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How To Make Crispy Corn Fritters — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Making fresh summer corn into crisp corn fritters is one of the fastest ways to turn corn on the cob into a hearty dinner (or breakfast or a snack, really). Corn fritters are essentially a quick corn cake batter studded with fresh corn, jalapeños, and chives that's gently fried in a slick of oil. The resulting fritters have a thin, crispy exterior with a soft and moist center that's full of crisp-tender vegetables.

This classic recipe also makes a fine fritter from frozen corn too. These corn cakes can serve as a meal on their own with a sauce for dipping, as a side for grilled or roasted meats, or as a vehicle for fried eggs for breakfast. What I'm saying here is that this corn fritter recipe is one you'll want to know by heart so you can make it any time the craving strikes.

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Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Breakfast Cookies — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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We should all eat more cookies for breakfast. When done right, like these chocolate zucchini cookies, they can be a wholesome, on-the-go morning meal. Don't let the cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks fool you — made with white whole-wheat flour, oats, Greek yogurt, and shredded zucchini, they are cookies you can feel good about eating first thing in the morning.

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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: One-Pan Basil-Plum Pork Chops — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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I like to think of plums as the silent heroes of summer, sitting patiently among other more celebrated stone fruit like peaches and nectarines. Biting into a perfectly ripe, juicy plum is a rite of summer, and turning plums into dinner is one of the best ways to give them a place in the spotlight. When roasted with bone-in pork chops, plums get a bit jammy and turn into a sweet-savory sauce built around a few pantry staples and finished with a fistful of soft basil leaves. All this quick one-pan dinner needs is a crisp salad and a crusty loaf of bread for capturing all that saucy goodness.

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