Tutti-Frutti

by Erica

We do not have any air conditioning in our house. During these hot summer days, the temperature in our house can reach 89 degrees. Yes, it gets hot, so we try to beat the heat with popsicles and scrumptious fruit smoothies.

Libby’s recently wrote us and asked us to share with you their recipe for a Tutti-Frutti smoothie. Since we would like to help you beat the summer heat, we decided to share it with all of you and also give you a chance to win a Breville Stainless-Steel Blender, retail value $129.99, and an assortment of Libby’s Fruit.

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Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

Yield: 2 (16-ounce) servings

  • 1 (15-ounce) can Libby’s Chunky Fruit Mix
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 ice cubes

 
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 (2-cup) glasses.

Doesn’t that look refreshing?!?!

Libby’s Fruit can be found in the following cities; Charlotte, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Raleigh-Durham, El Paso and Albuquerque.

If you would like a chance to win a Breville Stainless-Steel Blender, just leave us a comment sharing your favorite way to beat the summer heat. This giveaway will close on Friday, July 23rd. We will announce our TWO winners on Saturday, July 24th. Yes we have TWO blenders and assortment of Libby’s Fruit to give away.

This giveaway is open to US residents and is void where prohibited. Please be sure to see our site’s terms and conditions of use for more information.

We were not compensated for running this giveaway. Thank you Libby’s for providing a total of two prizes for our winners of this giveaway.



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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Geneva July 6, 2010 at 2:35 pm

My favorite way to beat the summer heat is to cool off with homemade coconut ice cream! I love the stuff & so do the kids.

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2 stacy July 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm

A good water balloon fight cools us off!

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3 shelly July 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm

We also like popsicles at our house to cool off. Or we’ll go get a Slurpee from 711. My fave is the Mountain Dew slurpee!

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4 Linda Stewart July 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm

A day at the pool is our favorite way to stay cool.

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5 Jingle July 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

A good bowl of ice cream is always the perfect thing for me!

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6 mary b July 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm

We like to make frozen smoothie popsicles in the summer, so maybe this recipe would be a good one to test out!

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7 angie July 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm

sitting around the pool with great friends drinking great drinks
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8 Shannon July 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm

We suck on popsicles and put the kids in the wading pool!

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9 kathy July 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I like to take my daughter down to the local pool.

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10 Angel S. July 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I love to hit the backyard pool with the kids. Hey – actually I like to lounge back there by myself too!

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11 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews July 6, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I would love a new blender!

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12 barb July 6, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Wow great company! My favorite way is to freeze fruit chunks and make me a fruit cocktail cup with frozen fruit. It taste delicious and it cools you off quickly. Sometimes I add a bit of coconut and pecans and it’s liked by everyone. I love this giveaway because I love fruits! http://diabeticsnacker.blogspot.com/ directorylanesuperstoreATgmail.com

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13 Louise July 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I love sitting by the swimming pool and living in the water! Air Conditioners rock too!

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14 Traci66 July 7, 2010 at 12:32 am

We enjoy a good ole’ water gun fight or water balloons are fun too.
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15 Jamie C July 7, 2010 at 12:42 am

We stay cool by running through the sprinklers :)

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16 JRG July 7, 2010 at 7:31 am

I go swimming whenever I can.

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17 Christine S. July 7, 2010 at 8:31 am

Cool gel packs is how I beat the heat… For back of neck, wrists and feet. Hydration is also key. In the office I also keep a set of gel/freezer packs. Sit back at lunch and ice/cool down key pressure points :)

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18 runRedrun July 7, 2010 at 8:48 am

Popsicles, drinking ice water, swimming, and cold showers.

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19 Idaho Jill July 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

Playing in the sprinklers never gets old!

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20 Darla July 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

Our favorite summer cool down treat is homemade ice cream!

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21 dallimomma July 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

The kiddie pool is highly underrated for adults!

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22 Annie July 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

We’re popsicle people too! And I am a big fan of a cool/ cold shower, especially right before bed.

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23 lola malone July 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

I know it’s kind of cheating, but I stay inside till the late evening. I am not a heat person, so I just hang out indoors. :) I do love smoothies though, made with orange juice, bananas, adn ice. :9

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24 Tomi July 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

My fave way to beat the summer heat is ice cream and making smoothies.

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25 Samantha R July 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

Like some of the other commenters, we love to make homemade ice cream or have a nice cold popsicle on the porch. We just bought a new house and are working on landscaping – once that’s done we will be breaking out the kiddie pool too!

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26 maria July 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Hitting up a pool or getting a kids turtle pool to soak in!

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27 angela July 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Eating popsicles and ice cream!

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28 Loni July 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I like to used canned fruit, such as Libby, strain it out thoroughly, and then put the fruit all on a glass pie plate and put in freezer for several hours. The kids love it . . . it’s nice and cold & healthy. I also make homemade popsicles using the fruit & syrup, blending it all up, anding about a 1/4 cup of water (or additional fruit juice) and then put into popsicle container. It’s yummy and healthy! :)

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29 Amy July 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I like to sit on the deck with my feet in the little plastic kiddie pool under the umbrella with a popsicle.

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30 Jaimie K July 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm

We love jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler underneath. I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow it. :)

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31 LaVonne
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Yes, I love smoothies! :) I also like to freeze grapes.

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32 sunrae17 July 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm

ice cream smoothies are the best!

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33 Sarah Pacilio July 7, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I love to beat this Texas heat with a fun water fight or a dip in the pool. On rainy hot days or just to refresh in the morning me and my daughter will make fun smoothies too! Thanks for the opportunity to win a nice new blender :)

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34 Debbie July 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

love any kind of smoothie! would love a new blender to make them in. thanks a bunch!

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35 Fun On A Dime Lady July 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Our favorite way to beat the heat is to make homemade popsicle’s and send the kids outside to squirt bugs with a squirt bottle full of water.

