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Q: I LOVE to cook and I would like to throw a summer birthday dinner party. Only bad thing — my birthday is usually during the hottest week of the year and I would prefer to NOT showcase barbeque cooking. Any suggestions?

Sent by Jenni

Editor: Jenni, if you are looking for something more interactive, setting up an avocado bar is a fun and summer-friendly idea:

Readers, do you have any suggestions for hot-weather dinner party menus that don't involve the grill?

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