*Official* July 2011 Release Party Contest

I am absolutely smitten with all of this month's new releases and I can tell by the excitement that some of you have shared with me that you are too!  A big thank you to each and every one of you who have joined us tonight during release festivities as well as the last five days of countdown fun!  

To finish up this exciting celebration, we're giving away a fabulous prize package tonight!  Practically the entire July release!  All you need to do to have your chance to win is post an answer to the following question in the comments section below.


Congratulations to Deb!  Be sure to contact customer service with your shipping information so we can get your prize package out to you!  And thanks to everyone else for playing along!  All of your recipes are making me extra hungry!  Have a great night!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Marisa says:

    Strawberry shortcake! We make a butter based shortcake and it is to die for 🙂

  • 2
    Carol says:

    There’s nothing better than Michigan strawberries so I have to say strawberry shortcake!! Love it with homemade biscuits.

  • 3
    Kris says:

    Hands down…Mediterranean Chicken Salad!!!

  • 4
    rebecca keppel says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is marinated grilled chicken sliced and placed on a fresh chopped salad…mmmmmm 🙂

  • 5

    My favorite summer time recipe is a zucchini casserole my Mother-in-law showed me how to make with all the fresh zucchini that is available in the summer.

  • 6
    Jen Barkdull says:

    Blackened chicken with a spinach, asparagus, red pepper and mango salad. Yummmmmmm!!!! I’m very excited for this month’s release!!! 🙂

  • 7
    Carla Grace says:

    Homemade salsa is hands down my favorite go-to summer recipe!! Having homegrown tomatoes and jalepenos with crunchy chips makes any day more fun!!

  • 8
    Anna K. says:

    My favorite summer dish to make is ice cream casserole… A layer of crushed Oreos, then a layer of your favorite ice cream, and then crushed Oreos (just the cookie parts with no cream) and a good generous drizzle of fudge sauce on the top! Yum and SO easy! 🙂

  • 9
    Rebecca D says:

    Peaches, grilled, whole, sliced, dressed, diced, plain, cold, warm…you get the idea!

  • 10
    Jennifer V says:

    My favorite recipe is an arugla salad with fresh corn from the cob, tomatoes, avocado, and olive oil with lemon juice dressing. Delicious and beautiful!

  • 11
    Kristin says:

    It is a Tomato and Cucumber salad (fresh from the garden, of course!and chopped w/ a peeled cucumber and seeded) with a bit of mayo, salt, and pepper and mixed up well. Oh that is the BEST summer salad. 🙂

  • 12
    Brenda says:

    We have a tradition for the 4th of July it is called HoHo cake, so it is definitely our family’s summertime recipe!

  • 13
    Cat Darling says:

    My fave is a frozen lemon pie. It has a graham cracker crust and Vanilla Wafers placed around the edges, Delish!

  • 14
    Cassi says:

    Strawberry shortcake!

  • 15
    veronica says:

    oh, so many supper recipes!!
    strawberry shortcake is a top one, also rachael ray’s honey lime marinated grilled chicken, served on crusty roll with avocado and salsa is another.

  • 16
    Tonya says:

    My mom’s crapes with fresh raspberries! YUM!

  • 17
    Sav O'G says:

    OHH! I really like our rub for the ribs we make on the grill! I don’t know what goes in them (it’s a secret) but OH BOY! They are gooooood:)

    As for sweets–I like my chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes with a cookie dough buttercream frosting:)

  • 18
    Cheryl says:

    Teriyaki steak on skewers, cooked on the grill. Mmm, mmm.

  • 19
    Geri Greening says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is strawberry ruhbarb pie, hot out of the oven and served with plain old vanilla ice cream! Yummy, yummy goodness!!

  • 20
    Linda K says:

    Anything with strawberries!!

  • 21
    Barbara H says:

    I am SO in love with this month’s release!!!!I can’t wait to get the summer jar fillers an the half and half stamps and dies!
    My favourite summertime recipe is fresh mango salsa on grilled chicken. We could eat it every night.It is especially good with onions and cilantro from our little garden. Yum!

  • 22
    Kendra says:

    I just recently tried an Elderflower Cosmo and it was so refreshing and perfect for summer…or anytime really 😉

  • 23
    Kelli says:

    Great question!