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36 hollowsins July 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm

We beat the heat with iced drinks and dips in the pool,sprinkler or water balloons

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37 LisaAnniePants July 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I love just sitting in the shade sipping on a cold drink.

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38 Linda Kish July 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I like to stay inside with the AC on and play on computer or read books. After 4 or 5 it’s nice to slip into the pool.

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39 renae baker July 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I love a good smoothie in the summer. preferably strawberry with cool whip on top… yumm

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40 Brigette July 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

We try and keep cool with lots of icy drinks and visits to the library or a little window shopping.

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41 Ida July 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Our favorite way to cool off is by the pool enjoying fresh fruit, especially watermelon!

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42 mistie hair July 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

we beat the heat in the shade with a wading pool and a cool smoothy of lemonaid blended with strawberries and blueberries

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43 silkypup July 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Close the blinds to keep out the sun, turn off the lights, get a large cool drink and watch movies. It was 105 here yesterday!!! No way I’m going out if I have to ;)

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44 KSeidel July 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

My girls and I love to set the little pool up in the backyard and stay cool that way. And have popsicles. And the sprinkler. And the slip-n-slide. OK. So it’s hard to choose. :)

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45 PEGGY STROMBERG July 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm

WOULD LOVE ONE

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46 Wendy July 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Ice Cold lemonade, sitting my the pool watching my kids swim.

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47 Shelly July 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Stay in the AC :) if we are out camping then it’s hiking in the woods where there is lots of shade from the trees and of course the pool with lots of frozen drinks!

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48 Brandy Asleson Cockrell July 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm

My favorite is swimming with the kids and nice cold lemonade and homemade popcycles! :)

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49 Cloi July 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I get spray bottles, fill them with cold water (our tap water is 50 degrees!), and then the kids and I go outside and have a water fight! This activity has the added benefit of burning off some of my boys’ energy! :)

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50 barbara miller July 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Since we were blessed to have a pool (which is more of a necessity here in hot, hot Texas) the best wayto beat the heat is to float around the pool with my son and the dogs – the dogs all have their own boogie boards to float around on, but one thinks she’s a pirate and constantly capsizes the other dogs! Too funny!

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51 dawn July 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

We set up the kiddie pool in the grass and a water table, give the kids a homemade popsicle and let them go at it.

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52 Laura Howell July 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Swimming!

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53 Carol Greeno July 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

We try to keep cool water with us. We lke to go to the park or a museum

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54 Bonnie Sue July 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I have my grandchildren ALOT…LOL we enjoy making different flavors of homemade ice cream. Some with the fruit in the ice cream. Some we add the fruit as a topping. I don’t think you can ever make a bad batch of ice cream.

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55 A.Marie July 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

My favorite way to “beat the heat” is to eat ice cream while sitting in front of a fan….ahhhh….instant relief!

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56 Erika July 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Pina Colada slurpee from 7-11! Or making homemade popsicles or fruit smoothies!

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57 Vickie July 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I love the heat…not…we go to the pool or use a home made slip and slide with lots of soap on our bodies to slip the heat away.

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58 Laura D July 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Water water everywhere, the pool, the hose, spray fans, you name it. It’s the best way to beat the heat.

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59 Rhonda July 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I love to go to the beach or in the mountains to swim at the river. If we don’t have the gas money, then we play in the hose and bbq.

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60 cover2all July 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Sounds delicious and I intend to see if it is. So far heat wise, here in Texas, we are running lower then last year at this time and thank God more rain then last year. Really feel sorry for everyone back East.

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61 Joel Werner July 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I like to relax in the pool with a cold drink in hand. Something that comes out of a blender would be that much better, but I don’t have one…yet.

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62 Nancy Cox July 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm

A good way to beat the heat in our town is to head either east to the ocean or west to the river. Either has lots of ways to cool off whether in or out of the water.

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63 Elizabeth Robinson July 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm

me me me!

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64 Samantha July 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm

We like to run through the sprinklers.

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65 Sarah B July 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

We love making our own homemade McFlurry or Blizzards and playing in the pool. A new blender would be great!

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66 Rosemary Martens July 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I am beating the heat with Ice cream treats mixed in great fruit juices, like a strawberry float

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67 cathy kubacak July 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm

go to the mountains and sit by a stream.

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68 Sandy Moore July 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm

My kids are grown n gone. But grandma to the rescue! I take my grandkids to a local park and let them splash in the fountains.

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69 Jill Dupre July 7, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Since I am allergic to the sun I spend a lot of my time indoors in the air conditioning. I like to take frozen fruit and throw it in the blender with vanilla ice cream or vanilla frozen yogurt.

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70 robin hotchkiss July 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

go to the lake for a swim and eat hotdogs and watermelon with family

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71 psfreem06 July 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

lots of ice tea

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72 Suzanne hagemeier July 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

have ice cream and play in the water.

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73 Debbie July 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Beat the summer heat by staying inside! LOL Actually start the day with swimmercize, so the exercising is done in the cool of the morning, in the water.

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74 Mia July 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm

When the temperature goes up, I still drink a cup of hot tea. The hot liquid makes the outside temperature seem not so bad.

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75 Diane July 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm

We just bought an above ground pool and it has been great for beating these hot GA temperatures!

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76 Becky July 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

We got a window unit to hunker down and stay cool, when we go out we pull out the kiddie pool and sprinkler – and trips to the lake are always a good heat buster as well.

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77 mitzi dawkins July 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I like to sit by the goldfish pond under the trees with a cold drink and watch my grandkids play in the sprinkler or a ride to the mountains to play in the water is always nice

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78 YOY July 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

feet in the kiddie pool, cool bev in hand, under that big ol’ shady tree – thanks for the chance to win a great item !

