It’s kind of, sort of here….
Well not for me, like at all (I am not kidding it is seriously snowing hard out right now!)… BUT, I hope and pray that for the rest of you, the weather is at least in the 60’s and sunny too. I also hope your grass is green, your yards are filled with flowers and your trees are bushy and full of color. Yes, this is what I hope for you, because for me?? It honestly still looks like winter (well maybe a dismal early spring), and yes, it’s 100% depressing. However, we are not going to talk about any of that today because I have decided I will just pretend my weather is beautiful and summery…which really means I will fill my home with flowers, buy a watermelon, grill corn and suck on ice cream (by the heater).
SO anyway, let’s talk about all these summer recipes. Some are old, some are new, but either way you are going to want to make them. No really, you will.
My favorite Summer Breakfast:
Vanilla Bean Coconut Quinoa Pudding with Honey Drizzled Raspberries
Sweet Buttered Polenta Pancakes with Fresh Summer Berries
Sweet Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Ricotta Cream and Maple Glazed Seeded Nuts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie ‘N’ Milk Breakfast Cups
Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding with Superfoods + Dark Chocolate
Raspberry Rose Baked French Toast
Black Tea Infused Irish Porridge with Acai Berry Ripple + Pistachio Cream
My Favorite Summer Snacks:
10 Minute Chocolate Almond Butter Superfood Seed Bars
Banana Fritters on a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Chocolate Sauce
Dark Chocolate Dipper Crunchy Coconut Cashew Sesame Bars
Easy Parmesan Grilled Polenta Chips
Chocolate Dipped Zucchini Granola Bars
My Favorite Summer Drinks:
Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Basil and Honey Sweet Iced Tea
4 Ingredient Pineapple Lime Chelada
Island Mango and Goji Berry Sunrise Smoothie
Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats
Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies
Tropical Fruit Breakfast Smoothie
My Favorite Summer Appetizers:
Tomato, Salami and Chunky Arugula Basil Pesto Bruschetta
Quick Balsamic Fig Roasted Tomato and Burrata Cheese Tarts
Caramelized Corn and Heirloom Tomato Galette with Herbed Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese
Coconut Lime Fried Shrimp with Fiery Mango-Peach Jalapeno Sauce
Mac and Cheese Stuffed Fried Zucchini
Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa + Grilled Bread
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches On Jalapeno Cornbread Biscuits with Honey Bourbon Bacon
My Favorite Summer Salad:
Everything But the Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad
Thai Steak Salad with Sweet Spicy Tahini Dressing + Sesame Chili Lime Cashews
Caramelized Peach + Cherry Prosciutto Gorgonzola Salad with Buckwheat Crepes
Summer Grilled Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad
Simple Grilled Kale + Red Pepper Tuscan Pasta Salad
Easy Summer Herb and Chickpea Chopped Salad with Goat Cheese
My Favorite Summer Burger:
Fried Mozzarella and Caramelized Peach Caprese Burger
Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger with Guiness Cheese Sauce + Crispy Onions
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili Burgers with Baked Cheddar Beer Onion Rings + Fried Eggs
Smoky Chipotle Cheddar Burgers with Mexican Street Corn Fritters
Buffalo-Blue Curly Cheese Fry and Crispy Black Bean Burgers
Lobster Burgers with Browned Butter Lemon Aioli + Basil Corn Salsa, Bacon ‘N’ Avocado
My Favorite Summer Dinner:
Hawaiian Carne Asada Fries with Pineapple Pico De Gallo
Caribbean Mango Pork and Tropical Rice Plates
Greek Style Roasted Lamb Gyros with Harissa Spiced Tzatziki
Farmers Market Sesame Miso Noodle Bowls with Garlic Chips
Greek Chicken Souvlaki Rice Pilaf Plates with Marinated Veggies + Feta Tzatziki
Fresh Clam Pasta with Creamy White Basil Sauce + Crispy Prosciutto
Easy Chicken Fajitas with Cheesy Enchilada Rice + Spicy Tex Mex Special Sauce
My Favorite Summer Sweets:
Skillet Strawberry Cobbler with Cream Cheese Biscuits
Tres Leches Coconut and Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Tacos
Honey Almond Cake with Strawberry Ripple Cream
Lavender Honey and Raspberry-Rhubarb Galette
Easiest Bourbon Peach Dump with Buttered Popcorn
Healthy No-Bake Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Hot Fudge Brownie and Double Scooped Ice Cream Sundae High Hat Cupcake Cones
Vanilla Bourbon Cherry-Blueberry Pie
Nonnie’s 5-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake
Triple Berry Kahlua Crisp with Double The Crumble
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip + Graham Cracker Cookie S’mores
Vegan Chocolate Fudge Popsicles
So what’s your favorite sweet summer time food???
Awesome round up of recipes! Officially. Hungry.
Sending you summery vibes from NJ ~ we just a sunny warm day after a long long winter! Hope the snow turns to warmth soon!
Your food photography is stunning. I spend a lot of time drooling over the gorgeous posts. Very lovely.
what can i say love all those wonderful recipes.
After reading your email this morning I went to Krogers and got a roll of polenta (cornmeal mush) and sausages for breakfast tomorrow but I couldn’t figure out which salad I wanted to make.
Those pictures are a sea of color–just love looking at then.
THANK YOU!! Hope you enjoy all that you make! Have a great Memorial Day!
I can’t believe it’s still snowing for you, ugh! I won’t tell you what the temp is here, but it has been unseasonably cool for May. Love this round up, you’re putting me in a summer mood with all these gorgeous colors!
Thank you so much!! Have a great Memorial Day!
Summer hasn’t arrived yet in London either but these recipes have made me feel v summery. Just stumbled upon your blog and all the recipes looks so delicious – can’t wait to try them!
Thank you so much for the kind words! Hope the weather turns summery soon! 🙂
I love that top picture, the cast iron pot is adorable! Hope you enjoyed your weekend
Thanks!! Have a great Memorial Day!
MMMMmmmmmm Summer!!!! Everything looks amazing and we are so excited to cook with strawberries.
♥Heather and Melissa
Thanks girls!! Have a great Memorial Day!
I like your Balboa bar recipe. I made it quite a few times last summer! I also really just like simple cobblers and crumbles with ice cream.
That is awesome! Thanks! Have a great Memorial Day!
Mmmmmmm burgersssss! These are all so awesome!
Thanks Cassie!! Have a great Memorial Day!
Summer time means lots of panzanella salads! But your Kitchen sink pasta salad is next on my list. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Oh I agree!! 🙂
Thanks Meg! Have a great Memorial day!
I made your strawberry cobbler with cream cheese swirled biscuits yesterday. Simply wonderful. Thank you for this web site. I have made many of your recipes and have never been disappointed.
SO excited you loved it! Thank you so much for the kind words!!