    I love my mom’s hawaiian potato-mac salad! It’s a lot of work to make, and always seems to ‘explode’ in the bowl….but it’s the best! We even eat it for breakfast sometimes!


  • 24
    Jaala R. says:

    Well, I think it would have to be homemade pesto! I just love basil – I have four plants this year! I like to freeze mine so the summer treat can last all year!

  • 25
    Nicole says:

    panzanella salad with fresh ripe tomatoes from my own garden!

  • 26
    Sandi D says:

    Watermelon Salad! Baby arugula, watermelon chunks, feta cheese and balsamic vinegar vinaigrette. Delicious and so cool on these hot summer days! Very yummy.

  • 27
    Martha says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is fruit salad with lime juice and seasoning.

  • 28
    Mary M. says:

    I like veggie kabobs on the grill with marinated tofu. I love to eat outside on a nice summer evening.

  • 29
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Tomato sandwiches!! With bacon or without!

  • 30
    Sonia says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is a tie between my mom’s homemade coleslaw or her famous potato salad. She does it all by hand, and whenever she brings those dishes to a barbecue, they are always the first to go. I designated myself as the Official Potato Salad tester so I get the first helping! Yum…

  • 31
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    Fresh fruit smoothies! My hubby and I have an awesome smoothie maker and there’s nothing like the fresh summer fruits for a great smoothie. 🙂

  • 32
    Alisa Conner says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is cucumber salad. I have two or three types that I make….but they always taste the best with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. Thanks for all the great inspiration this week….always a treat to check into the release week.

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  • 34
    Lin says:

    Strawberry Shortcake – yum-mo!! 🙂

  • 35

    Honestly………..Erin’s recipe for Beergaritas!!! I have been making them for every get-together this summer. Everyone raves over them and I think I should take stock in Minute Maid Lime Concentrate (and well, PTI too….lol). My husband and I just love it because it is so refreshing and perfect for anytime!

  • 36
    Victoria Nelson says:

    Caprese salad: tomatoes, basil, mozzarella cheese and italian dressing. Tastes like summer!

  • 37
    Deb Else says:

    My mom’s mustard potato salad. Everybody in the family tries to make it but nobody’s tastes quite as good as mom’s.

  • 38
    mandy says:

    I don’t suppose it’s much of a recipe really, but corn on the cob, cooked on the BBQ – yummy!! Nothing says summer like sweet corn on the cob!

  • 39
    Tanja S. says:

    I love crunchy salads and delicious fruit salads. There is an asian cabbage salad with crunchy noodles that is very popular here in Australia – that is great at a BBQ or summer dinner.

  • 40

    My favorite recipe is a drink for fruit punch – can’t remember it all but it has lemonade and passionfruit and lime and it’s so cool and refreshing 🙂

  • 41
    Hollie says:

    I love anything on the grill and this year I found the perfect compliment to any grill item. A simple black bean salsa and avocado salad. Yum Yum! 🙂

  • 42
    julie jones says:

    My favorite summer recipe is good friends…good family…good food…and a nice cool night to sit and relax together…maybe enjoying some fresh lemonade.

  • 43
    teresa says:

    grilled zucchini on the grill !!! The best ever.

  • 44

    mmmmmm… Apple pie, made with apples picked from the backyard! My husband’s grandma used to make it for us every summer with her secret recipe.

  • 45
    Rosemary D says:

    favorite summertime recipe… well for me that would have to be potatoe salad. wish i had something a bit more glamorous then that, but i don’t!

  • 46
    Cynthia says:

    Anything with pesto made with basil from my garden….

  • 47
    Marlo F says:

    i think that my favorite recipe would be the one that i use for nice cold homemade iced tea! it is sooo easy and I can add raspberry juice to make it raspberry iced tea as well. Love sitting on the deck and drinking it. 🙂

  • 48
    Holly says:

    My own salsa with veggies straight from my garden – tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and jalapenos….. mmmmm……….

  • 49
    Linda says:

    Mmmmmm……blackberry cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream. Nothing goes better with a hot summer day!


  • 50
    Cassi says:

    homemade vanilla ice cream! it’s perfect by itself or with any of the delicious in season fruits, or on top of warm apple pie. oh man, i’m hungry now!!!

  • 51

    This year my new favorite summer recipe is a cream cheese blueberry cake made with blueberries that I picked myself!

  • 52
    Wynn Harle says:

    Fresh fruit salad with my dad’s homemade poppy seed dressing. Yummy and refreshing.

