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Summer lends itself to any and every type of party, and accommodates any and every type of host: Want to smoke an entire pork shoulder, fuss over miniature tartlets, and hand-letter individual placecards? Go for it. Want to toss some pasta in a bowl, cook your meat while you sleep, and then drizzle butter over berries and call it dessert? Your guests will be just as happy, and you'll have more time to enjoy your Tom Collins.
More: Shake things up with this Stainless Steel Shaker.
This month, your favorite party-ready recipes ran the gamut from easy ribs and quick drinks to low-and-slow pork and show-stopping cakes:
Tom Collins by Erik Lombardo
Creamy Asparagus, Lemon, and Walnut Pasta by Flirty Foodie
Pork Belly Carnitas by meatified
Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs by Genius Recipes
California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw by Linda Burkhart
Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork by Merrill Stubbs
Sugar Steak with Bourbon by Amanda Hesser
Berry and Frangipane Tartlets by Yossy Arefi
The Walnut Variation: A Cake by Aliwaks
Brown Butter Raspberries by Amanda Hesser
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