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A Tale of Two Seasons
’CORN WITH A KICK • Here’s a kernel of truth: This zippy five-ingredient snack is the tastiest, easiest tailgate treat this side of the Mississippi.
MEET YOUR MATCHA • Don’t sleep on this antioxidant-packed pick-me-up. Starting your day with a cup of this green tea will give you the pep you need, plus so much more.
DOGGY DIET • WHAT TO FEED MAN’S BEST FRIEND ISN’T NECESSARILY AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS A SCOOP OF KIBBLE. TWO EXPERTS TELL US WHAT’S IN A WELL-BALANCED BOWL OF FOOD WORTHY OF ALL THE TAIL WAGS.
Jar Excellence • Ditch the PB&J and tuna salad! These three creative meals-in-one are just what you need to pack for your nine-to-five.
Morning Morsels • On-the-go grub has never tasted so good. These satisfying single-serving cups will curb your cravings whether you’re in the car, classroom or cubicle.
Blooming Baker • Sahana Vij went from writing term papers to penning her own cookbook. Learn how this California student made the grade with her collection of recipes.
THE TEX-MEX TREATMENT • Start with store-bought salsa…and end with serious deliciousness. Community Cooks spice up breakfast, lunch and dinner with a jar of the piquant sauce.
PREP School • Class is in session! And here‘s the lesson: an easy-A meal plan for six make-ahead dishes built for busy days. So set aside a little Sunday time to chop, dice and slice away, then earn high marks from your family later on.
EAT THIS WEEK
FREEZE & ENJOY LATER
Homestead Breads • Baking season beckons! Studded with your favorite autumn ingredients, these tender treats are not a want but a knead.
BREAD-BAKING BLOOPERS • AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
Back to her Roots • Her family’s fourth-generation farm in New England beckoned this food blogger home to grow, cook and create with the seasons.
Thanks, IT HAS POCKETS • TREND ALERT! Fashion your favorite classic recipes into sweet and savory bundles to grab on the go or enjoy at home.
How to make Eclairs • Take your skills to new heights with airy French choux pastry. Filled with fresh raspberries and topped with a chocolaty glaze, this treat is as simple as un, deux, trois.
Choux Simple • Don’t let the fancy name fool you! Choux pastry requires no special tools or ingredients—just a keen eye and a wooden spoon. So don your favorite beret and get in the kitchen.
GREAT GRAINS: OUR TOP PICKS FOR RICE COOKERS
Instant Success • In this close contest, 12 home cooks proved to be just as good under pressure as their recipes. It’s full steam ahead with these ideas for breakfast, dinner, even dessert.
Win $500! Enter Our Everything Made Easy Contest • 5-INGREDIENT • NO-COOK • MAKE-AHEAD • ONE-PAN • HALF-HOMEMADE • AND MORE!
SUMMER SEND-OFF • Give the season a proper farewell over the long weekend with an al fresco celebration. At dusk, gather round for an evening of chilled sangria, garden-harvest dishes and breezy backyard games.
SUNLIT SOIREE • A delightful dinner party helps you soak up that last stretch of summer. RECIPES, P. 82-83
BACKYARD BLOCKBUSTER • The towering wooden block game is a standby for good reason: It’s simple, it’s inexpensive and it’s captivating. And now, it’s cute, too! Paint the plain brown pieces to coordinate with your other decor for a much-needed pop of color. Friends and family will be falling over to play this fun-for-everyone activity.
MEALS FOR MILLIONS • MARTHA STEWART KITCHEN TEAMS UP WITH FEEDING AMERICA TO HELP NOURISH COMMUNITIES IN NEED.