Not to be an alarmist, but it's almost September. Which means, it's almost the end of summer. I repeat: the END of summer. Out goes tomatoes, squash, and berries so good you want to eat them by the bushel. In comes apples, pumpkins, winter squash, and sweet potatoes.
But, before this happens, you still have a bit more time to cook the best summer has to offer. We ran the numbers to find the top 10 most popular summer recipes on MyRecipes this year, like stupid easy peach cobbler, pasta bursting with summer veggies, and green tomatoes fried to a crisp perfection. Here's what you need to make before summer's officially over:
With a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, this cobbler's the perfect way to close any summertime meal (or start the day).
As their name suggests, refrigerator pickles are easy to make—and an even easier way to preserve the season.
During the summer, when tomatoes are at their peak, we substitute the canned tomatoes this recipe calls for with fresh tomatoes.
You don't have to fuss over the perfect pie crust to get your berry dessert fill. Cobbler is where it's at this summer.
In a matter of minutes, you can have perfectly battered, fried, and crispy tomatoes--perfect for dipping or layering onto a sandwich.
Delightful, crisp-tender green beans without the fuss of bringing a pot of water to a boil—and blanching the beans, for that matter. Can't beat it.
Packed with zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes, this dish is summer comfort food at its finest (and healthiest).
Seriously, we've had this quick, simple side on repeat all summer long.
Because what's summer without a straightforward, grilled burger (preferably with ketchup, mayo, tomato, onion, and lettuce)?
While you could make these year-round, there's something about fish tacos—especially with slaw and corn salad—that scream warm weather and, perhaps, a beach retreat. Pair them with a light, bright lager and you're all set.
We also have a few runner-ups, which fell just shy of the top 10 but are by means no less delicious: Greek Pork Chops with Squash and Potatoes, Blueberry Margaritas, Summer Squash and Corn Chowder, Grilled Watermelon and Shrimp Skewers, Cheddar and Chive "Squachos", Zucchini Bread, Eggplant Parmesan, Squash Casserole, Old-fashioned Tomato Pie, and Zucchini Oven Chips.
What was your favorite recipe of the summer? Tell us in the comments below!