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FOODS OF SUMMER • Ever since I was a baby, lobsters meant it was summer, at least to me.
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The Maine Attraction • Even if you can’t get to vacationland, you can enjoy New England’s go-to summer treat: tender lobster piled on a buttery split-top bun. Recipe, page 14.
Worth Your Salt • A sprinkle of infused salt can amp up almost any recipe. Making your own is incredibly easy—and the flavor options are endless. Start with salt and decide whether you want to go sweet, spicy, herby or citrusy. Here are a few of our favorites.
Cherries • These juicy, tender-skinned beauties taste great by the handful, and studies show they can boost brain health. They’re the star of the show in our cherry margarita, but they also shine as backup in salsa and chutney. RECIPES ON P.80 & P.82
NO MORE PARCHED PETS • FOR PETS, SUMMERTIME MEANS REGULAR VISITS TO THE PARK AND NAPS IN THEIR FAVORITE SUNNY PATCHES AT HOME. HOT TEMPERATURES, THOUGH, MEAN YOUR PET NEEDS TO SLURP UP MORE H20 THAN USUAL.
Waterfront Dining • Field Editor Laura Davis doesn’t confine her cooking to the kitchen.
Chicken on the Fly • Throw some chicken on the grill to prep four delicious dinners for super breezy weeknights.
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A SLICE OF SUMMER • STAY HYDRATED WITH THIS NUTRIENT-RICH REFRESHER.
Grilling Marinades • Prepare to become a pit master. Mix up your sauce in a shallow dish, toss in the main ingredient and rest it in the fridge for up to the max marinating time.
The AMERICAN SUMMER • It’s finally here. Get outside and call over your pals—it’s time to party. Whatever the reason for your sunny-day celebration, these are the recipes that taste like summer in every bite.
BACKYARD BASH • The livin’ is easy at this laid-back burgers-and-dogs cookout.
THE TOYS OF SUMMER • GET IN ON THE GAME OR JUST SIT BACK AND RELAX. YOUR BASH GETS EVEN BETTER WITH THESE PARTY STARTERS.
PICNIC PERFECT • Grab a blanket and spread out on the grass. This summer, the local park is the coolest dining destination in town.
HOMETOWN POTLUCK • Whether at a block party or a big family reunion, when it’s bring-a-dish season, the fun follows.
SOUTHERN STYLE • Put that famous hospitality to use for a Gulf Coast-inspired soiree—best enjoyed with some sweet tea and a big, shady porch.
CHILL GRILLIN' • Char marks are the ultimate symbol of summer. Of course, sweet corn, watermelon and party-ready swag make pretty good contenders, too.
GRILL-OUT GRAB BAG • CREATE YOUR OWN BACKYARD STAYCATION OASIS BY BRINGING THESE COOL FINDS WITH BEACHY VIBES.
…AND NOW FOR DESSERT! • A slice of homemade pie and sweet ice cream make a fitting finale for a sunny-day supper.
The Best Pickles • Digital Deputy Editor Ellie Martin Cliffe shares her secrets for sweet pickle success.
SUMMER FRUIT DESSERTS • These contest winners know that sunny days call for cool treats with just-picked taste.
Enter Our Vintage Recipes from Mom & Grandma Contest • BREAKFAST • SIDE DISHES • BREADS • SALADS • MAINS & MORE!
The Pantry • A guide for what to stock up on this month.
Gimme S’more • Invite the gang for a good old-fashioned campfire treat with a modern twist.
Super-Sized Family Dining • The Ostertag family proves everything really is bigger in Texas—including their hearts.
SNOW CONE SOCIAL • WITH GROWN-UP TWISTS ON A CHILDHOOD...