Summer Recipes

From barbecues to beach days, these summer recipes will help you create lasting memories. Check out our collection of summer salads, dinners, desserts and more.

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    Chilean Beef and Olive Empanadas

    Lorain is known as the International City, because people came here from all over the world to work. During the summer, the city hosts a festival to celebrate the diverse community. One year, I got to help my Chilean friend's mom prepare these for the festival. They bring back happy memories! —Kristyne Mcdougle, Lorain, Ohio

    Din Tai Fung Chilled Cucumber Salad

    My family and I are obsessed with Din Tai Fung, a famous Taiwanese restaurant in California, and their chilled cucumber...


    Mango Bread

    I live in Maui and when it’s mango season everyone shares their crop, so you get to try different varieties....


    Simits

    This bread comes from my Turkish heritage and they are commonly eaten for breakfast. You'll find them sold from street...


    Macau-Style Portuguese Chicken

    This comforting golden curry recipe is one of the national dishes of my hometown, Macau. Since moving to Toronto, I...

    Yuca Frita con Mojo

    Who doesn't love something fried? That's how I first got turned on to yuca, now I cook it regularly. It's...


    Sopa Ajoblanco

    This white gazpacho was a staple growing up; I remember slurping it directly from the bowl. It's made from stale...

    Strawberry and Peach Lime Custard Bars

    After I baked, my dad would always find his way to the kitchen and ask if he could try what...


    Strawberry-Pineapple Coleslaw

    Sweet fruit, a tangy coleslaw dressing and colorful crisp cabbage make a wonderful combination to share with others. I think...


    Strawberry Riesling Wine Spritzer

    Nothing says spring like strawberries and wine spritzers. The tarragon and black pepper in this refreshing cocktail complement the strawberry...


    Air-Fryer Thai Pork Satay

    I like to keep things simple but interesting and delicious. This pork satay fits that bill nicely. You marinate it...

    Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

    We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...


    Lazy Cake

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...


    Cuts-Like-Butter BBQ Brisket

    With just a few ingredients and steps, this recipe is nearly impossible to mess up. The thin, fall-apart-tender slices are...


    Smoked Bluefish Spread

    Growing up summers on Block Island, Rhode Island, we would surf-cast off the shores for bluefish. Bluefish has a strong...


    Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

    These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love...

    Bourbon Ice Cream

    The brown sugar in this decadent bourbon ice cream gives a hint of caramel flavor, which complements the bourbon. When...


    Watermelon Rind Preserves

    This is an old-fashioned recipe and a wonderful way to reduce food waste. Watermelon rind preserves are not like traditional...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


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    Best Ever Sweet Pickles

    I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam...


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    Mixed Berry Pie

    Here's a delightful way to enjoy summertime fruits. If you're short on one of the berries, just make up the...


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    Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas

    I switched up my mom’s recipe to create this tasty pita pocket variation. It’s one of our favorite grilled...


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    Layered Lemon Pie

    This is a great ending for almost any meal that kids and adults all enjoy. The creamy lemon filling is...


    Cucumbers with Dressing

    It wouldn't be summer if Mom didn't make lots of these creamy cucumbers. Just a few simple ingredients—mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar...

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    Lemon Pudding Dessert

    After a big meal, folks really go for this light lemon treat. The shortbread crust is the perfect base for...


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    Overnight Oatmeal

    Start this breakfast the night before so you can get some extra sleep in the morning. My husband adds coconut...


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    Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

    This is the one and only lemon meringue pie recipe you'll ever need. The flaky and tender from-scratch crust is...


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    Heavenly Filled Strawberries

    These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-sized dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia