Steamed Lobster with Drawn Butter

An herbaceous steaming liquid lends a lovely lilt to lobster, drawn butter brings it loads of lusciousness.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 6

Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

Mmmm. Beef back ribs are massaged with a sweetly spicy rub and then slooooooowly cooked to tender terrificness. Yes, please.

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  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 35 M
  • 31

Creme Fraiche Potato Salad

A British take on potato salad that’s both simple and sublime, this summery staple draws on the tart richness of creme fraiche and the pucker of lemon.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1

Saint Phanourios’s Cake

Bake this cake in honor of Phanourious, the patron saint of lost objects, and you just might find something you never knew was missing.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 58

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 19

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Apricot Blackberry Cobbler

Given this cobbler’s delicately sweet filling and crumbly, flaky topping, our search for the perfect cobbler ends here—and, we dare say, so will yours.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

This caffeinated incarnation of a classic chocolate cake comprises cocoa-y layers and fudgy ganache that take their jolt from a cup of joe.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 30

Watermelon Limeade

Taken neat, on the rocks, or with a stealth shot of tequila, we think you’ll find no fault with this drink that’s designed for the dog days of summer.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 12

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 15

A Potato Dish for Julia

A swift stovetop version of classic pommes Anna, these sliced spuds are swaddled in butter, garlic, and Julia Child’s enthusiastic approval.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 11

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Meet the Queen of Tarts, with a throne of crushed cookies, a cloak of ever-so-slightly sweetened mascarpone, and a tiara of sliced strawberries.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 6

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

When it’s half past when you’d wanted to eat and you’re too exhausted to think, turn to this kid-friendly, adult-approved fix.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 23

Coleslaw with a Hint of Maple Syrup

A touch of maple syrup infuses traditional coleslaw with a unique, unexpected sweetness. Try this slaw with pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, or barbecue.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 5
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