When it’s scorching out—so hot that the grass in your yard is burnt to a crisp and your skin sizzles the minute you leave the house—the last place you want to be, besides stranded in the middle of the desert, is standing over a hot stove. Everyone’s gotta eat, even when it’s hot out, but why sweat away stirring a pot of risotto when you could be poolside in flip-flops? Summer days require cold showers, SPF-50, and recipes that don’t ask you to stand in a hot kitchen for hours on end. And plenty of frosty desserts, too. So don’t spend a hot day in an even hotter kitchen—here are 10 recipes to keep you cool and well-fed through those killer days of July and August.

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