Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

This purple-stained cake—er, what’s left of it—puts the ease back in pleasin’. Just old-fashioned goodness and the season’s most compelling fruits. Got milk?

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11

Chimichurri

Drizzle, douse, souse, or otherwise acquaint this emerald elixir with grilled steak, chicken, chops, seafood, or heck, anything.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 12

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 23

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

Succumb to this simple, satiating, seductive Vietnamese tradition. Known as ca phe sua da, it’s just coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 24

Raspberry Jam

You can’t prolong summer. But you can prolong raspberry season with some lipstick-red berries, a little sugar, and this unerringly precise recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 5

Hibiscus Ice Pops

Think the color of these crazy crimson-colored, Caribbean-inspired ice pops is flamboyant? Wait until you experience the taste.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Warm Chicken with Green Beans and Chard

Veggies from the garden or greenmarket are cooked ever so gently, then tossed with a mild vinaigrette and gilded with chicken. Summer at its simplest.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 3

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

“Little explosions of flavor” is how the author describes these luscious little orbs of yellow, orange, or red goodness. We don’t disagree. Neither will you.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 7

Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail

Stunning and sophisticated, this cocktail relies on rhubarb for tartness, orange for intrigue, sugar for sweetness, and tequila for an afternoon nap.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

We’re not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect—as well as banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon—does it really matter?

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 4

Chicken Yakitori with Honey Sauce

Japanese grilling at its sweetest–and simplest, with just a quick turn over the coals and a happy little sauce of soy, sake, honey, and ginger for dipping and drizzling.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 6

Beach Fries

The defining aroma of an Atlantic boardwalk comprises three things: salty sea air, peanut oil, and Old Bay. You’ll find two out of three in these fries. Not bad.

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  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 14

Spicy Mango Ice Pops

Forget about pleasing the kids. These spicy little lovelies have boast mango with a hint of lime and are sure to woo the sophisticate in you.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 4

Cherry Spritzer

This simple elixir, er, spritzer draws on sweet cherries, tart lime, and sugar syrup. Splash into sparkling wine or seltzer as needed throughout the dog days of summer.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
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