  • 53
    LeAnne S. says:

    Grape Salad… so refreshing when it’s hot!

  • 54
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    My favourite summer recipe has to be something that is cooked over the fire…banana boats! Slice a banana down the middle through the peel, open up and stuff with chopped marshmallows and chocolate chunks. Wrap in foil and place over hot coals. Nothing better!

  • 55

    Strawberry spinach salad, yum yum, very refreshing and perfect for the summer!

  • 56
    Noreen says:

    There are a lot of summer recipes I like, and Strawberry Lemonade is one of my favorites!

  • 57
    patty thomas says:

    Vacation! Well, you didn’t specify food…
    I love Root Beer floats. I really LOVE them. They just scream hot summer days to me. Of course, made with real ice cream and some really good Root Beer. Yummy.

  • 58
    Tiffany says:

    I live in California where the strawberries are AMAZING! Therefore, anything with fresh strawberries!

  • 59
    Kara says:

    Every summer I bring a cucumber salad to each BBQ. Everyone loves it and they request it every year. Fresh sliced English cucumber, vinegar, salt, pepper,and a bit of sugar! So fresh and delicious!

  • 60
    Toni K says:

    my absolute favorite summer time recipe is Strawberry Shortcake! Mmmm mmmmm good!

  • 61
    Robyn W. says:

    beautiful new releases PTI!! fav recipe…not sure! lol! maybe just a very good bbq hamburger! thx for the chance to win!

  • 62
    mary says:

    my favorite summertime recipe is grilled chicken cesar pasta salad.

  • 63
    Krista says:

    My mom’s baked beans. Not necessarily a ” summer ” recipe, but they remind me of cook-outs, picnics and good times with family.

  • 64
    Sarah G says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is Watermelon Sherbet!! It takes the better part of a day to prepare (mostly waiting around for it to freeze properly) but it is *so* worth the effort and waiting. An absolutely amazing summertime treat!

  • 65
    Candy says:

    This quick and easy salad is one of my favorite summertime recipes. Romaine lettuce (or whatever lettuce/greens you like), sliced strawberries, sugared walnuts (or your favorite nuts). Toss lightly with a vinegarette dressing (raspberry vinegarette dressing is perfect).

  • 66
    Wendy Hare says:

    Strawberry shortcake :).

  • 67
    Miki says:

    Ours this summer has been pasta salad! No recipe I just kind of toss what’s in the fridge in. I always start with cheese tortellini, Parmesan cheese & Italian dressing. I’ll toss in whats on hand…fresh veggies, olives, artichoke hearts, salami. It’s different everytime and makes great lunch or side dish!

  • 68
    Bernadette L. says:

    My favorite is a Greek Orzo Shrimp Salad – it’s a great pasta salad to take on picnics.

  • 69
    Michelle says:

    Favorite summertime recipe has to be strawberry popsicles! Super easy to make: blend strawberries and sugar (to taste), pour in popsicle molds with a popsicle stick and then put in the freezer overnight. Voila!

  • 70
    Laura says:

    Not really a recipe but.. good sweet corn on the cob!!

  • 71
    Suzanne D. says:

    Corn on the cob on the grill!

  • 72
    Hlee says:

    Grilled corn on the cob with coconut milk and grilled beef teriyaki. The best things ever! YUM!

  • 73
    Margie says:

    my favorite recipe is zucchini squash quiche. It is made with zucchini and parmesan cheese and bisquck. It is to die for.

  • 74

    When I was a little girl my Mother made the BEST homemade ice cream. It was AWESOME. We had the handcrank White Mountain freezer. Finally my Dad sprang for the electric one. I ALWAYS got to lick the paddle while Daddy packed the can to freeze it harder. Yummo! I can still taste it! I don’t make it but it is my FAVORITE recipe!!!! And, I miss my Daddy cranking it!
    Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!

  • 75
    Elizabeth Burke says:

    A fresh tomatoe and cucumber salad made with my husbands veggies that he grows just for me from his garden!!!

  • 76

    My hubby and I LOVE cupcakes so our favorite summer recipe is a light Strawberry cupcake with Hand-Whipped Cream Cheese frosting! Top it with a fresh strawberry and you are good to go!

  • 77
    Susan R says:

    Always love Japanese Cabbage Salad made with a fresh cabbage from the garden.

