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    31 Amazing Things To Cook In August

    Summer is winding down. GET COOKING.

    Photo by White on Rice Couple. Get the recipe for their Grilled Cherry Tomato Skewers here.


    SO MANY DELICIOUS THINGS! Obviously, last-chance summer berries are the perfect excuse to eat dessert twice a day. Also, to drink sangria on the regular.

    (This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live):

    - Apricots

    - Basil

    - Bell Peppers

    - Beets

    - Blackberries

    - Blueberries

    - Boysenberries

    - Cantaloupe

    - Chard

    - Cherries

    - Corn

    - Cucumbers

    - Eggplant

    - Fennel

    - Figs

    - Grapes

    - Green beans

    - Green onions

    - Kiwi

    - Mangoes

    - Melons

    - Nectarines

    - Okra

    - Peaches

    - Peas

    - Plums

    - Raspberries

    - Scallions

    - Strawberries

    - Summer squash

    - Tomatillos

    - Tomatoes

    - Watermelons

    - Zucchini

    1. Mexican Street Corn

    The secret? Mayonnaise. Recipe here.

    2. Grilled Tomato Skewers on Toast

    3. Ritz Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Your eyes do not deceive. Recipe here.

    4. Fontina and Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches.

    I know, right? Recipe here.

    5. Individual Whole Peach Pies.

    Don't you wish you'd thought of it first? Recipe here.

    6. BBQ Sticky Asian Pork Ribs

    7. Fried Mozzarella, Basil, and Nectarine Stacks with Balsamic Glaze

    Caprese who? Recipe here.

    8. Marinated Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Huckleberries

    9. Roasted Tiny Eggplant with Muhammara and Feta

    Muhammara is a nutty, creamy red pepper sauce. And baby eggplants are totally adorable. Recipe here.

    10. Three-Bean Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

    11. Roasted Cherry Sangria

    Spending extra time to roast the cherries? WORTH IT. Recipe here.

    12. Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde


    Perfect for brightening up pretty much any meat that comes off the grill. Recipe here.

    13. Gingered Salmon with Grilled Corn and Watercress Salad

    14. Blueberry Hand Pies

    Yes, it's like a sophisticated Pop-Tart. Recipe here.

    15. Jalapeno Popper Corn Fritters

    Anyone will eat vegetables when they're pan-fried and laced with cheese. Recipe here.

    16. Grilled Curry Chicken

    Butterflied whole chicken works great on the grill. Recipe here.

    17. Zucchini Tart

    Pretty. Recipe here.

    18. Mediterranean-Spiced Lamb Burgers

    19. Grilled Figs with Honeyed Mascarpone

    20. Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime, and Peanuts

    21. Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

    Any excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. Recipe here.

    22. Crème Fraîche Galette with Heirloom Tomatoes

    23. Tomato and Mozzarella Potato Salad with Lemon Buttermilk Dressing

    Because, what's a barbecue without potato salad? Recipe here.

    24. Eggplant and Parsley Dip

    Recipe here.

    25. Grilled Flatbread

    Top them however you like. Recipe here.

    26. Cherry and Lime Ooey Gooey Butter Bars

    27. Slow-Roasted Tomato Pasta

    Simple is better, sometimes. Recipe here.

    28. Grilled Avocado and Cucumber Cold Soup

    29. Grilled Fennel Salad with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan

    30. Mussels Fra Diavolo con Crema

    Spicy mussels with cream. Recipe here.

    31. White Peach Gin Fizz

    Drink outside while you still can! Recipe here.

    Illustration by Claudia Pearson, who has some wonderful stuff in her Etsy shop.