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Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

By: Julie Deily of The Little Kitchen

The challenge is to make salad the main event. I love this challenge because I used to make boring salads. But no more. When making a salad, consider the colors and textures. We eat with our eyes too, remember that. Salads need varying flavors, freshness and a crunchiness too, this adds to the textures.

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Cocktails Mocktails Recipes

Summer Cocktails and Mocktails

By: Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama

These three drinks are among my favorite that taste just as good without alcohol as they do with. They’re all frozen because, well, who doesn’t need a frozen drink to cool out in the summer heat. And they’re all easy to make because your KitchenAid® Blender does all the work.

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Blueberries Recipes

In Season: Blueberries

By: Maria & Josh Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod

July is national blueberry month and that means it’s time to start enjoying these fresh, sweet, and antioxidant packed blue gems. Blueberries are rich in flavor and bright in color and make an excellent accompaniment to any summer dish.

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Hosting the Ultimate Tapas Party

Hosting the Ultimate Tapas Party

By: Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste

Tapas, while Spanish in origin, exist in nearly every cuisine around the globe and range from light snacks to hearty appetizers, cold tastes to warm nibbles. Any crowd-friendly appetizer can take on tapas-style charm when served among a wide selection of small snacks. But no matter how tiny the taste, each bite should be packed with big flavor.

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Homemade Gnocchi with Kale Pesto Recipe

Homemade Gnocchi with Kale Pesto

By: Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste

Homemade pesto instantly transforms an everyday dish into a memorable meal, be it tossed with pasta, slathered atop chicken or stirred into mayo for an all-star sandwich spread. But I’m going beyond basic basil pesto with a vibrant blend of nutrient-rich kale, shredded Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts and fresh citrus.

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