We are starry-eyed just thinking about all the delicious possibilities this month has in store. Focus your energies on recipes that fuel your passions and inspire your tastebuds. Now that it's officially July, here's exactly what you should be eating.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Pretty soon, that summertime s'mores craving is going to strike. Since you're always thinking outside the box, try this inventive twist on the most classic treat there is: grilled Rice Krispies treats. Top with shaved chocolate and impress everyone at the cookout with your originality.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Escape to the kitchen to make lemon caper brown butter ravioli this month. It's the kind of cozy and comforting dinner you'll want to make when you host a dinner for all your friends. Bonus: This pasta tastes like something you'd order out at that fancy Italian restaurant you can't stop daydreaming about.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
If you're looking for a dinner that's as bold and passionate as you are, look no further than these firecracker chicken thighs. You're probably already aware, but firecracker sauce is the latest sweet-and-spicy dinner trend that you're on your way to setting. Thanks to Frank's RedHot, this chicken gets an assertive pow of flavor.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
The hardest part about this recipe is waiting a few hours while the nice cream sets in the freezer and gets perfectly scoopable. But taking your time will be totally worth it when you taste this three-ingredient mango nice cream. It's a good thing you're so patient!
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
If you can't decide between sweet or spicy, make this easy apricot-glazed chicken — it's the best of both worlds. The sticky sauce perfectly complements the chicken's crispy skin, and the sweet apricot glaze rounds out the saltiness of the soy sauce. This is definitely a dish that embraces contrast and will satisfy your ever-changing moods.
Cancer (June 20 to July 21)
It's your birthday month! Break out your trusty and dependable cast iron skillet and drown your many emotions in this deep-dish chocolate skillet cookie. It's perfect for sharing with a small group of your best friends (just the way you like it). Be careful, though — it will be love at first bite.
Leo (July 22 to August 22)
Just like you, these cilantro lime pork chops will steal the spotlight at the dinner table this month. The zesty lime juice gives this dish a tangy intensity and the simple pan sauce is a show-stopper, so be prepared to get showered with tons of compliments.
Virgo (August 23rd to September 22)
You're all about meal prepping this month because it makes you feel secure and in control. Get organized this week by starting off with these slow cooker steak burrito bowls. Plan to use the leftovers for enchiladas later in the week. You'll earn yourself a pat on the back for thinking ahead.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
This watermelon mint frosé is unbelievably easy to make but looks flawless in a coupe glass. Feel free to post this good-looking drink on Instagram — it's too pretty not to!
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
This month, boycott boring coleslaw in favor of this vibrant sesame ginger slaw. It'll definitely make a statement at your next barbecue, no buts about it. You'll want to keep this recipe close to the vest. Consider this your new potluck secret weapon.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Go off the beaten path and make zucchini breakfast casserole for dinner. It's a definite crowd-pleaser — who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
You'll be making this stunning chilled zucchini-noodle salad all summer long since you have so much zucchini growing in your garden — and you hate to see it go to waste.