It's a scorcher out there in most of the east today. Thankfully we know how to keep our cool while not compromising on fresh, delicious food. Frozen fruit-spiked desserts, refreshing appetizers and light entrées easy on the oven prep are heading your way. Heed our tips on foods that keep you cool and pick any of these recipes which adhere to the laws of fresh summer dining and drinking.   

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