The Best Recipes to Kick-Off Summer
It’s that time of year, and I’ve got the best recipes to kick-off your summer! From snacks and salads to mains and treats, there is DEFINATELY something here for everyone! I would love to know which ones catch your eye! Tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations!
Snacks and Apps
My number one current obsession is my Hot Honey Bacon Jam. I highly recommend making a double batch, it freezes great and has so many uses! Delicious on BLTs, burgers, stirred into vegetables, and this BLT Bruschetta.
BLT Bruschetta with hot honey bacon jam
Chicken Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels
Sides & Salads
You can’t go wrong with bringing any of these potluck favorites to your weekend BBQ. I’ll be making the Kale Caesar Pasta Salad!
Lighted Up Broccoli Salad (no mayo)
Grilled Sweet Corn Salad with Cucumbers & Feta
Mexican Street Corn Mac and Cheese
Mayo Free Loaded Sweet Potato Salad
Grilling or not, here are some crowd pleasing mains if you’re hosting!
Grilled Chicken Caesar Naans (my fav!)
And finally we have some sweet treats to round out the meal! Some of these travel better than others. A crowd favorite is the Almost a Candy Bar Bars, so good!
Strawberry Lime Shortcake Bars
Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies (no bake!)
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Peanut Butter Cereal Treats (so easy, no bake!)
Chocolate Fudge S’mores Cupcakes
Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches (three kinds of cookies!)
I hope you found some recipes to inspire you to kick-off summer cooking and baking this weekend! Many great options the whole family will love. Cheers!