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Simple Summer Suppers

Make summertime dinners a snap with these easy-peasy dishes.


Buffalo Chicken Skewers with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
Quick Beef Tacos
Chicken Pizza Primavera
Creamy Pasta Carbonara

Classic Summer Recipes

Celebrate summer with these tried-and-true favorites.

Feta-Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes
Classic Potato Salad
Classic Italian Pasta Salad
Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Avocado
 

Sweet Summer Treats

These recipes are perfect for any warm-weather get-together—from backyard barbecues to picnics.
Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Yield: 8 servings
Lemon Blueberry Tartlets

Lemon Blueberry Tartlets

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Yield: 8 tartlets
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Summer Classics

Burgers, kabobs, cupcakes, and more—serve up a summer classic with a recipe from our Pinterest board.

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For the juiciest results, always let grilled meats rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing or serving.

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To easily remove peach skin, immerse the fruit in boiling water for one minute. Then transfer to ice water.

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Minimal handling helps to achieve a tender pie crust. Handle the dough just well enough to mix it and roll it—no more.

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When baking, keep ingredients at room temperature for best results.

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When making muffins, be sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before proceeding with the recipe.

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To keep cookies from spreading, chill the dough before baking.

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For each 5 pounds of weight, the turkey will need 24 hours in the refrigerator to thaw. Never defrost a turkey at room temperature.

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Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Pippin, and York Imperial apples are best for pies.

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Drain, but dont rinse, pasta before saucing.

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To make cupcakes less messy for lunchboxes and picnics, insert some frosting into the centers using a bulb baster instead of frosting the tops.

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Cook vegetables sprayed with Crisco No-Stick Cooking Spray in foil packets or directly on the grill. Season with salt and pepper and your favorite blend of spices or fresh herbs.

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Ginger can add tons of flavor to your food. To use, peel the thin tan skin with a vegetable peeler, then chop or grate as desired.

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When adding nuts to a batter, do so at the very last moment, and the nuts will have a crispier texture.

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You can partially freeze meat for stir fries to make slicing into thin strips easier.

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To reduce the fat in broth, chill before using. The fat will rise to the top, making it easy to skim off.

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Use heavy baking sheets that distribute heat evenly, creating uniformly baked cookies.

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Baking Tip:
Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening has 50% less saturated fat than butter and 0 g trans fat per serving.

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Baking Tip:
Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening produces tender and moist results in a cake, cookie or pie crust.

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Baking Tip:
To measure Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening, pack firmly into dry measuring cup, level with spatula or back of knife and then remove with rubber scraper.

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Baking Tip:
Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening can replace butter in your favorite baked goods recipes.

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Baking Tip:
Nonstick cookie sheets should be light colored, or cookies may brown too much on the bottom.

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Baking Tip:
"Drop cookies" are made from semi-soft dough that is dropped onto a baking sheet.

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Baking Tip:
To keep cookies from spreading, chill the dough before baking.

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