Super-Simple DIY Green Salsa

At our house, we eat salsa on just about everything: scrambled eggs, tacos, burritos, enchiladas... We even love it on grilled chicken breasts or ...

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Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

Ready for fireworks? I’m not talking Roman candles, either—I’m talking the oohs and ahhs that will commence when you set down a tray of ...

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Vanilla Pickled Strawberries Are Perfection

Last month, I celebrated a sweet day with my special guy. Since we cook most nights of the week, we decided it would be ...

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Zucchini Pickles: Easier—and More Delicious—than You Think!

I know a lot of people bemoan the abundance of zucchini during the summer, but I personally love it! Zucchini is such a delicious and ...

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My Favorite Way to Preserve Peppers

Hands down, I give bell peppers the title of best summer veggie. They are so incredibly versatile, and are delicious raw, grilled, roasted or ...

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6 Easy Non-Hamburger Hamburger Meat Recipes

Once the grill gets fired up, some people are happy to eat only burgers all summer long. I’m not one of them. Don’t get me wrong—I love some good hamburger recipes, but ground beef can do so much more than hang out on a bun. I like to mix it up with taco salad, foil-pack stuffed peppers, BBQ meatballs, totchos and more. But each of these recipes is burger-level easy—all are ready in under an hour with 35 minutes of prep or less. So get ready to take your summer cooking to new ground.

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Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

Ready for fireworks? I’m not talking Roman candles, either—I’m talking the oohs and ahhs that will commence when you set down a tray of brightly colored goodies in front of your July 4th guests. And honestly, who can blame them? Desserts too often hide in shades of brown and white (not that I’m knockin’ chocolate, mind you…). But just in time for Independence Day, treats take a turn toward the bright and beautiful—a trend spurred on by the abundance of ripe red and blue berries. So in honor of our nation’s birthday, here are a few of my favorite patriotic treats, including berry-topped mini cheesecakes, a stunning ice cream cake and that grand ol’ showstopper, an American flag cake.

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Super-Simple DIY Green Salsa

At our house, we eat salsa on just about everything: scrambled eggs, tacos, burritos, enchiladas… We even love it on grilled chicken breasts or fish! My kids like mild red salsa, but I’ve always been a green salsa girl. I love that it’s tangy, and I like it with some heat to it. This Homemade Tomatillo Salsa is full of delicious flavor from roasted garlic, tomatillos and Anaheim peppers, and gets its delicious smoky flavor from roasting the vegetables in the oven. I had never made tomatillo salsa before, and I was surprised by how simple and easy it is!

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Top 6 Memorial Day Recipes: Macaroni Salad, Cole Slaw & More

Ahh, the Memorial Day cookout: Your annual chance to reconnect with family, enjoy the magical late-spring weather and flex your grilling muscles in preparation for the (hopefully many!) summer cookouts to come. And while burgers and hot dogs might be default Memorial Day entrées, that just gives side dishes and dessert more room to shine! I’ve gathered a few traditional-faves-with-a-twist, including potato salad, macaroni salad and my very favorite fruity (yep, fruity!) cole slaw recipe, to help up your patio-party game.

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