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Ice Cream: Sweet Reads and Smart Tips

Since fall doesn't officially begin until September 22, I'm savoring these last weeks of summer… >>

The Most Surprising Cookies I've Ever Seen
The Most Surprising Cookies I’ve Ever Seen

These colorful cookies—first spotted on Pinterest (below), and then tracked to She Knows—were… >>

A Final Farewell to Fave Summer Foods
A Final Farewell to Fave Summer Foods

I love the fall, but the moment I detected the crisp breeze and a certain je ne sais quoi in the… >>

White House Menus Past: Squirrel Stew, Anyone?
White House Menus Past: Squirrel Stew, Anyone?

These days, the White House—with its vegetable gardens, beehives, and even a small craft… >>

Quiz: Are You a True Chocoholic?
Quiz: Are You a True Chocoholic?

Put your sweet knowledge to the test and find out. >>

10 Fast, Fun Lunch Box Recipes
10 Fast, Fun Lunch Box Recipes

When packing up kids’ lunches, stick with food that’s easy-to-transport, wholesome, and full of… >>

The No-Fail Guide to Packing Kids' Lunches
The No-Fail Guide to Packing Kids’ Lunches

Here's how to easily and efficiently pack a meal that stays safe, un-squished, and delicious all… >>

Easy Bake Sale Treats Anyone Can Make
Easy Bake Sale Treats Anyone Can Make

These delicious recipes from Taste of Home are guaranteed to sell-out quickly at any bake sale. >>

10 Foodie Things to Do Before Summer Ends
10 Foodie Things to Do Before Summer Ends

Celebrate the best of summer food with these all-new warm weather recipes and ideas. >>

No-Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
No-Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

It's been hot hot hot this summer—so much so that when the temperature peaked at 87 degrees one… >>

New Recipes for the Best of Summer's Tomatoes
New Recipes for the Best of Summer’s Tomatoes

I've been making my favorite tomato dish for the last two weeks: Take good bread, add a skim of… >>

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10 Weird Facts About Coffee

Think you know beans about coffee? Quiz yourself and see how well you know your java. >>

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Celebrating Julia Child

Julia Child has been an inspiration to many—myself included—and has influenced the way we cook… >>

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meet Grilled Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meet Grilled Cheese

Is it dinner? Is it dessert? It is genius? Or gross? When you combine two all-time favorite comfort… >>

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Rogue’s Chipotle Ale: Beer With a Spicy Kick

I love a good beer, but after a summer of Rolling Rock-fueled barbecues I craved something new… >>

Shhh: Chef Secrets for a Four-Star Breakfast at Home
Shhh: Chef Secrets for a Four-Star Breakfast at Home

Crisp bacon, light pancakes, goofproof omelets: Find out what restaurant chefs know to get top… >>

Experts Create their Perfect PB&J
Experts Create their Perfect PB&J

Did you know the average American eats 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by age 18? Upgrade… >>

Corn
An Easier Way to Husk Corn

Corn on the cob season is terrific. Husking those corn cobs? Not so terrific. (In fact, I usually… >>

Say What? Fancy Fast Food
Say What? Fancy Fast Food

We've been on the hunt for funny food blogs around here, and last week our intern Sheri sent me… >>

National Ice Cream Day: Or, In My Case, (Tw)Ice Cream
National Ice Cream Day: Or, In My Case, (Tw)Ice Cream

There's an ebullient message in my childhood diary, from the summer I was nine: "Today, mom let us… >>