15 Fresh Summer Recipes to Add to Your August Menu

7-UP Bundt Cake
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Just because summer is slowly coming to a close doesn't mean we still can't enjoy the tastes of the season. How do Southerners combat dwindling farmers' market stock? By pickling any and everything we can, of course. Start with our master pickling brine, and make one (or all five!) of our colorful pickled vegetables, including zesty okra, spicy beans, Tuscan-style cherry tomatoes, turmeric-dill cucumbers, and easy red onions. It's the tastiest way to preserve summertime. And to cap off every late-summer cookout, we're going old-school—super old-school. Southerners have always known that soft drinks can serve as the ultimate secret ingredient, and we're bringing back vintage favorites with updated recipes: 7UP Bundt Cake, Coca Cola Layer Cake, and Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes, to name a few. There's no better way to send off summer than with these 15 delicious new recipes.

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Here Are a Few End-of-Summer Favorites

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Easy Steak Fajitas

Easy Steak Fajitas
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Easy Steak Fajitas

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Creamy Pesto-and-Shrimp Penne with Peas

Creamy Pesto-and-Shrimp Penne with Peas
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Creamy Pesto-and-Shrimp Penne with Peas

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Chicken Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Chicken Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes

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Crispy Chicken-and-Broccoli Salad

Crispy Chicken-and-Broccoli Salad
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Crispy Chicken-and-Broccoli Salad

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Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel

Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel

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Creamy Peach Icebox Cake

Creamy Peach Icebox Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Creamy Peach Icebox Cake

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Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

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Zesty Pickled Okra

Zesty Pickled Okra
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Zesty Pickled Okra

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Pickled Red Onions

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Master Pickling Brine

Master Pickle Brine
Anna Theoktisto

Recipe: Master Pickling Brine

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7-UP Bundt Cake

7-UP Bundt Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Recipe: 7-UP Bundt Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe: Sugared Lemon-Lime Zest

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Coca Cola Chocolate Cake

Coca Cola Chocolate Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Recipe: Coca Cola Chocolate Cake
Recipe: Fudgy Coca Cola Cake Frosting

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Nehi Orange Poke Cake

Nehi Orange Poke Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Recipe: Nehi Orange Poke Cake

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Dr Pepper Texas Sheet Cake

Dr Pepper Texas Sheet Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Recipe: Dr Pepper Texas Sheet Cake

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Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl Frosting

Cherry-Swirl Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Recipe: Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl Frosting
Recipe: Cherry-Swirl Frosting

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