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9 Sunny Recipes for an End-of-Summer Dinner

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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

Brussels Sprouts


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

Ice cream


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!

Tags: summer, labor day, dinner party, menu