Summer

25 Lazy Summer Suppers to Eat After a Day at the Beach or Pool — Recipes from The Kitchn

Let's be honest — the last thing any of us wants to do after getting home from a day of sun and swimming is stand at the stove to make dinner. These are the nights that call for super-easy summer meals that are light and refreshing yet still satisfying.

From flank steak panzanella and turkey avocado burgers, to shrimp skewers and black bean tacos, these 25 lazy dinners come together with minimal prep and cook time (but plenty of flavor!) to cap off your sun-soaked day.

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25 Lazy Summer Suppers to Eat After a Day at the Beach or Pool — Recipes from The Kitchn

Let's be honest — the last thing any of us wants to do after getting home from a day of sun and swimming is stand at the stove to make dinner. These are the nights that call for super-easy summer meals that are light and refreshing yet still satisfying.

From flank steak panzanella and turkey avocado burgers, to shrimp skewers and black bean tacos, these 25 lazy dinners come together with minimal prep and cook time (but plenty of flavor!) to cap off your sun-soaked day.

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Want to Meet Your Neighbors? Plant a Mango Tree — Best of Summer

Here in tropical South Florida we have two seasons: the tourist season and the rainy season. Our summers are stormy. Showers every afternoon are the norm, and in the daily deluges our backyard gardens wither as mosquitoes whine, and hurricanes churn out in the Gulf. I often joke that I get reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder living here between May and September because the weather's so glum. It's not all bad, though! The absence of tourists means traffic jams are nearly non-existent, as are the waiting lines at our favorite restaurants. But the real bright side of South Florida summers is that it's finally mango season again.

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10 Glorious Ways to Eat Your Weight in Melon — Recipes from The Kitchn

If, like me, your mission every summer is to eat as much sweet, juicy melon as humanly possible, then there's no reason to stop now. Summer's not over and there's still a lot of fresh melon to be had. If you've had your fill of eating those thick-cut slices of watermelon out of hand, know that there are still a lot of ways to put one of summer's sweetest fruits to work.

From watermelon s'mores to two-ingredient sherbet, here are 10 sweet and juicy ways to get your fill of melon.

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How To Make Sweet-and-Savory Tomato Jam — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Jam excels at preserving the tastes and smells of the season, but why should berries have all the fun? Adding tomato jam to your summer preserving bounty is just the thing to make you feel like a savvy cook and leave you with a taste of summer into fall.

Using the same principals of other small-batch jams, plum tomatoes are cooked with a little sugar and spice for a sweet and savory jam that will leave you wondering why you didn't start making it sooner.

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25 Awesome Main Dishes for a Crowd-Pleasing BBQ — Recipes from The Kitchn

Here's my secret to being a backyard BBQ baller: I keep my sides, drinks, and desserts simple, but serve up the biggest, most impressive main dishes I can muster. Ribs, whole artichokes, or even a big ol' turkey are sure to wow your guests.

From teriyaki pork tenderloin and dill pickle chicken, to cauliflower steaks and short ribs, here are 25 impressive mains for your next BBQ that will feed a crowd and then some.

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