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!
What a wonderful collection of recipes! Thank you for including me Rhoda!! Have a wonderful week!
When I saw the Texas Caviar I knew the list of tasty delights would be sure to please!
Jan Siar says
YUM! Thanks, Rhoda.
Julie Nichols says
Rhoda all the recipes look delicious!! I can’t wait to try some out. Thank you for including my pasta recipe.
Julie @ Love My Simple Home
Wanda @ Just Vintage says
Thanks for the great list! They all look so yummy! And thank you so much for including mine. You were so sweet to do that.
Thank you so much for sharing my smoothie, Rhoda! Everything looks incredible. I’m so hungry all of the sudden! 😉
What a great post, these dishes look so tempting. Can’t wait to get going on some of these summertime goodies.
Our children get 6 weeks summer holiday over here from the end of July. It seems a lot, and they do get half term weeks off which perhaps yours don’t get. I love my granny days in the hols!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Thanks for sharing a couple of my recipes, Rhoda! This is a great list!
Carolyn Garris says
Hi Rhoda, Thanks so much for sharing my Caprese Crostini Skewers. Unfortunately the link is wrong and it directs back to one of your posts. Here’s the correct link – I’d love for that to be corrected. http://www.carolynshomework.com/2014/08/good-taste-caprese-crostini-skewers.html
Thanks so much.
Thanks Carolyn, sure I’ll correct it right away. That darn linking in WP now is not working great, like it used. to.
Carolyn Garris says
You’re wonderful! Thank you for sharing and fixing the link. Have a wonderful 3-day weekend. <3
Arielle | Scotch and Nonsense says
These all look so tasty! Can’t wait to get to summer cooking. Thanks so much for including me in this fantastic round up!
Emma Green says
It is looking very delicious and yummy.