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79 Marcie July 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Love iced coffee and gelato

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80 Nikki July 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Due to severe allergies to milk/soy my son has NEVER been allowed to eat ice cream. Thankfully he out grew all his allergies and has had ice cream for the first time ever this summer! It’s been awesome since it is my husband’s favorite food!
So this summer has been full of swimming, swing set, and ice cream!

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81 LIZ July 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

The kids love to play in the sprinklers and we keep alot of popsicles on hand.

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82 Carol July 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

My fave is swimming in the pool

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83 Rusty *Sarah* Gootkin-Holmgren July 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

We love making ice cream with fresh fruit and sitting out on the front porch enjoying it.

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84 Danielle July 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

We’re rednecks so we go to Wally World and walk around. LoL

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85 Laura B July 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

The kids cool down in the kiddie pool or sprinkler. For us adults we break out the water balloons and super soakers!

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86 Deborah Blowers July 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

My favorite way to cool down and relax in the summer is to make a smoothie with Fresh Strawberries, blueberries, 1/2 of a banana, 2 small baby carrots, 2-3 ice cubes and about 3/4 cup sugarfree raspberry ice drink! I love it!

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87 SANDY July 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

the windows open and fans on help but keeping busy makes you get up and forget- its hot here too and no air

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88 Noel July 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I beat the heat at the beach

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89 Sarah July 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Our favorite way of beating the summer heat is get in our pool, float in our rafts and drink cold beverages from the cupholder! Another favorite is cooling off with freezer pops, yum.

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90 Tony D. July 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Me and my kids like to head to the nearest air conditioned library or museum!

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91 Juliet Hill July 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

a good book in an airconditioned room!

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92 cham July 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

We eat lot of watery fruits like melons, papaya and make smoothies and always eat ice cream by gallons ;)

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93 Sylvia July 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

My boys love to make lemonade pops!

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94 Nicole July 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I watch my twin nieces and nephew during the week and we are always planning stuff like geocaching and zoo trips. Portland Oregon has many parks with water features that they can play in and we have picnics. It’s the BEST!

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95 Carla hardy July 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

My granddaughter stay cool by going to the pool everyday. Drink plenty of water and play.

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96 Rita July 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

We go to a cheap restaurant and order ice-cream cones – then soak in the air-conditioning. As you might guess, we do not have air-conditioning in our home. :(

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97 Lindsay LaHote July 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Sitting in the house with the shades drawn and a fan pointed at me with a big ‘ol drink in my hand!

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98 Teresa July 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I just love lying on a float in the pool sipping a tall frosty drink.

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99 tanya pugh July 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm

i have 15 month old twin boys so we do a lot of kiddie pool swimming :)

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100 Michelle Smith July 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I get the pool ready for the girls,and I make sure that they have plenty of water and also a smoothie, sometimes with libbys canned fruit.(fruit cocktail or peaches ).

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101 Amanda Slinker July 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

On hot, humid days I make smoothies for the kids using OJ, milk, banana, strawberries, handful of blueberries and blackberries, a couple tablespoons of sugar, and icecubes. I would love to have the stainless steel blender you are giving away. It would be awesome.

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102 Don July 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Mall shopping where it’s nice and cold!

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103 Jenny Deramo July 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I love to float in the pool, run through the sprinklers, take my kids to the splash park or go to White Water Bay!

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104 Bill July 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Really love to go swimming with the kids and get ice cream after

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105 Becky July 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

icecream and sweet tea!!

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106 Jamie Cramer July 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

We beat the heat by playing in our kiddie pool :) then when we are done, we look for different healthy recipes online!

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107 Noella July 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Running through sprinklers for sure

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108 vickie July 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

To beat the heat, we love to take a trip to the beach, stick our feet in the cool ocean water, and pitch an umbrella in the sand for shade. It’s so relaxing with the warm summer breeze and the sounds of the sea! A dip in the pool from time to time and a cold frozen drink make this a recipe for keeping cool. :-) We love it!!!

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109 Linze! July 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Art’s and Crafts are a great way to beat the heat and it keeps the kids busy and entertained at the same time. It’s just Perfect!

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110 Don B July 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I just adore homemade ice cream and fresh berries, it screams summer and keeps ya cool!

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111 Kristen Moniz July 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

We beat the heat by swimming, making refreshing drinks and just relaxing! Other times we go to Sea World and play a the water park <3

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112 diane jones July 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

To stay cool we make frozen, fruity drinks. Hehehe…occassionally we even add tequila! The stainless steel blender would be a great addition to my kitchen.

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113 Carla Lantz July 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

We love to swim and go to the local spray park. Or just stay inside and watch movies and have cool drinks.

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114 Susan West July 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Frozen ice pops either under the shade tree or on the front porch swing in the late afternoon!

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115 thomas blevins July 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I toss any fresh, canned or frozen fruit available into the blender along with ice cubes and low fat yogurt. Frozen Delight!

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116 Karen Brunner July 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I love putting my feet in the kiddie pool while my daughter plays and then sharing an icecream or frozen fruit treat on our shady front porch.

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117 Miriam T. July 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

To stay cool, I crank up the AC, close all blinds and try to minimize unnecessary heat generation through activities such as moving. I’ll also make a pitcher of some ice cold strawberry lemonade!

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118 Teressa Morris July 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

homemade juice pops!!

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119 Jeanette G. July 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

We love to make smoothies with fresh fruit or eat yummy popsicles (even the grownups). We also love to set up our Dora sprinkler and run around the yard. My daughter says to heck with the running, she will jump in her jeep and drive through the spray! Almost makes you enjoy the 100 degree weather here. :)

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120 Rachel D. July 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

This is our first house without a/c so to beat the heat, we play in the kiddie pool, sit outside on our porch, eat lots of popsicles and fresh cold cut up fruit and drink lots of ice water.

