Favorite Summer Recipes

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  • Green beans, sauteed with bacon and served on a plate
    25 min
    Low Carb, Paleo
    Fresh green beans are a wonderful thing. Cook these by briefly blanching, then sauté in bacon fat. Toss with a little bacon, black pepper, and vinegar, and serve as a side with roast chicken or steak.
  • Horizontal view of two side by side tall glassed with hibiscus cocktails inside. Ice cubes are inside the glass and a lime wedge sits on the lip of each glass with additional lime wedges to the right of the glasses. Partial view of a bowl of dried hibiscus in the background to the right of the second glass.
    12 min
    This easy, cool, refreshing Hibiscus Spritz can be enjoyed with or without the alcohol. It’s a perfect drink for backyard entertaining or just a relaxing night at home. Plus, it’s pretty. Make the syrup ahead and keep it in the fridge.
  • Two tall glasses of healthy strawberry almond oat smoothies on a white counter. A sprig of mint is on the top of one glass two spoons and a bowl of strawberries are to the left of the glasses.
    5 min
    Healthy
    Strawberry Almond Oat Smoothies are filling, slightly sweetened with almond extract, and come together in just minutes. It’s the perfect quick and easy breakfast to start your day.
  • Overhead view of a bowl of the best roasted red pepper hummus is topped with chopped roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Surrounding the bowl are scallions, sliced yellow bell peppers, pitas and sliced cucumbers.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Break out your food processor and make this creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! This hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables and pita, or use it as a healthy sandwich spread. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
  • How to make a hurricane cocktail
    5 min
    Looking for a tropical rum cocktail for Mardi Gras or just to sip on during the summer? Make a Hurricane! This boozy mix of dark and light rum, passion fruit puree, and citrus juice packs a powerful punch—it's a party drink for sure!
  • The best lentil burger is served on a plate with halved grape tomatoes and a spoon of green chutney is resting on the plate next to the burger. A patterned napkin is to the right of the plate and small glass containers of yogurt and chutney are visible above.
    47 min
    Vegetarian
    Elevate your basic veggie burger with the bold flavors of ginger, turmeric, coriander, and cumin. Top these Indian-inspired lentil burgers with cilantro chutney and you’ll want them on your weekly rotation forever!
  • Horizontal view of stacked lime refrigerator cookies coated in powdered sugar and sitting on a pink linen. A small wooden bowl of powdered sugar and small sifter are to the left. Limes on their branches are in the background.
    1 hr, 30 min
    Keep these soft, tart, citrus-flavored refrigerator cookies on hand for unexpected guests or hungry kids. Slice and bake when the need or craving for a cookie arises. Lime Icebox Cookies are freezer-friendly too!
  • Roast salmon filet on foil with roast grape tomatoes, chopped cilantro and thinkly sliced lime on top.
    35 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb
    This easy, all-in-one Salmon Foil Packet with potatoes, snap peas, and tomatoes gets its spicy zing from Harissa paste, a North African spice mix. Baking in foil makes super-tender salmon and clean up is a snap! This dinner is designed to feed two, but it’s easy to scale up or down.
  • Earl grey tea and tonic drink with ice
    55 min
    Healthy
    Don't drink or trying to drink less? A rich tea syrup is a great way to add flavor and body to a non-alcoholic drink, like in this citrusy Earl Grey Tea and Tonic mocktail.
  • Whole choclate layer cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream swirls on top, dusted with powdered sugar against a dark background
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This rich, tender chocolate cake is easy enough to make for a casual dessert but can be a showstopper for any special event. It comes together with just one bowl, a whisk, and 30 minutes in the oven. This homemade chocolate layer cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with brittle sugar topping on a slate board wtih a slice cut out and fruit nearby.
    1 hr, 45 min
    Do you love crème brûlée, but you also love cheesecake? Get the best of both worlds with this luscious Crème Brûlée Cheesecake! A buttery graham cracker crust balances the light and creamy cheesecake, then it’s finished with the sweet and satisfying crack of brittle sugar.
  • How to Make Dump Cake from Scratch
    50 min
    You'll forgive this cake its unfortunate name once you make this homemade version, which uses no canned pie filling or cake mix. Real ingredients are just as easy—and so much tastier!
  • Healthy oatmeal pancakes stacked high on a whie plate drizzeled with maple syrup and topped with raspberries.
    25 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Looking for a gluten-free breakfast that tastes great and is easy to make? Well, look no further than these Oatmeal Pancakes. No special ingredients required — just rolled oats!
  • Easy Cauliflower Steak Sandwich arugula
    50 min
    Vegetarian
    Roasted cauliflower “steaks” make a satisfying and filling vegetarian sandwich. This recipe boosts the flavor factor with a quick and easy aioli sauce, sliced tomatoes, and spicy arugula.
  • How to Make Vegetable Pizza - flatbread pizza piled high with vegetables. Cut into slices on a parchment paper with a wooden handled knife nearby
    18 min
    Vegetarian
    Flatbread pizza made with naan is quick, easy, and ready in less than 20 minutes. This version is loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, but you can add any toppings you want. The sky’s the limit!
  • Stuffed pasta shells with ricotta and summer squash
    1 hr, 15 min
    Vegetarian
    It's summer squash season! Try these Stuffed Shells with Yellow Squash and Ricotta for an easy and delicious summertime meal. Easy to make ahead and also freezes well!
  • Baked Beans with Molasses - baked beans in a pot with a wooden spoon
    40 min
    Gluten-Free
    Use canned beans to cut down on time, while still making party-worthy baked beans on the stovetop. Richly flavored with molasses and brown sugar, these beans won’t disappoint.
  • Frozen siesta cocktail made in the blender and poured into a salt rimmed glass
    5 min
    The Frozen Siesta is one of those unicorn drinks that everyone likes in the summer. Just tequila, Campari, simple syrup, and citrus, blended with ice into a boozy slushee. Even better? You can mix it ahead of time and have it ready to go for parties or BBQs!

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