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Watermelon Spinach Salad

August is the perfect month for enjoying the season's fresh watermelons. Dark green spinach leaves provide a rich backdrop for brilliant raspberries, cubed watermelon and sliced almonds in this eye-appealing salad. The light vinaigrette is the perfect way to dress up summer's finest produce.

Tips & Advice

Selecting the Perfect Peach

August is National Peach month! Selecting perfect peaches is easier than you think. With peach season winding down, now is the perfect time to enjoy this season's peach crop.

Selecting The Tastiest Ripe Watermelon

Have you ever wondered how to pick the tastiest watermelon? This article describes how to select a ripe, tasty watermelon at your local grocery store, farmer's market or fresh produce store.

Handling and Storing Watermelon

Once you've picked that perfect watermelon, you'll want to insure that it stays that way. Here are helpful tips on storing & handling your watermelon -- from bringing it home, to cutting that last slice.

Freezing Watermelon

Did you know that you can freeze watermelon? What a wonderful way to enjoy watermelon enjoy watermelon well past it's season. Frozen watermelon can be used in beverages, desserts and salads.

Summer Splash!

There's nothing quite like juicy, fresh watermelon to cool you off on a hot summer day. Whether you want to give the kids a refreshing, healthy snack or wow...

Fun Family Recipes for Summer

Spending time in the kitchen making something yummy together is one of the simple things families can do to make life a little sweeter creating...

Sample the Taste of Summer

Summer is peak strawberry season and the perfect time to enjoy one of America's favorite fruits. Not only are strawberries delicious, these pretty red gems...

Light, Refreshing Treats for Summer

Summer brings to mind all-American activities like fireworks, picnics, baseball and BBQs - and the light, refreshing treats that go hand-in-hand with these...

Easy Back-to-School Meals

Carpools, afterschool activities and homework can make it difficult to incorporate wholesome meals into the day. However, it's important to make sure...

Five Must-Haves for a Great Backyard...

The days are growing longer and nights are getting warmer, which means it's the season for summer entertaining. Get ready to fire up the grill and enjoy.

Shortcuts for Summer Breakfast

Although the break from school makes summer mornings less hectic for many families, plans ranging from swimming lessons to a trip to the lake can still...

Serve Restaurant-Style Brazilian BBQ in...

Popular in restaurants across the country, Brazilian – or churrasco-style – barbecue is making a move to the backyard.

Safe Grilling Techniques

With the warm weather season in full swing, the opportunities for firing up the grill are plentiful. But before you reach for those barbecue tongs...

Make Your Own Backyard Pizzeria

Now is the time to bring the pizza party to the patio and bake pizzas outdoors – and there are several ways to get it done.

Nutrient-Rich Summertime Sips

Summer is all about long days and outdoor fun. Whether you are at the beach, a backyard barbecue or soaking in the sun at a music festival, you need to stay hydrated.

Summer Snacks that Pop

Whether you're gathering the neighborhood kids for a backyard celebration or going on a weekend hike with family, you can make fueling up for the fun easy with snacks the whole family can enjoy.

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