August is here and another summer has flown by. But summer's not over yet! You still have ample time to indulge in all the wonders of summer cooking. From the bounty of vegetables at the farmer's market -- hello, zucchini and eggplant -- to the fresh herbs -- we're looking at you, basil -- to the sweet summer fruits and berries, there is no shortage of wonderful produce. The summer heat also gives you full license to indulge in all the ice cream you want (we certainly haven't been holding back), including ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes and straight-up amazing homemade ice cream. And summer desserts don't stop at ice cream. We're thinking specifically of pie and key lime, not necessarily together either.
Of course, summer also means grilling season, which means barbecue, barbecue sides, and more barbecue. With fall already in sight, now is the time to seize summer and all its glorious culinary gifts, and start cooking. We've rounded up some of our favorite summer recipes to keep you more than occupied for the next month or so. When the season starts to turn, hang on tight and remember that the summer's end brings some of its best-tasting produce (yes, we're thinking primarily of tomatoes).
Here are 51 dishes to make before the summer ends. Trust us, you're going to want to try each one.