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Recipe: Jello and Gummy Candy Fishbowl — Shark Week

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Above all the things that jello desserts are — easy, tasty, and cool — they are without a doubt the most fun that any dessert can have. Case in point? This fish bowl jello mold. Made from lemon-lime-flavored soda and studded with candy fish and Nerd's gravel, it's probably the most outrageous jello dessert that you can serve up this summer. It's perfect for pool hangs and fin-filled birthday parties. If you've got a kid really into mermaids, they'll love this! Best of all, it's easy enough for the kids to help make.

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Recipe: Portuguese-Style Mint Rice — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

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I don't know about your garden, but in summertime the mint in my own vegetable patch always threatens to take over. I love that sweet herb, but how many juleps can one gal make? Luckily I was in Portugal recently and I found that mint, or hortelã, as the Portuguese call it, was a common ingredient throughout the meal there. I ate it in soups, from a refreshing, chilled green melon soup to a lemony chicken sopa; it was paired with fava beans for fish; and, along with olive oil, it dressed a "carpaccio" of thin-sliced oranges for dessert.

But the very best minty dish I tried was the arroz de hortelã — mint rice — at Luar de Janeiro, a low-key, traditional restaurant in the Medieval town of Évora.

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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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