31 August Recipes To Make Every Day This Summer, From Breakfast Through Happy Hour And Dessert

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It feels like just yesterday we were eagerly awaiting Memorial Day Weekend and the start of beach season. Now August is already here (really, can you believe it!?), but there's still time to take advantage of summer's best in-season produce. Here's what to make every day in August.

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1.Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread

Sliced blueberry bread

This blueberry bread happens to be gluten-free thanks to almond flour, but you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. As an added bonus, you only need one bowl to whip it up.

Recipe: Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread

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2.Grilled Corn Summer Breakfast Hash

Grilled corn and vegetable hash

It's sweet corn season, and you should be taking full advantage from breakfast 'til dessert. Fry or poach some eggs on top for this deliciously filling way to start the day.

Recipe: Grilled Corn Summer Breakfast Hash

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3.Apricot Breakfast Fruit Crisp

Apricot crisp in a bowl

It's basically dessert for breakfast, but who's going to complain about that?

Recipe: Apricot Breakfast Fruit Crisp

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4.Classic Skillet Cornbread

Slices of skillet cornbread

Make this cornbread for breakfast topped with some butter and jam, then serve it as a comforting side at your evening cookout.

Recipe: Classic Skillet Cornbread

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5.Caprese Scones

Ingredients for Caprese scones

For those who prefer savory to sweet, these cheesy, basil-packed scones featuring vine ripe tomatoes are hard to beat.

Recipe: Caprese Scones

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6.Zucchini Bread Muffins

A moist zucchini bread muffin in half

The best way to eat your veggies is to bake them into moist and buttery breakfast muffins.

Recipe: Zucchini Bread Muffins

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7.Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Egg Pie

Uncooked eggs with zucchini, tomatoes, and cheese in a bowl

Crustless pie, quiche, or breakfast egg bake. Whatever you want to call it, the final product is droolworthy.

Recipe: Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Egg Pie

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8.Cantaloupe Panzanella

Panzanella with melon, cucumber, tomato, and onion

Fresh cantaloupe takes this Italian-inspired bread salad to the next level. Of course, you can swap in whatever melon you have on hand.

Recipe: Cantaloupe Panzanella

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9.Baked Tomato Goat Cheese Dip

Jammy tomato dip with goat cheese and bread

Don't go easy on the bread. You're going to need plenty to sop up all this decadent, cheesy dip.

Recipe: Baked Tomato Goat Cheese Dip

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10.Simplest Zucchini Parmesan Pasta

Cooking zucchini in a skillet

There's nothing fancy about this crowd-pleasing pasta. In fact, all you need are a handful of basic ingredients.

Recipe: Simplest Zucchini Parmesan Pasta

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11.Thai Green Papaya Salad

Bowls of green papaya salad

Even more delicious than takeout, this Thai-inspired salad (aka som tum) is fresh, sweet-meets-savory, and the perfect complement to pretty much any main dish.

Recipe: Thai Green Papaya Salad

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12.Sheet Pan Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki

Sheet pan chicken with vegetables and tzatziki

Dinner is ready on a single sheet pan. Serve this spiced chicken with pita bread, and tzatziki or your favorite dip.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki

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13.Peach Mozzarella Salad with Basil and Prosciutto

Peach Mozzarella Salad with Basil and Prosciutto

There's no lettuce involved in this wildly fresh summer salad (because cheese + cured meat > romaine, right?).

Recipe: Peach Mozzarella Salad with Basil and Prosciutto

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14.Seared Salmon Burgers

Ingredients for salmon burgers

Spice up your next summer barbecue with these tasty seared salmon burgers. They're a step up from hamburgers and hot dogs, but still incredibly easy to throw together.

Recipe: Seared Salmon Burgers

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15.Mexican Street Corn Dip

Preparing corn dip in a skillet

Whip out the tortilla chips. This elote-inspired dip is going to go quick.

Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Dip

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16.Spanish Gazpacho

Bowls of gazpacho with croutons

If you're missing soup season, don't fret. This thick and creamy Spanish gazpacho is ideal for warm weather.

