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.
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 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!
Kitchen shears are a great tool for piercing stubborn packaging, but they also make short work of chopping dried fruit!
Here's a tip for getting the most fresh juice out of your citrus, with a kitchen tool you might not expect — the microwave!
Apples are great in pies, and to keep away those pesky doctors, but did you know they can also help other fruits ripen faster?
Cantaloupe is the most popular type of melon, but how do you find one that tastes best? Here are some easy pointers!
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!
Buying frozen lemonade concentrate is easy, but so is making it yourself! Plus, it cuts out the high fructose corn syrup.
Chances are tomatillos aren't your go-to ingredient or you don't use them often. Learn all about the berries with our tip.
Love tomatoes but hate seeding them? Here’s a tip for doing it quickly and efficiently.
Do you love caramel apples but your sweet, buttery coating won't stick? This simple tip comes to the rescue.
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.
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…
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.
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.
When the weather is stifling, there’s no better way to cool off than by blending up a batch of frozen Peach Daiquiris.
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. …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.