Grilling & Summer Recipes
Easy recipes to enjoy in hot summer weather and the best grilling recipes in the USA! #summer #grill
Our family loves eating these Marinated Tomatoes sliced on hamburgers, chopped on salads, and served with fresh mozzarella or on bruschetta. There are so many delicious options for using our fresh tomato marinade recipe! Ripe tomatoes are a favorite summertime food and this easy marinade is a great way to kick your snack or meal up a notch!
Our Muffuletta Pasta Salad recipe is a tangy and refreshing pasta salad with a Mediterranean spin. Also known as Mardi Gras Pasta Salad this colorful salad recipe is festive and flavorful! The olives, artichoke hearts, salami, pasta, red wine vinegar, feta cheese and other ingredients pack more flavor in than you can see!
Cheesecake lovers will fall head over heals for this Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes recipe because they are so easy to make! Made in cupcake liners on a vanilla wafer this classic recipe looks fancy and tastes impressive. Mini cherry cheesecake bites are one of our family’s favorite dessert recipes!
Sweet and creamy this no-bake Smores Pie recipe is easy to make in under 15 minutes! Great for an indoor party, a camp out or any type of party in between this S’mores inspired dish is always emptied. Nutella, cream cheese and powdered sugar mix with Cool Whip to make a thick and refreshing chocolate filling. The pie is sandwiched between a classic graham cracker base and chocolate syrup drizzled over mini marshmallows and pieces of a Hershey’s bar on top.
Simple but flavorful every bite of this Easy Macaroni Salad for a Crowd recipe is creamy, tangy and delicious! Perfect for a graduation party, big family parties and cookouts this big batch of Amish style macaroni salad side dish for a crowd is an economical way to feed people. Tender pasta with crunchy veggies and a light dressing is always popular. With a high quality taste like a classic macaroni salad you would get from a caterer, this recipe is easy enough for the home cook to make.
Flavorful bits of meat coated in spices, served in a soft or hard taco shell with your favorite fixings makes a delicious family dinner of Ground Pork Tacos in 25 minutes. Ground pork is an easy way to make a popular Taco Tuesday meal healthier and more flavorful. This basic recipe is very easy to enhance with black beans, corn, salsa or your favorite mix-in. We use softened onions and a light homemade taco seasoning to keep the kids happy.
Sweet dried cranberries, crunchy carrots, and tart apples mix perfectly with a light dressing into this easy Chicken and Wild Rice Salad recipe. Colorful with a variety of flavors each bite of Wild Rice Salad is fresh and satisfying! I like to use leftover chicken or pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken. This light lunch makes a healthy meal that is so easy to make ahead of time.
Our Cucumber Salad with Mayo and Sour Cream takes cool, crisp cucumbers and mixes them in a light and refreshing homemade dressing. Thin slices of fresh, firm cucumbers pair wonderfully with a creamy sour cream and mayonnaise based dressing recipe. Simple spices like garlic, salt, sugar, white wine vinegar and dill weed make a full flavor in every bite of this. Creamy cucumber salad with mayo and sour cream was the most popular side dish recipe at our family reunion this summer!
The best Pepperoni Pizza Sliders recipe adds a sweet Italian glaze to Hawaiian rolls layered with sauce, slices of cheese and pepperoni. Homemade pizza sliders are one of our favorite appetizers or meals because they are full of flavor! With a buttery, brown sugar glaze seasoned with oregano and garlic powder these sliders are irresistible! With multiple layers of pepperoni and provolone cheese the filling is hearty! The slider rolls make these pizzas easier to eat and hold in your hand.
A sweet and salty pretzel base with a creamy layer topped with sliced strawberries and jello makes a classic Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad recipe. Whipped topping, cream cheese and powdered sugar are sandwiched between strawberry slices, jello and a crunchy pretzel layer. The sweet and salty combination is what makes this treat so delicious!
The best Brown Rice Salad recipe mixes a light homemade dressing with spinach, tomatoes and cucumbers to make a cold rice and vegetable combination that is super delicious! Mediterranean flavors mix together to create a combination that will make your taste buds smile! This simple cold rice salad with vegetables makes a perfect side dish or the main dish for a light lunch.
Rich and creamy with a hint of sweet and a little tang our Homemade Potato Chip Dip recipe is the best way to add flavor to the chip and dip platter! This cream cheese potato chip dip recipe is rich and thick! Cream cheese dip taste so good with plain potato chips with ridges or the wavy style. The ridges fill with dip to make a great snack for game day or appetizer for a party.
Creamy and sweet this Cottage Cheese with Pineapple Salad recipe also features lime or orange jello, mini marshmallows, cool whip and chopped walnuts. Cool and refreshing lime mix with pineapple to add a citrus flavor and fruit texture to this sweet, fluffy dessert. The mini marshmallows make it more fun! A simple treat with only 6 ingredients this cottage cheese and pineapple recipe only takes 5 minutes to mix together.
Chunks of fresh or canned tomatoes are baked with onions, green peppers and celery with a bread crumb coating make the best Scalloped Tomatoes Casserole. Hearty and filling this Tomato Scallop recipe is an economical casserole to feed your family or contribute to a holiday meal. Almost like a tomato cake, but full of vegetables this tomato casserole is a great way to use extra tomatoes from the garden.
A shot of whiskey added to a traditional ice cream drink makes a creamy and delicious Spiked Root Beer Float! This adult root beer float is a favorite when entertaining guests. The ice cream chills the whiskey and the whiskey softens the ice cream creating a creamy drink. The carbonation and natural root beer flavors make this alcoholic drink a great way to top off a meal or enjoy as a dessert.
Light, cool and refreshing this three ingredient Yogurt Pie recipe makes an easy no-bake dessert for family parties or holiday meals. The best part about this recipe is that it only takes five minutes to mix up. Strawberry or any flavor of yogurt is mixed with Cool Whip and spread on a graham cracker or chocolate crust then chilled or frozen before serving this simple dessert. Garnish with fresh strawberries for a treat everyone enjoys!
This sheet pan meal with smoked sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes is a easy way to make dinner for the family. My husband loves Kielbasa and we all enjoy roasted vegetables, so this is a great family meal idea that’s made on one easy baking sheet in 30 minutes! Whenever we can get a whole meal with protein, vegetables and a starch to fit on one baking sheet we are happy! This is one of our family’s super easy recipes that we like to make on busy weeknights when everyone is on the go.
Cold linguine pasta salad is rich with Italian dressing, salad seasoning, parmesan cheese and chopped vegetables to make a great side dish for parties, potlucks, picnics and family reunions. Linguine pasta is coated in Italian dressing, Salad Supreme Seasoning, Parmesan Cheese and tossed with chopped tomatoes, green peppers, onions, sliced olives and cucumbers. Soft, seasoned pasta accented with fresh veggies makes a refreshing side dish anytime of the year.
Bacon, cheddar and cream cheese perfectly compliment chopped jalapeños in this super flavorful Bacon Jalapeño Popper inspired Cheese Ball. Think of a rich and creamy stuffed jalapeño popper wrapped in bacon that’s super easy to eat with a cracker. That’s how I like to describe this cheese ball. Serve with crackers and pretzels and this cheese ball is a party appetizer or snack that will be the star of the show!