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All About Peaches

Sweet, juicy, eat-’em-over-the-sink peaches — they’re nature’s reward for enduring the summer’s heat. And they’re worth the wait! Here are the peachy facts on the ultimate summer fruit, including how to choose and store peaches, and some delicious recipes to use them up.

How to Eat Garden to Table

Eat fresh from your own backyard! The words “garden fresh” appear on food labels and menus for a reason: There’s nothing more appealing than the idea that the produce you eat (and feed your family) was just picked from your garden. Here's how to put your (or someone else's) garden to good use in the kitchen.

The 10 Best Apples for Baking

Don't leave your apple selection to chance for your next baking adventure. Here are the 10 best apples for baking, sure to hold up to the heat of your oven.


Tips

Splash-Free Cherry Pitting

When pitting cherries with a handheld pitter, the juice usually splatters everywhere— especially on your apron and clothes, potentially staining them. Here's a less-mess way to pit cherries.

How to Roast Cherry Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes are expensive, so if they’re a little past their prime (a bit wrinkled), don’t throw them away — roast them. Here's an easy way to do it.

How to Cut a Pineapple

Pineapple is one of the more difficult fruits to cut, because it's large, has a spiky skin and those prickly "eyes" inside the fruit once you've cut it. Here’s a way to peel pineapple with as little waste as possible and get the added bonus of decorative slices.

An Easy Way to Test Avocados for Ripeness

Ever cut into an avocado that felt ripe to the touch, only to discover that it wasn’t? Here’s an easy way to test your avocado for ripeness without cutting up the fruit.

How to Freeze Bananas—For Smoothies & Baking

Don't toss those overripe bananas! Throw them in the freezer instead so you always have ripe bananas on hand for baking or smoothies. Use this simple tip for a less-mess, faster way to freeze and thaw bananas.

How to Juice Key Limes

Use this helpful tip for how to juice key limes next time you plan to make a pie! Key limes are smaller in size and firmer than regular limes, making them harder to juice, but not any longer with this helpful kitchen tip.

Healthy Popsicles

With this simple tip, have healthy treats on hand at all times for when your sweet tooth hits!

How To Seed Squash

Seeding squash can be a messy task. Not anymore with this quick tip that uses a unique kitchen tool.


How-To's

Learn All About Indirect Grilling

What is indirect grilling? It's bascially a technique that turns your grill into an outdoor oven so you can cook big items, like whole chickens, pork loins, pizzas, etc. So the next time you fire up the grill, follow these four simple steps, and take the indirect route to perfectly cooked meats, vegetables, and more.


Recipes

Fresh Blueberry Pie with Lattice Top

Everyone can use a great fruit pie recipe-it's a classic dessert for a reason. When blueberries are in season, what better way to put them to use than with a fresh blueberry pie? The ideal filling has the perfect mix of exploded saucy berries and whole berries left to "pop" when you eat them. Serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer dessert.

Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Here's a healthy, festive fruit salad for your 4th of July party — or any summer party, for that matter. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries provide the red & blue, while dragonfruit and star-cut jicama bring interest with fun shapes and stark-white color. This quick-and-easy side dish has a honey-lime dressing for even more flavor.

Beet & Berries Smoothie Bowls with bee pollen

Bursting with color and flavor, smoothie bowls are all the rage and perfect for breakfast, a post-workout meal, an afternoon snack, or even dessert. These jewel-toned Beet & Berries Smoothie Bowls with bee pollen are full of probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamins — not to mention they're satisfyingly fruity and filling.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Spread Strawberry Freezer Jam on toast for breakfast, or serve it with a dollop of cream cheese and a sprig of thyme for a quick appetizer. You’ll be glad to have a stash on hand all year long.

Strawberry Shortcakes with mascarpone whipped cream

These Strawberry Shortcakes are almost as delightful to look at as they are to eat. Perfect, tender shortcake biscuits set the stage for silky-sweet mascarpone whipped cream and strawberries sparkling with orange-vanilla sauce. You've never had strawberry shortcakes quite like these before, so go all out for this special treat!

Raspberry Bombe with vanilla wafers

This Raspberry Bombe combines the fruit with cream cheese and whipped cream, plus layers of vanilla wafers for a fun cheesecake-like dessert that's bound to delight.

Preserved Meyer Lemons

If you’re ready for a little sunshine, these Preserved Meyer Lemons may just bring you some. Also called country lemon and lemon pickle, preserved lemons are so simple, yet add such depth to recipes. With their unique pickled taste, silken texture, and versatility, you’ll be tempted to use them in everything.

Strawberry Cheesecake Tart with pecan-graham cracker crust

With strawberries playing the starring role in this show-stopping dessert, you’ll be feeling all the spring vibes. Can’t decide between cheesecake or fruit tart? Enjoy the best of both worlds with this visually stunning layered tart that will please just about everyone.

Strawberry Poppers with Rosemary and Pistachios

These succulent strawberries will delight your friends and family. The best part, they are easy, bite-size, and can be made up to five hours ahead — just keep them wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Strawberry-Poppy Seed Cookies

These Strawberry-Poppy Seed Cookies are literally bursting with fresh strawberries. And with the delicate crunch from poppy seeds and sparkling sugar, these cookies are an all-around hit.

Riesling Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a brunch staple, and the fruit in this one, marinated in a sweet and spicy syrup made from the famous German wine Riesling, is impressive. Reduce the wine with cinnamon, citrus zests, and sugar to intensify its flavor.