  • 78
    Laura Boyd says:

    My mothers potato salad. That with my fathers awesome hamburgers, make the perfect summer meal.

  • 79
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    My first thought was “Anything I can buy ready-made!”

    But then I thought of the corn and black bean salsa recipe. I make huge bowls of it, with fresh corn, and can make a whole meal of it, with or without chips. Love that stuff!

  • 80
    Danielle G. says:

    My all-time favorite recipe is a spinach and orzo salad with lemon dressing! I could eat it everyday! It’s so simple to make and the lemon dressing just screams summer. In fact, I’m making the salad to serve at a BBQ we’re hosting this weekend!

  • 81
    Kathy V. says:

    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. And anything else made with fresh rhubarb from my garden.

  • 82
    Pat Castillo says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is a blackberry smoothie w/blackberries right off the vine from our backyard!

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  • 83
    Kelly says:

    the dill red potato salad that my husband makes. definitely a fav!

  • 84
    Leora says:

    I think my favorite recipe is chocolate chip picnic cake. I may have to make it tomorrow!

  • 85
    Detra Parks says:

    Pasta salad and homemade Strawberry Icecream.

  • 86
    Jamie G. says:

    Chinese Chicken Salad is my fave! So good and no need to turn on the oven!

  • 87
    pegg says:

    We vacationed a few years ago in England in the summer and I had my first Pimm’s Cup. Such a refreshing summer drink – pimms with some lemonade fizz and lots of fruit and a sprig of mint ! We have it every summer now and it takes me back to that wonderful trip.

  • 88
    1LuvnMama says:

    It’s always summer here in Hawai`i! 🙂 Nothing like a good, seasoned steak fresh off the grill! As we say, off the hibachi! OH so ono (delicious) with grilled asparagus and eggplant!

  • 89
    Kris D. says:

    I’m gonna have to go with blueberry cobbler…just made it last weekend. With a dollop of Cool Whip on top it is aaaammmmaaaaazing!!!

  • 90
    Dee in N.H. says:

    Easy one! Hands down it’s Veggies in foil on the grill! Love zucchini, summer squash, onions, peppers, sugar snap peas and potatoes all mixed together in foil and cooked on the grill! Yummmm! Of course it all has to be fresh out of the garden too!

  • 91
    Sue D says:

    Fresh strawberry pie or strawberry shortcake if I am short on time.

  • 92
    Susie says:

    I love to make salsa with tomatoes from our garden…green peppers, onions, cilantro, lemon juice, and a little garlic salt. I freeze some so that I can make chicken quesadillas in the winter…and dream of more tomatoes in the garden for the next summer.

  • 93
    Zena B. says:

    My absolute favorite is warm peach and blueberry cobbler over cream biscuits. Add a touch of whipped cream for an absolute delight!

  • 94
    Priscilla from California says:

    Tomatoes Vinaigrette! Start with fresh tomatoes from your garden, add minced garlic, a dash of dried oregano, a pinch of dried mustard, some olive oil and vinegar and salt & pepper to taste. Chill in the fridge and then serve as a side dish. Simple, quick and good!

  • 95
    Gladys says:

    Well i do not know how to cook. So no recipe. Perhaps hand made ice-cream ! 🙂 thanks for the chance! Can’t wait to see the reveal of the stamp set!

  • 96
    Darla says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is buttered corn on the cob! Nothing fancy to it, but I LOVE it!

  • 97
    Karen says:

    I love the layered salads that are so colourful in a clear bowl … one layer has fresh green peas … yum! Makes we want to make some right now! This release countdown has been tops!! I want everything!!

  • 98
    Brittney Mitchell says:

    Char-grilled corn salad. I could eat this all summer. My husband started making this recipe a few years ago and I can’t wait until corn is in season for him to make it.

  • 99

    I LOVE a cool fruit salad when it’s super sunny and hot out… watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries and kiwi. Yummy!

  • 100

    My favorite is a drink for fruit punch – it includes lemonade, passionfruit and lime! So cool and refreshing!


  • 101
    Elena says:

    Burgers on the grill!

  • 102
    Claudette says:

    I know this may sound odd, it might be a islander thing, but I love making avocado ice cream! My mom made it for us growing up and even though I’m not big on avocado, the ice cream is delish!

