Frozen Foods

Why Frozen Peaches Are Better than Fresh — Peachy Keen

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Here's the secret no Southern cook wants you to know: As much pride as we have for our state's peaches, we all have a bag (or more) of frozen peaches hidden away in the deep freeze. Yes, a peak-season peach is worthy of songs and stories of longing, but frozen peaches are a steadfast staple of Southern cooks in the know.

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Cool Down with These Fresh Mint-Chocolate Chip Popsicles — Delicious Links

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Popsicles are already refreshing, but infuse them with fresh mint and you've got an extra-cooling treat to pull out of the freezer on sweltering summer days. These pops are based on mint-chocolate chip ice cream, but you won't find any artificial colors here! That classic green color is all thanks to a little matcha powder.

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Recipe: 2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet — Recipes from The Kitchn

Creamy, dreamy sherbet was my favorite frozen treat growing up. The combination of fruit and cream is delightfully refreshing. When working on a watermelon roll recipe, I accidentally discovered the best watermelon sherbet. But that's not even the good part — it only requires two ingredients and a food processor!

Yes, you can turn watermelon into a creamy sherbet with just one other ingredient: sweetened condensed milk.

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5 Ways to Make Popsicles Without a Mold — Tips from the Kitchn

Reusable molds might be the most convenient way to get your Popsicle fix, but there are plenty of easy ways to make Popsicles without them. You can get equally satisfying results using basic tools you probably already have in your kitchen. Just don't forget the popsicle sticks.

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Recipe: Potsticker Stir-Fry — Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Stir-fries are in my regular dinner rotation because they're fast and I can cook veggies and proteins together all in one pan. One day I spotted the bag of frozen Asian dumplings that I always stock for quick lunches and an idea percolated in my head: What about using dumplings instead of meat or tofu in a stir-fry instead? And then a one-pan meal was born. Crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, pan-fried dumplings are tossed with crisp-tender veggies and a savory, vinegary sauce that coats everything to glossy perfection. No need to make rice or noodles to go with this stir-fry — with the dumpling wrappers, there's already a starch included!

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Recipe: Tomato and Feta Galette — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Now that the first really good tomatoes of summer are showing up at farmers markets, I think we should all add a "tomato night" to our meal plans. And to get you started, I recommend this stunning galette because it is the most delicious way to eat tomatoes and cheese for dinner. It partners sweet tomatoes with woodsy thyme and creamy feta, then wraps it up with a buttery, flaky crust for a rustic, free-form pie that's easy enough to pull together even when you don't really feel like cooking.

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