Summer Recipes

Finally, it’s summer! Time to embrace casual living, cookouts, and garden abundance. Get recipes for grilling, home canning, super-fresh salads, frozen desserts, cooling drinks, and all the foods that make summer so special.

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Baked eggplant parmesan in a casserole dish.
Eggplant Parmesan
Easy Cucumber Salad served in a bowl
Easy Cucumber Salad
How to Make Pina Colada in a blender with less ice
Piña Colada
Overhead view of a plate of green tomatoes that have been breaded and fried.
Fried Green Tomatoes
A large mason jar of easy homemade horchata with a cinnamon stick inside is in front of a similar glass and a pitcher of homemade horchata. A small bowl of rice and cinnamon sticks are to the left.
Horchata
tomato salsa in a bowl showing chopped tomatoes and onion
Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori Chicken
Easy cold brew with milk in a tall glass
How To Make Cold Brew Coffee
Chayote with Tomato and Green Chiles
Chayote with Tomato and Green Chile
A tall glass of ginger ale soda with a bowl of sliced limes next to it.
Homemade Ginger Ale
Blistered Shishito or Padron Peppers in a bowl
Blistered Shishito Peppers
Bread and Butter Pickles
Bread and Butter Pickles
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Green beans, sauteed with bacon and served on a plate
Green Beans with Bacon
How To make Crepes
How To Make French Crêpes
Roasted Zucchini with garlic and black pepper on a serving platter
Roasted Zucchini with Garlic
Zucchini muffins cooling on a rack.
Zucchini Muffins
How to Grill Pizza
How to Grill Pizza
Finished seafood paella from the grill in a skillet ready to serve
Seafood Paella
Overhead shot of a homemade keylime pie, covered with whipped cream and with a linen beside
Key Lime Pie
A serving spoon with homemade cream corn inside.
Creamed Corn
Overhead view of primavera pasta in a bowl with a navy linen underneath.
Classic Pasta Primavera
A bowl of zucchini fritters set on a white background.
Zucchini Fritters
Maryland Crabcakes wtih greens and lemon wedges on a white plate wtih mayo
Crab Cakes
Pickled Beets
Pickled Beets
Agua de Jamaica, Hibiscus Tea
Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)
Easy oven-roasted beets in a serving bowl
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze
A crumb topped easy shoofly pie.
Shoofly Pie
A jar of homemade pickles
How to Make Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Overhead view of a bowl of a shrimp ceviche recipe.
Shrimp Ceviche
Easy peach cobbler served in a bowl
Peach Cobbler
Triangle cut cucumber tea sandwiches are stacked on a cake stand and encircled with fresh herbs. Sliced cucucumbers are visible inside each one.
Cucumber Sandwiches
Escabeche (Pickled Jalapenos) in pint jars, canned with carrots and cauliflower
Escabeche (Pickled Jalapeños)
Oysters on the grill to show how to grill oysters.
Grilled Oysters with Spicy Miso Butter
Homemade cherry pop cocktail with fresh cherries and lemon set next to it.
Cherry Pop Cocktail
Two summery peach margaritas on a white tray with a whole peach next to it.
Peach Margarita
Blender strawberry lemonade served in a glass and in a pitcher with lemon slices and strawberries set around it.
Strawberry Lemonade
Best frozen margarita in a blue rimmed glass with limes in front and another glass and linen behind it.
Pitcher Frozen Margaritas
The top bun set to the side of the BEST spicy buffalo chicken burger.
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Nacho Mexican Burger with a side of fries.
Nacho Burgers
Best bacon cheeseburger set on a wood board outside.
Bacon Cheeseburger
A slice of Strawberry Layer Cake Made with Fresh Strawberries on a plate with a fork.
Old-Fashioned Strawberry Layer Cake
Bourbon Cherry Crisp with a serving removed from the baking dish.
Bourbon Cherry Crisp
Blueberry Cake
Blueberry Cake
Chocolate penaut butter pie topped with whipped cream and peanut butter cups.
Peanut Butter Pie
Overhead view of a homemade coconut cream pie with a slice removed and set on a plate to the right.
Coconut Cream Pie
Homemade Tomato Juice
Homemade Tomato Juice
Overhead view of easy blackberry cobbler in a baking dish with a spoon set where a serving was removed.
Blackberry Cobbler
How to make a hurricane cocktail
Hurricane Cocktail
Beet Greens
Beet Greens
Coffee Ice Cream scoops in a bowl
Coffee Ice Cream
Green Bean Salad on a platter.
Green Bean Salad with Basil, Balsamic, and Parmesan
Bee's Knees simple cocktail recipe with gin and honey and lemon
Bee's Knees Cocktail
A platter of whole romaine in a romaine salad.
Grilled Romaine Lettuce
Milk being poured into a glass of iced chai
Iced Chai Latte
Lavender Lemonade
Lavender Lemonade
Classic Margarita
Classic Margarita
Gluten Free Greek Pasta Salad
Greek Pasta Salad
Plum Cobbler
Plum Cobbler

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