• How microwave pasta: You need to adjust your cooking time!

    Sometimes it's just too hot to fire up the stove to make pasta. This is just one of many instances in which a microwave comes in quite handy. 

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    Tuna Antipasto Salad Bowl

    When the weather gets hot, this big salad is great for supper. This part antipasto, part tuna pasta salad is a family favorite. With some crusty bread, it is a meal all in itself. It is easily adaptable to your family's preferences. 

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    Refreshing Summer Squash Salad

    Great dinner for the summer.

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    Zesty Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

    A quick, easy, tasty, and colorful chicken pasta salad that looks as great as it tastes. Serve at room temperature or cool for at least 1 hour.

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    Strawberry Gazpacho

    Classic gazpacho using strawberries instead of tomato.

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    Cold Beet Soup

    Lithuanian Saltibarsciai: This Lithuanian family recipe from the old country makes an awesome summer soup!

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    Honeydew Blueberry Soup

    A cold soup of honeydew and blueberries. Top with whipped topping, if desired.

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    Summer Bean Salad

    Enjoy the fresh flavors of summer's best in every bite of this easy, colorful salad!

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    Summer Chickpea Salad

    Delicious and inexpensive, this is a breeze to whip up. You will love this sunny salad packed with seasonal tomatoes, basil, and garlic. 

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    Summer Salad

    Great for a light lunch when you are rushing around. Made with summer squash, this is a great twist on salad. 

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    Easy Summer Gazpacho

    The fresh taste of the sauce shines through with the addition of fresh cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes, and basil. Add as much hot sauce as you dare to create the perfect cold soup for hot summer. This recipe is also gluten free.