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Our Top 50 Recipes for Summer (Slide 46)

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Brown sugar-sweetened shortcakes with fresh, ripe peaches and a lightly sweetened cream topping that’s reminiscent of crème fraîche is the perfect ending to a summer meal.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Peach Shortcakes

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Macaroni Salad

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Mama’s Potato Salad

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Bobby Flay’s Honey-Rum Baked Black Beans

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Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops

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Caprese Salad

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