  • 103
    Cheryl SD says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is Strawberry shortcake with our homemade berry jams coming in second, third and fourth! Happy Summer! 🙂

  • 104
    Vickie Johnson says:

    My all time favorite summer time recipe is homemade strawberry banana homemade ice cream. Fresh strawberries and half and half – this is the best. I have not found one person that doesn’t love this ice cream. It is wonderful. I have precious memories of making ice cream under the oak tree.

  • 105
    stephanie says:

    We love strawberry shortcake made with the bisquick recipe with milk and whipped cream!

  • 106
    Rita says:

    Summer is all about getting fresh fruits and veges from the Farmer’s Market and making all kinds of salads. Filling a bowl with fresh cut kale and romaine lettuce…then tossing in homegrown tomatoes, carrots, sesame seeds, dried cranberries, black olives, sliced almonds, and balsamic viniagrette dressing. YUM!

  • 107
    laura j says:

    homemade cheesecake with fresh strawberry topping…would love to have a slice while I wait for the release!!!

  • 108
    lesa wolfe says:

    Chinese noodle salad is my favorite cold dish for summer. Add some BBQ chicken on a skewer that was soaked overnight in Yoshida’s, that is my perfect meal!

  • 109
    Barbara Hale says:

    No question – my chicken salad – but it’s more like fruit salad with chicken in it – lots of grapes, pineapple, craisins, nuts, etc! So good on a hot summer evening.

  • 110
    KateT says:

    cucumber salad (cucumbers, onions, vinegar, oil, sugar and salt and pepper). So refreshing!

  • 111
    bridgette says:

    my favorite recipe is the oreo ice cream sandwich cake. SO GOOD!!! http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/oreo-fudge-ice-cream-106562.aspx
    and luckily, since i live in AZ, we can eat it almost year-round! LOL

  • 112
    Paula Laird says:

    Hmmm. Probably my grandmother’s ice cream recipe.

    2 cans sweetened condensed milk
    1 pt whipping cream
    1 tbs vanilla
    1 c sugar
    dash of salt

    Add ingredients to ice cream maker. Add whole milk to fill. Freeze in ice cream maker. Eat with strawberries or homemade chocolate sauce. It’s what summer’s all about. 🙂

  • 113
    omayra says:

    Watermelon! Not really a recipe, but nothing says summertime like a big slice of watermelon! Omayra

  • 114
    Pam G says:

    blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream! Yum!

  • 115
    Vicki S. says:

    Taco Salad because it is quick and easy and not too heavy on those hot summer days!!!

  • 116
    Anne B says:

    Strawberries marinated in a little balsamic vinegar and sugar to intensify the flavour – yum!

  • 117
    Sheryl B. says:

    Definitely the ice cream dessert I make every year for the 4th of July……crushed oreo crust, a layer of vanilla ice cream, followed by a layer of hot fudge sauce, then crushed peanuts and whipped topping on top. Delicious!

  • 118

    I could spend the whole summer eating watermelon! Mmmm.

    We have been getting produce from Bountiful Baskets (bountifulbaskets.org) every two weeks and got a whole bunch of limes, so we tried allrecipes.com’s Grecian Pork Tenderloin. It was such a hit, we made it two times in one week.

  • 119

    My favorite summertime recipes are homemade blueberry ice cream and Bing cherry vanilla bean ice cream- so decadent and fabulous (just like Papertrey Ink products!)!!!

  • 120
    Polly says:

    I love making home made pesto using fresh basil from my own garden. It’s just so yummy and so easy now that I have a food processor. I freeze a bunch to have year round.

  • 121
    Sharon Holden says:

    My favorite recipe is honey/soy chicken salad with a sweet chilli & lime dressing. Super easy to make and tastes delightful.

  • 122

    I make a mean guacamole in the summer (actually it’s Wegmans Super Bowl recipe)! But it tastes especially great with garden fresh yellow and red cherry tomatoes! I feel like I bring it to every function that we’re invited to, along with some deviled eggs with my secret ingredient of horseradish. Can’t wait to scroll through the other recipes, and see the full reveals!

  • 123
    Kathyellen says:

    My new favorite summer recipe would have to be the Beergharitta’s from Erin’s Podcast. They are so light and refreshing.

  • 124
    Isabel Z says:

    This is an easy one–caprese salad. Farmers’ market tomatoes, topped with fresh mozzarella, olive oil, and basil picked from our garden–yum!

