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31 Delicious Things You Need To Cook In August

All food is bikini-friendly if you eat it while wearing a bikini.

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1. Caprese Grilled Cheese with Arugula Pesto

2. Crispy Grilled Pork Belly with Tangy Vinegar BBQ Sauce

If steak and bacon had a love child, it would be grilled pork belly. Recipe here.

3. Coconut, Lime, and Watermelon Slushie

Fruits make the best serving bowls. Recipe here.

4. Zucchini, Lemon, and Ricotta Tartines

Turn that mound of zucchini into a delicious, creamy snack. Recipe here.

5. Raspberry, Coconut, and Mango Sorbet

Coconut adds creaminess but keeps things dairy-free. Recipe here.

6. Charred Corn with Pistachio-Cilantro-Lime Rub

Most days, melted butter is enough. But sometimes you want to take things to the next level. Recipe here.

7. Green Bean Salad with Peaches and Balsamic Bitters Vinaigrette

August is a time to cram peaches into as many meals as possible. Recipe here.

8. Beer-Marinated Flank Steak Fajitas

9. Grilled Eggplant and Lemons with Garlic Labneh

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Recipe here.

10. Strawberry Shortcake Sundae

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Plus six more sundaes you really, really need to try, all here.

11. Blueberry Quinoa Salad

12. 4-Ingredient Watermelon Salad Sticks

13. Raspberry, Nectarine, and Sweet Corn Clafoutis

Brunch, anyone? Recipe here.

14. Alice Waters' Warm Spinach Salad

The best way to get rid of extra greens is in a warm, wilted salad laced with bacon. Recipe here.

15. Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

16. Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta

17. Plum Negroni

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Regular old negronis were starting to feel a little played out.. Recipe here.

18. Zucchini Pickles

Make summer last as long as possible. Recipe here.

19. Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

20. Grilled Leg Of Lamb

21. Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce

No excuse to buy jarred tomato sauce in August, guys. Recipe here.

22. Easy Summer Shrimp Boil

A great outdoor dinner party idea that's fun and, more importantly, easy to clean up. Recipe here.

23. Three-Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

24. Summer Melon Salad

25. Whole Peach Bellinis

Cheers! Recipe here.

26. Herbed Summer Squash Pasta Bake

A summer-friendly version of mac and cheese. And by that I mean that it has summer vegetables inside, not that it has any less mac or cheese. Recipe here.

27. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

28. Cherry-Plum Port Crumble

29. Indoor S'mores

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Just because it's warm enough to cook outside doesn't mean you always want to. Recipe here.

30. Old Bay Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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A quick grilled dinner that's perfect for a weeknight. Recipe here.

31. Crispy Bacon Waffles with Bourbon Butter and Blueberry Syrup

It's everything good about breakfast in one dish. Plus bourbon. Recipe here.

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