A glass of lemon cucumber cocktail with a sprig of mint, a lemon wheel, and a slice of cucumber.

Lemon Cucumber Cocktail

A gentle and genteel sipper, this libation draws on gin, cucumber, club soda, mint, and the lilt of lemon as a solution to lazy, languid summer nights.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 7
A glass filled with cherry spritzer and two cherries beside it.

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
A pile of creamy coleslaw next to a burger topped with fried onions.

Creamy Coleslaw

Sweet and simple. Nothing but cabbage, cider vinegar, sugar, mayo, a little onion, salt, and oil. Just like you’d find at a BBQ shack.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
A ceramic bowl filled with creme fraiche potato salad, sprinkled with lemon zest and chives.

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
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A cocktail glass with a scoop of summer tomato sorbet and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Tomato Sorbet

Heirloom tomatoes go on ice for this simple yet elegant sorbet. Use yellow, red, orange, or purple fruit, but my all means, make this sorbet.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
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A large jar and two glasses filled with watermelon limeade, topped with a sprig of mint.

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
  • 16
Northern Fried Chicken

Northern Fried Chicken

The secret to this Northern fried chicken recipe? Matzoh meal and honey. No lie.

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  • 50 M
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