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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

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Drain, but dont rinse, pasta before saucing.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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