Step one: Read that Robert Frost poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Take a deep breath. It's September.
Step two: Remember that there are still weeks of zucchini, corn, and even tomatoes left at the markets.
Step three: Get a big group of pals together for dinner party and celebrate this summer by making these 9 golden, well-loved recipes:
Whiskey Punch by Kendra Vaculin
Vanilla Bean Lemonade by Ashley Rodriguez
Canal House's Marinated Zucchini by Genius Recipes
Grilled Romaine with Corn and Creamy Anchovy Garlic Vinaigrette by Phyllis Grant
Grilled Brussels Sprouts by kitchenwitchcookie
Sally Schneider's Slow-Roasted Salmon (or Other Fish) by Genius Recipes
Summer Weekend Pasta by Amanda Hesser
No-Cook Blackberry Lemon Ice Cream by Posie Harwood
Cheese-Stuffed Figs Dipped in Chocolate by Alice Medrich
What's on your must-make list before it's jean-jacket weather? Share your menu ideas in the comments!
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