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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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 I made. I enjoyed asking him to taste test different creations, like these bars. He was always ready with a compliment. Other fruits can be arranged over the custard, depending on what's in season. —Carlin Tou, Chandler, Arizona

Raspberry Matcha Cake Roll

This tender cake roll with whipped cream has a very light texture and is perfect for spring. The raspberries give...


Strawberry Riesling Wine Spritzer

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


Banana Pudding Cake

I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...


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...

Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

Shrimp de Jonghe was invented in Chicago. It is usually baked and served in a casserole dish, but my version...


Clam Stew

This clam stew highlights the fresh, sweet and salty clam flavor, with the chorizo adding a little kick. Fresh Swiss...

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Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious!...


Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

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My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


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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...


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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

When my grandma served this shortcake, she usually topped it with homemade vanilla ice cream. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

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Creamy Strawberry Crepes

Take summer-ripe strawberries plus a creamy filling and tuck them into these delicate strawberry crepes for an elegant brunch entree....


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Lemon Layer Cake

This citrusy cake with a luscious cream cheese frosting will garner plenty of applause. The flavor, a duet of sweet...


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Marshmallow Fruit Dip

You can whip up this sweet and creamy dip in just 10 minutes. I like to serve it in a...


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Bake-Sale Lemon Bars

The recipe for these tangy lemon bars comes from my cousin, who is famous for cooking up farm feasts. —Mildred...


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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...