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Ahead, we’ve gathered the essentials for an indulgent French-inspired picnic (complete with an insulated basket), a breezy beach gathering, the ultimate al fresco charcuterie set-up, and beyond. Whether it’s an impromptu affair or you just don’t feel like fussing with recipes, we’ve made our picnics as effortless as possible with foods curated exclusively from Trader Joe’s.
32 Trader Joe’s Products We’re Obsessed With—and How to Pack Them for a Picnic
Ahead, we’ve gathered the essentials for an indulgent French-inspired picnic (complete with an insulated basket), a breezy beach gathering, the ultimate al fresco charcuterie set-up, and beyond. Whether it’s an impromptu affair or you just don’t feel like fussing with recipes, we’ve made our picnics as effortless as possible with foods curated exclusively from Trader Joe’s.
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This Spicy Watermelon Feta Salad Is My Go-To Summer Side
Before we start, let’s gather our ingredients. This salad is packed with nutrients, from hydrating watermelon to protein-rich feta. The fresh herbs add antioxidants, and the spicy jalapeño has shown to be metabolism-boosting. The perfect side and a crowd pleaser!
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25 Easy Picnic Food Ideas That Are Perfect for a Beach Day
From sips to desserts and everything in between, we’ve got your packing list ready to go. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and reach into the cooler when the clock strikes picnic.
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27 Labor Day Desserts to Make Your Long Weekend Even Sweeter
abor Day is approaching, which means it’s the perfect time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the long weekend after a week of hard work. We’ve rounded up 27 of our best Labor Day desserts to get you ready for a celebratory weekend—however you slice it.
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Sunscreen Myths: A Dermatologist Separates Fact From Fiction
To cut through the noise and keep you up to speed, we consulted our resident dermatologist, Dr. Geddes-Bruce. Of course, she has plenty say on the subject. “We are, unfortunately, entering an age of misinformation,” says Dr. Geddes. “There’s a ton of fear-mongering these days on the dangers of sunscreen. Fake-perts post false claims about the dangers of sunscreens, and the content spreads like wildfire.”
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Hosting on the Horizon? These Summer Tablescape Ideas Are All the Inspiration You Need
If dressing an outdoor table to the nines sounds intimidating, don’t worry. Tablescaping doesn’t have to be complicated or even fancy. Camille herself loves gathering around her backyard table with loved ones, and she’s not one for extra fuss.Styling your table is very similar to designing an interior—it’s a layered mix of color, texture and personal touches. Add the finishing touches to your next summer event!
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All Your Summer Entertaining Questions, Answered
Though I’ve long been out of the event planning biz, I still love to host a party. But instead of the champagne towers and elaborate dessert bars of my past life, today my ideal type of gathering is a casual, kick-your-shoes-off affair, preferably outside in the sunshine. After all: everything tastes better al fresco!
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26 Summer Crockpot Meals That Prove—Slow Cooker Meals Are for Every Season
Don’t own a crockpot? These recipes might just make you hop in the car and drive to your nearest kitchen supply store. The versatility of a crockpot makes it a great piece to have on hand, especially when standing in the kitchen for hours is at the bottom of your to-do list. Read on for our favorite summer crockpot meals that make it easy-breezy to cook for a crowd.
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This Snap Pea Salad Is Crunchy, Colorful, and Everything We Love About Summer Produce
This recipe is so simple. It’s a culmination of all the best parts of spring and early summer ingredients, dressed up to highlight their flavors. It'll take you 10 minutes and will be perfect for dinner any summer night!
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30 No-Cook Dinners for Hot Summer Nights
I love the carefree days of summer, what I love a little less, of course, are the scorching hot, three-digit temps. But, in recent years, I’ve learned to accept the weather as it is and make do with a few go-to no cook summer meals kept securely up my sleeve. And while sandwiches and salads are significant parts of the round-up to follow, the fun doesn’t stop there.
There are a few key ways to ensure you’re picking the ripest, sweetest, and tastiest watermelon of the bunch. Aside from the fact that watermelon thrives in the summer, check out my tips to keep in mind during your farmer’s market trip or next trip to the grocery. Dinner Ideas, Appetisers, Dinner Recipes, Ideas, Summer Salads, Dinner Party Summer, Summer Dinner, Appetizers
15 Watermelon Recipes That Make the Most of the Summer’s Sweetest Fruit
There are a few key ways to ensure you’re picking the ripest, sweetest, and tastiest watermelon of the bunch. Aside from the fact that watermelon thrives in the summer, check out my tips to keep in mind during your farmer’s market trip or next trip to the grocery.
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This Summer Fruit Salad With Meringue Is So Chic—And It’s Deceptively Simple
I’m sharing my tips and tricks for the easiest meringue that can be prepped ahead of time, how to get the most flavor out of your summer fruits, and tips to dress up the recipe so that it’s ready for any summer gathering.
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8 Easy Ways to Make This Father’s Day Special
This year we’ve focused in on one single truth — however we choose to show our love, what’s important is that it’s from the heart. Whether it be handmade or not a gift at all, these 8 Father’s Day ideas will be sure to put a smile on Dad’s face this year.
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My Summer Salad: Watermelon with Cucumber & Feta That Hits All the Summer Notes
There is definitely an art to choosing THE watermelon. If you’re able to swing by a farmers market ask the farmer to select one for you- they know their product the best. If you find yourself staring at the mountain of watermelons at the grocery store we have the steps to help you find the best in the bunch.
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28 Sweet, Savory, and Celebratory Father’s Day Brunch Recipes
We’ve curated the best Father’s Day brunch recipes for every dad-driven craving and preference. From fluffy muffins to delicious egg-centric mains, consider this your definitive guide to Father’s Day brunch. Check out the best of the best for the best of the best!