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6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing
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6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing

by Gretchen Lidicker | If you want make the best smoothie of all time, take these easy tips and tricks to heart. Too sweet...

Squash Your Beef: Smashburgers Are Juicy, Crisp Perfection (If You Make Them Right)
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Squash Your Beef: Smashburgers Are Juicy, Crisp Perfection (If You Make Them Right)

by David Klein | A grilled hamburger is always great, but you don't need to take it outside for perfect results. Learn...

The Ultimate Guide to Avocado 01:33
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The Ultimate Guide to Avocado

by Jen Wheeler | A lot of food holidays are silly, sure, but National Avocado Day on July 31 is one that makes perfect...

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Our Favorite Summer Side Dishes

How to Transform Your BBQ Leftovers: You Won't Believe What You Can Do with Potato Salad
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How to Transform Your BBQ Leftovers: You Won't Believe What You Can Do with Potato Salad

by Maryse Chevriere | If you just pulled off a major 4th of July weekend BBQ feast, there is a good chance some tasty leftovers...

11 of Our Most Popular Sides for Summer Grilling & BBQ Season
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11 of Our Most Popular Sides for Summer Grilling & BBQ Season

by David Watsky | We hope you've been making the most of grilling season with our 13 most popular BBQ recipes and even...

9 Crazy-Good Corn Salads for Summer
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9 Crazy-Good Corn Salads for Summer

by Miki Kawasaki | When you've got super fresh, sweet summer corn, use it as the centerpiece of a salad, raw and straight...

9 Perfect Sides to Serve with BBQ Ribs
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9 Perfect Sides to Serve with BBQ Ribs

by Chowhound Editors | These popular sides to go with barbecue ribs range from southern classics like mac and cheese and...

16 Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Side Dishes (and Dessert) for Your Summer Slow Cooker 01:06
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16 Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Side Dishes (and Dessert) for Your Summer Slow Cooker

by Miki Kawasaki | Slow cooker BBQ sides let you focus your attention on grilling the main attractions—and your Crock...

7 Quick & Easy Grilled Vegetable Sides for Your Summer BBQ
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7 Quick & Easy Grilled Vegetable Sides for Your Summer BBQ

by Amy Wisniewski and Jen Wheeler | There's no reason your grill can't assist you in getting your daily greens. Check out these seven...

Summer Fruit Is Here

14 Savory Stone Fruit Recipes to Try
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14 Savory Stone Fruit Recipes to Try

by Jen Wheeler | While summer produce is still at its peak, try these savory stone fruit recipes in between pies and...

A Nutty Cherry-Coconut Soft Serve to Cool You Off This Summer
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A Nutty Cherry-Coconut Soft Serve to Cool You Off This Summer

by Amy Schulman | “Living Lively,” by Haile Thomas, is part plant-based cookbook, part empowerment manifesto. The 19...

15 Mango Recipes to Celebrate Summer's Most Luscious Fruit
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15 Mango Recipes to Celebrate Summer's Most Luscious Fruit

by Jen Wheeler | A ripe mango is one of the most lush, fragrant, delicious fruits around—but as perfect as it is eaten...

A Grilled Watermelon Salad That’s Sweet, Salty & Perfect for Summer
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A Grilled Watermelon Salad That’s Sweet, Salty & Perfect for Summer

by Amy Schulman | Summer fruit is here aplenty, and these days we’re baking everything from raspberries and blueberries...

The Most Nutritious Summer Fruit You Can Eat
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The Most Nutritious Summer Fruit You Can Eat

by Rachel Naar, MS RD CDN | All fruit can find a place on your plate—but these are the healthiest fruits you can eat during peak...

12 Preserve Recipes That Capture Summer Fruit at Its Best
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12 Preserve Recipes That Capture Summer Fruit at Its Best

by Miki Kawasaki | Making summer fruit preserves is a great way to capture a taste of the season for later in the year...

11 Fruit Pies to Showcase Sweet Summer Produce
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11 Fruit Pies to Showcase Sweet Summer Produce

by Jen Wheeler | Try these fruit pie recipes to show off your favorite summer produce before peaches and berries make...

Get 'Cherried' Away: 9 Creative Ways to Use Your Cherry Haul
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Get 'Cherried' Away: 9 Creative Ways to Use Your Cherry Haul

by David Watsky | Wondering what to do with your extra cherries? These sweet and savory cherry recipes should help...

These Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles Are Summer on a Stick
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These Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles Are Summer on a Stick

by Amy Schulman | Ashley Rouse began making jam out of her teeny apartment in Charlotte, North Carolina, eschewing traditional...

