july fourth

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Ethereally airy biscuits. Sweetly spiced stone fruits. This riff on classic shortcake swaps strawberries for the unexpected to really quite surprising and clamor-for-more effect.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
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Plum Kuchen

Plum Kuchen

Breakfast. Brunch. Onesies. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there’s no time of day or night that we don’t welcome this classic plum kuchen.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 4
An oval dish filled with roasted plums, topped with star anise.

Roasted Plums

Scented with star anise, not overly sweet, and just 25 minutes from start to finish. Talk about our sorta summer dessert.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
A square of rustic cherry tart, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Rustic Cherry Tart

Purplish cherries sink into a rich, fragrant frangipane as they bake into sweet oblivion and contrast spectacularly with the crisp puff pastry crust. Sounds terrible, eh?

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A slab of dulce de leche brownies with 5 brownies cut off

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Because fudge brownies just aren’t indulgent enough, we added an outrageously lovely swirl of caramel sauce. You’re welcome.

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  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 6
A blue ceramic bowl filled with classic coleslaw.

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, we mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw we’ve ever had.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 10
Bowls of watermelon, tomato, feta, herbs, and red onion for making the watermelon tomato feta salad.

Tomato Watermelon Feta Salad

All your summer favorites collide in this kaleidoscopic salad that’s equally stunning when layered in a jar or simply tossed in a bowl.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Three homemade ice cream bars, coated with chocolate and sprinkled with almonds, coconut, and chocolate crumbs.

Homemade Ice Cream Bars

Ice cream bars are a very, very personal thing. Which is exactly why we love this approach, which essentially allows you to make whatever custom combination of store-bought ice cream, chocolate, and coatings you fancy.

  • 25 M
  • 12 H
  • 12
Spice-Glazed Grilled Pork Loin

Grilled Pork Loin

No more helplessly watching as the pork chops you toss on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Not with this clever trick that cooks a whole pork loin and slices it into chops AFTER grilling to retain its juiciness.

  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 19
A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Cornmeal Drop-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Ah, summer. Ah, cobbler. Those two sentiments are sort of one in the same, don’t you agree, seeing as each is easy, effortless, and always enticing?

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A yellow bowl filled with strawberry ice cream.

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this spectacular strawberry ice cream relies on in-season strawberries rather than obscene amounts of sugar for flavor. This is no ordinary ice cream.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
A platter of ribs covered with Texas-style barbecue sauce, and a glass of extra sauce on the side.

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Ridiculously easy to make yet complex as heck in taste. Slightly sweet with only a hint of heat. Kid-tested and adult-approved.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
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