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121 Lorraine Bellanger July 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

We eat frozen grapes and watermelon to stay cool

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122 kate burda July 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm

We go in our pool when it’s too hot, and stay there until we see at least one goosebump!

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123 LaShelle July 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Staying cool is always a struggle, people think that Kansas doesn’t have much humidity, but we do! We make smoothies, as well as icee’s. Fruit, yogurt, and ice will cool us off as well as curb the hunger till dinner time for the kids!

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124 Alison Martin July 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Take a drive up to the mountain which is 20 degrees cooler than the valley!

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125 Robin Randall July 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I make icees, smoothies, and frozen fruit pops. Drink lots of iced tea and spend a lot of time in the pool! Would LOVE to win this!

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126 April Wyatt July 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

To beat the heat, we make homemade popsicles and eat frozen grapes and watermelon!

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127 cw_white_63628 July 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm

The kids and I love going outside to play in the waterhose, either the sprinkler or just the hose. Everyone loves getting wet and running around the back yard.

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128 Eric July 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm

We tend to hide indoors with the air on and curtains blocking all the heat out! But when we do venture out (or the kids drag us outside), we love popsicles and fruit smoothies. We turn on the Dora sprinkler and watch the kids run around cooling off (or our daughters running their jeep through the spray!)

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129 Pam July 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm

On days too hot to venture out much we turn on the air conditioner and watch movies

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130 Wendy Atkin July 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Libby’s fruit can also be found in Springfield Ohio. I feel for anyone not having air conditioning this week. It has been 100 degrees in the shade. To cool of you need to drink plenty of fluids(smoothies included) .Use a swimming pool where available.

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131 Betsy July 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Beat the heat and lose weight! Frozen almond milk cubes with Shakology
Yummy and oh so good for you!

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132 dutchrvv July 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I am lucky enough to have a small river at the front of my yard- at least once or twice on these hot days that’s where you’ll find me! ( and my little dog too! )

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133 Briana L. July 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

During the hot summer months my favorite way to cool off is running in the sprinklers with the kids or going to the pool. We buy tons of ice pops to share with all the kids and their friends.

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134 Rhonda July 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Our ac has been broke, we haven’t done to good at beating the heat. We have been spending time visiting family and stores. A smoothie would be great right now!

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135 Beth Purvee July 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Make fruity drinks for my friends for my birthday party which is on July 24th!!!

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136 amanda July 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Anything that involves water is really fun on a super hot day.

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137 Amanda July 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Since I am pregnant indoors is how we are beating the heat! The girls love the pool with fruit smoothies and popsicles.

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138 Heidi July 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I love to put mini popcicle sticks in the little cups of kids yogurt and freeze them. They are very good and good for you. Then we jump in the pool to wash it all off!

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139 Melissa July 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm

It’s been 90 + for a few days here in the Berkshire Mountains of MA and that’s not very common. To beat the heat we have been jumping in the nearest lake and reading lots of stories by the nearest fan or A/C. I wait all winter for weather like this and I am loving every minute of it!

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140 Shonda July 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm

We love to take the kayaks out! A few waters in the cooler, peanut butter sandwiches and chips, makes for a great lunch ON the water! :)

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141 Brandy July 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Either get in the pool or go to the library

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142 Sue Heins July 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

We live near a lake so a picnic near the water is always a great way to cool off. A fruit salad, some pumpkin bread and vegies with dill dip is a great hot day menu. If a cool breeze is part of the deal all the better! Smoothies sound like they would go well with this too.

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143 Jaime Seese July 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Frozen juice pops! :-)

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144 Kathy Hurley July 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm

To beat the 90+ temps, I enjoy relaxing with the ceiling fan roaring and enjoying an icey frozen fruit drink mixed with green tea!! YUMMMMM!!!!

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145 Sara July 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm

We love running through the sprinkler followed by enjoying frozen grapes and homemade popsicles!

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146 kim July 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Jumping in the pool is always the first way. But anything ice cold, from smoothies to ice cream. Love frozen lemonade, pink and strawberry are good too.

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147 amy janzen July 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

to beat the summer heat we like to have water balloon/water gun fights . then make slushies with choice of juice and shaved ice :)

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148 Pinkerbelle July 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

A bandana (or a ‘cowboy scarf’)
rolled up, then soaked in water,
rung out, then tied loosely around my neck
keeps me from getting hotter!

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149 Terry Haussler July 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I stay inside on the computer and search for all the freebies and contests I can find

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150 Kathi July 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Thanks so much for the opportunity to ‘win’ the Blender and Libby’s products… The way that we beat the heat in Central Florida – at our house – is to eat Salads, frozen dessert treats, sit out under the shade trees and watch traffic drive by… Very relaxing… not to mention cooling…

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151 Lisa July 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Tub swimming – cool water in the bathtub is great for the kids to “swim” in!

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152 Audrey July 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I try to stay home where I have an A/C plus a few fans. Get lots of reading and sewing done that way!

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153 Lauren July 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

My favorite way to beat the summer heat is to go to the beach or out shopping at an outlet mall!

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154 Jennifer Stogner July 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

One way we beat the heat, and decrease electric bills, is to use the crock pot. And, what better use than to cook up a crock pot cobbler using canned fruit!! We’re partial to peach around here!

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155 linda vlacos July 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm

being in the pool with something refreshing to drink

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156 Sara July 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm

We like to beat the heat with popsicles and fresh fruit. I have never had a blender so making smoothies would be new for us!

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157 andrea cseh July 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I open the freezer & stand in front of it! We don’t have a/c in our vehicle & we live in Florida…..windowns OPEN all the time!

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158 rugame2 July 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm

This blender would make my morning complete. Smoothies for everyone!

