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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    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of ordering enough for our whole family from a local restaurant. Sometimes I use green onions and serve the salad with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. —Blaine Kahle, Florence, Oregon

    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...


    Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

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

    Southern-Style Meat Loaf

    When my husband and I moved to the South, we discovered our love for pimiento cheese! Its addition lends flair...


    Southern Peach Toasts

    These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation...


    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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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


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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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    Air-Fryer Fried Avocado Tacos

    Tacos just got even more exciting! These juicy, flavorful, easy and healthy tacos are for those who are huge fans...


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    Berry Smoothie Bowl

    We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh...


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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!...

    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    These meatball sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on...


    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....


    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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    The Best Marinara Sauce

    I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...


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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...


    Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles

    This tangy shrimp dish is a smart way to cut carbs without sacrificing flavor. If you don't have a spiralizer,...


    Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet

    We love Italian sausage sandwiches, but because the bread isn't diet-friendly for me, I created this recipe to satisfy my...


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    Easy Stuffed Poblanos

    My partner adores these saucy stuffed peppers—and I love how quickly they come together. Top with low-fat sour cream and...

    Wisconsin Butter Burgers

    It’s no secret that Wisconsinites love their dairy—so much that they sometimes top their burgers with a generous pat of...


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    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...


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    Peach Pie

    I acquired this delicious peach pie filling recipe some 40 years ago, when my husband and I first moved to...


    Heavenly Blueberry Tart

    Mmm—this tart is bursting with the fresh flavor of blueberries! Not only do I bake berries with the crust, but...


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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...


    Parmesan Pork Medallions

    Here's one of the best pork medallion recipes I've found. With my own special tweaks, I have served this tender...