p.s. You might need this after indulging in a few summery treats: 8 ways to sneak in exercise.
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Ahhhhh, summer. Don't those late sunsets and sultry nights just call out for a leisurely meal? There's something about having more daylight hours that encourages us to savor a dinner followed by a bit of something sweet. After all, it's best to enjoy what's in season while you can. Luckily, we've rounded up our favorite summery treats! From popsicles to pies to peach crisps—we dare you not to drool. Sorry bathing suits, this one isn't going to help your cause!
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Let's start with peaches, which are a tried and true staple of the Southern summertime. This peach crisp recipe calls for a few more favorites: bourbon, maple syrup, and brown butter. Yum!
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There's nothing quite as refreshing as lemon, especially on a hot summer day. Combine this citrusy flavor with a simple pound cake and you've got a winning combination. Plus, this recipe calls for yogurt, meaning that you can consider it 'healthy.' (We promise!)
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Calling all moms: this is a dessert the whole family will love (just skip the Grand Marnier for a kid-friendly version)! Take advantage of seasonal summer produce like kiwis and oranges with this adorably striped popsicle recipe. Feeling experimental? Try swapping in other fruit combos like raspberries and grapefruit or watermelon and lime.
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Warm days don't always encourage thoughts of decadent chocolate soufflé—that is unless it's topped with Earl Grey cream! Now that's a cause we can get behind.
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This summer, cool down with homemade sorbets. The perfect dessert to make ahead of time and always have on hand, we love this simple recipe for balsamic strawberry sorbet. With only 4 ingredients, this is one recipe you'll make time and again—all the way into fall!
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Why not combine two summertime staples: the ice cream sandwich and s'mores! This recipe pretty much as it all: graham crackers, mini marshmallows, chopped up bits of chocolate... all mixed with vanilla ice cream. Yes, please!