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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 Pit & Slice Fresh Mango

To get the most fruit out of fresh mango, it helps to know what's going on under the skin. Here's how best to slice and dice it.

How to Cut Fresh Pineapple

Quickly cut pineapple into bite-sized pieces with these simple steps — no fancy coring equipment needed.

How to Juice Limes

Tired of squeezing citrus only to get a little juice? It's easy to get the most out of your limes with this fast tip.

How to Toast Coconut

No matter how you go about it, toasting coconut immediately pumps up the flavor of whatever dish you add it to.

How to Pit & Dice a Mango

The anatomy of a mango makes it a little tricky to dice, but this quick method makes the process simple.

How to Peel Peaches

If you don't already know the best way to peel fresh peaches, this tip will change your outlook on cooking with the juicy fruit.


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

Strawberry & Coconut Trifles with Rum-Dipped Wafers

These fruit desserts look like they take a lot of time and effort, but luckily they come together in a snap. These strawberry trifles are full of flavor and textures, making them a satisfying after-dinner treat.

Mini Peach Pies with Cinnamon Roll Crusts

The worst thing about desserts is waiting for them to bake or cool. But these treats come together so quickly, you won’t have to wait long. The neat thing about these Mini Peach Pies is they transform breakfast staples (store-bought cinnamon rolls) into to-die-for desserts — pretty sweet!

Classic Fruit Salad

Customize this quick and classic fruit salad by adding any seasonal fruits of your choice.

Grilled Fruit Salad with Grilled Pound Cake

No gathering is complete without some sort of fruit salad. But for this one, put your grill to work. With the sweet-and-sour honey-lime dressing, this will be a real crowd-pleaser. And, forget the marshmallows and coconut. Serve this fruit salad over grilled pound cake for something that’s akin to a fruit panzanella or grilled fruit shortcake. No matter what you call it, you won’t be able to put your fork down.

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.