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10 Simple Spritzers to Make Now

Searching for a simple summer cocktail that’s light and refreshing? Our friends at Fox News Magazine have pulled together their favorite summertime spritzers that do exactly that. They say, “Forget everything you know about spritzers, or those watered down wine glasses that are more ice than booze. These libations have gotten a much-needed makeover in time for the balmy months, […]

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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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The 13 Best Ice Cream Flavors of Summer

Looking for a new and original ice cream flavor to spice up your next backyard barbeque? Our friends at Huffington Post Taste have pulled together their favorite flavors of summer 2014. (Spoiler: Someone else loves McConnell’s!) What made the best ice creams? A unique twist and authentic flavors. To see the full list, click here. Enjoy! More from RealSimple.com: 16 […]

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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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Like Negronis? Then You’ll Love This Easy Summer Cocktail

In our house, the cocktail is king. Like many, we started stocking our bar when the cocktail revolution hit a decade ago. Couple that with watching Don Draper and Peggy Olsen imbibe on Mad Men for the last seven years…well, needless to say we probably indulge a little more than we should. I tend to find a drink I like […]

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9 Seriously Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day

In the 1930s and ’40s, malts, rickeys, sodas, and floats were among the beloved treats offered by soda shops across America. Not sure exactly what the difference is between the concoctions? A float is a drink where the syrup and carbonated water are mixed in the glass; a soda is mixed before it’s added. Both are a chance to experiment: […]

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