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25 Lazy Summer Suppers to Eat After a Day at the Beach or Pool — Recipes from The Kitchn

Let's be honest — the last thing any of us wants to do after getting home from a day of sun and swimming is stand at the stove to make dinner. These are the nights that call for super-easy summer meals that are light and refreshing yet still satisfying.

From flank steak panzanella and turkey avocado burgers, to shrimp skewers and black bean tacos, these 25 lazy dinners come together with minimal prep and cook time (but plenty of flavor!) to cap off your sun-soaked day.

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25 Lazy Summer Suppers to Eat After a Day at the Beach or Pool — Recipes from The Kitchn

Let's be honest — the last thing any of us wants to do after getting home from a day of sun and swimming is stand at the stove to make dinner. These are the nights that call for super-easy summer meals that are light and refreshing yet still satisfying.

From flank steak panzanella and turkey avocado burgers, to shrimp skewers and black bean tacos, these 25 lazy dinners come together with minimal prep and cook time (but plenty of flavor!) to cap off your sun-soaked day.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Dinners to Clean Out the Fridge Before Vacation — Next Week’s Meal Plan

This week I added an extra challenge to my meal plan: I did not go grocery shopping over the weekend. My husband and I are leaving for vacation at the end of the week, so I am on a mission to clear everything out of the fridge that might spoil, which includes a lot of CSA veggies, eggs, ground turkey, and some cheese. I'll plan to lean on our well-stocked pantry and freezer to fill in the gaps. In order to minimize food waste, my other goal for feeding my family of two this week is to make meals with no leftovers (or if there are leftovers, they need to be able to be stashed in the freezer for future use).

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The Best Ways to Save Money on Groceries at Costco — Shopping

Selling in bulk is Costco's main schtick. And that can certainly be one way to save money on groceries while you're there. (Congrats on being the new, proud owner of four pounds of peanut butter!) But there are a few other ways to save. Try these tips — even if the resulting haul requires you to turn your coat closet into a bonus pantry.

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This Is the Most Popular Zucchini Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

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If your garden is overflowing with the yellow and green hues of squash, you aren't alone. The last dog days of summer are known for the juiciest tomatoes, the most frantic ice cream truck runs, and enough zucchini to make even the most seasoned home cook feel overwhelmed.

You might think zucchini bread or crunchy fried zucchini sticks are all you can do with your surplus, but you'd be pleasantly mistaken. In fact, the most pinned zucchini recipe on Pinterest (saved over 750,ooo times, actually) is an entirely different dish — it's pescatarian, savory, and an ideal main dish for summer. Have you tried it?

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Want to Meet Your Neighbors? Plant a Mango Tree — Best of Summer

Here in tropical South Florida we have two seasons: the tourist season and the rainy season. Our summers are stormy. Showers every afternoon are the norm, and in the daily deluges our backyard gardens wither as mosquitoes whine, and hurricanes churn out in the Gulf. I often joke that I get reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder living here between May and September because the weather's so glum. It's not all bad, though! The absence of tourists means traffic jams are nearly non-existent, as are the waiting lines at our favorite restaurants. But the real bright side of South Florida summers is that it's finally mango season again.

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