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12 Delicious Milkshake Recipes to Bring out Your Inner Kid

For lots of us, milkshakes aren't just delicious—they appeal to our sense of nostalgia, too. They conjure up the days of soda jerks and drugstore fountains, or, for those of us too young to remember things like that, just remind us of the little joys of childhood. Here are 12 milkshake recipes, ranging from sophisticated and subtle to super-rich, to keep your inner kid happy for the rest of the summer. More

17 Ways to Make Juicy, Crunchy Summer Corn Even Better

Not much can beat naturally sweet, juicy summertime corn, especially when it goes from stalk to dinner table in a matter of hours—but on-the-cob, daubed-in-butter isn't the only way to serve it, good though it may be. If you're looking to branch out a little, try one of these 17 delicious ways to enjoy fresh corn at its peak. More

11 Sweet and Savory Recipes to Make the Most of Cherry Season

The too-short season of fresh cherries makes spotting them in markets akin to discovering a long-lost treasure, and the gentle pop when you bite into a firm one has almost no parallel in the food world. If, like me, you tend to go a little nuts and buy pounds of cherries when their time finally comes around, here are 11 recipes to help you make use of these summer gems. More

14 No-Cook (or Barely-Cook) Recipes to Save Your Summer Days

If your weather is anything like mine right now, it's hot. It's there's-no-way-I'm-turning-the-oven-on hot. At times like these, my thoughts turn to recipes that require only the bare minimum of cooking—and, moreover, are served cold. Here are 14 quick and refreshing recipes that do just that, so you don't have to spend your summer days slaving in the kitchen. More

23 Ways to Use Sweet, Juicy, Glorious Summer Tomatoes

The tomato—with the exception, perhaps, of the little grape variety—is one piece of produce that can really suck when eaten out of season. Luckily, we're entering peak tomato season, which means a whole different breed of tomato is available. These 23 dishes showcase the fruit in its sweet, acidic, and juicy glory—the taste of summer, if there ever was one. More

15 Homemade Fast Food and Takeout Favorites (That Are at Least as Good as the Originals)

Most of us, no matter how discerning we sometimes get about our meals, have a soft spot for fast food in one form or another, whether it's chow mein, McDonald's French fries, or the towering might that is Shake Shack's Double Shack Stack. Try one of these 15 fast-food and takeout re-creations to get all the deliciousness, with no scary ingredients and no drive-thru required. More

18 Fresh Recipes to Celebrate Zucchini Season

Whether you are busting at the seams with the green squash or planning to grab a sackful at the farmers' market, the possibilities are endless. Zucchini can go sweet or savory, and be prepared so many ways—grilled, roasted, shredded, baked, or even left raw. To help you get started, we've got 18 summery recipes that feature the versatile squash. More

18 Light and Summery Pasta Recipes

When you think of a pasta dinner, you're probably thinking of spaghetti tossed in vibrant marinara, or penne in creamy vodka sauce. But heavy, hearty sauces are far from the only way to enjoy pasta, and we have 18 pretty spectacular recipes to prove it. Recipes that are light in body, deliver on flavor, and don't require too much cooking, for simple and summery weeknight meals. More

20 Refreshing Drinks for Your Independence Day Party

If you're going to celebrate Independence day by a grill or on the beach, then you're going to need ice cold refreshments. Pull out your blender to prep a pitcher or two of frozen cocktails made with sweet summer fruit, or mix up a batch of sangria to bring along. Don't forget a booze-free option to keep the heat at bay, and be sure to stock up on ice to keep the party going. Here are 20 recipes to get you started. More

18 Sides and Salads for Your July 4th Festivities

Meat tends to get all of the glory at summer grill-outs, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be accompanied by equally tantalizing side dishes. I'm talking flavorful grilled vegetables, cooling salads, and saucy baked beans. We've got 18 recipes to complete your Fourth of July feast that'll almost make your guests forget about those smoky, savory ribs. More

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. From vegan and vegetarian options to the meatiest, cheesiest, over-the-top-iest burgers of your dreams, we've got 21 recipes to make this July 4th one for the history books. More

18 Picnic-Perfect Sandwich Recipes

Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls to the most awesome fried chicken sandwich you'll ever eat, we've got 18 recipes to fill your basket. More

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