Recipe: Spanish Gazpacho

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17.Sous Vide Avocado and Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

Sous Vide Avocado and Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

Serve this on bread, in lettuce wraps, or as a summer side dish. Of course, if you don't have a sous vide you can simply grill or bake the chicken breast.

Recipe: Sous Vide Avocado and Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

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18.Strawberry Watermelon Feta Salad

Arugula salad with feta, watermelon and strawberry

There are few things more refreshing (and more summery) than the combination of strawberry, watermelon, and feta cheese. Turn this into a main dish by adding grilled chicken, lobster, shrimp, or really any protein.

Recipe: Strawberry Watermelon Feta Salad

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19.Korean-Inspired Tacos with Bulgogi Beef

Tacos with beef

Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot more interesting thanks to this creative taco recipe, which meshes together the best of Mexican and Korean cooking.

Recipe: Korean-Inspired Tacos with Bulgogi Beef

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20.Green Curry Scallops with Mango Cilantro Salsa

Green Curry Scallops with Mango Cilantro Salsa

Serve these scallops over rice or noodles to soak up all the delicious curry sauce.

Recipe: Green Curry Scallops with Mango Cilantro Salsa

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21.Clams with Bacon, Tomato, and Jalapeño

Brothy clams with bread

If you're intimidated by the idea of cooking clams, this recipe will change your mind. Just simmer them in the buttery, garlicky white wine sauce until they open and call it dinner.

Recipe: Clams with Bacon, Tomato, and Jalapeño

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22.20 Minute Honey Garlic Cashew Chicken and Coconut Noodles

Apricot chicken and cashews over rice noodles

This Asian-inspired chicken dish might look fancy, but you can easily make it on any old weeknight. Chicken gets tossed in mixture of mango jam, honey, and soy sauce. Then it's served over rice or noodles with chopped cashews for a little crunch.

Recipe: 20 Minute Honey Garlic Cashew Chicken and Coconut Noodles

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23.Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Cobbler

Ingredients for strawberry cobbler

It's like peanut butter and jelly in cobbler form, and you're going to want seconds.

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Cobbler

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24.Honey and Fig Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake bars topped with sliced figs

Nutty graham cracker crust, airy cheese cake, and thinly sliced sweet figs make up the three decadent layers of this hard-to-resist dessert.

Recipe: Honey and Fig Cheesecake Bars

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25.Easy Cherry Pie Bars

Jammy cherry pie bars

This recipe calls for cherry pie filling, but if you want to go the extra mile you can make it from scratch using your farmers market bounty.

Recipe: Easy Cherry Pie Bars

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26.Custard Tart with Blackberries

Custard tart topped with blackberries

Imagine taking a bite of this crumbly, rich crust filled with vanilla custard filling, all topped with fresh blackberries. It's OK if you're already drooling.

Recipe: Custard Tart with Blackberries

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27.Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

This colorful, fruity cake made in a springform pan is special enough to please a crowd but easy enough for even a beginner baker to master.

Recipe: Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

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28.Grilled Stone Fruit with Yogurt and Granola

Grilled peaches and plums with yogurt and granola

Stone fruit is in season, and there's no better way to eat it than charred on the grill until golden brown and caramelized. Top it with yogurt, ice cream, whipped cream, and granola for a special treat.

Recipe: Grilled Stone Fruit with Yogurt and Granola

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29.Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails

Cantaloupe cocktails with mint and lime

You only need five ingredients for this craft homemade cocktail: vodka, honey, cantaloupe, ginger, and lime juice.

Recipe: Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails

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30.Triple Berry Margaritas

A berry margarita

Say goodbye to store-bought margarita mix and hello to these gorgeous, vibrant cocktails made with tequila, lime juice, and whatever ripe berries you can get your hands on.

Recipe: Triple Berry Margaritas

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31.Watermelon Mule Cocktail

A watermelon Moscow mule

It might look fancy, but this summertime take on the classic Moscow Mule calls for just watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.

Recipe: Watermelon Mule Cocktail

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