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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.


Tips

How to Safely Dice an Avocado

The soft, buttery texture of ripe avocado can make it difficult to work with. So dice it up while it's still in the skin, instead!

How to Choose a Melon

Cantaloupe is the most popular type of melon, but how do you find one that tastes best? Here are some easy pointers!

How to Choose the Ripest Peaches

It's the height of summer, and peaches are plentiful at farmer's markets — but how do you choose the best fruit? Here are a few pointers!

All About Tomatillos

Chances are tomatillos aren't your go-to ingredient or you don't use them often. Learn all about the berries with our tip.

How to Seed Tomatoes

Love tomatoes but hate seeding them? Here’s a tip for doing it quickly and efficiently.


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

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.

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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. Si…

Fig & Red Wine Jam

Homemade Fig & Red Wine Jam makes a wonderful sweet-and-savory treat — and a great holiday gift to give away to friends and family. The warm, bright flavors of red wine, orange, and cinnamon balance the sweetness of ripe, fresh figs in this easy jam recipe. Sweet from honey — but not cloyingly so — this jam goes well with cheeses, on toast or crackers, or as a sauce to serve with pork or chicken.

Apple-Pear Tarts with Caramel Sauce

Top apples and pears with caramel and you’ll devour this autumn tart in no time. And no one needs to know just how simple this fall dessert is to make. Purchased puff pastry keeps things easy, plus it’s delicious right from the oven or at room temperature.

Berry Almond Crostata

This berry-filled crostata not only tastes like summer, but with its free form, it’s got that great casual vibe, too. Topped with crunchy almonds and sparkling sugar, this dessert hits all the right notes.

Panna Cotta with Blackberries

Panna cotta is a molded, chilled dessert of cream, sugar, and gelatin to set. With roots in Italy, it's easy to make and should be prepared in advance. Our version incorporates coconut milk for a tropical twist. Try not to feel like you’re on an island vacation when you indulge in this decadent treat. Fresh fruits are a no-brainer when it comes to making mouthwatering desserts so why not add fresh blackberries when in season?

Bourbon Peach Crisp with Pecan Streusel

If there’s one fruit that’s at the heart and soul of summer, it’s peaches. Biting into the soft flesh is like encountering a giant wave of flavorful juiciness. And when they’re ripe and fragrant, time is of the essence, because this fleeting season will come and go before you know it. No matter how contemporary the world gets, old-fashioned desserts, like peach crisps, are here to stay. With a bourbon-enhanced peach filling and a crunchy, buttery topping, this crisp will be a hit at any summ…

Plum & Cherry Shrub Punch

Savor the fresh fruit of summer with this Plum & Cherry Shrub Punch. A shrub is a concentrated combination of fruit, sugar and vinegar, used to flavor cocktails. They require a bit of time to marinate, so make sure to plan ahead when making this recipe.