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14 Tasty summer recipes to bring on the warm, sunny weather

It's that time of year.

That time when it's still spring but you really want it to be summer already. That time of year where the weather is really trying to be summer—only to come back and remind you (with a rain or snow storm) that it's still very much spring.

And while you've got nothing against spring, you're really just ready for summer to be here...and stick around for a while.

Today, we've got a few summer-ish recipes to help usher in the warm and sunny weather. Even if it's not quite warm enough to eat outside yet, you can still enjoy these delicious recipes that will make you feel like the best days of the year are ahead of you.

1. Mango Summer Salad

From the chef:

"Celebrate summer with this fresh Summer Salad and Snapple Straight Up Tea!"

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2. Summer Spaghetti Salad

From the chef:

"This salad is a great way to change things up from the standard salads at any BBQ. It's also a great way to use up some of those extra garden veggies!"

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3. Summer Berry Drizzle Cake

From the chef:

"Soft pound cake packed with fresh fruit and topped with a sweet berry drizzle."

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4. Summer Mexican Salad

From the chef:

"When the summer days warm up, a great option for an easy dinner is this delicious and nutritious Mexican Summer Salad."

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5. Summer Apple Salad

From the chef:

"Incredibly easy and incredibly tasty Summer Apple Salad."

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6. Caramelized Pork Summer Rolls

From the chef:

"Sticky-sweet caramelized pork is complemented by crisp lettuce, carrots, scallions, and cucumber and wrapped in rice paper with vermicelli. The creamy peanut sauce makes the perfect dip for these fresh summer rolls."

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7. Summer BBQ Pizza

From the chef:

"Pizza parties are always a favorite especially when they are custom pizzas! Here is an easy recipe that can transform a hot summer afternoon into a party."

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8. Summer Fruits Slushie

From the chef:

"This summer-fruits-flavored slushie is the perfect way to beat the heat this summer. Quick and easy to make at home. Your kids (and you) will love them."

9. Sausage Pretzel Bun Sliders

From the chef:

"Garlic summer sausage combines with manchego cheese and a homemade Apricot mustard spread to create these irresistible pretzel bun sliders. They're sure to please adults and kids alike at any holiday gathering."

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10. Summer Crab Salad

From the chef:

"We were at the Farmer's Market, and we got some of the freshest ingredients to go into this summertime salad. Yum!"

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11. Summer Veggie Pizza

From the chef:

"Use up those summer vegetables in this delicious Veggie Pizza."

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12. Easy Baller Summer Salad

From the chef:

"This salad is sweet and zingy, combining fruit and veg - the perfect addition to you summer bbq party! It is tasty, nutritious and fun to make too!"

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13. Summer Lobster Rolls

From the chef:

"This has to be one of my favorite summer recipes. Lobster rolls! Using my favorite sponsored product Hellman's mayo the tangy zip makes this the best summer sandwich!"

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14. Italian Caprese Summer Skewers

From the chef:

"Perfect for summer why not twist caprese salad and serve it on a stick! Here is my recipe for Italian Caprese Summer Skewers enjoy! I love using my favorite product of mini mozzarella "Ciliegine" by Belgioioso enjoy!"

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7 Lazy (but amazing) recipes for when you just don't want to cook

Feeling lazy today?

I mean, who can blame you?

You spent the first half of the day feeding your kids multiple breakfasts and carpooling to school. And the last half of the day cleaning up messes and folding laundry.

So the last thing you really want to do is cook some complicated, fancy dinner that'll take hours to prepare, serve and clean up.

So, as a gift to you, we've put together some of our favorite "lazy" (but amazing) recipes for when you just don't want to cook.

Bookmark these and use them...a lot. You deserve it.

1. Lazy Stuffed Peppers

From the chef:

"A lazy cook's dream: stuffed peppers without the hassle."

For the full recipe, click here

2. Lazy No Bake Lasagna With A Skillet

From the chef:

"Want to make a lasagna but not in the mood for layering and baking? Here's the lazy version using a skillet!"

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3. Lazy Chicken Enchiladas

From the chef:

"Want to make a lasagna but not in the mood for layering and baking? Here's the lazy version using a skillet!"

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4. Lazy Stir Fry

From the chef:

"I love easy meals, and this is a meal that we've got down to a science! After about 5 years of tweaking the recipe, it's perfect!"

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5. Lazy Beef Lasagna

From the chef:

"All the lasagna taste you crave, half the effort."

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6. Beyond Easy Sesame Noodles

From the chef:

"The easiest and most delicious gluten free Sesame Noodles you'll ever have!"

For the full recipe, click here

7. Lazy Korean Beef and Rice

From the chef:

"I will be the first to admit that I am a lazy cook.

I would much rather throw a couple of ingredients in my crock pot and let it do all the work than slave over my stove top at the end of the day to get dinner ready.

When I wake up in the morning, I take a few minutes to put some stuff in the slow cooker and bam! Dinner is done!

But what happens when you forget to throw those ingredients in the slow cooker?! And 5 pm rolls around and your kids are whining because they are hungry and you are tired? You cook this Lazy Korean Beef and Rice recipe."

For the full recipe, click here

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This Gordon Ramsay video proves you've been cooking scrambled eggs wrong your whole life

"Every time we get a new cook in the kitchen, we always ask them to make a scrambled egg. And if they can make the perfect scrambled egg, you know they know how to cook properly."

