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With soaring August temps, be sure to practice food safety to keep summer fun. Read more

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A little planning helps families eat healthy even in vacation mode. Read more

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This quick, easy recipe is a great option for road trip snacks or a healthy breakfast during the week. Read more

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These bite-sized eggplant Parmesan rounds are deceptively simple but win every time at the kids’ table. Read more

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We found five affordable, eco-friendly gadgets to help reduce waste. Read more

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Strawberry season is still going strong in Southwest Florida, with the plump, ruby-red fruits filling up local farms across the area. Read more

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In this dish, the sweetness of fresh strawberries and juicy mangoes combine with the zing of lime and the heat of jalapenos. The result is a tasty treat that bites back just a little. Instead of traditional tortilla chips, use dried apple chips. Read more

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One trick to keeping your salad fresh and healthy is making your own salad dressing. Read more

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This is perhaps the most versatile salad dressing in my repertoire. I like it best drizzled over salads with fruit (strawberries, blueberries and apples) and even as a marinade for chicken or shrimp. It’s tangy, bright and super simple. Read more

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This is my go-to dressing for a Tex-Mex-inspired salad topped with corn, black beans, chopped tomatoes and slices of avocado. It’s also great on a Greek salad with feta and black olives. Read more

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There’s a hint of sweetness and a light viscosity that I really enjoy. It’s become my new balsamic. I suggest making this dressing ahead to time so that shallot flavors break down in the vinegar. Read more

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H. Leo Kim

One recipe is all you need to make dozens of different cookie concoctions. Read more

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H. Leo Kim

These melted snowman cookies use a basic sugar cookie dough to create a fun holiday cookie that's a bit different from the norm. Read more

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Shelby Reynolds

These bite-size sugar cookies are great for holiday parties. Read more

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