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There is No Crying in Baseball!

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“The hard is what makes it great.”
A League of Their Own

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12 Sweet Peach Recipes for National Peach Month

August kicks off National Peach Month…and what better way to celebrate than with a meal filled with peaches?

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The great thing about peaches, and most stone fruit for that matter, is that it is sturdy and versatile. It can stand up to being cooked in an oven, on the grill, or in a skillet, and is a great accompaniment to a sweet or savory dish.

From breakfast to dessert, here are 12 sweet peach recipes to celebrate National Peach Month!

12 Sweet Peach Recipes

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Peach Cobbler French Toast

Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches

Rustic Stone Fruit Tart

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Chicken Peach Kebabs

Lemon Peach Fizz

Peach Shortcake

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Peach Galette

Prosciutto Salad with Peach and Mozzarella

Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Flatbread

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Peach Gin and Tonic

Peach Bread

Peaches and Cream Crumble

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Raising the Bar: 12 Dessert Bar Recipes

When a piece of pie or a cookie just won’t do, smash them together and make yourself a dessert bar! Great for parties and summer gatherings, dessert bars can be made in almost any combination and basically involve pouring stuff into a 9 x 13 in. pan and baking it until you reach gooey, delicious perfection.

From the ol’ fashioned key lime bars to the upscale s’mores bars, these dessert bar recipes, well, raise the bar!

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Raising the Bar: 12 Dessert Bar Recipes

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Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

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Funfetti Gooey Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Key Lime Bars

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S’mores Bars

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Boston Cream Pie Bars

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12 Garlands for the Whole Year

Be ready for every holiday and season with these 12 Garlands for the Whole Year. From New Year’s Day decor to garlands you can have up from fall through the winter, these seasonal decorations are great for beginning crafters and decorators!

12 Garlands for the Whole Year

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August
This garland is made of pool noodles! What a fun idea! Dress up your pool party with this fun, waterproof decoration!

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September
Dried apples make a festive garland you could use all the way through the fall and winter. Use it on your Thanksgiving table, too for a festive touch.

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October

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November

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December
This one doesn’t have a tutorial, but it’s pretty easy to figure out! Some fake snow, some little fake trees, and a garland of plastic lights and you’re set to go!

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15 Key Lime Pie Recipes

The scent of sunscreen is in the air…minivans arrive by the droves to unload groups of floatie-laiden children into the nearest public pool. For some, the arrival of summer means family vacations, days spent at the beach, kids and teachers on the loose, looking to have a little fun before school starts up again…

But for those of us who keep on working no matter what the season, there’s little to look forward to come summertime. Climbing into hot cars after a crappy day at work, dealing with alternating temperatures throughout your office building, not being able to “dress for the heat” without violating some company dress code…these are challenging times for corporate Americans…however, there’s one thing us low men can look forward to with the arrival of summer…KEY LIME PIE EVERYTHING.

Forget pumpkin spice…PSL’s aren’t really THAT great and you know it. The seasonal flavor to savor is key lime. Pies, ice cream, cheesecakes, fruit dips, even cocktails are made that much better with the addition of a zesty key lime.

So celebrate summer the right way with these 15 zesty key lime pie recipes!

15 Key Lime Pie Recipes

Traditional Key Lime Pie

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Key Lime Ice Pops

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Key Lime Dip

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Key Lime Coffee Cake

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Key Lime Pancakes

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Key Lime Colada

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Key Lime Parfaits

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Key Lime Mojito

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Key Lime Cheesecake

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Key Lime Martini

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Key Lime Bundt Cake

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Key Lime Ice Cream

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Key Lime Fat Bombs

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Key Lime Cake

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Key Lime Avocado Bars

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20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops

Cool down this summer with these 20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops! Made using fruit, yogurt, and even veggies (don’t knock it til ya try it!), these homemade ice pops are sure to be well-loved by kids and adults alike.

Use a traditional ice pop mold, or if you find yourself without one, you could also make these ice pops using plastic cups, ice cube trays, or a muffin pan.

20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops

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  1. Mango Yogurt Ice Pops
  2. Easy Fruity Ice Pops
  3. Dinosaur Ice Pops
  4. Mango Chia Ice Pops
  5. No-Waste Sugar-Free Ice Pops
  6. Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops
  7. Berry Ginger Ice Pops
  8. Red, White, and Blue Ice Pops
  9. Yogurt and Blueberry Ice Pops
  10. Go Green Smoothie Ice Pops
  11. Strawberry Mint Ice Pops
  12. Strawberry Yogurt Ice Pops
  13. Mango Ice Pops
  14. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Pops
  15. Berry Ice Pops
  16. Root Beer Float Ice Pops
  17. Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Pops
  18. Fruit n’ Veggie Ice Pops
  19. Key Lime Ice Pops
  20. Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Ice Pops

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It’s a Party in the USA!

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“Got my hands up, they’re playing my song
They know I’m gonna be okay
Yeah, it’s a party in the USA!”
Miley Cyrus, “Party in the USA”

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