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Simple Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

Juicy tomato salad with basil and microgreens
Aug 21, 2014 12:00 pm
heirloom tomato salad
Photo: Laurel Golio

A good tomato needs nothing more than a healthy pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil to shine. This minimalist tomato salad requires nothing more than olive oil, salt, purple basil and a handful of micro greens.

18 Reasons To Buy A Whole Watermelon At This Exact Moment

Starting with the easiest way to hack one apart
Aug 19, 2014 12:00 pm

There's no better time of year to find 18 things to do with beautiful, ripe watermelon. Some of it is destined for cocktails, others for salads or desserts. Few things are more refreshing than watermelon popsicles. Some will be juiced, grilled, pickled and eaten on its own (once you learn how to cube a whole watermelon in 30 seconds or less) and inevitably, some will be smashed by a sledgehammer. But let's wait til we can't eat anymore before we consider that option. 

Grilled Summer Vegetable Pie With Lemon Ricotta Recipe

Grill farmers market veggies for a fresh summer pie
Aug 18, 2014 12:00 pm
summer vegetable ricotta pie
Photo: Paul Harrison

Sometimes when you go to the farmer's market in the summer, it gets the better of you. With so many awesome looking fresh vegetables at their peak, it's easy to over-purchase. But now you have more vegetables than you know what to do with. What can you make with ALL those veggies? Veggie pie. By grilling the veggies with some simple seasoning, you capture their peak-season flavor, and also impart that inimitable summer grill flavor.

15 Summer Pasta Recipes To Help You Cook Through Your CSA Box

Refreshing creations perfect as sides, on their own
Aug 11, 2014 11:00 am

In the heat of the summer grilling season, it's easy to overlook some versatile, crowd-pleasing dishes. Sure, we all love throwing burgers and dogs on the grill every weekend, but we'll be the first to tell you that it's wise to branch out once in a while. That's why we've rounded up these 15 pasta ideas. Using the summer's bounty of veggies, these refreshing recipes make the perfect accompaniment to a glass of white wine or rosé.

The 12 Do’s And Don’ts of Summer Vacation Drinking

Sage advice from our booziest columnist
Aug 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Dan Dunn is Food Republic's brave booze columnist, the author of such stories as Introducing The Liam Neeson Drinking Game and Friday Is National Vodka Day. Who The F*&K Cares About National Vodka Day? This man does not hold back, as we see in his latest.

7 Ways To Step Up Your Summer Slaw Game

Spice up everyone's favorite summer side dish
Aug 5, 2014 11:00 am

Grilling season has officially hit full stride, and if there's one thing that just might trump the grilled meats and veggies, it's the sides. A well-constructed bowl of coleslaw can take a summer dinner to the next level. But we're not just talking about any mayo-drenched rendition of the dish most commonly associated with the American South. If you're going to make some, we think you should take your time and make it right. That's why we've rounded up 7 of our favorites.

Easiest Potato And Broccoli Frittata Recipe

A hearty breakfast dish with fresh basil pesto
Aug 4, 2014 11:00 am
broccoli potato frittata recipe
Photo: Laurel Golio

A fritatta is an Italian crustless quiche, and one of the greatest things about is is that you cook the filling ingredients and bake the frittata in the same skillet. This version combines broccoli with potatoes and fresh pesto to make a hearty, savory breakfast or a light lunch.

10 Refreshing Reasons To Drink Outside This Summer

Wines, beers and cocktails to enjoy in the sun
Aug 3, 2014 12:00 pm

This summer, go canping. That's like glamping, but with incredible craft beer in cans. Or go for a picnic, now that you don't need to worry about knocking over your rosé all over your nice charcuterie spread. Grilling? Toss your cocktail components on there so the Grillmaster has something worthy to drink and if you need a tune to go with your cider, this roundup has something for you too. Especially if you also like punch. 

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