  • 125
    Caren B says:

    Anything grilled! Great work once again on this month’s release.

  • 126
    Paula I says:

    Caprese Salad with fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden…so looking forward to it! Another great reveal, thanks for all the excitement.

  • 127
    Charmaine says:

    This is a tough one…but I think I’d have to see deep pit beef brisket…there’s nothing better!


  • 128
    Diane says:

    Cornbread salad – take it to all our summer picnic outings – cornbread w/chilis, pinto beans, peppers, corn, tomatoes, green onions, cheese, with a buttermilk ranch dressing – layered and yummy!

  • 129
    Christine Page says:

    So many!!! I would have to say anything on the grill from steak kabobs to corn to artichoke pizza! Everything tastes great on the grill!

  • 130
    Cheryl M. says:

    No cooking required – Mexican Salad with lots of crunchy Fritos. So refreshing.

  • 131
    sandygail says:

    I love a buttermilk strawberry cake. Several layers and made from scratch. love it! But I love ice cream cakes, too.

  • 132
    Terri Bills says:

    Love a nice Caprese salad with fresh homegrown tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

  • 133
    Tiffany says:

    Mayonnaise & Apple Salad, it’s refreshing!

  • 134
    suzy girl says:

    I love making my fresh blueberry pie! Nothing like coming home after picking the berries and making the pie right away. Ohhhh the smell from the oven!

  • 135
    Becs Attwood says:

    My summer specialty is a raspberry trifle.
    Thanks for a wonderful week of inspiration – can’t wait to get some of the fantastic new products coming out this month!

  • 136
    Karen B. says:

    Tequila lime chicken with black bean and corn salsa is my favorite summertime indulgence! Wonderful release!

  • 137
    Susan O says:

    Today it is a handful of fresh Rainier cherries. Step 1 – rinse. Step 2 – enjoy!

  • 138
    Connie Gregoire says:

    We LOVE to use our backyard smoker in the summer and the ribs, pork roasts and briskets are simply AMAZING!!! My husband tends the smoker for hours and hours and the result is absolutely delicious summer dinners!!!!

  • 139

    Homemade salsa! I make it all the time. It is my roommate’s most-requested summer time food!

  • 140
    Joyce M. says:

    Tomato salad–made with fresh picked organic tomatoes, organic cucumber and imported blue cheese (made by my husband, of course)

  • 141

    Strawberry Cheesecake made with fresh Ontario strawberries. I make as many as I can in the short 3 week window that we are able to pick these beautiful, sweet Ontario treats. A family favourite and requested often. Light and fluffy cheesecake made with cream cheese and Dream whip on a graham cracker base. Yummy.

  • 142
    April W says:

    I’m gonna have to go with fruit salad for my Summer fav. Yes, it might sound a little boring and like something you can certainly make more often than just in the Summer, but there is nothing quite like those fresh Summertime fruits all mixed together! YUM. 😉
    – April W

  • 143
    see mary stamp says:

    Oh that’s an easy one. My husband has a favorite pasta recipe that I first made for our son’s graduation party. It has a simple mayo/sour cream/mustard base with green pepper, tomatos and onion. Very simple but oh so yummy! It’s a great take along to family picnics and always goes fast.

  • 144
    Chunyuan says:

    Strawberry rhubarb pie. Nothing can beat the fresh berry pie.

  • 145
    Lisa Park says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is the grill chicken with pineapple sauce. The chicken is marinated with Korean traditional spicy sauce and is grilled for 45 mins. When I make the pineapple sauce, I chop the pineapple and add some sugar, honey, vinegar and other spices to make it sweet and sour. This meal is the best summer meal for you family.. Yummy… )

  • 146
    Lisa F . says:

    hmmmmm…good question! i think mine would be anything to do with zucchini!! I love the big zucchinis that grow in the garden, and enjoy making zucchini lasgana, stuffed zucchini, zucchini read, etc YUMMY!!

  • 147
    Jen R says:

    Can’t really call it a “recipe,” but I LOVE having fruit salad in the summer. The most delicious fruits are so ripe, fresh, and refreshing!

  • 148
    Marge Sexton says:

    Fried Green Tomatoes….yummy! I love a summertime meal full of garden fresh veggies. Many Thanks Nichole, and all of the PTI gals…you’re the best!

