Starbucks Has Two New Tropical Frappucino Flavors Just in Time for Summer — Pop Culture

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With the first day of summer just a day away, coffee giant Starbucks has unveiled two of its new limited-edition summer menu items. The latest flavors for their Frappuccino blended Crème beverages are fruity in taste and vibrant in appearance: Berry Prickly Pear and Mango Pineapple.


20 Easy Dinners to Make When You Come Back from the Pool or Beach — Recipes from The Kitchn

On the heels of a day spent poolside or at the beach, easy summer suppers are a must. Chances are you're still in relaxation mode, so this is not the time for meals that call for lots of prep, hands-on cooking, and dirty dishes. Instead, pour yourself a glass of rosé and lean on this selection of fresh, summery recipes that hit the table without too much effort.

From no-heat favorites like a Greek-inspired panzanella and juicy burgers, to grilled shrimp skewers and sloppy joe's spooned straight from the slow cooker, these 20 dinners are easy to pull together and totally hit the spot.


Get Your Fridge in Order with This Organizer Set on Sale Right Now — Amazon Deal of the Day

You straighten up your house on a near-daily basis, but when it comes to your fridge, it's probably in constant disarray, especially after you hit the grocery store. We feel you. It's easy to just shove everything in there and think the problem will solve itself — I mean, it kind of does, as you eat the stuff that's in there. Plus, that mess is easy to ignore because you can just close the door and poof! The mess is gone.

But here's the big advantage to keeping your fridge in tip-top shape: It will reduce food spoilage. Ever look in the back of the fridge and find broccoli you bought two weeks ago, now unusable? Simply put: You can't eat the food you can't see. And if you don't eat the food that you buy, it's cash in the trash.


Recipe: The Ultimate Fresh Blueberry Cobbler — Easy Dessert Recipes

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I grew up close enough to Maine to know that summer wasn't summer unless there were heaps of blueberries involved. That meant not only spending at least a few Saturdays at U-pick farms, but also drives up the coast that involved stopping on the side of the road whenever we saw a glimmer of wild berries. Blueberry muffins, pies, and cobblers were soon to follow. I still can't go a summer without churning these three things out of my kitchen.

This is the cobbler I am making this year. It's the ultimate because it's exactly what a good blueberry cobbler should be: It's sweet and juicy, bound to stain your teeth a little, and just asking for the biggest scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's also got a tiny secret that makes it the "blueberriest" of blueberry cobblers — and it's not just adding more blueberries.


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Recipe: Skillet Ratatouille Cobbler — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

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Ratatouille, the humble French vegetable stew, just begs for some crusty bread to sop up all its tasty juices. But let's take it one step further and make it even easier. Throw that perfect trifecta of summer vegetables — tomatoes, eggplant, and summer squash — into a hot skillet without cooking them, then add a scoop of thyme-scented biscuit dough right on top. After an hour in the oven, you're digging into a savory vegetarian cobbler. It's the perfect summer dish next to grilled meats or a crisp green salad.


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