If someone asked for onions and green peppers fried into his hash browns, the crunchy grated spuds became "glorified." Amy Thielen shared a recipe for All Things Considered's Found Recipe series. Amy Thielen for NPR hide caption

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Hash Browns To Soothe Any Homesick Midwesterner

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Sunny Anderson came up with the recipe when trying to find new flavor combinations for chicken wings. John Lee hide caption

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This Football Season, Grab Some PB&J And Spread Your Wings

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Drowning In Zucchini? 3 Recipes Can Help

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Julia della Croce says pistachio pesto is an economical — and delicious — alternative when Italian pine nuts can cost up to $120 per pound. Nathan Hoyt/Courtesy of Julia della Croce hide caption

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Don't Let The Price Of Pine Nuts Keep You From Pesto

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Zwetschgendatschi is the Bavarian word for plum cake. The dessert uses Damson plums, which are only in season for a few weeks each year. Courtesy of Gesine Bullock-Prado hide caption

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Zwetschgendatschi, A Mouthful That Captures The Perfect Plum

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Some NPR staff members taste recipes from the contest finalists. Matt Martinez/NPR hide caption

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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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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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Blueberry Dumplings, a simple summer dessert that doesn't require turning on the oven. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

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Jeremy Jackson wanted to rethink his grandma Mildred's famous Strawberry Cake recipe, which uses boxed cake mix and Jell-O. His updated cupcake version is shown on the right. Jeremy Jackson for NPR hide caption

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Saving Grandma's Strawberry Cake From The Clutches Of Jell-O

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The "Beet Me in St. Louis" cocktail uses two infusions: €” beet-infused gin and tarragon-infused honey. Courtesy of Adam Larkey Photography hide caption

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Beets At The Root Of This Honey And Tarragon Cocktail

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