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Favorite Summer Recipes

If your family is like mine, you’ll be invited to picnics, holiday gatherings and other pitch-ins throughout the summer. I’ve gathered some of my Favorite Summer Recipes to provide you with some delicious inspiration!
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Summer Recipes: Appetizers

From an unusual Corn Dip to a hot Cheesy Spinach Dip to a classic Guacamole, you’ll have a hit on your hands no matter which you make! Be prepared to give out the recipes.

Sour Cream Corn Dip

Sour Cream Corn Dip

Cheesy Spinach Dip

Mary's Guacamole: Look no further: this is the BEST guacamole!

The BEST Guacamole!

Summer Recipes: Salads

Next up are salads. I love to load up my plate with these. There’s the classic KFC-style coleslaw, a chopped veggie salad, a Caprese with multi-colored tomatoes, and even a pesto pasta salad. Do you have a favorite to make in the summer??? Let me know in the comments.

Classic Cole Slaw | Perfect slaw for picnics and gatherings

Classic Coleslaw

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Salade de Tomates et Fromage | a simple French salad of juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil

Salade de Tomates et FromagePesto Pasta Salad | Pasta with a pesto dressing and so much more!

Pesto Pasta Salad

Summer Recipes: Entrees

The hubby is a grill-a-holic. If we entertain, the grill is always fired up. I’ve picked a few of my winning grilled main dishes that always get rave reviews. Whether you want to marinate your chicken with Thai flavors or a more classic mustard, lime, and garlic combo, you won’t be disappointed. Beef lovers will go nuts for my teriyaki kabobs, plus there are tons more in my Recipe Index under Entrees. And you’ll want to check out these 20 amazing summer recipes from some of my favorite bloggers, too.

Grilled Thai Chicken | Marinated in coconut milk with fish sauce, lime juice, garlic and cilantro, this is one of the BEST grilled chicken dishes you'll ever taste!

Grilled Thai Chicken

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts | A fabulous marinade that will turn your chicken into as spectacular meal!

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts

Beef Teriyaki Kabobs | Tender grilled beef and veggies flavored with an Asian marinade

Beef Teriyaki Kabobs

Summer Recipes: Desserts

Desserts cannot be forgotten. When I volunteer to bring a dessert, I always end up making two! I can’t help myself!!! So this category is on overload with raspberry and apricot bars, scrumptious coconut cupcakes, two frozen desserts, a jazzed up chocolate chip cookie and even a strawberry mousse. Decisions, decisions. I might just have to remake them ALL this summer.  Plus here are some more incredible Summer Desserts from some of my favorite bloggers.

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

Grasshopper Pie | Mint lovers will swoon with every bite of this frozen dessert!

Grasshopper Pie

Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes

Apricot Bars | Scrumptious layered bars with coconut, almonds and apricot preserves

Apricot Bars

Strawberry Mousse | A sweet. creamy spring time dessert

Strawberry Mousse

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie | A gooey, chewy cookie baked in a skillet!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie | Easy Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

I hope some of these will become your new favorite summer recipes! If you make one of them, please share on Instagram and tag @thatskinnychickcanbake ! I’d love to see your creation!!!

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17 comments on “Favorite Summer Recipes”

  1. I’ve saved the corn dip for dinner one day soon! But what I really want… Are those gorgeous heirloom tomatoes:@)

  2. This is a great round up and everything looks SO delicious!

  3. Every one of these recipes look so delicious. I’m planning on trying a variation of your corn salad for our 4th of July BBQ, too.

  4. OMG Liz…how can someone resist all these recipes…they look so pretty, and sure perfect for summer. Thanks for the round-up…
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

  5. Wow I don’t know what take first I love,thus entire summer menu!!!

  6. Oh my gosh, so many great recipes Liz! I’m so glad summer is here! I’m really looking forward to trying your pesto pasta salad and those raspberry squares! : )

  7. What a stunning and delicious collection of summer recipes, Liz. I am dying to have that chocolate ice-cream pie! 😀

  8. I love guacamole, yours looks so nice! All your recipes looks so delicious! I would like a slice of the chocolate fudge right now! Happy weekend!x

  9. Man, those salads are calling my name. Great round-up of summer recipes, Liz.

  10. Love this great roundup. LOVE that spinach dip!

  11. Love this round-up, Liz!! Everything looks amazing and I can’t wait to add these to our summer menu!

  12. I love summer eats and I’m dying over your fudge-topped ice cream pie. What a treat!

  13. I wish I could try everything 🙂

  14. What a great round up Liz, some great inspiration for my next Bar-B-Q.

  15. My summer menu is set thanks to the Skinny Chick =) Your cole slaw and Mediterranean salad are calling my name for supper. And of course I want to dive into every single one of your desserts =)

  16. You left no stone unturned with this roundup and made summer recipe planning very easy!

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