  • 149
    Jennifer D says:

    I always like the idea of someone else cooking for me in a restaurant. 🙂
    Almost anything cooked on the grill is good, too! Fresh mozzarella, basil, and garden fresh tomatoes rise to the top of my list as well. Now I’m hungry! I think I need a snack!

  • 150
    Laura S says:

    Almost any flavor of ‘fluffy’ cheesecake.

  • 151

    I love to make strawberry punch: gingerale, tea, club soda, lemonade and crushed strawberries.

  • 152
    Renae Roberts says:

    Favorite summertime recipe is homemade vanilla ice cream with apple pie. Love this!!!!

  • 153
    Carrie says:

    For me, summer means smoking meat. My favorite summer recipe is actually my southern family’s recipe for a brine that works perfectly with chicken or pork. Every guest we have served this to simply raves about it.

  • 154
    Sue S. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is fruit salad. I pack in as many berries and melons as I can find! Any leftovers become icy fruit popsicles!

  • 155
    Amy Papale says:

    My favorite summer recipe has to be pasta salad. I never seem to make in any other time of the year. It pairs well with BBQ Chicken, Cheeseburgers, Steak, just about anything. You can switch up the dressings to make it Santa Fe style or Asian too!

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    Ang says:

    I love to barbeque, in fact I barbeque all year long. During the summer when corn on the cob is fresh I love to put it on the barbeque. I shuck it and throw it in the grate. Let it get a little black, not too much. It changes the flavor of the corn slightly and makes it yummy.

  • 157
    Lisa Chapman says:

    I am going to go with homemade ice cream – you remember, the kind you had to crank to make! We just celebrated a relative’s 100th birthday and we had several different flavors of homemade ice cream. YUM!!!

  • 158
    Shay says:

    Something I call the C Salad because it includes roasted sweet corn, grilled chicken, celery, dried cherries on a bed of romaine lettuce with a cherry vinaigrette and chopped cilantro…it is actually really good. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 159
    karen q says:

    I love chicken salad with dried cranberries and toasted pecans.

  • 160
    Laura Isham says:

    Reading everyone’s favorite foods is making me hungry! Fresh berries, especially ones we pick ourselves, are a family favorite. Any kind of berry with a dollop of whipped cream is a hit in my house!

  • 161
    Kathy Grimsdale says:

    My favorite summer recipe is fresh rhubarb pie.

  • 162
    Susan P says:

    My favorite summertime recipe would have to be fresh guacamole. I just love sitting on the deck eating it with chips! I never used to like guacamole until I tried this freshly made recipe. I didn’t know what I was missing! Thanks for a great release! Can’t wait to get all my goodies!

  • 163
    Connie Pruitt says:

    Dill potatoe salad.

  • 164
    Dana Gerdes says:

    I love a recipe I have for Strawberry Poppyseed salad. I throw in some grilled chicken to make a meal out of it. So yummy, fresh, and light!

  • 165
    SueB says:

    Any kind of berry shortcake. My recipe uses butter and whipping cream in the shortcake.

  • 166
    milkshake007 says:

    Million Dollar Pie…..the kids love it!! Easy to make!

  • 167

    When summer arrives, I am always looking forward to the strawberry crumb pies and my cold gazpacho soup.

  • 168
    K.Rendino says:

    Mmmm!!!! Cucumber salad is a new favorite this summer…along with “summer beer” – 1 can frozen lemonade, one can water, one can vodka and one beer. Yummy!

  • 169
    Angela H. says:

    Caprese Salad wins for me — especially since there’s no cooking involved!

  • 170
    Heather J. says:

    Spinach salad with strawberries and pine nuts 🙂 Light and refreshing.

  • 171
    Mel H says:

    Peach salsa, made with fresh peaches….oh so yummy!

  • 172
    Linda says:

    I think I would have to say Peach Angel pie. When I was growing up, my mother used to make for me every year on my birthday which is in August!

  • 173
    sano says:

    My favorite summer recipe is the yummy zucchini casserole that my mom gave to me before she was diagnosed with dementia. She added onions and peppers and turkey kielbasa. I think of her every time I make it. Aaah such good memories!

  • 174
    Lori says:

    Fresh tomato bruchette with blue cheese and bread. Once a year– when the tomatoes are ripe on the vine!!