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159 Ashley R July 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm

My favorite way to beat the heat is to go to a movie…….in a nice, air-conditioned theater!
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160 Jasmine Hall July 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm

We love to beat the heat by going to the apartment pool and then coming back and having smoothies!! However, our blender just broke! We would LOVE to win this giveaway!!

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161 Tina July 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Ice cold water and a good book!

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162 teri hester July 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I like to whip up a blender full of cool strawberry and banana smoothies, fill up the bobber cooler with ice and smoothie refills and cool veggies with dip, toss it in the pool, lay back in my reclining float and float around basking in the sun rays (wearing SPF70 of course). Don’t wanna get sunburned.

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163 margaret yarborough July 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm

well i work outside and sometimes its so hot you can fry an egg on my head ,to beat the heat me and my son we wet towels and put them around our neck and lay in front of the fan and sip on cool drinks,it really helps stay cool everyone ;-0

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164 Tracy Petitjean July 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Lots of ice water and ice cream. Would love to win the blender so I can try something new and make smoothies.

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165 Nancy S. July 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Oh my goodness that looks yummy! We like spending those really hot days, we get a few of them here in MN, at the lake. Thankfully the closest lake with a beach has a large area with lots of big oak trees to provide shade too!

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166 allan mckee July 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm

i jump in my grandaughters kiddy pool that they leave in my backyard so when they come to our house…

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167 Carol Meyers July 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm

We like to beat the heat by not turning on alot of appliances during the day. I use my crockpot for so many delicious meals. Smoothies sound so delicious, yum.

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168 barbara wicklund July 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Ice cold drink of choice and those little fans that mist water! AWW

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169 Christine Egwuonwu July 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm

We love smoothies at our house year-round, and we also love to jump in the little wading pool for the kids. We put the sprinkler head in it and let them play while it fills up, then they swim and play in the pool some more in the afternoon when the water gets warm. :-)

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170 karen smith July 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm

laying in the pool or shopping in an air conditioned store.

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171 Lori Williams July 7, 2010 at 6:20 pm

We cool off by enjoying a nice cold glass of iced tea with iced tea fruit filled cubes!! MMMmmm…so refreshing when we sit on the front porch at night. We take our minds off of the heat by listing all the things God has blessed us with…..so much more than we deserve, how can we dare complain about the heat (which by the way He controls). Thanks for running this giveway!!

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172 Anne Mostella July 7, 2010 at 6:20 pm

My favorite way to beat thhe heat, is either stay inside w/ air conditioning, or get outstide in the pool! It also helps to keep drinking ice cold water :)

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173 Carmen Brusehaber July 7, 2010 at 6:21 pm

We love to beat the heat with using my OLD blender alot… poor thing is so old… its still the Avacado Green one…..lol… But I do mix up fruit juices to freeze for juice pops for the kids, and smoothies every day for us older folks, along with Shakes in the evening to end the day!

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174 chopperbabe202 July 7, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Good ole fashioned water hose fight!!! It’s GREAT to see the kids scatter lol

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175 dawn July 7, 2010 at 6:22 pm

our way of beating the summer heat is spending time in the swimming pool.

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176 Jenn Santos July 7, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Packing up and going to the beach for the afternoon. Can’t beat the heat any better!

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177 Libby Hill July 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm

*~*~*~*~*~MY favorite way to cool down when the summer heat is killing me here is AZ is make my self a Tutti-Frutti Smoothie from Libby’s canned fruit!! AND the most ironic part of this whole thing is that my name is LIBBY so it is entirely fitting!!!*~*~*~*~*~*

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178 Jill July 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Beach, sprinkler or relaxing with a frozen drink.

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179 evelyn H July 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm

To beat the heat I go to work in a library that is nicley air-conditioned!!!!

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180 Amy N. July 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I love making Orange Pekoe or Mandarin Orange herbal tea and serving it over ice with a orange slice. It is crisp and refreshing to sip while swinging on the porch swing!

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181 Jennifer July 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Put some bottles of scented body spray or even just a spray bottle of water in the fridge, keep them there and spritz yourself every so often (don’t forget the kids)!

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182 Dee S July 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm

We jump into the little pool in our backyard and then have some ice cream!

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183 Rebecca O. July 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm

My daughter and I like to cool off in the pool, have ice pops handy, and always ice cold drinks! Especially these past few days in the Northeast where it has been over 100!

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184 Kristie July 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm

My favorite way to beat the summer heat is running through the sprinklers with the kids. And making some shaved ice for a treat.

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185 DARLA July 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Iced Coffee blended and the air conditioner

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186 Missy R July 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Definitely a/c and smoothies. Love peanut butter, banana and yogurt smoothies (freeze the banana first and you don’t need ice) comes out like a thick milkshake. Yummy, not to mention any fruit version – canned, fresh or frozen.

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187 Debi Hubbard July 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Staying in where it is cool…air conditioning…a great invention.

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188 Rebecca July 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I love to go to the water front when it’s hot – seeing the boats in the water cools me off!

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189 tracy July 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I try to stay indoors with the A/C running turbo speed and surf the internet

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190 Ria July 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

We beat the heat by taking the kids to the river for some trout fishing, crawfishing and swimming…they love it, we love it and we all leave refreshed!

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191 Heather July 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm

We usually go to the pool or go to the beach for a ride on the boat to stay cool. We also, enjoy staying in the air conditioning, playing games, and eating fresh fruit and homemade ice cream. Love the summer.

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192 marci July 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm

i beat the summer heat by going to the mall and watching a movie. We have had alot of “heat waves” lately and staying cool and drinking alot of fluids is a must. :)

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193 Sheryl July 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm

We stay inside a lot or to our little pool in the backyard. We usually don’t head to the park or other outdoor activity until 6 or 7pm when its slightly cooler.

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194 April July 7, 2010 at 6:37 pm

When I’m working on our new house in 90 degree heat, I turn on a fan and drink lots of water!

