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    21 Things To Cook, Eat & Drink In August

    Foil pack dinners, Keto Crock Pot favorites, and the easiest summer sangria we know.

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    It's the last full month of summer — so we're making the most of August eats.

    The means firing up the grill for Philly cheesesteak foil packs and chicken pesto burgers, plugging the last of the summer fruit into strawberry shortcake and cucumber and mango salad, and of course: plenty of sangria!

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    1. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

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    All of your favorite classic favors in one super satisfying dish.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

    2. Easiest Summertime Sangria

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    Is it too hot to camp in most places right now? Yes. Would we stlll absolutely make this for a summer night in? Also yes.

    Recipe: Camping Summertime Sangria

    3. Keto Garlic Butter Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles

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    If you start with pre-packaged zucchini noodles, the entire dish will be ready in 10 minutes.

    Recipe: Keto Garlic Butter Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles

    4. Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

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    Once you've had homemade whipped cream, you'll never go back to the canned stuff.

    Recipe: Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

    5. Bacon Pineapple BBQ Chicken Bake

    6. Air Fryer Green Beans

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    The perfect low-carb and Keto-friendly snack or side.


    Recipe: Air Fryer Green Beans

    7. Fresh Cucumber & Mango Salad

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    Colorful, hydrating, and incredibly easy to make.

    Recipe: Fresh Cucumber & Mango Salad

    8. Prosecco Watermelon Jello Bites

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    Jello shots, but make it ~fancy~.

    Recipe: Prosecco Watermelon Jello Shots

    9. Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Chicken

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    Serve with rice, greens, noodles — or enjoy on its own.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Chicken

    10. Crispy Oven-Baked Fish Tacos

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    Every Tuesday should be Taco Tuesday, if you ask me.

    Recipe: Crispy Oven-Baked Fish Tacos

    11. Mini Peach Upside Down Cakes

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    If you don't have peaches, feel free to swap in any similar stone fruit — like plums or nectarines.

    Recipe: Mini Peach Upside Down Cakes

    12. Chicken Burgers With Spinach, Pesto, and Mozzarella

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    This version uses ground chicken for the patties to keep them a bit leaner — but you could also substitute turkey or beef.

    Recipe: Chicken Burgers With Spinach, Pesto, and Mozzarella

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    Filed under: The Textbook Perfect Summer Salad.

    Recipe: Couscous Summer Salad With Peaches & Corn

    14. Oven-Roasted Whole Fish

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    Intimidated at cooking fish? Don't be! You can always ask your grocery store seafood counter to scale, gut, and rinse the fish before you buy it. When it's time to cook at home, your prep will actually be super simple.

    Recipe: Oven-Roasted Whole Fish

    15. Sour Cream and Onion Potato Salad

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    Choosing to top your potato salad with actual potato chips is the type of power move that I'm here for.

    Recipe: Sour Cream and Onion Potato Salad

    16. Perfect Instant Pot RIbs

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    These are fall-off-the-bone tender — and way less fussy — when prepared in the Instant Pot.

    Recipe: Perfect Instant Pot RIbs

    17. Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta Salad

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    Because there's never a wrong season for pasta.

    Recipe: Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta Salad

    18. Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packs

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    Don't skimp on the provolone!

    Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packs

    19. 3-Ingredient Peach Sorbet

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    No clunky ice cream maker necessary. Just peaches + sugar + lemon juice — and a quick chill in the freezer.

    Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peach Sorbet

    21. 5-Ingredient Burst Tomato Spread

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    Serve this with warm garlic bread — and you've got the ultimate crowdpleaser.

    Recipe: 5-Ingredient Burst Tomato Spread