Summer

Recipe: Easy Bruschetta Chicken — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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In the hierarchy of appetizers you will find bruschetta, with it's juicy chopped tomatoes, sweet basil, and pop of tangy balsamic, firmly planted at the top of my list — especially now when near-perfect summer tomatoes are still hanging around. Bruschetta is far too good to be reserved for appetizers alone, which is why I'm adding it to my meal plan to give an otherwise boring chicken dinner a big upgrade. It's a meal that's easy enough to tackle on those nights you don't really feel like cooking.

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20 Last-Minute Side Dishes for Labor Day — Recipes from The Kitchn

The chances that you're attending a barbecue or potluck of sorts this weekend are likely, given that it's the final hoorah before the summer unofficially comes to a close. When there are hamburgers and hot dogs in order, there of course needs to be a few other items to round out the meal. Here are 20 that take no time at all to make, which means if you're tasked with bringing a side dish the morning of the party, you can assemble one without breaking a sweat.

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These Beachy Kitchen Ideas Will Help You Prolong Summer — Decorating Ideas from Kitchn

With summer sadly coming to a close, we thought it'd be appropriate to share these super-beachy kitchens. While they're total eye candy and fun to look at, they also might help you keep a summery state of mind year-round.

Steal some of these fun touches — even if you live miles from the ocean — and you just might forget that temperatures are about to drop, drop, drop.

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The Great Desi-American Road Trip — Best of Summer

Somewhere along Interstate 95, in the middle of Virginia, the pun-laden signs began. I sat shotgun, alongside my father, in our Dodge Caravan. It was the summer of 1989, and nine of us, including my father's sister and her family and a cousin on my mother's side — all visiting from India — were en route from central New Jersey to Orlando, Florida. This was our family's first trip to states south of Washington, D.C.

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10 Canning and Preserving Projects to Do This Long Weekend — Recipes from the Kitchn

With Labor Day being the unofficial end of summer, it's inevitable that you're feeling a little bummed out. We are too! Just like always, our favorite season has come and gone in a flash, and soon it will be taking its incredible produce with it. So here's the plan: Instead of sulking, seize the opportunity that's given to you with that extra day off this week to bottle up summer's sunshine for later. Here are 10 of our most favorite ways to preserve all of those tomatoes, berries, stone fruit, and herbs.

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How To Make a Single Jar of Fruit Jam — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Six months ago, I stopped buying jam and solved a fresh fruit waste problem that has plagued my kitchen since I had children. No, I did not go cold turkey on my jam and biscuit pleasures. Instead I made a weekly ritual of putting last week's fruit to its best end by making a single jar of fruit jam.

We often thinking of jam making as a long, arduous process that requires our full attention. The single jar of jam is just the opposite — something you can prep and put on the stovetop while you put the groceries away or make lunches for the week.

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