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Seedless watermelons: The taste of summer

For many people, seedless watermelons are a symbol of summer. Crisp and refreshing, this beloved red and green striped fruit represents a true slice of Americana.So it may be a surprise to learn this summertime classic hasnt been around very long. Until the 1960s, seedless watermelons were nothing more than a pipe dream. O.J. Eigsti, Ph.D., discovered a way to modify the genetic structure of a watermelon plant, allowing the fruit to grow without seeds.Since Eigstis discovery, these seedless watermelons... read more
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Easy ways to lighten up your cookout

The mouthwatering taste of grilled foods, the indulgence of rich desserts and the joy of entertaining with family and friends — a cookout is always a crowd-pleaser, no matter the time of year.The food and fun make for a memorable time, but sometimes all those savory sauces, scrumptious salads and succulent sweets can be a little heavy. Fortunately,...
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Alternative white wine pairings for popular summer meals

Summer means long days, bountiful sunshine and fresh fare to tantalize the taste buds. Locally grown produce, grilled meats and seafood, and new takes on classic dishes like pizza and pasta make this the season to raise a glass and toast to family, friends and the sharing of delicious food.White wine is a classic summer drink that never...
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Seasoning tips to help you savor a great grilling season

Flowers are blooming, days are getting longer and temperatures are warmer — you can probably recognize all the signs that grilling season has arrived! But do you know how to best season all the fresh foods youll grill this summer?Sure, a dash of salt and pepper may be all you need for some premium cuts of meat, but...
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6 ways to stay cool when entertaining

When the temperature rises, hosts need to stay as cool as can be when entertaining friends and family. The secret is planning ahead to deliver easy ambiance, crowd-pleasing food and plenty of fun. Start with versatile foods that can both stand alone and serve as recipe-enhancing ingredients to help keep summertime hosting stress-free.1. Turn to the summer hosts...
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