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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

How to Roast Poblanos

If you're looking to get that smoky flavor of roasted peppers, check out this quick-and-easy tip on how to roast poblanos.

How to Core & Seed Bell Peppers

It can be tricky to clean out bell peppers without feeling wasteful. Here's how to do it easily, and avoid losing much pepper flesh.

How to Store Fresh Peaches

Make the most of peaches while they are at their peak in the season with these tips on how to ripen and store them.

How to Remove Silk From Corn

With sweet corn season in full bloom, save time shucking with these simple-to-do tips that uses things already in your house or kitchen.

Steamed Corn On the Grill

Utilize the grill while it's hot and cook up a tender ear of corn without charring the sweet yellow kernels.

How to Store Fresh Pineapple

Can't seem to eat pineapple fast enough? Waste no more and keep your pineapple fresh with this simple tip for storing fresh pineapple.


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

Beet & Blueberry Fruit Salad

Beets have an earthy quality to them, but roasting them and adding blueberries to the mix brings out their natural sweetness. Fresh mint, toasted walnuts, a lively lemon-ginger vinaigrette, and goat cheese take this “fruit salad” to new heights.

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pie with Toasted Almond Crumble

What better way to gather ‘round a table than with desserts?! This Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pie with toasted almond crumble is the perfect make-ahead summer dessert. It features a shortcut version of lemon ice cream, raspberry ripple, and toasted almond crust and crumble on top.

This recipe was reprinted from Let's Stay In by Ashley Rodriguez.

Mini Strawberry Pies

Since strawberries are the focus of these mini strawberry pies, if you don’t grow them, be sure to source local, organic strawberries — they’re much more flavorful and sweet.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Syrup

Skip commercial fruit-flavored sodas and make your own with this Strawberry-Rhubarb Syrup. Who knew it could be this easy?

Five-Fruits Salad with Chinese Five Spice Vinaigrette

Used extensively in Chinese cooking, five-spice powder is an equal mix of five ground spices, usually cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. It may seem a little unusual to add to a fruit salad recipe, but the spice mix complements the fresh tropical fruits beautifully. Try this for a unique and healthy side dish for an Asian-inspired dinner.

Plum Trifles with Amaretti Cookies

Healthy desserts that are actually satisfying can be hard to come by — but not with this fruit trifle. Layers of yogurt, almonds, amaretti cookies, and a sweet red wine syrup complement the flavor of ripe plums. Feel free to use any stone fruits you like in place of the plums.

No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Blueberries and Poppy Seeds

This No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake is creamy and tangy, with a hint of sweetness. Plus, it's a make-ahead dessert, leaving you more time to spend with your friends and family. If you have leftover blueberries, save them to put on your yogurt or serve with whipped cream or ice cream for a simple dessert.

This recipe was reprinted from Let's Stay In by Ashley Rodriguez.

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa is an easy fresh condiment to make for any Mexican-inspired meal. Not only does it pay homage to the classic ingredient, pineapple, but its bright acidity complements bold-flavored meat, like these Tacos al Pastor.

Mincemeat with Walnuts

When it comes to planning a holiday party, appetizers are often at the top of the list. Because they’re bite-sized and individually portioned, they’re the easiest type of food to prepare and eat.

A selection of cheeses is a simple way to fill the table, and a variety of textures and flavors makes the spread enticing. Then, because fruit and cheese are a classic combination, transform the cheese plate into something really special by serving it with homemade mincemeat and crackers. Simply simmer dried fruits with citrus and spices, then finish with brandy and toasted walnuts to make a festive and tasty accompaniment.