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Make your weeknight meals more exciting with these tasty and delicious recipes. This summer is perfect for getting a taste of all the fresh, seasonal produce you might not have otherwise gotten a chance to sample. From peaches to apples — we’re sharing recipes that will suit everyone’s taste buds. 

Apple Crumble

This all-American favorite dish is made by combining cooked apples with a streusel topping, and can be served warm or cold. While there are many different recipes to choose from, all share the same few key ingredients: apples, flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. In no time at all, you can create a delicious and satisfying dessert that the whole family will enjoy. 

Peach Cobbler

A quintessential Southern classic, peach cobbler is a dish beloved by many. Soft, jammy peaches embed the fluffy pancake batter, in a perfect combination of flavors that will truly never get old. Even the pickiest of eaters will love this dessert, making peach cobbler the perfect end to any meal.

Honeydew Sorbet

For a refreshing and summery dessert, nothing beats honeydew sorbet. This refreshing treat is made by blending frozen melon with sugar and water. The result is a light and fluffy sorbet with a subtle sweetness. Melon sorbet is the perfect way to enjoy ripe melons, and it can be easily customized to your taste. 

Fig Jam

While figs are delicious on their own, they can also be used to make a variety of jams and jellies. Fig jam is a popular choice because it has a unique flavor that pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes. Unlike other types of fruit jam, fig jam is typically made with fresh figs rather than dried or canned, resulting in a much more intense flavor.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

There’s nothing quite like fresh corn on the cob, cooked to perfection on the grill. The sweetness of the corn combined with the smoky flavor of the grill is a flavor combination that is sure to please any crowd. Simply remove the husks and silks from the corn, and brush the ears with a little bit of oil. Then, place them on the grill, turning periodically, until they are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot off the grill. 

To get a better taste of the local culinary scene, explore our guide on the best places to grab a bite in Charlotte.


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