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  1. Too hot to bake? Grill your desserts this summer

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    It's dinnertime in the heat of the summer. The last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.

    With a good grill, you can get a nice brown top on peach cobbler biscuits.
  2. Five ideas for party foods to bring to your potluck

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    What's in a name? That which we call a casserole by any other name is still, well, a casserole. Generally a go-to for potlucks, casseroles are quick and easy to transfer, and they can feed a lot of people. But take a look at your next potluck table and count how many casseroles there are. You can change the game this …

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  3. A new study says french fries could kill you, but is that accurate?

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    Hey, you, reading this story over a pile of french fries: Back slowly away from the crispy spuds. They're out to get you.

    Despite the dire warnings, you don't have to give up french fries completely.(iStockphoto)
  4. From the food editor: Almond-Crusted Chicken Tenders will be your new favorite go-to

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    I decided my almond chicken obsession was becoming a bit much.

    Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor.
  5. For Fourth of July, an American feast inspired by founding father Alexander Hamilton

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    Are there a million things you haven't done? Is one of them throwing a patriotic party inspired by one of the founding fathers?

    Caribbean Pork With Potato Salad makes for the perfect Fourth of July meal.
  6. Creamy Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad satisfies

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    Tis the season of backyard barbecues, picnics and outdoor potlucks. We gather with friends, or simply migrate to the backyard picnic table for family dinner, and that has me craving the classics: grilled meats, veggies and some creamy starchy sides like macaroni salad. Today, I have the perfect solution for scratching …

    Enjoy your fruit (grapes) and vegetables (broccoli, onion, carrots and red cabbage) with Creamy Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad.
  7. Get your vitamins in a delicious way with Garlic Green Beans

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    Sometimes I just crave a big serving of green beans. You too, right?

    Get your fill of vitamins, particularly C, A and K, and deliciousness with Garlic Green Beans.
  8. For slaws with staying power and no leftovers, go cabbage-free

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    When it comes to picnic and potluck contributions, almost everyone welcomes coleslaw. So why is it that what lands on the table is often store-bought?

    Pert and peppery radishes bring a flavor twist to Radish and Pea Slaw.
  9. Try these recipes to bring out avocado's sweet side

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    Ask cookbook author Pat Tanumihardja about some of her favorite food memories growing up in Indonesia, and avocados will figure prominently in her response.

    The creamy texture of healthful avocados works well in the no-bake filling for Avocado Key Lime Pie.
  10. From the food editor: A recipe for enchiladas, a good thing to make ahead for your future self

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    By the time you read this, I will be back from spending a couple of days bopping around New York City with a friend.

    Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor.