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8 recipes to get you through the summer

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Summer’s best flavors combine in this pole bean salad with tomatoes, almonds and pepitas in Melissa Clark’s new book, “Dinner: Changing the Game.” Contributed by Eric Wolfinger

It’s not like we don’t know we live in Texas, and it’s hot here in the summer. We still enjoy grousing as we hit a string of 100+ days, and we’re always looking for ways to keep cool indoors. One option: Never turn on your oven.

Some of you might fire up the smoker or grill instead — with backyard sprinkler or pool breaks — while others prepare stove-top or no-cook meals exclusively. No matter how you’re getting through these triple-digit days, we have eight recipes to spice up your summer cooking without heating up the whole house.

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