Summertime Recipe Ideas

  • 01 of 09

    Broccoli Salad With Bacon

    Broccoli Salad With Raisins
    Diana Rattray

    Broccoli Salad With Bacon and Raisins

    This salad is always a hit! Ingredients include raisins, red onion, and bacon. Add walnuts or sunflower seeds if you like, and feel free to add more sugar if you like a sweeter dressing.

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  • 02 of 09

    Sweet and Sour Corn and Bean Salad

    corn and bean salad
    Diana Rattray

    Sweet and Sour Corn and Bean Salad

    Corn and 3 kinds of beans are featured in this delicious sweet and sour salad. The dressing is a basic mixture of oil, vinegar, and sugar. This sugar can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes. Just drain the vegetables, do a little chopping, and it's salad! Try to prepare the salad at least 4 hours before you plan to serve it for the very best flavor.

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  • 03 of 09

    Grilled Eggplant

    Grilled Eggplant With Grilled Meatloaf
    Diana Rattray

    Grilled Eggplant

    Grilled vegetables are another excellent option for summer meals, and this grilled eggplant is a good example. Feel free to use zucchini or summer squash instead of eggplant. 

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  • 04 of 09

    Juicy Grilled Burgers

    Basic Burgers
    Diana Rattray

    Juicy Grilled Burgers

    This recipe for basic juicy burgers includes topping ideas and tips. Top your burgers off with fried onion rings, peppers, cheese, tomatoes, or bacon. Always use a burger mixture with a good amount of fat (80/20 and 85/15 are good ratios), but make sure to make the burger patties large to account for shrinkage.

    See Also

    15 Creative Burger Recipes

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  • 05 of 09

    Grilled Salmon Burgers

    grilled salmon burgers made with sockeye salmon
    Diana Rattray

    Grilled Salmon Burgers

    These burgers are made with a mixture of fresh chopped salmon with Asian seasonings. These flavorful burgers are an excellent way to enjoy salmon. 

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  • 06 of 09

    Ice Cream

    Maple Walnut Ice Cream With Maple Flakes
    Diana Rattray

    There's nothing like homemade ice cream on a hot summer day! Whether you're planning to entertain or want to treat your family, you need to try these recipes.

    Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: Fresh cherries and semisweet chocolate make this rich ice cream to die for. 

    Creamy Southern Buttermilk Ice Cream: The tangy flavor of this ice cream is amazing. The buttermilk is added to a cream custard mixture and then frozen in an ice cream maker.

    Blackberry Ice Cream With Sour Cream: Fresh summer...MORE blackberries and sour cream make this an ice cream rich in flavor and color.

    Maple Walnut Ice Cream: The deep maple flavor in this ice cream comes from dark maple syrup and optional maple flakes.

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  • 07 of 09

    No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    chocolate cheesecake no-bake
    Diana Rattray

    No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    This cheesecake will wow your friends and family, and it takes so little time and effort to prepare. Make it about 4 hours in advance so it will have plenty of time to chill.

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  • 08 of 09

    Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

    Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
    Diana Rattray

    Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

    Make this pie and watch it disappear! This is a wonderful frozen pie made with lots of chopped peanut butter cups in the creamy peanut butter filling.

    See Also:

    Frozen Blueberry Lemonade Pie

    Frozen Lemonade Pie

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  • 09 of 09

    Whole Grilled Onions

    Whole baked onions with herbs and butter
    Diana Rattray

    Whole Grilled Onions

    This grilled (or baked) sweet onions are filled with a simple mixture of butter and seasonings. Garnish them with some fresh chopped parsley if you'd like.