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An Easier Way to Grill Kebabs

If you’ve ever tried to turn a kebab loaded with meat or veggies, you know how tricky it can be to prevent individual pieces from rotating.

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How to Choose and Prep Corn

In the mood for corn-on-the-cob?

When you’re at the grocery store, look for tightly-wrapped, bright green husks with plenty of silk coming out of the top. (Sticky strands indicate freshly-picked ears!) The husks should be moist, and the corn should feel firm and heavy for its size. If you can, take a peek to check that the kernels are plump, uniformly shaped, and closely spaced.

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No-Cook Ideas for Summer Produce

Most produce is at its peak during the summer months. Get your fill of in-season vegetables (and take advantage of the garden fresh taste!) by preparing these all-stars au naturel.

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How to Make Homemade Popsicles

You don’t need special molds to make delicious (and healthy!) ice pops. As long as you have a kitchen that’s stocked with ice-cube trays, plastic drink cups, empty yogurt containers, or small canning jars, you can make frozen desserts to enjoy all summer long. Here’s how:

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13 Easy Recipes that Use Rotisserie Chicken from Health.com

I am in a summer slump and lacking the energy to cook (I blame the heat!) That is why I love this gallery from our colleagues over at Health.com titled, 13 Easy Recipes that Use Rotisserie Chicken.

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How to Cook Lobster

With summer’s abundance of fresh vegetables and seafood, it’s no wonder backyard barbecues are full of so many tasty dishes. According to search data from Yahoo!, it seems like people want lobster on their menus (searches for “how to cook lobster tails” are up 1,538 percent this week).

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Should You Buy Frozen or Fresh Shrimp?

Fresh is always better, right? Maybe not always. Here’s a fishmonger’s secret: The shrimp on ice at the seafood counter may be less fresh than those in the freezer aisle.

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How to Distinguish Hard-Boiled Eggs

To instantly distinguish a hard-boiled egg from an uncooked one in the carton without cracking it, add a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the water when you’re boiling them.

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Great Summer Salads from CookingLight.com

About once a week I make a big salad for dinner. I’ve become a creature of habit by making a traditional Cobb salad, which my family loves, but I think it’s time to add a few other salad variations to our weekly mix.

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How to Make Iced Coffee (or Tea) at Home

Simply mixing your regular coffee or tea with ice dilutes the intensity and often results in weak and watery iced brews. Give your drink more muscle by making it double-strength.

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