All About "summer" and "dinners"

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No-Oven Summer Recipes

When it's hot outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. These recipes will help you keep your house cool on hot summer days.

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Cheese Boards

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Slice, toss, dress, purée — with hardly any actual cooking, cheese boards are an easy and elegant idea for a cool dinner on a hot summer evening.

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Strawberry Coolers

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A batch of this good-for-you refresher turns a lazy summer afternoon into a party, with appeal for thirsty kids of all ages.

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Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

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Bartlett or Anjou pears are used in this salad for their crisp texture. The nut and cheese combination sets the tone of the dish—white Cheddar and pecans is decidedly American.

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BLT Salad

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Here’s a salad version of America’s favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing—adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C.

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Favorite 10-Minute Recipes for Summer

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Here are some quick and easy recipes that are easy to make and that are perfect for quick summer dinners or entertaining.

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An Easy Summer Menu

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For an easy summer menu try this CrockPot shredded barbecue and salad. You can make both up ahead of time, then serve with vegetables, dip and lemonade for a great backyard meal!

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Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies

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EatingWell reader Beverley Rosenber of Santa Barbara, California, contributed this recipe to our Kitchen to Kitchen department. She updated a favorite treat by cutting back on sugar and incorporating whole grains.

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Perfect Steak Salad

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This beautiful salad featuring steak, potatoes, and green beans makes a great summer dinner. Adapt this as you like with chicken or salmon instead of steak, and any veggies you want, such as cukes, steamed asparagus, sliced bell peppers, or fresh corn kernels.

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Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits with Chives

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These chive-flecked cornmeal biscuits taste best made with extra-sharp Cheddar, but any type of Cheddar will work.

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