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best of summer recipes

watermelon mojitos on a surface

Maybe you’re slogging through the summer days, or maybe, like me, you can hardly believe it’s near the end of July already. Like, HOW. WHEN. I feel like this happens to me every year, and yet every time it does I am both surprised and a little sad. I just love summer. BUT — the season is not over yet, so let’s take a moment to celebrate all of its goodness in recipe form while we still can!

lemon sugar cookies

lemon sugar cookies on a baking sheet

If you’re searching for a sweet and simple summertime cookie recipe, you’re looking at it. These lemon sugar cookies are the real deal when it comes to a soft, chewy, scrumptious dessert that’s as easy as it is tasty. Make them right away, or make the dough a day in advance so you can have these delicious treats ready whenever you want them!

mississippi mud pie

slice of mississippi mud pie on a plate

If indulgence is the name of the game, this mile-high Mississippi Mud Pie takes home gold. With four scrumptious layers — a buttery graham cracker crust, dense flourless chocolate cake, creamy homemade chocolate pudding and a cloud of whipped cream — every bite of this pie is pure decadence. Whether you make it for a special occasion or as a comforting baking project in the kitchen, you won’t be disappointed by the results.

chocolate chip banana muffins

closeup of chocolate chip banana muffin on a cooling rack

Classic banana muffins get a sweet upgrade with melty semisweet chocolate chips baked into each soft, moist and tender bite! One simple trick helps these muffins to bake tall and lofty while keeping their insides deliciously dense and flavorful. You’ll want to make these on repeat for breakfast or snack time, or any time.

blueberry galette

close-up of blueberry galette on a surface

Skip the pie plate and bake a free-form blueberry pie instead! This rustic blueberry galette couldn’t be easier to make and is just as tasty (maybe even, *gasp*, tastier?) than a traditional pie, but comes together in a fraction of the time and effort. And if you love pie crust, the ratio of crust to filling in this galette is perfection. Whether you make it for Mom this weekend or because it feels like a good day to bake, you will love the simplicity of this blueberry galette recipe.

donut cake

slices of donut cake taken out of cake on a cooling rack

It’s a donut! It’s a cake! It’s both! This oversized, old-fashioned glazed donut cake is baked in a Bundt pan for a party-ready dessert (or breakfast) that’s reminiscent in both flavor and texture of the classic donut, no frying necessary. Are you ready for this? You’re totally ready for this.