Warm Weather Favorites

This Cold & Spicy Chicken Salad Is Ideal for Sweltering Summer Days
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This Cold & Spicy Chicken Salad Is Ideal for Sweltering Summer Days

by Hana Asbrink | Welcome to Chow with Me, where Chowhound’s executive editor Hana Asbrink shares all of the irresistible...

11 Gazpacho Recipes for When It's Way Too Hot to Cook
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11 Gazpacho Recipes for When It's Way Too Hot to Cook

by Dan McKay | When the weather dares to hit the triple digits, it’s impossible to justify turning on the oven (or...

12 Summer Instant Pot Recipes for When It's Too Hot to Cook
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12 Summer Instant Pot Recipes for When It's Too Hot to Cook

by Simone Paget | Summer is still in full swing, and the heat will likely hang on for a while after Labor Day, so no...

These Grilled Shrimp Skewers Mean Dinner’s Ready in 10 Minutes
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These Grilled Shrimp Skewers Mean Dinner’s Ready in 10 Minutes

by Amy Schulman | Lisa Bryan is the brains behind the popular YouTube channel Downshiftology, along with a blog with...

A No-Cook Pasta Sauce Is a No-Brainer for an Easy Summer Dinner 01:04
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A No-Cook Pasta Sauce Is a No-Brainer for an Easy Summer Dinner

by David Klein | Pasta never goes out of season, but with tomatoes at their peak, the dog days of summer are an ideal...

This One-Pot Pasta with Asparagus Pesto Is a Weeknight Dinner Superstar
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This One-Pot Pasta with Asparagus Pesto Is a Weeknight Dinner Superstar

by Heather Reid | This easy asparagus lemon pesto pasta recipe is a great one-pot meal that welcomes any fresh herbs...

A No-Cook Tomato Pasta That Doesn’t Require Turning on the Oven
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A No-Cook Tomato Pasta That Doesn’t Require Turning on the Oven

by Amy Schulman | The glorious late summer days of August are often spent sucking down popsicles and reveling in the...

These Slow Cooker Quinoa-Stuffed Red Peppers Are a Perfect Sunday Supper
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These Slow Cooker Quinoa-Stuffed Red Peppers Are a Perfect Sunday Supper

by Chris Rochelle | Making slow cooker stuffed peppers saves you from turning on the oven when it's hot out, and produces...

15 No-Bake Desserts That Are Stress-Free & Delicious to Get You Through the End of Summer
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15 No-Bake Desserts That Are Stress-Free & Delicious to Get You Through the End of Summer

by Jen Wheeler | Looking for some easy Labor Day dessert ideas that are ideal for grilling season? Look no further...

Summer Gardening 101

5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
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5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest

by David Klein | Growing your own tomatoes is satisfying on many levels. Their season is fast and high-yielding, making...

5 Tips for Beginning Gardeners Who Want to Grow Their Own
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5 Tips for Beginning Gardeners Who Want to Grow Their Own

by Debbie Wolfe | There’s no better way to ensure a constant supply of fresh ingredients than by starting a vegetable...

You Can Grow Your Own Strawberries Even If You Don't Have a Garden
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You Can Grow Your Own Strawberries Even If You Don't Have a Garden

by Camryn Rabideau | Even if you don’t have a ton of space, it is possible to cultivate summer strawberries at home. Here...

Growing Beans Is Easy & Has a Bonus Benefit for Your Garden
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Growing Beans Is Easy & Has a Bonus Benefit for Your Garden

by Debbie Wolfe | Gardeners love to grow beans. They grow fast, have beautiful flowers, and are fairly low-maintenance...

How to Grow an Herb Garden, Indoors or Out
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How to Grow an Herb Garden, Indoors or Out

by Roxanne Webber, Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy, and Pamela Vachon | Ready to grow herbs at home? Whether you have space for a full herb garden outside or need to grow...

7 Easy Tips to Start a Windowsill Garden at Home
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7 Easy Tips to Start a Windowsill Garden at Home

by Amy Schulman | Extra time on our hands during quarantine has proven that we home cooks certainly like to embark on...

You Can Grow Your Own Potatoes Even If You Don't Have a Garden
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You Can Grow Your Own Potatoes Even If You Don't Have a Garden

by Debbie Wolfe | Potatoes are a food staple in many cultures. They store well and make a versatile base for many dishes...

10 Great Garden Fence Ideas for Every Style Sensibility
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10 Great Garden Fence Ideas for Every Style Sensibility

by Debbie Wolfe | A fence is a practical solution for creating a border between your yard and your neighbor’s or just...

6 Gardening Tips That Will Change Your Life for the Better
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6 Gardening Tips That Will Change Your Life for the Better

by David Klein | If you want to learn to grow your own food, there's no better teacher than Ron Finley. Lucky for you...