Fact: August produce makes every cold, dark day in February worth it. Summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and corn practically whip themselves up into gorgeous, mouthwatering meals. Here are some breezy recipes to get your creative juices flowing.

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August 1: Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Corn and Burrata

Did you know that store-bought gnocchi takes two minutes to cook in your skillet?

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August 2: Easy 5-Ingredient Corn Soup

For when you’re fending for yourself and don’t feel like scrambled eggs.

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August 3: Mini Spanish Tortilla with Zucchini

Your quest for an interesting way to cook zucchini ends here.

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August 4: Shrimp Boil Skewers with Corn, Sausage and Potatoes

We just hacked the shrimp boil so it’s not only mess-free but also elegant.

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August 5: Zucchini Ricotta Galette

Normally, we wouldn’t tell you to make pie crust from scratch, but this free-form version is so easy and fun.

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August 6: Late Summer Abundance Bowl

Simmering our grains in coconut milk instead of plain water: brilliant.

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August 7: Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash, Ricotta and Basil

Is it weird if we make this four nights in a row (but change the pasta)?

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August 8: Moules-Frites (steamed Mussels and Fries)

Mussels are the easiest type of seafood to cook. "Sea" for yourself.

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August 9: Pasta Salad with Fresh Peas, Tomato and Pecorino

Easy-breezy. Use fresh peas if you can find them.

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August 10: Shredded Thai Salad with Avocado

We’ll take this with a side of crusty toasted bread (and olive oil, please).

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August 11: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Blue Cheese Crema

Meatless doesn’t have to equal meager. Rich blue cheese sauce and diced avocado take these tacos over the top.

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August 12: FARMERS’ MARKET ASPARAGUS & Potato Pizza

We won’t tell if you start with premade dough from the grocery store.

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August 13: Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes

It’s a meat-and-potatoes kind of night, and this one-pan dinner makes cooking steak at home completely foolproof.

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August 14: Baked Caprese Chicken Skillet

Pile on the fresh tomatoes, because August.

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August 15: Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

If you’re feeling adventurous, throw these guys on the grill instead of baking them in the oven.

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August 16: Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion

Stone fruit gives this dish a tangy-sweet flavor. Is your mouth watering yet?

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August 17: Cauliflower Lentil Grain Salad with Pesto and Pickled Radishes

Oh, mighty cauliflower. Is there anything you can’t do?

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August 18: Chickpea and Coconut Vegetable Curry

Put the lime in the coconut. You’ll want seconds.

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August 19: Parmesan-Ranch Chicken Thighs

Fun fact: These chicken thighs taste exactly like they’re fried. Lucky for you, they’re anything but.

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August 20: Zoodle Stir-fry

If you don’t have a spiralizer, create long strands of zucchini with your vegetable peeler.

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August 21: Cheater’s Skillet Paella

This feast takes just one hour, start to finish.

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August 22: Zucchini Basil Soup with Crème Fraîche and Pickled Corn

Crème fraîche sounds fancy, but it lives right next to its humble cousin, sour cream, in the dairy aisle.

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August 23: Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

Cooking steak intimidates us. There, we said it. But cutting it into neat pieces, skewering it and roasting it to juicy perfection is as easy as 1-2-3.

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August 24: Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Cue palm trees and a piña colada.

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August 25: Pork Scallopini with Lemon, Capers and Radicchio

Let go of boring chicken breast and broccoli.

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August 26: Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

Also known as a power bowl. Can you guess why?

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August 27: Beer Bratwursts with Dijon Coleslaw

Microwaved hot dogs? Meh. These tangy brats give you an excuse to pile on the toppings.

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August 28: Sweet-and-Sour Pork Skewers with Pineapple

Homemade barbecue > takeout.

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August 29: Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Soy sauce, vinegar and Sriracha pack flavor into this easy 20-minute dinner.

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August 30: Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment

Best of all, you get to unwrap it like a present.

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August 31: Blakberry Peach Grilled Cheese

Juicy berries give this grilled cheese an elevated, seasonal twist. (We won't tell if you have seconds.)

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