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Meet the Easiest (and Cheesiest) Summer Meal of Your Dreams

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are almost over. Soon we’ll be sipping pumpkin spice lattes and slow-braising meat as the leaves start to fall. Until then, let’s set a final goal for the warm months: eat more pizza. The Italian staple is one of the fastest and most endlessly customizable meals, and it’s even better when you throw it on the grill.

Whether you make your own dough or cheat and pick some up at a local pizzeria or grocery store, it’s a crowd-pleasing, easy and deliciously cheesy way to get dinner on the table quickly. While anything can go on a pizza — that dough is just a vessel for all of your favorite foods — here are four foolproof recipes below.

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Sifted: Fresh Seasonal Eats + Irresistably Fluffy Cookies

Spring Garlic Pancakes by A Thought For Food

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Pick up a bundle of spring garlic from the market and make these simple, elegant pancakes by A Thought For Food.
  2. We love the salty, sweet contrast in this fresh fig, bacon and blue cheese pizza by How Sweet Eats.
  3. With a thin crackly exterior and a soft gooey interior, Bake or Break’s salted chocolate truffle cookies are just as rich and decadent as the fancy candies.
  4. The secret ingredient in Kitchen Confidante’s butterscotch chip cookies is cream cheese. If you have the patience not to eat them straight from the oven, dollop with ice cream to create one awesome ice cream sandwich.
  5. Some Kitchen Stories’ parsley pesto highlights the flavor of roasted almonds and keeps its vibrant green longer than recipes using basil. What’s your favorite way to make pesto?

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Party in Five: Rustic Pizza Night

In the summertime, entertaining needs to be easy — so you have more time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm-weather eats. We set out to create fun, complete party experiences using only five essential ingredients, from tasty food and drinks to decor and games. Party on!

One of my absolute favorite ways to spend a summer evening is grilling pizzas in the backyard with my husband. It’s a fun, interactive way to enjoy cooking together, and the end result is so delicious. Recently we invited a few friends to join in on our tradition — letting everyone know that they’d be expected to participate in the cooking process. I set a simple, rustic table filled with fresh seasonal ingredients and woodsy elements for my farmhouse-inspired fete.

To host your own pizza night, you’ll need five essential ingredients:

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Grilling: Pizza 8 Ways

Grilled Pizza With Potato, Fennel, Walnuts and Mozzarella

Grilled Pizza With Potato, Fennel, Walnuts and Mozzarella

Grilling pizza should be a summer rite of passage for any food lover, but until last week, I’d managed to miss out. Maybe it was nerves. Maybe it was laziness. Once I tried it, though, I’m wondering why it took me so long. My pizza was not engulfed in flames, and it wasn’t stuck to the grill. It was, however, crisp, charred and delicious.

Don’t be like me — just do it! Here’s how, and 8 reasons to try it before summer’s end.

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