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Is This What a $46,000 Potato Salad Recipe Looks Like?

Zack Brown had one small mission: Make potato salad. What likely started as a joke-Kickstarter campaign between friends has gone viral, raising more than $46,000 (and counting!) and inspiring think pieces galore. Fortunately, as Brown told Mashable, “We’re going to use that [money] to do the most good possible… that money will not go in my pocket. Or into my […]

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10 Easy Fourth of July Dinners

Looking for a meal to serve at your upcoming Fourth of July celebration? Our colleagues at MyRecipes.com have pulled together their favorite easy dinners that are guaranteed impress your guests . They say, “Celebrate America’s birthday with 10 dinners packed with over-the-top flavor, ready in 45 minutes or less.” To see the full list, click here.     More on RealSimple.com: Fourth […]

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How I Got My Kid to Eat Kale, Part 1

Every kid has one: the food or dish they’ll eat anytime, anywhere. Call it the bandwagon food—the food they’ve deemed cool or generally okay because everyone at school (or camp, or at the cool kids table) eats it. For my daughter, it’s pasta with pesto—the dish all 12 kids eagerly ate ensemble once a month when her nursery schoolteacher cooked […]

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Waste Not: A Summer Veggie You Can Freeze

Here’s a kernel of wisdom about one of summer’s most coveted items: Fresh corn tastes best within a day of purchase, but unshucked ears can be kept for up to 3 days tightly wrapped in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. If that window starts to dwindle and your corn is still sitting untouched, place the corn in a resealable […]

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The Only Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Last week I told you about my favorite commercial ice creams, but nothing short of manna from heaven could compete with the tidal wave of flavor and goodness that is Ample Hills Creamery—a tiny family-owned ice-cream shop in Brooklyn, New York. If you’re going to be in NYC this summer (or ever) put this spot on the top of your […]

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A Trick to Tame the Taste of Onion

Onions give crunchy texture and sharp bite to green salads, dressings, and salsas, but sometimes they are a bit too pungent. When prepping onions to eat raw, try rinsing them briefly under cold water after they are cut. The water will wash away the stinky, sulfurous liquid (the stuff that makes you cry!) from the cut surfaces, mellowing both flavor […]

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Never Have A Wilted Salad Again, Thanks to This Easy Trick

This ingenious trick will not only save you time, it will save your salads too: Need to mix some greens together beforehand but don’t want to end up with a wilted mess on your hands? Just layer the salad ingredients. Take a bowl and place a layer of salad dressing at the bottom. Next, add your wilt-resistant vegetables and add-ins […]

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Love Sriracha? Try This Tasty Topper!

This spicy, subtly sweet chili sauce, originally from North Africa, gives heat and body to soups, stews, beans, tacos, and more. Typically it’s made from a mixture of chilies, other spices (like coriander and caraway), garlic, and olive or vegetable oil.

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The Secrets to the Best Fried Chicken

We love no-cook recipes and fresh summer produce as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want need something deep-fried. But does fried chicken, a decadent splurge-worthy meal if ever there was one, have to be quite so bad for you? According to Cooking Light, the answer is a resounding no. While fried foods will never be a […]

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4 Summer Drinks Recipes to Try

Sliced, diced, muddled, or straight from the patch, everyone’s favorite fruit is ripe for the picking. Enjoy the strawberry bounty in liquid form with fruity cocktails that come together in under 5 minutes. • Vodka Spritzer: Combine 4 sliced strawberries, 1 orange wedge, and 2 ounces of vodka in a highball glass. Top with ice and seltzer. • Ginger Margarita: Puree 15 […]

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