It’s heating up outside, and we don’t want to heat up the kitchen as much these days. We also have picnics to attend and we need lots of yummy food to accompany burgers and brats, and hot dogs — oh, my! Well, consider this your one-stop-shop for drool-worthy, easy summer food ideas from dinners to sides to desserts.
Happy sun-soaked, flip-floppy, beachy, tent-dwelling, picture-worthy summer to each of you!
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a great place to start! Easy, adaptable, and delicious! And did I mention the bacon?
How about some Mac and Cheese? Our viral hit, this one will make you the coolest kid at the party every single time.
A favorite of mine…Perfect Old Fashioned Potato Salad. Filled with bacon and hard-boiled eggs, you just can’t go wrong!
Cheesy Potatoes, anyone? Loaded with the good stuff, these are cheesy and gooey and fabulous.
Make these Hamburger Buns in less than an hour and your burgers will never be the same!
How about sandwiches for a crowd — no hot kitchen required! Pepperoncini Beef goes in the crock pot in seconds, and will fill all the bellies and make the mouths so so happy.
Dessert? Not a problem.
Individual Fruit Pizzas with Strawberry Marshmallow Cream are fun, easy, and delightful. Adaptable to whatever fruit you choose!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is on our top five most popular recipe list. This one is hard to beat for sure!
Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream (no ice cream maker needed) will surprise you with how easy it is and how delicious!
And of course you’ll need some pie. Summer Fruit Pie is the best of summer bounty in one pan. Is it more beautiful or delicious?
Don’t feel like fussing? Try this refreshing, lemony goodness! Luscious Lemonade Pie. So summery perfect.
And last but not least, pucker up with some Raspberry Flummery made from the bountiful fresh raspberries you’ll most certainly pick. Wow your guests with this one!
Camping? Here’s a favorite you could attempt over an early morning campfire! Heck, Breakfast Skillet would be perfect any ol’ time of day!
There are lots more recipes for you to try in the Recipe Index like classic Blueberry Buckle, a beautiful Strawberry Trifle, and a gorgeous Rustic Peach Pie made in a cast iron skillet, so take a minute and get some ideas!
Happy Summer, friends! Have the most fun!