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10 Coolest Summer Foods

Summer foods should keep you cool, be easy to eat and put a smile on your face. See more pictures of cool drinks and foods.
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Every season brings its unique tastes and traditional recipes. When the mercury starts to approach the red line, these hot season favorites will be a hit around the pool, out on the patio or under a beach umbrella. A couple of these great dishes and a cool breeze is all you need to make a hot, lazy day just about perfect. Here are our picks for the coolest foods to enjoy during the dog days of summer.