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Lemonade Stands Are Getting Shut Down Left and Right. Is This Wrong? — Summer Jobs

Of course it's wrong. Why would you even ask that? Lemonade stands are always worth a stop, even if you don't particularly like lemonade. The opportunity to talk with young entrepreneurs is irresistible, and the price is usually just right.

For the kids, stocking, staffing, and marketing a lemonade stand is a great first job, with plenty of lessons to be learned (like why you should hesitate before working with family, which kids will discover as soon as little sisters get too obsessed with holding all the money — causing parents to revoke all business licenses).

These days, though, a younger sibling with impulse-control issues isn't a young entrepreneur's only problem. There are some joy-stealing adults out there who want to destroy yet another innocent childhood tradition. Yup, people are actually calling the cops on kids ... for selling lemonade without a permit. Why, oh, why?

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Recipe: Sour Cream and Berries Brûlée — Easy Dessert Recipes

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Dessert really doesn't get much easier than this. Three ingredients — berries, sour cream, and brown sugar — join forces to create a sweet treat that's juicy, creamy, crunchy, and caramelized all at once. It feels fancy and special, but it's super simple to assemble, making it the perfect choice for all your summer party dessert needs.

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Recipe: Sour Cream and Berries Brûlée — Easy Dessert Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Dessert really doesn't get much easier than this. Three ingredients — berries, sour cream, and brown sugar — join forces to create a sweet treat that's juicy, creamy, crunchy, and caramelized all at once. It feels fancy and special, but it's super simple to assemble, making it the perfect choice for all your summer party dessert needs.

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How To Make Easy Freezer Peach Jam — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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I have this tiny problem: Every summer, without exception, I buy a case of peaches at the farmers market. I'll can peaches to last the winter, and then bake a pie, I promise myself. And every summer, without fail, I run out of time for canning or processing jam. Freezing sliced peaches is one option, but this year I'm turning to freezer jam to get my peach preserve fix.

We'll show you the basics of freezer jam and give you a master class on pectin so you too can buy too many peaches and have a freezer full of fresh jam long into the winter.

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pops — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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These creamy Popsicles are just the thing for rushed mornings. They're sweet with the deep, caramelized flavor of roasted bananas, get a big protein boost from both Greek yogurt and peanut butter, and are filled with a few slices of fresh banana for texture. Make a batch, tuck them into your freezer, and reach for one whenever you need a quick breakfast that will cool you down in the process, which is always helpful during these hot and sticky days.

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A Short Guide to Navigating the Farmers Market with Kids — Life in the Kitchen

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Our youngest child grew up at the local farmers market. Our market opened around the time he was born, and we welcomed the opportunity to walk to a local shop and buy food in the parking lot, from local vendors. The market's founder even hired our toddler to "help" him, which consisted of playing with said founder's phone and occasionally giving people change. His help enabled us to take our time at the market, make friends, and carefully consider our purchases.

But that was a luxury, no? Most markets don't have free nannies. Eventually, we learned to navigate the market without the childcare.

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