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195 Liz July 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Play in the sprinkler with the kids. It cools me off and makes me feel young again:)

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196 terri brothers July 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I beat the summer heat by floating in my backyard pool with a tall glass of ice tea.

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197 Nancy B from Many LA July 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I keep cool by sitting in my a/c, and drinking water.

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198 bonnie July 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I like to beat the heat by going to the afternoon movies, cool a/c and discounted tickets

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199 Kim VanDam July 7, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Ice water! Lots of Ice Water!

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200 Ardella C July 7, 2010 at 6:48 pm

The way I stay cool in the summer is to spend time with my grandchildren, making them homemade smoothies, popsickles, and playing with them in their kiddie pool.

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201 Jayme Benabides July 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…….. Smoothies! That is a great way to beat the heat! We have lots of kiddos and play outside is essential, so we usually have water balloon fights to keep cool. Smothes sound like just the ticket to a healthy and memorable summer! Now all I need is a blender! ;)

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202 Barbara in Chicago July 7, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Ceiling fans on 24/7 , chicken , turkey , or fish burgers & franks on the outdoor grill w/chilled fruit and pletny of water!

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203 sherryl July 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

i usually take my family to the air-conditioned mall. it’s a fun, easy way to beat the heat!

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204 Tracey W July 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I like to stay inside with the central air on,drink anything and everything thats cold,and serf the different freebie sites.

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205 Vanessa Sloan July 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

My favorite way to beat the heat is to enjoy an ice cold snow cone.

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206 Apryl July 7, 2010 at 6:59 pm

We beat the heat with lots of fresh cold fruit, and smoothies. Today’s was a frozen banana, chocolate almond milk, a hand full of cold berries and a pinch of raw coconut. Yum!

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207 Heather Daniels July 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I love to take the kids out for frozen cokes and then over to the park for a picnic! They love the little field trip and the cokes taste delicious!

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208 Sandy Nevels July 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm

The ways we beat the heat is to go swimming, eating ice cream and chilled fruits – especially watermelon! We too dont have a/c and it gets hot indoors, most of the time its cooler outside. So we will go outside and have water gun fights or we just sit under a big tree and enjoy some popsicles / smoothies / frozen yogurts. Going to the park is fun too, especially the one nearby – they have a lake!

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209 Brenda July 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm

We love a cold glass of homemade iced tea.
It hasn’t been very hot here at all but when it does we head downstairs to our livingroom that’s below ground level. It’s so cool down there!

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210 Melanie Ferrell July 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm

We keep cool with light dinners, lots of salads, and yummy fruit smoothie drinks. Add a little protein powder to your fruit smoothie, and it is a refreshing meal replacement too!

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211 connie64 July 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Ceiling fans, lot’s of water and the swimming pool!

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212 Kim H July 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm

We stay cool by staying in the pool – drinking lots of cool drinks and eating plenty of chilled fruit. I love the summer :)

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213 Jacob Kiper July 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I love swimming! It cools you down and let you get sun at the same time!

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214 Randi July 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Lots of popsicles.

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215 Kim Linson July 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Ummm….waterballoons for a good bit a fun for the kids. Then crush some ice and add some flavored syrup for a snow cone treat. YUMMO!!

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216 Bree Courtney July 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Swimming is a great cool off, air conditioning or fans, lemonade!

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217 Janice July 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm

We try to stay indoors where it is cool, but we love to go swimming! Would love to have the blender and fruit to make smoothies!!

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218 Rachel Halvreson July 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm

My favorite way to beat the heat is to make sun tea…once brewed I chill it in the refrigerator and then drink with tons of ice and lemon…it is refreshing beyond measure!!!

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219 C Litchfield July 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Mixing up a big milkshake and sitting in the air draft of the swamp cooler until we get too cold and crawl under the covers. Now we need to get a new blender…we just threw the old one out because we killed the motor on it making all those milkshakes.

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220 cheryl July 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Eating a nice cold ice pop while seating a nicely airconditioned room…ahhhh…refreshing!

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221 Stacey July 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

The best way to beat the heat is to drink lots of great cold drinks, eat ice cream or popcicles, hang out in the a/c and dress nice and comfy!

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222 Lisa July 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

We spend lots of time in the pool, eat lots of popcicles, and keep meals light and easy… Also try to make it to the beach at least once a week to cool off! :) I love mixing up and freezing mango or berries mixed with vanilla yogurt… :)

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223 Jane July 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Ice cold watermelon or homemade churned ice cream

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224 Sally Sheets July 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I love a tall cold glass of iced mint tea that I made from picked, cleaned and brewed, then iced and sweetened! Or to have with my hubby, a concocted freshly made Non-alcoholic Pina-colada blender drink! Both drinks…Ummmmm, Ahhhhhh!

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225 Jim Hayes July 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

I love to go to the beach and take a splash in the ocean. Nothing beats that in my opinion

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226 Kim J July 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

In the Kansas (often humid) heat…it is hard to beat. There have been a few times I’ve wanted to just stick my head in the freezer….but instead I settle for cold ice water with lemon juice…or crush ice with a peppermint in it to cool down. Now about those smoothies…I believe they would do the trick.

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227 Amy July 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm

We cook everything outside on the grill when it’s hot.

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228 Bre July 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Take my kids to a day at the beach & squirt zone & some refreshing drinks to chill with …

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229 sarah July 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

i try to stay cool hangin’ in or near our big blue pool… been there alot lately!

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230 Amy July 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm

When we do get high temps we head for the basement. It was 90 here today and we successfully cleaned the entire basement in 4 hours. We could use a blender to make all these great fruity drinks. My kids would love it!

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231 Jennifer July 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Sit on the deck with the mist of the sprinkler while the kids play and snack on frozen grapes and blueberries. Yum!

