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21 Recipes to Get You Through Those Hot Summer Days

Put these recipes on the menu while the ingredients are fresh.

June in the South means long, hot, and often humid days. That doesn’t give you a pass for skipping a homecooked meal. (Nice try though.) You still need to get dinner on the table for the family. With an abundance of summer vegetables at the farmers’ market, grab what you can and start planning your menu. Some of our favorite summer produce are perfect for creating hearty meals. From bell peppers to eggplant, we’ve created some incredible ways to enjoy summer veggies. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about cooking ribs this summer and shared some of our all-time favorite recipes. What else do you need when you’re outside on the porch? Refreshing cocktails, of course! You can prepare the mixers ahead of time so you just have to add the alcohol when you’re ready to enjoy. You know the kids will want something sweet (and we will too!) so we’ve pulled a few of our favorite pie recipes perfect for summer days outside. The fried hand pies are a perfect treat for kids to enjoy when they can’t sit still. Now that you’ve been tempted, scroll through and pick out your favorite recipes and head to the grocery store.

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