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We drank. We feasted. We sat on the porch. Yep, this summer was pretty damn amazing—but before we pack up our Aperol and heirloom tomatoes, let’s revisit our favorite warm-weather breakfasts, lunches and desserts of all time. (Psst: There’s no rule against making these post-Labor Day…just sayin’.)

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Italian Bruschetta Bar

Call 15 of your closest friends for an impromptu trip to Florence (via your patio).

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Spicy Corn Carbonara

Surprisingly light; not surprisingly flavorful.

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Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

Even salad haters love it.

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Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

Packed with protein but totally vegetarian.

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Honey-Lime Chicken and Veggies in Foil

Raise your hand if you hate doing dishes.

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Sheet Tray Pancakes with Peaches and Strawberries

Just slice and add syrup.

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Mexican Street Corn Dip

This stuff is seriously addictive. You’ve been warned.

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Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke, Ricotta and Lemon

Easiest pie ever.

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Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

So healthy, yet so tasty.

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Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry

Bursting with flavor.

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“Everything Bagel” Cauliflower Rolls

This “bread” is low-carb and gluten-free.

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Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata

Wine is mandatory.

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Grilled Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Sauce

Tastes like fluffy, sweet clouds.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Yogurt Ice Pops

Our new favorite dessert. 

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Blackberry Peach Grilled Cheese

Our three favorite food groups: Sweet, salty and cheesy.

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Birthday Cupcakes with White Wine Buttercream

You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to whip these guys up.

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Mini Spanish Tortilla with Zucchini

This egg-and-potato dish should be in your weekly rotation.

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Grilled Pineapple Split Sundae with Cherry Sauce

File under “why didn’t we think of this earlier?”

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Zucchini Ricotta Galette

It’s basically a giant pie you eat for dinner. You’re welcome. 

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No-Bake Cheesecake with Raspberry Compote

Just pop it in the freezer and it’s ready to go.

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Shrimp Boil Skewers with Corn, Sausage and Potatoes

A New Orleans-style feast, minus the mess.

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Watermelon Poke Bowls

The cool, refreshing lunch you’ve been craving.

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Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash, Ricotta and Basil

Best of all, there’s only one dish to do.

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White Sangria Ice Pops

Keep these babies stashed in the freezer. You never know when a sugar craving will strike.

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Skillet Peach Cobbler

Best served with a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

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Grilled Watermelon Feta Skewers

No forks necessary.

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Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion

Make use of your farmers’ market haul. 

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15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil

Quickest dinner ever. (We checked.)

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No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

Just try it. Trust us.

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Blue Cheese Crema

Hearty, filling and totally meatless.

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Berry-Coconut Rocket Pops

A healthier twist on an old favorite.

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Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Your new go-to lunch.

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Thai Beef Bowls with Rice Noodles

Ready in 30 minutes, start to finish. 

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Sweet-and-Sour Pork Skewers with Pineapple

An easy, mess-free take on swineapple.

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Shrimp with Cauliflower “Grits” and Arugula

Low-carb but still totally decadent. 

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Baked Caprese Chicken Skillet

Fact: Everything’s better when it’s slathered in mozz.

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Moules-Frites (Steamed Mussels and Fries)

Your dinner guests will be so impressed.

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Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

Cooking steak doesn’t have to be intimidating.

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Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

Crisp, refreshing and even better the next day.

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Naked Lemon and Olive Oil Layer Cake

Post-brunch dessert, anyone? 

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Tastes like vacation. 

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Buttermilk Skillet Corn Bread with Tomatoes and Green Onions

Pile the veggies high.

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Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes

One pan, no stress.

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Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard

News flash: Cooking seafood doesn’t have to be tricky and time-consuming.

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Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Because you deserve a one-night trip to Santorini.

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Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

We can’t believe they’re not fried.

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Grilled Caprese Skewers with Halloumi and Sourdough

Salad on a stick. Genius.

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Lime Chicken with Corn and Poblano Salad

Psst: You can make this whole plate for about $10.

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Mexican Street CORN DEVILED EGGS

They’ll be the stars of the picnic.

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Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Whipped Cream

The perfect end to a perfect summer.

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