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232 Michelle July 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Air conditioning, fans, thermal draperies, frozen fruit and lots of salads!

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233 Lori July 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Love sitting in the A/C with a big glass of sweet tea or a piece of chilled fruit to send the heat packing!!

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234 Mary-Frances C. July 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Swimming in the pool is how we really love cooling down. We also like making smoothies, yum!

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235 louise brown July 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I love to sit in the kiddie pool with the kids works for me

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236 Christy July 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Homemade popsicles!

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237 Magi July 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm

We’ve been hitting the local sprinkler park, hanging out in our 15′ inflatable pool, and treating ourselves to frozen fruit and/or ice cream treats.

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238 Shannon July 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Freeze pops keep my 2 little ones happy when it’s so hot!!

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239 Patti July 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

We hit the pool at the high school today. $2 a person and we were there for 3 hours. The water was great. We also stopped at our favorite ice cream shop. YUM.

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240 MelussaB July 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

We like to make homemade popsicles or ice cream and run throught the sprinklers!

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241 Rebecca Rittersdorf July 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

a good blender would make great fruit and ice slushies.

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242 terri peterson July 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm

We love to make creamy banana pops for those hot days ! In blender, puree 2 medium bananas, 1/2c. milk till smooth. Add one (3 oz.) box instant banana pudding mix and 1/2 t. vanilla. Blend till smooth, pour into popsicle holders and freeze till hard. So Good !!

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243 Celeste July 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Ceiling fans and ice cream!

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244 jenny July 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I love to stock up the freezer with smootie mixes, popicles and fruit chillers for the the family. The best thing to have is something cold!!!! Oh yeah, can’t forget the ICE. A salad for dinner with a whole lotta fixins and somekind of cold desert and a nice walk around the neighbor with the kids and hubby. Everybody has to love summer!!!

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245 Roberta Zehr July 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I froze quarts of blueberries when they were on sale, now I pour the frozen blueberries into a dish. We eat them as finger food and they cool our tummies.

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246 Dena July 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

My favorite way to beat the heat is to stay inside, enjoy the AC, and watch some family movies.

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247 Dee July 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I travel somewhere cooler to beat the heat!

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248 Meridith Hatch July 7, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Frozen grapes!

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249 Karin Brouillette July 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I always keep some grapes and blueberries in the freezer. We crash in the dark house and chomp down on frozen fruit. I also try to get my 12 year old daughter to realize that she is really supposed to fan her momma!

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250 v July 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm

We beat the summer heat with homemade ice cream! There’s nothing like putting in a hard days work on the farm and then settling down in the shade with the whole family and enjoying a bowl of freshly made ice cream.

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251 Sherri July 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I take the kids to the beach or if its just my husband and me we go for a motorcycle ride. A great smoothie is can of Libby’s pinapple and can of oranges with ice cream, orange surbert or yogurt with a little bit of milk. YUMMY!

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252 Cheryl July 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

We love to BBQ and have pineapple and strawberry smoothie……Its cool and soothing and healthy…Thats the key…HALTHY……Cool helps in this heat in Texas………

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253 marysbookworm July 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Air conditioning on, iced coffee with flavoring, French Vanilla or Hazelnut.

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254 Andrea July 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Fresh lemonade with a sprig of mint! Hits the spot on a hot day!

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255 Sheryl July 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Tall glass of iced water hits the spot!

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256 Kristen E July 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm

AC on, going to the pool, and playing in the sprinkler

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257 Jamey July 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Nothing is more refreshing than cold watermelon, but that Tutti-Frutti smoothie looks pretty good!

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258 LYNN July 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Cold coffee, ice tea or a wild berry smoothie

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259 Melissa Treolo July 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Frozen bananas! Just peel and freeze. Oh and frozen grapes are awesome too, they taste like little popsicles!

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260 Marie J. July 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm

My best friend and i take his mother walking in our mall where it’s nice and cool and we do some people with cute babies watching!

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261 Jackie July 8, 2010 at 12:08 am

Drinking tons of water and hanging out under the ceiling fan! We don’t have AC in our car, so we’ve been sticking pretty close to home this summer.

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262 Theresa July 8, 2010 at 12:38 am

Play in the water and eat popsicles!

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263 Gilda Bullaro July 8, 2010 at 12:42 am

Eating a bowl of low-fat frozen yogurt in an air-conditioned room watching one of my favorite TV shows.

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264 Lucy July 8, 2010 at 1:05 am

We use frozen blueberries with whipped cream and homemade creamsicles :).

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265 Martin July 8, 2010 at 1:18 am

Cold, fruity beverages and fans – lots and lots of fans!

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266 Brenda Rupp July 8, 2010 at 1:28 am

I love a great big icy glass of lemonade!

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267 Lois July 8, 2010 at 1:43 am

Would “LOVE” a beautiful blender just to make a yummy whatever!! :))))

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268 Celeste Cook July 8, 2010 at 2:17 am

To stay cool, we under the misters and eat refreshing home-made popsicles, shakes, and smoothies! Thanks for the new smoothie receipt!

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269 nan jan July 8, 2010 at 2:33 am

frozen grapes to nibble on. then my fruit slushy. mixed fruit then chunks of watermelon annd 4 ice cubes and dont forget no fat vanilla yogurt and a scoop of protein powder for all the minerals a trace minerals you swet out. my poor blender is only from 1980 .TIME FOR A NEW ONE!!

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270 Dianne July 8, 2010 at 2:58 am

Homemade lemonade like I used to make my dad when he was mowing the yard!

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271 brenda July 8, 2010 at 5:33 am

Staying indoors in the afternoon. Keeping hydrated with lots of water, iced tea and frozen lemonade. Breakfast and snacks are fruit smoothies with fresh fruit & yogurt. Cooking dinner on the grill instead of heating up the kitchen.

