Pasta salad is usually a staple at barbecues, cookouts, parties or really any summer event where there is food. Classic pasta salad can sometimes be pretty boring, but this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is most definitely not! Making this dish is so very easy, and it packs so much flavor and a fantastic kick from the buffalo wing sauce. Try this recipe out for your friends and family soon – they are sure to thank you for it!
Is it just me, or are fresh summer tomatoes at least a million times better than the ones from the grocery store during the winter? I grabbed a bunch of beautiful tomatoes from a local farmstead the other day, so I decided to make myself a quick, healthy and simple lunch with a couple of them today. This recipe is really intended to be a side dish, but sometimes it’s really all I want for a light meal. These Baked Parmesan Tomatoes can also be an easy and delicious appetizer. Making this recipe is very easy – you will slice your tomatoes into thick slices, top them with seasonings and parmesan and drizzle them with a little oil. Then just bake them until they are hot and the cheese is melty and enjoy!
Cucumber, Tomato and Onion salad is one of my favorite quick and easy summer recipes. It is always so nice to be able to head out to the garden, grab some fresh vegetables and throw a delicious dish together in just a few minutes. This healthy salad uses fresh cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, and a vinaigrette dressing to create the perfect side dish for those hot summer days when no one wants to heat the kitchen up by using the stove. You can toss this together early in the day, stick it in the fridge and have a delicious “salad” ready at dinner time. A serving of this comes in at only 133 calories and 9 net carbs, so this is one flavorful recipe that you won’t feel bad about enjoying! Try it out today!
One of the best things about summer is all of the fresh garden vegetables. This Spicy Zucchini, Corn and Tomato salad is a great way to use those vegetables in a delicious recipe. This side dish is full of flavor and easy to make. A delicious vinaigrette dressing that you will whisk together in just a few seconds will add just what these fresh veggies need to take them to the next level. Enjoy this dish hot or chilled. This would be excellent served with some simple grilled meat, as a side with tacos or double the recipe or even more and serve it at your next summer gathering.
There aren’t many desserts that scream summer more than angel food cake with fresh berries. Add some no-bake cheesecake filling to that combo and you have what one could only call perfection. This Berry Cheesecake Trifle is a beautiful red white and blue dessert that is just what your Fourth of July or Memorial Day party needs, but it would really be amazing at any time of year! This trifle comes together in just 10 minutes, and no baking is required, so you can get right back to your summer fun as quickly as possible!
If you love S’mores, but you don’t always want to build a campfire just to enjoy them, these S’mores Bars might just be for you. If I am being completely honest, I do not usually love s’mores. I am not a huge marshmallow fan usually, but these bars are a different story. A fantastically delicious cookie base holds the perfect amount of graham crackers, Hershey bars and marshmallows together. This would be a great dessert to serve at a summer gathering, just don’t expect leftovers!
This Caprese Pasta Salad is made using whole wheat pasta, fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella pearls. Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt are tossed in and a simple, quick, delicious and easy pasta salad is born! This would be a great dish to have as a quick and easy vegetarian dinner, or as a side with your favorite protein. This would also be an excellent thing to bring to your next summer get together. Your friends will love it!
No one ever said that soups, stews and chowders are only for the winter! This Summer Corn Chowder is the perfect way to enjoy a comforting bowl of chowder at this time of year. This chowder is loaded with fresh sweet corn, red potatoes, onion all it is all in a creamy broth. A bowl of this topped with crispy bacon and green onion is an amazing summer comfort food!
Normal potato salad is fine, but it has never been something that has excited me. It usually just seems like a big bowl of mushy, bland potatoes. I decided to kick it up a notch by using red potatoes, bacon (lots of bacon!), whole grain mustard and several other ingredients to create a potato salad that is anything but boring! We really do call this The Best Potato Salad!
I can feel it! Summer is here (well almost)! Summer is completely my favorite season. I am all about the sun and the heat, but mostly I am all about not having to rush my kids off to school every morning. With summer comes two things: lots of cookouts and get-togethers and also moms serving things that require little to no effort to prepare because they “don’t want to heat the house up with the oven”. I may be one of those moms more often than I would like to admit! These Individual No-Bake Cheesecakes are great because they are easy to transport and also easy to serve. They are also great because they require no baking at all.