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May/June 2019 Table of Contents

This time of year is one marked by transitions. For kids and teens, another school year is drawing to a close as they prepare themselves for summer life with retail jobs, internships, camps, and more. Television shows reach their exciting (or starkly disappointing) conclusions for the season as baseball games take over the airwaves. Calendars fill up with camping trips, barbecues, beach excursions, and vacations. The summer lifestyle is sweet and fleeting, which means you need to take full advantage of your favorite seasonal dishes while you can! Peak strawberry season is in June, so we have seven recipes to help you put those extra pints to use. If you can’t get enough of those campfire s’mores, we have an array of s’more-flavored treats you need to try. And for the various potlucks and barbecues that are slowly filling up your weekends, we have grilling recipes and bring-along casseroles, so you’ll always be prepared. Plus, if you’ve ever been too nervous to try creating a recipe of your own, we have some tricks and tips to help you modify a recipe to better fit your needs. So enjoy the cool summer breeze, entire days spent outside, and the end of Game of Thrones accompanied by some mouthwatering summer eats.

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Sometimes the only way to get kids to eat their veggies is by disguising it among other, more appealing, ingredients. This cheesy, bacon-y casserole does just that, offering up those good-for-you veggies under a cloak of irresistible creamy, salty goodness. Read Recipe


Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

Summer grilling season means it’s time to break out the kebabs. If you’re inexperienced with grilling, this is one of the best places to start since it’s pretty easy to tell when everything’s cooked through, especially once you can see that beautiful char on the side of the veggies. Read Recipe


Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies

Part cheesecake and part cookie, this dessert defies definition. The secret to this recipe is in the cake mix, which cuts way back on all the prep time to ensure you can have homemade cookies in under an hour flat. Read Recipe


Layered S'mores Casserole

Ever thought you’d see s’mores turned into a casserole? The flaky, buttery crust on top wonderfully complements the gooey interior. Plus, we mix cream cheese into the marshmallow fluff, making it sweeter and thicker for a more marshmallow-like experience.0 Read Recipe


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Editor: Jessica Thelander
Executive Chef: Addie Gundry
Photographers: Megan Von Schonhoff and Tom Krawczyk
Cover Design: Matt Paulson and Brittnee Heller
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