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    Grilled Pineapple Chicken

    2 reviews

    A trip to Hawaii is easy with this juicy grilled pineapple chicken. Simply give it a quick marinade, fire up the grill and let it sizzle. We love this low-carb recipe! —Charlotte Rogers, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Summertime Watermelon Punch for a Crowd

    I attended a patio party years ago where the hostess had a clever watermelon “bowl” with a scalloped edge and...


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    Blackberry Daiquiri Sherbet

    The summer I decided to try making sherbet, which is one of my favorites, blackberries were in season in my...


    Patriotic Gelatin Salad

    20 reviews

    Almost as spectacular as the fireworks, this lovely salad makes quite a "bang" at our July Fourth meal. It's exciting...


    Watermelon-Lime Cooler

    When temps heat up, chill some glasses and cool down with a slushy blend of watermelon, lime and ginger ale....

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    Frozen Greek Vanilla Yogurt

    4 reviews

    It's simple and easy to make your own frozen Greek yogurt—you might even want to get the kids in on...


    Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

    9 reviews

    When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas

    Microwave Pickles

    10 reviews

    You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. They're...


    Coffee Barbecue Sauce

    5 reviews

    Brewed coffee and instant coffee granules add rich color and depth to this sweet-and-sour sauce. It’s wonderful spooned over grilled...


    Orange Lemonade

    11 reviews

    This juice is a favorite at our place. I'll often double the batch and send a jar next door to...


    Balsamic Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

    Add an unexpected taste to grilled vegetables with a glaze made with balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and some honey and...

    Sweet & Smoky Salsa

    1 review

    I love the roasted flavor that grilling gives food, so I decided to make a salsa from grilled vegetables. I...


    Grilled-to-Perfection Potatoes

    2 reviews

    This potato dish is a wonderful side for any grilled meat. If you don't want to grill, just place the...


    Mom’s Tangerine Iced Tea

    1 review

    Simple syrup gives a smooth finish to this sweet tea with a citrus twist. It's so refreshing on a hot...


    Lemon Breakfast Parfaits

    2 reviews

    I serve these lively, layered parfaits as a refreshing start to a busy day. You can make the couscous mixture...


    Apricot Lemonade Iced Tea

    4 reviews

    Every special occasion deserves a refreshing beverage (and a lovely punch bowl). Our tea has a tangy flavor from lemonade,...

    Rosemary Lemonade

    3 reviews

    A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light,...


    Rhubarb Mint Tea

    1 review

    A bumper crop of rhubarb and mint from my garden inspired me to create this thirst-quenching pick-me-up. Raspberries deepen the...


    Easy Homemade Pickles

    5 reviews

    My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....


    Peach Citrus Iced Tea

    My husband and I are peach tea fans, but couldn’t find a decaffeinated version. After experimenting, I came up with...


    Easy Rhubarb Relish

    I remember eating this relish at my grandmother's over 50 years ago. My mother made it for years and now...


    Sweet Raspberry Tea

    2 reviews

    You only need a handful of ingredients to stir together this refreshing spring sipper. Its brilliant color and smile-fetching flavor...


    Tangy Strawberry Slush

    When temperatures rise, cool things down with this ice-cold fruity slush. Keep some in the freezer for when guests pop...


    Blackberry-Topped Sponge Cakes

    The recipe for my blackberry cakes is easy to play with. You can replace the sponge cake with angel food,...

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    Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fruit Salsa

    1 review

    When I need dessert fast, I go with angel food cake. Mix fruit salsa ahead of time, and pop the...


    Raspberry Iced Tea

    15 reviews

    One sip and you'll likely agree that this is the best flavored tea you've ever tasted. —Chris Wilson, Sellersville, Pennsylvania


    Raspberry Refresher

    1 review

    This recipe explodes with raspberry flavor! It's a wonderful summertime treat.—Doreen Patterson, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia


    Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

    2 reviews

    You could also use boysenberries, raspberries or strawberries for this delicious dessert. — Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah


    New England Iced Tea

    While growing up in Massachusetts, my family spent summers at our cottage. These cocktails for the adults were a regional...


    Autumn Pepper Relish

    This colorful relish is a favorite with friends and family because it tastes amazing on just about everything. I like...