
How to skip long lines when traveling; a great summer read; charcoal beauty loot; newfangled farms
Throw a party like a pro! Get 25 entertaining tricks from New York's hottest celebrity caterer.
It's Benihana's 50th anniversary! Celebrate with a slice-and-dice lesson from the restaurant's chefs.
HOME & AWAY
LIFE OF THE PARTY
Brighten a room with hanging flower vases you can make from upcycled lightbulbs.
Perk up your patio with outdoor accessories that match your style -- fire pit included!
Hold onto your seat (or raft)! We've got the summer's latest, greatest amusement park rides.
Beach gear that'll keep you cool
LISTS I LIVE BY
Expecting visitors? Editor-in-chief Lauren Purcell shares her advice for outfitting your guest room.
FAVES & SAVES
What you need to know about your fire extinguisher. (You do have one, don't you?)
New beef-free patties; battle of the coleslaws; seafood-buying tips; coupons without clipping and more!
DINNERS FOR A DEAL
IN EVERY ISSUE
Let's hear it for summer cooking, sundaes and fun in the sun!
INSIDE OUR TEST KITCHEN
Find out which fruits and veggies are healthy for your pet, and which are harmful.
Not only can Glee star Lea Michele belt out a tune -- she can whip up an amazing meal! See what happened when she made our spinach and ricotta ravioli.Continued on page 2: