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August 2, 2011 by Becky Becky

Q In my part of the country, it's hard to stay cool in August even with the air conditioner running full blast. I would love some recipe ideas for cold meals that are satisfying and can be accomplished with minimal cooking time.

- Liz


Your question really hits on something that we all grapple with on hot, hot days. Nothing makes a better dinner this time of the year than a chilled, refreshing entrée salad with a flavorful dressing! The Summer Fruit and Ham Salad combines good salty and sweet flavors while this Jazzed-Up Deli Pasta Salad takes pasta salad to the next level. Good meats from your local Italian deli will make the Italian Pizza Salad a repeat request from your family.

Another great summer treat is to grill extra chicken, shrimp or steak whenever you're grilling; then simply refrigerate for use in the next day or two. When making a salad, add the grilled meat to a pasta or green salad for a delicious, smoky flavor (and less time in the kitchen!)

Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your summer!

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