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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.


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.


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.


Mixed Berry & Cornmeal Slump

Named for their slumpy appearance, slumps and their kin, grunts and cobblers, are all rustic, juicy, cooked fruit desserts topped with a biscuit-like crust. With just one bite, you’ll dive right in. This slump recipe mixes blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, taking full advantage of the bounty of summer fruit.

Traditionally, both slumps and grunts are cooked on the stove top (to avoid turning on the oven in the summer). But slumps can also be baked, making them more like a cob…

Plum Upside-Down Cake with Brown Butter & Orange

Cast iron isn’t used exclusively for savory dishes. It’s the perfect cookware for creating stunning, rustic desserts as well. There’s no better way to caramelize fruit, like for this Plum Upside-Down Cake, flavored with brown butter and orange.

Melon & Blackberry Salad

With honey and lemon, this fruit salad is both sweet and tart. And cayenne gives it just a little kick. Serve with any light al fresco dinner, like this Crab Salad BLT.

Frozen Peach Daiquiris

When the weather is stifling, there’s no better way to cool off than by blending up a batch of frozen Peach Daiquiris.

Cherry-Almond Pie with Lattice Top

When the trees are bursting with fruit that’s ripe for the picking, ‘tis the season for fresh fruit pies. And this incredibly tasty tart cherry pie is quite the stunner. Pie is one of those things — there are those who prefer the filling and those who like the crust. This cherry pie recipe is sure to please both camps. The flaky, buttery crust does double duty-it’s on the bottom and the top in lattice form. Plus, a sprinkle of sliced almonds and coarse sugar adds extra crunch and sweetness. …

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.