That's what celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says as he pops a this piece of toast in the toaster right before he cracks a few eggs into the pan.

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8 Chicken recipes you have to try in a crock-pot

When you've got a crazy day ahead of you, nothing beats just throwing a bunch of ingredients in a slow-cooker and letting time do the work for you.

But if you and your family are getting tired of cooking up frozen meatballs, have we got a treat for you!

Below, you'll find 8 chicken slow-cooker recipes from some of our favorite chefs—the Six Sisters.

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7 Tasty treats for under 100 calories...yes, really

Fudge Brownies

From the chef:

"Silky 100 Calorie Fudge Brownies made healthy with rich dark chocolate and no added sugar or refined oil. The perfect chocolatey treat to satisfy a sweet tooth!"

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Funfetti Cookies

From the chef:

"These quick and easy protein cookies taste just like funfetti cake! You'll never know they're a healthy, gluten free treat for under 90 calories!"

For the full recipe, click here

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

From the chef:

"These gluten free shortbread cookies are made with oat flour and coconut sugar. They're whipped, so they're light, crispy, and they melt in your mouth! They're a healthier Christmas cookie for under 100 calories!"

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Monkey Bread Bites

From the chef:

"Satisfy your monkey bread craving with these perfectly portioned bites. Only 90 calories per muffin-sized serving!"

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Gingersnaps

From the chef:

"Healthy Protein Gingersnaps only 100 calories! Made low in sugar and big on taste, these doughy cookies are winter baking must haves. Gluten Free + Low Calorie"

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Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

From the chef:

"Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies! Chewy & creamy cookies filled with Greek yogurt, lemon, applesauce & fresh strawberries. A tasty breakfast or anytime snack under 100 calories!"

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Almond Apple Bites

From the chef:

"No Bake Almond Apple Flax Bites made with 4 wholesome ingredients & omega-3 healthy fats. A nutritious energy boosting snack under 100 calories! Low Calorie, Gluten free & Vegan friendly."

For the full recipe, click here

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You should eat these 10 foods after you exercise

Finding a healthy exercise routine is a complete game-changer for your health, energy levels, happiness, and weight loss goals.

But you're only getting part of the benefits of a daily workout if you don't fill your body with the right kinds of foods after your workout.

Below, you'll find 10 foods you should be eating after you work out. We've got recipes for early risers, mid-day exercisers, and anything in between.

Sidenote: after this, you'll also want to read "7 Foods you should eat before you exercise".

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8 Recipes loaded with veggies (but your kids won't notice)

Getting your kids to eat healthy is a constant battle.

So today, we've rounded up a few recipes loaded with veggies but so sneakily your kids may not even notice.

Kicking it off, a childhood favorite:

1. Baked Broccoli Mac n' Cheese

From the chef:

"One meal my kids will eat without any hesitation or complaint is mac n' cheese. I thought I could sneak some broccoli in to get some more veggies in their diets, and they didn't even mind! This Broccoli Mac n' Cheese was a hit with my kids and my husband!"

For the full recipe, click here

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8 Guilt-free desserts so tempting you won't believe how few calories they have

1. Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

From the chef:

"OMG Good Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies! Creamy, insanely buttery, thick, rich cookies bursting with rich chocolatey goodness! Hearty low carb cookies so good you may have to hide them. Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Paleo"

For the full recipe, click here

2. Healthy Banana Fudge Cakes

From the chef:

"Healthy Banana Fudge Cakes - A healthy, low-calorie, gluten-free chocolate dessert with no added sugar and fantastic way to use up overripe bananas!"

For the full recipe, click here

3. Chocolate Avocado Pudding With Greek Yogurt

"Luscious Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Greek Yogurt! Make this low calorie pudding in under five minutes in your blender for a creamy chocolate-y treat you can eat with a spoon or dip fresh fruit into!"

For the full recipe, click here

4. Healthy Frozen Carrot Cake Cheesecake

From the chef:

"Healthy Carrot Cake Frozen Cheesecake is a super easy, frozen cheesecake swirled with chunks of moist carrot cake. No one would ever guess this dessert is low calorie!"

For the full recipe, click here

5. Healthy Cinnamon Oat Apple Pie

From the chef:

"This Healthy Cinnamon Oat Apple Pie is a fast & easy puffed skillet pie made with freshly sliced apples & gluten free oats. The perfect no fuss breakfast or dessert! Gluten Free + Dairy Free + Low Calorie + Low Fat."

For the full recipe, click here

6. Clean and Healthy Strawberry Crisp

From the chef:

"Fresh strawberries, whole grain oats, and crunchy almonds make this Clean and Healthy Strawberry Crisp an easy make ahead breakfast or low calorie dessert to enjoy all summer long! It's gluten-free, contains no refined sugar, and uses simple, real food ingredients that you can feel good about feeding your family!"

For the full recipe, click here

7. Healthy Chocolate Almond Fudge Pops

From the chef:

"Rich, creamy, chocolatey…and good for you? That's right! These Healthy Chocolate Almond Fudge Pops are an easy, low-calorie, clean eating snack or dessert that will power you through the summer!"

For the full recipe, click here

8. Skinny Cranberry Bread

From the chef:

"Skinny Cranberry Coconut Bread made low in sugar with healthy, wholesome ingredients. The perfect thick & chewy bread to celebrate the holidays, and makes a great gift! Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Paleo."

For the full recipe, click here

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