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The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

July 19, 2014

Roasted market vegetables and warm, bubbled-over fruit pies are essential summer fare. But in the sweltering heat of July, we do as much as we can to keep our kitchens cool. This month, you avoided the oven and took to the grill, charring everything from chicken to flank steak. You kept side dishes simple, using vibrant summer produce in juicy salads and cold noodles. And for dessert, you opted for any and all things frozen -- though the Flag Cake still held its place in your heart. 

As you head into summer's peak, keep the following recipes nearby. They'll help you make the most of your market bounty while staying cool all month long. 

Grilled Flank Steak with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette by meganvt01

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Peanut Soba Noodle Salad by Nicki

Soba Noodle Salad


Sautéed Zucchini with Mint, Basil, and Walnuts by Marian Bull


Roasted Banana Paletas by Nicholas Day


American Flag Cake by erinmcdowell


Beer Can Chicken by Cara Nicoletti


Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie by Yossy Arefi



Kevin Gillespie's Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce by Genius Recipes

Grilled Chicken


Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash and Roasted Onions by Merrill Stubbs


Watermelon, Tomato, and Four-Herb Salad by EmilyC


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