(Image credit: Guy Ambrosino) When you're home from the farmers market with a fresh haul of summer produce and craving a comforting dinner, pull out your Dutch oven and some arborio rice, because risotto is in order.
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(Image credit: Maria Siriano) Pies and cobblers, crisps and clafouti are all fine desserts, but when ruby red cherries are in their prime, there's a fast and fancy dessert that tops all the others.
Picture this: You're doing your weekly grocery shop and there's a great deal on a family pack of chicken thighs.
(Image credit: Emoke Szabo/Stocksy) Sour cherries are one of my most eagerly awaited fresh fruits of the summer.
(Image credit: Tatiana Chekryzhova/Shutterstock) Mornings! Right? Very few of us pull into our office parking lot looking as happy as this girl pictured above.
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You know the drill: You resolve to eat healthy, you look up recipes, you head to the store and farmers market to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Even for the neatest eater, a meal outside almost always leads to some sort of mess. Sticky hands, a blob of ketchup on your thigh (hey, at least it missed your shorts!
Open gallery Step away from the stove. Don't even think about turning on the oven right now. And, while you're at it, leave your slow cooker where it is, too.
As long as your freezer is working at its optimal level, keeping food consistently at 0°F, the food inside will be safe to eat indefinitely.
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman) If there ever was a perfect time to treat yourself to a dark chocolate-studded muffin for breakfast, it's while sour cherries are making their much-awaited appearance at the farmers market.
(Image credit: A Cozy Kitchen) The next time a serious chocolate craving hits, this is the recipe you'll want in your back pocket.
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This past weekend, I knew I needed to get out of town. My dog, Charlie, was acting like a Hoover, eating every piece of trash in his path; my apartment was basically sweating due to the 95-and-humid-as-a-Russian-bath-house temperatures; and the combination was putting me in the foulest of moods.
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The Best Place for Storing Cucumbers (Image credit: Sea Wave/Shutterstock) It's smart to listen to Julia Child.
(Image credit: Emma Christensen) Open Slideshow I find a bowl of egg drop soup to be one of the most soothing and comforting dishes ever invented.
If you're anything like me, you've accumulated a drawer full of mismatched kitchen towels. Some of them are decorative tea towels, none of which get the job done when it comes to drying.