14 Summer Bucket List Recipes

August 29, 2014

There are two end-of-summer attitudes. 

The first is resignation: You pull out your fall spices, pack away the beach towels, and count down the days until apple piespumpkin spice lattes, and lamb stews.

We are taking the second path: the path of summer exuberance. September is around the corner, but we're not craning our necks. We're too busy looking at all the peaches and watermelons and tomatoes -- oh, the tomatoes! So go ahead: Keep your flip flops in rotation. Plan those Labor Day barbecues. Eat five peaches in a row. Just keep a napkin on hand, and make these recipes before it's time to put on a sweater.

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Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs



Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches by fiveandspice

Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches


Corn, Bacon, and Clam Stew by Matt Greco 

Corn, Bacon, and Clam Stew


Eggplant Parmesan by Nancy Jo 

Eggplant Parmesan


Perfect Peach-Blueberry Pandowdy by EmilyC

Perfect Peach-Blueberry Pandowdy


Alice Waters' Ratatouille by Genius Recipes

Alice Waters' Ratatouille


Black Raspberry Ice Cream by Merrill Stubbs

Black Raspberry Ice Cream


A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon by inpatskitchen

A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon


Summer Weekend Pasta by Amanda Hesser 

Summer Weekend Pasta


Raspberry Swamp Pie by Amanda Hesser

Raspberry Swamp Pie


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

Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash and Roasted Onions


Apricot and Peach Crumb Pie by Yossy Arefi 

Apricot and Peach Crumble Pie


Brown Butter Tomatoes by Amanda Hesser

Brown Butter Tomatoes


Silky Sweet and Sour Eggplant Caponata by Brooklyn Salt 

Silky Sweet and Sour Eggplant Caponata

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I'm a former Food52 Julia Child Food Writing Fellow now studying law so I can make food fairer, more delicious, and more sustainable for everyone. I was born and raised in Montreal (mostly on poutine and matzoh ball soup), but in my heart I am an Italian grandma—I live on pizza and make a mean eggplant parmesan.