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Victoria Spencer

Victoria is a senior digital food editor for MarthaStewart.com.
These dinner recipe ideas plus a handy shopping list will get you through this August week.
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Advice on choosing lentils, broth, and vegetables and making it vegan or meaty—plus a reminder that it doesn't take that long to make lentil soup.
Here are five fresh weeknight recipes you should make, plus a shopping list.
They're convenient, easy to tote, and portioned just right for a picnic, beach day, camping trip, or sipping on the porch.
Here's our list of delicious, doable weeknight dinner recipes, plus a shopping list.
Fresh or frozen? Shell on or off? Here, discover everything you need to know about sourcing, freezing, and thawing everyone's favorite shellfish.
With a wide array of fruits and vegetables at their peak during the warmer months, it's easy to put together a summer salad made with fresh ingredients. Whether you pair seasonal produce with cheese or fish or chicken or serve a chopped mix of your favorite vegetables, there are so many ways to make a summertime salad that will appeal to everyone at the table.  When we say salad, we don't always mean leafy greens. The summer salad recipes we've collected here include ones that star corn, cucumber, beets, and summer squash, as well as dishes that celebrate heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, juicy watermelon, and other peak-season fruits. These light, bright dishes are refreshing and colorful—and are made with raw ingredients or just a few judiciously chosen cooked elements. From light and tangy to protein-packed and filling, these are our favorite salad recipes for summer.
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Trade your usual scoops for a milkshake, sundae, ice cream sandwich, or a celebration bombe. Thanks to store-bought ice cream, they're easy to make and entirely impressive.
Summer often means grilled meals, and while there's nothing wrong with that, one-pan dinners are a good option for warm weather meals, too. Whether made on one sheet pan, in one skillet, a saucepan, or in a Dutch oven, these summer one-pan dinners are lighter and brighter than the casseroles and stews that are our go-tos in fall and winter. They're still filling and nutritious, but feature plenty of summer produce. Don't worry, we're not telling you to put away the grill altogether. We use the grill (or a griddle pan) as our one "pan" in a few recipes. In addition to grilled dinners, you'll find main-dish salads, plenty of pasta, and maybe even a creamy chowder or two. There will also be some broiling, because it's quick and has very tasty results, but we're not as focused as we are in cooler weather on using the stovetop or oven to get dinner on the table.
With a wide array of fruits and vegetables at their peak during the warmer months, it's easy to put together a summer salad made with fresh ingredients. Whether you pair seasonal produce with cheese or fish or chicken or serve a chopped mix of your favorite vegetables, there are so many ways to make a summertime salad that will appeal to everyone at the table.  When we say salad, we don't always mean leafy greens. The summer salad recipes we've collected here include ones that star corn, cucumber, beets, and summer squash, as well as dishes that celebrate heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, juicy watermelon, and other peak-season fruits. These light, bright dishes are refreshing and colorful—and are made with raw ingredients or just a few judiciously chosen cooked elements. From light and tangy to protein-packed and filling, these are our favorite salad recipes for summer.
Trade your usual scoops for a milkshake, sundae, ice cream sandwich, or a celebration bombe. Thanks to store-bought ice cream, they're easy to make and entirely impressive.
Summer often means grilled meals, and while there's nothing wrong with that, one-pan dinners are a good option for warm weather meals, too. Whether made on one sheet pan, in one skillet, a saucepan, or in a Dutch oven, these summer one-pan dinners are lighter and brighter than the casseroles and stews that are our go-tos in fall and winter. They're still filling and nutritious, but feature plenty of summer produce. Don't worry, we're not telling you to put away the grill altogether. We use the grill (or a griddle pan) as our one "pan" in a few recipes. In addition to grilled dinners, you'll find main-dish salads, plenty of pasta, and maybe even a creamy chowder or two. There will also be some broiling, because it's quick and has very tasty results, but we're not as focused as we are in cooler weather on using the stovetop or oven to get dinner on the table.
It's a more subtle way to cook with garlic than slicing, chopping, or mincing.
Whether you're hosting a big backyard barbecue or just want a healthy weeknight dinner with plenty of flavor, these vegetarian grilling recipes deliver. There's plenty of inspiration here for the long summer nights ahead, so get cooking!
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This month, we're getting into summer for weeknight dinners and cooking with as many fresh and seasonal ingredients as possible. Summer produce is at its peak and there are Fourth of July parties, backyard barbecues, and weekend getaways on the horizon. What does it all mean? That July is a great month for delicious food.  While weekends are sure to be full of platters of grilled meat, fresh vegetables, and glorious sheet cakes, during the week you need dinner to be fast. We're sharing 20 dinner ideas (one for every weeknight of the month), and all take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Some recipes will be much faster than that, and we'll even suggest what you can do to prep ahead and cut down on weeknight work. To create summer weeknight meals that are simple to make, tempting and flavor packed, our strategy is to lean on what's freshest at the market for plant-based meals and also for vegetables that play a stellar supporting role to a protein like chicken or fish in a main-dish salad or a one-pan dinner.
Cauliflower steaks, cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crust...we love them all, but there are also plenty of other delicious ways to enjoy this hearty vegetable. Join us as we celebrate the cauliflower renaissance.
Our hands-off technique yields truly irresistible roasted cauliflower.
Butternut squash might just be fall's most versatile (and beloved!) vegetable. There are so many delicious ways to use this hard-shell squash, from soups and salads to lasagna and pizza.
Our guide to making the best grilled vegetables will keep you fired up all summer long. Just pick your vegetable—or make mix-and-match kebabs—and master these basic techniques.
Jewish holiday favorites including brisket, roast chicken, honey cake, matzo ball soup, salmon, and latkes are the focus our collection of recipes for Rosh Hashanah. 
It's both a fruit, a grain, and a vegetable—but who cares about the botany? We're all about enjoying fresh corn while it's in season. These recipes remind us why this golden (or white or bicolor) food is the essence of summer.
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The perfect addition to any summertime menu, these crab recipes—which run the gamut from crab cakes to crab legs—will wow your crowd.
For summertime meals on the go, think beyond the sandwich. Anything that can be served cold or at room temperature has picnic potential. Here, we share our favorite easily portable recipes for picnicking, including chilled soup, summer slaw, flank steak, and tempting desserts.
Wondering what to make for dinner? We're here to help with a month's worth of weeknight recipes for the month of June. And we're all about eating with the seasons so our dinner ideas include plenty of fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and grilled meals.
This mouthwatering vegetarian entrée, which is a plant-based spin on classic chicken parmesan, comes together in just 35 minutes.
From cheesy pork cutlets to crispy chicken tacos to crunchy leek-and-asparagus rice, these quick dinner ideas make getting weeknight meal on the table more delicious. 
Cod is available year-round and can be cooked in many ways, including baked, broiled, poached, and seared. It's a great choice for dinner in any of our favorite cod recipes, including baked fish and chips, slow cooker fish curry, and cod with potatoes and tomatoes.
You'll ace making these delicious savory, custard-filled tarts when you follow our expert tips.