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A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Not your classic oatmeal raisin cookies, these boast golden raisins, maple syrup, and cardamom in addition to pistachios. Practically paleo. Entirely good.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 6
Assorted Lassi Popsicles

Lassi Popsicles

Lassi popsicles? That’s right. The classic Indian drink in frozen form. Just fruit–mango, blueberry, strawberry–yogurt, sugar, and maybe a hint of spice. Pure and simple and delicious.

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  • 15 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Cantaloupe Granita

Cantaloupe Granita

Icy. Slushy. Sorbet-y. Creamy. Melony. Everything you imagine a granita could be, you’ll find it here.

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  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
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Zucchini Salad

Shaved Zucchini Salad

A jumble of raw shaved vegetables that comes together easily, tastes magnificent, and doesn’t even require you to turn on the stove. Sounds like a summer staple to us.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
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Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Typical of eastern Carolina ‘cue, this tangy sauce is exactly what you want—nay, need—for your next barbecue.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A blue bowl of cauliflower purée on a wooden table

Cauliflower Purée

Mashed potatoes this is not, although it does have a uniquely and really quite charming caulifloweriness all its own that we quite like.

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  • 6 M
  • 15 M
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Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade Greek yogurt that folks are calling the creamiest and most loveliest homemade yogurt ever. Sorta makes you want to see what the fuss is about, doesn’t it?

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  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 0
Slices of fried green tomatoes on a sheet of brown paper, on the side is a creole remoulade

Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

These lovely little summer gems take their crisp coating from cornmeal. As memorable as the movie named after them.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Two heads of roasted garlic--one in foil, one unwrapped--drizzled with oil on a cutting board

Roasted Garlic

Is there anything better than roasted garlic? We think not. Three ingredients. Almost no effort. And yet what results is both complex and versatile and knee-wobblingly lovely.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2
Fruit Sorbet

Easy Fruit Sorbet

Couldn’t be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.

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  • 20 M
  • 3 H
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