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    This time of year, I pretty much refuse to turn on the oven except in very limited circumstances, so grilling is our favorite way to get dinner on the table! My husband is the grill guy, although I am learning. But the one thing we are both terrible at is fish. It sticks, it overcooks, it flakes apart and falls through the grates ... disaster! 

    This recipe finds a creative way around the challenges of fish on the grill; you wrap it in a foil packet with onion and lemon to infuse bright flavors into the rich fish. It turns out moist, perfectly cooked, and delicious. You can adapt this technique for other kinds of fish or for a dinner-size entrée, as well.

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    I pride myself on having a fully functioning Mexican kitchen -- being of Mexican decent, I have been cooking authentic food based on my mother's recipes for quite some time. But these recipes can be heavy -- too heavy for the summer months. So, when I saw this recipe, which included butternut squash (or sweet potato), I was super excited to try this new spin on an old favorite. 

    Below you'll find the easy-to-follow recipe so you can try it in your own kitchen:  

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    Cheeseburgers are a huge staple of summer at our house. But after a while, we all get tired of the same old, same old. So, we decided to switch it up a bit with this take on a stuffed burger. If you've never tried one, you're in for a treat! It's all the rage in restaurants around the country and super easy to make at home yourself! Sharp, creamy blue cheese wrapped inside juicy burgers and topped with grilled mushrooms and onions make for a perfect summer dinner.

    Here's how you make these delicious burgers.

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    The best thing about summer is cooking outdoors! In fact, we rarely spend time in our kitchen during the summer months. Who wants to be cooped up when they could be enjoying the nice weather? We love grilling! So when I found this recipe for grilled fruit and veggie kabobs, I was pretty happy. It mixed the sweet and savory flavors of the season while giving my family a healthy helping of nutritious foods.

    Here's how to make them:

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    Nothing says summer like an open fire and sleeping in the great outdoors! Along with those amazing activities is the one we all most look forward to: campfire cooking. Deliciousness, thy name is a foil packet full of meat or dessert, hot off the fire. Yum!

    The beauty of foil packet cooking is that it's incredibly low maintenance and yet wonderfully flavorful ALL at the same time. Plus, super easy cleanup! Why can't we do it year round?

    Here are seven great foil campfire recipes that require just a little bit of prep for a whole lot of yum. See below:

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    From oil pulling to using it as an alternative to diaper cream, coconut oil may be the current multitasking darling, but let's not underestimate coconut water, which is clearly a force to be reckoned with, as well. Sure, the sweet drink initially seemed to be a passing trend, but health experts continue to sing its praises as a hydrating, electrolyte-packed alternative to popular sports beverages (it has five times the potassium that’s available in Powerade and Gatorade) and even regular H2O.

    Now, chefs and celebs -- like ZICO Coconut Water spokeswoman Jessica Alba, who recently co-hosted a cooking demo featuring the product -- are jumping on the bandwagon, noting how the drink is actually a pretty versatile ingredient in cooking.

    Here, 6 savory dinner and delicious dessert recipes in which coconut water plays a key role.

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    I do this all the time because I don't have much choice: Make dinner in 15 minutes or less. You too? Gone are the days when I used to lovingly labor for 2 hours on a Turkish fish stew with pomegranates. Now I need to get something in front of my son pretty much the moment I walk into the door.

    Here are 5 of my favorite go-to dinner recipes, things I can whip up in a jiffy but that are still definitely homemade.

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    How much do we love thick, rich, creamy Greek yogurt? We love it with granola, with fruit, with honey -- any time of the day. We love it so much, we went on a hunt for recipes featuring our favorite snack and turned up loads. Basically you can use it to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner, little bites, and even dessert. Here's 10 amazing recipes. The first three of these recipes are from The Greek Yogurt Kitchen by Toby Amidor.

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    Is there anything better than breakfast? Eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes, and toast -- mmm, some of life's most delicious food offerings! But who has time to whip up a Ron Swanson-style breakfast every day of the week? With you and the kids scrambling around just trying to make it outside with both shoes on, you're lucky if you get to eat one of the mangled half-frozen waffles left on the counter before you hit the ground running.

    That's where this redonkulously tasty breakfast casserole comes into play. It requires basically zero work. Even if the only "free time" you have is the 20 minutes between your kids falling asleep and you passing out where you stand, you can get this done. 

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    The following is a post from our sponsor, Success® Rice.

    I used to have a lot of guilt about family dinner. Or the lack thereof. When I was growing up, my mother had dinner on the table every single night at 5:30 p.m. She always served a meat, a vegetable, and a starch. And we always had dessert. 

    I have one less kid than she did, but I’m also three times busier. While I don’t for a minute doubt that she had her busy days, she was a stay-at-home-mom from the get-go. She kept a clean house and drove us around and managed to play bridge with her friends once a month, but she didn’t have the pressures we have today. We are all working mothers both in the house and out, juggling multiple kids with multiple activities. I couldn’t imagine having a set dinner time, let alone a last-minute meal that included more than chicken nuggets or sandwiches.

    Somewhere along the line, I realized something had to change. 

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