Yippee! Summer is finally here. School is out this week in our county and I know that makes some folks happy when the traffic around here is a little less during the brief summer months that the kids are out of school. Oh, for the good ole’ days when we were out of school for 3 whole months and didn’t go back until after Labor Day. I can still remember the excitement of the last days of school. Those days are over and now they get out a little over 2 months and back to school in August. But, I know there are more breaks during the year that we didn’t get, so it’s a trade-off.
Food is something we all think about constantly, so I thought to kick off the summer and Memorial Day holiday coming up, I’d ask some blog friends for their favorite summer recipes and wow, did they deliver! I have 30 fantastic looking recipes, perfect for summer entertaining, all the way from appetizers, meats, side dishes, desserts and beverages. I hope these will inspire you to get busy and plan a party! Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather for this season and this summer!
Simple Salsa from The Honeycomb Home
Texas Caviar from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Apple and Pineapple Ceviche from Table and Hearth
Avocado Corn & Quinoa Salsa from Foodie Chicks Rule
5 Minute 5 Ingredient Summer Salad from Christina’s Adventures.
Caprese Crostini Skewers from Carolyn’s Homework
Savoy Cabbage Salad from In My Own Style
Cucumbers in Sour Cream from Just Vintage Home
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad from A Turtle’s Life for Me
Fave Chicken Saladrom Plum Doodles
Lemon-Lime Marinated Chicken Drumsticks from At The Picket Fence
Pulled Pork Tacos from Scotch and Nonsense
Greek Turkey Burger from Homemadeville
Spiced Rubbed Salmon Filet from Pretty Handy Girl
Sweet and Smoky Rib Rub from Design, Dining and Diapers
Meatloaf Burger from Kenarry
Easy Baked Beans from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Red White and Blue Potatoes from Love of Home
No Cook Summer Pasta from Love My Simple Home
Frosted Lemonade from Atta Girls Says
Strawberry Juliusfrom Town and Country Living
Smoothie Bowlfrom Love Your Abode
Strawberry Cake With Buttercream Frosting from Worthing Court
Patriotic Fruit Tart from Shine Your Light
Triple Chocolate Pound Cakefrom Dimples and Tangles
No Bake Strawberry Tunnel Cake from Confessions of a Plate Addict
Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake from Unskinny Boppy
Chocolate Ice Cream with Marshmallow Sauce from Town N Country Living
Berry Shortcake Triflefrom Artsy Chicks Rule
Strawberry Dream Piefrom Inspiration for Moms
How about that line up of tasty looking food? Hope this gets you in the mood for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and all the good eating that I’m sure will be a part of it all.
Happy Summer to you all! I hope it’s the best one ever!