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272 Jodie T July 8, 2010 at 7:09 am

floating in the pool with a snack and a drink,talking about all kinds of stuff together

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273 Kristin Witham July 8, 2010 at 7:35 am

A good way to beat the heat is to get out the sprinkler and run through it! I LOVE LOVE LOVE smoothies, it is a great way to sneak in some healthy stuff for the kids and hubby without them having an idea it is so good for them, I like to put a little kale and flax seed in them. YUM

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274 Victoria C. July 8, 2010 at 8:14 am

My favorite way to beat the heat is mint ice cream – so refreshing!! If I had one of those blenders, I would make mint milkshakes. Considering how hot it is in the DC area right now, that could be a real life saver!

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275 Anne Marie July 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

Hiding in the cool basement is nice in the summer! Also making smoothies with frozen strawberries and cans of fruit :)

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276 JENNIFER P. July 8, 2010 at 8:55 am

Love to grill out dinner and enjoy summer foods like burgers and corn on the cob. After dinner enjoy siiting out on the back porch with a cool beverage and watch the evening roll in.

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277 Brenda Faulkner July 8, 2010 at 9:38 am

Our favorite way to beat the heat here in the deep south is chilled watermelon, deseeded, blended and frozen into popcicle treats!

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278 Eugenie July 8, 2010 at 9:41 am

I put fresh fruit (peaches, blueberries, mango, whatever I have on hand) and yogurt into a blender and make smoothies. So refreshing!

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279 Cindy July 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

Lots of water and AC!

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280 Jan H. July 8, 2010 at 9:53 am

Eat lots of watermelon and cucumbers & onions. Use the grill as much as possible. I try to cook a couple of days’ worth of meat on the grill at a time so I don’t have to cook everyday. We don’t have a/c so we use lots of fans.

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281 Lana July 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

Huge mug full of ice & sweet tea . . . and air conditioning!

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282 LINDA MAZZELLA July 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

MY FAVORITE TIME TO WILL BE TO MAKE SMOOTHIES FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN WHILE WE COOK HOT DOGS AND MARSHMALLOW OVER A FIRE. GRANDMA AND GRANDCHILDREN MEMORIES TO WILL LAST FOREVER

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283 Tamara July 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

My favorite way to beat the heat is to play with my 10 month old grandson in his ‘swimmy’ pool and then share a nice cool piece of watermelon with him. His happiness and contentment is wonderful to see!

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284 Renee Schuhmacher July 8, 2010 at 11:04 am

My five year old daughter and I climb up on the couch, stick our feet in a pan of cool water, turn on the fan and spend the afternoon reading. If you’re reading you can go to places it’s not so hot. (At least in your mind. :>) )

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285 Leigh C July 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

I work in AC so beating the heat is only when I g=have to get in a hot car but by the time I get home I am exhausted from heat. I open the fridge get out some cool fruit, a neck cooler and enjoy.. Though now just cool enough to sit outside and listen to birds.

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286 bunny July 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

summer is smoothy time——any combination of summer fruits, yogurt or cottage cheese, fruit juice or milk to thin out mixture, a handful of ice cubes, and blenderize ’til icy, smooth, & pourable

DELISH!

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287 Barbara July 8, 2010 at 12:30 pm

fix a nice tall smoothie and hit the swimming pool! That’s how I handle the Georgia heat!

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288 Heather July 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm

relaxing in a pool

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289 Gette July 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Summer is around the corner meaning SMOOTHIE TIME!!. Combination of any fruit. I love strawberry banana! Deliciouso! Very refreshing:-)

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290 Jolene Ediger July 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I like to make some green tea on ice and add acouple of squirts of raspberry syrup in it for sweetner. Very cool and refreshing.

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291 Nancy Beyerle July 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

The grand-kids and I have a picnic in the yard and run through the sprinkler!

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292 Wendy M July 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

A/C… popsicles… or iced coffee!

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293 Joyce R July 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm

fruit salad! Yummy yummy! Use Libby’s canned fruit of your choice so that you get the lovely juice and add fresh cantaloupe and watermelon (use a melon baller if you like, otherwise cut in small chunks), sliced strawberries are nice too. Add fresh, sliced bananas right before serving so they don’t brown. This is great served with angel food cake – get one from the store to keep the kitchen cool if you like. Enjoy

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294 mikele meether July 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

frozen grapes, just pop em in your mouth and the cool just bursts.

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295 Staci A July 9, 2010 at 12:01 am

We beat the heat with water battles in the yard and homemade popsicles. Yum!

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296 Tamara B. July 9, 2010 at 12:49 am

The best thing for me to beat the horrible humid heat in Florida is a fresh lemonade slushie or an ice cold glass of iced tea.

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297 Jennifer P July 9, 2010 at 12:57 am

Love ice tea in the Summer!! It really hits the spot on a warm day!!

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298 Michele Pineda July 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm

we just got back from Guatemala, and to beat the heat there we filled up with mango, papaya, banana and strawberry licuados (smoothies) which were delicious!~ Now here on the East Coast, we are in the middle of a heat wave, and I’ve been drinking ice cold lemonade and eating cold Italian sandwiches with plenty of veggies.

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299 joyce proctpr July 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

We make hot nights sundae nights – with all the fixings!!!!

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300 nan lara July 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm

it has been so hot here lately we have been going to a lake to swim almost everyday..that and lots of juice
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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301 sk kay July 11, 2010 at 12:06 am

air condition!

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302 Alisa Baker July 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm

We have a bi-level house and it stays a little cooler downstairs. We keep the curtains closed and use fans to move the cool air up.
These smoothies look like a nice refreshing treat that both my kids would like.

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303 Steph July 12, 2010 at 4:34 pm

My favorite way to beat the summer heat is with air conditioning, water fights with the kids and ice cream!

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