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Recipe: Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Coming of age in the High Mall Era meant the food court was the first stop before buying a new halter top or catching Freddie Prinze Jr.'s latest flick. Despite being a mall regular, I always debated between choosing the oversized pizza slice or sticky-sweet chicken teriyaki. Chicken teriyaki always won. Today, I rarely make it into a mall, but on days when my energy is low and the need to feed my family is high, the urge for chicken teriyaki takeout is strong.

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Recipe: Honey-Garlic Chicken Stir Fry — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Inspired by our basic method for chicken stir-fry, this is my go-to solution for turning a pack of chicken breasts into a wholesome weeknight dinner that's packed with flavor. Thin strips of chicken get a sharp sear from the wok before shacking up with a mess of tender veggies and a savory sauce accented by honey and garlic.

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Recipe: Avocado Caprese Salad — Salad Recipes

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Of all the essential ways to use up ripe and juicy summer tomatoes, I'd argue that a big caprese salad deserves a spot at the top of your list. And there's one thing that's going to make this summer's caprese the best yet: creamy chunks of ripe avocado.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fruit Dip — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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Here's the quickest and easiest way to jazz up fresh fruit. Whisk Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and the sweetener of your choice — be it honey, maple syrup, or agave — together and you've got a creamy dip for apple and banana slices, strawberries, and more. It's not only an extra-fun way to eat fresh fruit, but it also adds some protein to the snack, rounding it out and making it one that's sure to keep anybody's stomach from rumbling until the next meal rolls around.

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Recipe: Tomato Tarte Tatin — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This is your summer showstopper. It's so pretty to look at that it's guaranteed to receive applause at the table. It's even better to eat, of course. Tomatoes — the true gems of the season — are the focus here. No cheese or aromatics like garlic and onions stand in their way. Instead, their juicy, rich flavor stands freely on its own in this savory twist on a tarte tatin, a classic French caramelized, upside-down pastry that's most often made with apples for dessert. A touch of balsamic vinegar and honey help caramelize the tomatoes in this take, while coaxing out their inherent sweetness, and just a touch of fresh thyme gilds the lily. All this atop a buttery, flaky puff pastry crust — it's no wonder this recipe will be a crowd-pleaser.

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Recipe: Morning Glory Overnight Oats — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Inspired by the hearty spiced muffins of the same name, morning glory overnight oats are a make-ahead breakfast with a sweet taste of what's to come in the autumn months ahead. Like the muffins, you'll find a warm blend of cinnamon and ginger plus hearty mix-ins like apple, carrot, raisins, and walnuts.

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