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TODAY   |  July 29, 2013

Cook a summer dinner without turning on the stove

When the weather is toasty, the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove. Kelsey Nixon of the Cooking Channel shares how you can make a delicious dinner of peach salad with tomatoes, feta, and basil vinaigrette and crab tapas, without turning on the stove.

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>>> when it comes to cooking in the summer the last thing you want to do in the hot summer is turn on the stove.

>> so kelsey came up with three no heat no cook recipes to help you keep your cool. good to see you.

>> thank you these are delicious, and easy and no oven required.

>> perfect.

>> we have this amazing tomato and peach salad we'll dress up. we have a quarter cup of fresh basal leaves. then i have a chal lot in there. away we go and you have a booufl basil vinegarette.

>> it's so simple.

>> and you know what's in it.

>> exactly. this is a basil vinegarette going over the top and then crumbled feta as well.

>> you don't have to turn on a stove for that.

>> what guest won't be impressed with that?

>> i'm impressed. all right. great as an appetizer. very impressive.

>> look how skinny she is now.

>> amazing.

>> oh gosh. this is a green godess spread.

>> let me see that.

>> do you want that.

>> it's not done yet.

>> look at this, great crab meet.

>> i like to eat before they go to break.

>> go crazy. but this is great for a party and great for entertaining. you can have a couple of these for a weeknight meal.

>> you're done and then for dessert.

>> the finale. it's the only cake you don't bake in the oven.

>> it's old school.

>> old school retro, it's peanut butter which we're all fans of here today, freshed whipped cream.

>> what's the caky part?

>> it's the chocolate cookies you layer in between. you pop it in the refrigerator or freezer overnight and you have a delicious icebox cake .

>> my grandmother used to make the icebox cake .

>> go crazy al.

>> we'll share.

>> it's really good.

>> i want one of these because they're just that delicious.

>> these are just three examples but there's a lot of things you can do without the stove, the oven.

>> absolutely. who wants to turn the oven on in the summer anyways.

>> it's amazing.

>> when does she start on the voice.

>> september 23rd .

>> we'll get that in whenever we can.

>> we'll be back in a moment. but first this is