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And The Winning Taste Of Summer Is ...
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Jennifer Sander bonded with her sons by learning how to fish for crabs together. Courtesy of Jennifer Sander hide caption

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Grilled Pizza And Your Other Favorite 'Tastes Of Summer'
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Taste Of Summer Finalist: Diane's Dad's Sandwich
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Taste Of Summer Finalist: Ensenada Slaw
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Taste Of Summer Finalist: Strawberry Trifle
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Benedictine is a combination of cream cheese, cucumber and onion. It may sound odd, unless you're from Kentucky. Erica Peterson/WFPL hide caption

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A Summery Spread That's As Cool As A Cucumber
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Jim Ledvinka fell in love with his grandmother's homemade ketchup too late. Decades later, he wanted to re-create her unique recipe. my_amii/via Flickr hide caption

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Taste Of Grandma's Kitchen: We Hack An Old Ketchup Recipe
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Hard crabs, like these blue crabs, are used in Bill Smith's Crab Stew recipe. iStockphoto hide caption

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Hard Crab Stew, No Longer Hard (Or Messy)
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Fizz And Fireworks: Make A Patriotic Homemade Soda For The Fourth
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