Do you eat seasonally? Whether you really try to or not, you probably do more than you even know. We are naturally drawn to warm, hearty meals in the colder months. I know I pretty much never make things like stroganoff or stew or hot, gooey apple desserts until there’s a chill in the air.
Summer recipes are for veggies and grilling. Think fresh.
Cheesy, fresh, and perfect to customize with whatever veggies you have in abundance. This recipe freezes beautifully, too.
This is one of my all time favorites for leftovers. The homemade tzatziki sauce is just so yum!
I know that corn on the cob kind of screams, “Summer!” But this grilled corn is so much more flavorful. Cut from the cob and grilled, then topped with butter and salt. It’s a little smokey, a little fresh, a little buttery.
Cheesy goodness anyone? I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of hunks of cooked tomato in my food. But I cannot get enough of this fresh and cheesy pie. I am counting the days to be able to make this summer recipe with fresh picked tomatoes from my garden!
Grilling these peppers really seems to mellow the heat. Add a cheesy filling and bacon, and they make for a smoky summer treat.
I actually make these year round, but fresh-from-the-farmer’s-market-just-picked veggies are like nothing else. This is such an easy preparation, I know you’ll make them all the time like I do.
I’m a terrible gardener, except for basil. Basil loves me. And I love basil! After trying several methods to preserve it, this is the one I’ve settled on. This allows you to have fresh from the garden tasting basil year round.
This is an unusual method for canning tomatoes, but it’s how I’ve canned my excess tomatoes for years. It works especially great if you like to can a few jars here and there throughout tomato season, like I do.
These are not the kind of pickle that you process and are shelf stable. They’re light and refreshing and zingy. I think that’s a word, zingy? Perfect for using up those piles of cucumbers.
This lemonade is so easy, and it is pretty consistently in our fridge all summer. We also love our Southern Sweet Tea around here, but nothing completes a summer meal like a cold glass of lemonade.
Made without a churn or any other special equipment, this homemade ice cream is easier than you might think. Open to customizing with your favorite flavors, too. Summer in a spoon!
Use any berries you’ve got. When they’re paired with this sort of chewy, crumbly, topping you will agree that this is the perfect summer dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to really take it over the top!
Bonus tip: If you’re looking to try some new chicken marinades, check these out. We had the sweet chili soy with grilled chicken breasts last night for dinner and all loved it. I’ll definitely be making more of these to grill.
What are your favorite summer recipes?