Recipe of the Day: What to Cook in July 2012

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Tex Wasabi's Koi Fish Tacos

These fish tacos start with a tempura batter that can be found in your grocery store's ethnic foods aisle.

Get the Recipe: Tex Wasabi's Koi Fish Tacos

Bacon, Peach and Arugula Sandwiches

Food Network Magazine's salty-sweet sandwich is built on thick-cut crunchy bread with a spread of cool basil mayonnaise.

Get the Recipe: Bacon, Peach and Arugula Sandwiches

Ina's Frozen Key Lime Pie

The Barefoot Contessa's party-ready pie bakes for just 10 quick minutes before chilling overnight in the freezer.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Key Lime Pie

Mojito Slushy

Traditional mojito mix-ins, like fresh mint leaves, lime juice and rum, are blended together to create Tyler's frosty cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Mojito Slushy

Marcela's Marinated Grilled Chicken Pepitos

Marcela says: "A pepito is usually made with grilled meat, but I decided to give it a healthier kick with chicken. Olive oil and red wine vinegar enhance the flavor of all the ingredients, and I love using them because it takes me right back to my childhood."

Get the Recipe: Marinated Grilled Chicken Pepitos

Perfect Lemonade

Let your kids help you prepare a batch of this summertime classic, ready to enjoy in only 15 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Lemonade

Paula's Barbeque Meatloaf

Paula has deemed dishes that are over-the-top tasty but not so pretty as "grub food." She admits, "There's no grub food like a meatloaf — a barbecue meatloaf."

Get the Recipe: Barbeque Meatloaf

Salted Caramel Milkshake

Blended with a shot of tequila and dulce de leche sauce, this adults-only milkshake is finished with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Milkshake

50 Things to Make With Pesto

Quick-to-prepare traditional pesto celebrates in-season basil, and it can be served atop pasta, with grilled chicken or fish, on Mediterranean-style sandwiches and more.

French Toast Casserole With Strawberries

Switch up your usual morning routine and cook up this sweet breakfast bake, made with leftover challah bread and topped with strawberries and raspberries.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Pat's Ribs With Peach BBQ Sauce

"These ribs are perfect for a throw-down-and-wow-your-guests summer barbecue," say the Neelys. "They are sweet and smoky with just a hint of spice. The pureed peaches provide the sweetness and the hickory gives us that smoke. Our secret ingredient is the smoked paprika, which gives the ribs another layer of flavor and smoky sweetness."

Get the Recipe: Pat's Ribs with Peach BBQ Sauce

Alex's Grilled Clams With Scallions and Cucumber

"There is, to me, no better thing than when a food can be cooked in its own shell for deep, authentic (and simple) flavor," says Alex. "Be patient with the clams. I find that when I give up and turn my back on them, that's when they open."

Get the Recipe: Grilled Clams with Scallions and Cucumber

Paula's Fresh Fruit Tart

Colorful, bright and light, Paula's fruit-filled dessert can be made in less than an hour.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Fruit Tart

The Neelys' Barbeque Baked Beans

Pat and Gina's signature BBQ Seasoning and Sauce are featured in this classic cookout side dish.

Get the Recipe: Barbeque Baked Beans

Ree's Fresh Corn Casserole

The Pioneer Woman spices up her kernel-filled casserole by adding two jalapeños.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Corn Casserole with Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Weeknight Grilled Chicken With Salsa

Put dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with this chile-laced chicken dish, best served with a refreshing salsa of tomatoes, tomatillos and red onion.

Get the Recipe: Chile-Rubbed Grilled Chicken With Salsa

Paula's BBQ Pork Sandwich

The Queen of Southern Cuisine delivers down-home barbecue with this five-star pork sandwich, finished with a scoop of creamy coleslaw.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Pork Sandwich

Alton's Baby-Back Ribs

Tender, moist and bursting with flavor, Alton's deliciously sticky ribs are dry rubbed with seasonings, then braised in a sweet-salty mixture of honey, garlic and Worcestershire.

Get the Recipe: Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?

Grilled Chicken Breast With Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

Iron Chef Marc Forgione says: "This is a great summertime dish, as tomatoes are at their peak during the summer. Serve with some crusty bread to soak up any leftover cherry tomatoes."

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Breast with Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Paula's Black Bean Salsa

Let Paula's easy appetizer refrigerate overnight before serving so the flavors can meld.

Get the Recipe: Black Bean Salsa

The Pioneer Woman's Macaroni and Cheese

Ree Drummond sets up a DIY mac and cheese bar and lets guests add toppings, like salty bacon, sweet caramelized onions or creamy gorgonzola cheese, as desired.

Get the Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese

Crispy Chicken Strips With Salad

Breadcrumb-coated chicken breasts are pan-seared until golden brown and served with a side of healthful greens.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Chicken Strips With Salad

20-Minute Pasta With Summer Corn

If you can't find pappardelle — flat, extra-wide noodles — use any long pasta for an easy substitute.

Get the Recipe: Pappardelle With Corn

Alton's Blueberry Buckle

This dessert is the ultimate cross between a cake and cookie bar, studded with seasonal blueberries and a crumbly topping.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Buckle

Honey Orange BBQ Chicken

The Neelys marinate bone-in chicken pieces in a sweet-and-spicy combination of orange juice and hot sauce, grill them and top each with a buttery glaze.

Get the Recipe: Honey Orange BBQ Chicken

Endless Summer: Ted's 5 All-New Summer Cocktails

For our all-star potluck, Ted mixed up five new takes on classic cool-down cocktails. Celebrate summer with these fantastic Web-exclusive recipes.

Paula's Italian Pasta Salad

Featuring bright cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and bell pepper, Paula's 20-minute side dish is topped with nutty Parmesan cheese; it's a go-to picnic favorite.

Get the Recipe: Paula's Italian Pasta Salad

Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

Boasting a mix of red-skinned, Yukon and purple potatoes, this all-American salad is dressed with a mayonnaise-free vinaigrette, which means it will hold up well in the sun.

Get the Recipe: Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

Frozen Lemonade Pie

A slice of creamy chilled pie topped with sweetened blueberries and raspberries creates a stunning patriotic plate.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Lemonade Pie

Carolina-Style Barbecue Chicken

A quick mixture of mustard, brown sugar, hot sauce and more serves three purposes in this recipe: It's the marinade, the basting agent and the topping.

Get the Recipe: Carolina-Style Barbecue Chicken

Flag Cake

Decorate this sprinkle-filled cake with white chocolate frosting, strawberry stripes and blueberry stars.

Get the Recipe: Flag Cake

Alton's Corn Dogs

Alton dips all-beef franks in a cornmeal-buttermilk batter, then deep-fries them until they're golden brown and crispy.

Get the Recipe: Corn Dogs

Guy's Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings

Follow Guy's lead and make these unusual, party-perfect chicken wings on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings with Pickled Red Chiles, Dates and Fresh Mint

Bobby's Hot Dogs With Nacho Toppings

Top these grilled dogs with traditional nacho fixings, including homemade guacamole, chipotle-laced salsa and white cheddar cheese.

Get the Recipe: Nacho Dog

15-Minute Broccoli Salad

Paula's easy-to-prepare side dish is bursting with sweet cherry tomatoes, chewy raisins and crispy bacon.

Get the Recipe: Broccoli Salad

Sandra's Barbecue Bean Chili Dogs

Prepare Sandra's chili by combining barbecue sauce, kidney and black beans, and a dash of chili seasoning.

Get the Recipe: Barbecue Bean Chili Dogs

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