  • 175
    D Golly says:

    Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella salad drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Can’t wait for my tomatoes to ripen in my garden. Yum!

  • 176
    Patty Del Rosa says:

    my favorite recipe is quite simple. it’s cantaloupe cut into thin pieces mixed with sugar, water and cantaloupe juice. add lots of ice and it makes a very refreshing drink.

  • 177
    Mary Beth S says:

    Just fresh in season fruit salad. Especially if it’s homegrown.

  • 178
    lainey says:

    Roasted vegetables! When the garden runneth over…zucchini, squash, yellow, red and green peppers, red onions – a little olive oil. Roasted in the oven for about 45 minutes. Delicious!!!!!!!

  • 179
    Tina Blevins says:

    Strawberry Pretzel Salad! My favorite combination: sweet and salty. And it’s always a crowd pleaser!!!

  • 180
    ellie bellies says:

    Making fresh strawberry rhubarb pie! yum yum!

  • 181
    Debbie says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is Oriental Cole Slaw. I make it for every single get together I attend. Most of those include my family so they get sick of it sometimes and I just learned that my poor father has never liked the recipe. He has had to put up with my favorite recipe for a LOOOOONG time!

  • 182
    peggysue says:

    Has to be tomato/cucumber salad fresh from the garden with just a little bit of vinaigrette drizzled over the top!

  • 183
    Ruby says:

    Wow… Summer wouldn’t be summer without BBQ ribs, potato salad and ice-cold watermelon. Looking forward to the new release!

  • 184

    I love BBQ’d homemade hamburgers, grilled corn on the cob, homemade potato salad, sliced watermelon and strawberry pizza for dessert. That is one of my ultimate favorite summer meals ever-and we have it at least once a week. So yummy!!!

  • 185
    Flo s says:

    I love cooked on the grill outside, corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken & ribs. Then there are all the side dishes to go along. I guess that is not a specific recipe, maybe strawberry shortcake.

  • 186
    Cammy says:

    It isn’t a recipe, but I love fresh sweet corn on the grill, as well as fresh green beans & carrots (picked from my Grandma’s garden).

  • 187
    Lee Anne says:

    I love to grill summer corn outside. There’s nothing better! Add a little garlic butter and you are good to go!

    A great summer release, PTI!!

  • 188
    Lori Y says:

    Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle. Strawberries, blueberries, and angel food cake layered between a white chocolate mousse filling. It looks pretty and tastes great!

  • 189
    Laurie C says:

    Love home made fruit salsa with baked flour tortillas sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Yum!

  • 190
    Susan C. says:

    Anything grilled! And I love when my mom makes her BBQ chicken, potato salad, and macaroni salad! 🙂

  • 191
    Darrell says:

    Thai take out. Also my favorite Spring, Fall, and Winter recipe.

  • 192
    Betty says:

    sliced fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion in a vinaigrette dressing, chilled.

  • 193
    Jaime says:

    I love to make a delicious dessert that involves vanilla jello pudding, cool whip, angel food cake, and fresh berries and bananas. It’s my go to dish for pot lucks in the summer and it’s always a crowd pleaser!

  • 194
    Robbie Baker says:

    Home made ice cream pie. It is really just layers of ice cream and fudge sauce with an Oreo cookie crust, then everything frozen. It is from an old Tupperware catalog. It’s decadent!

  • 195
    Cara Booher says:

    One of my favorite things to make during the summer is homemade potato salad. It’s my mom’s recipe and when I make it I am reminded of her.

  • 196
    Angela NJ says:

    Cooking is not my thing – I’d much rather cook up something using paper, so instead, I will say that my favorite thing to eat during the summer is my mother’s potato salad. Just potato, egg and mayo from our native New Orleans; I’m visiting her next month and it’s already on my list.

  • 197
    BeverlyBL says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is chicken salad with fresh tomatoes and/or avocado. yummy!

  • 198
    Carol B says:

    My hubby and I make smoked pulled pork on a charcoal grill that takes 8 to 10 hours. We make it on a day that we are spending at home doing chores or hobbies, so that we can keep an eye on it to allow it to cook slowly. It makes the entire neighborhood smell good…I’m surprised we don’t have the neighbors lined up at the door by 5pm. It is so delicious…it just melts in your mouth…no need for a knife to cut it.

  • 199
    Karen W says:

    Fresh tomato quiche; it’s only good when there are fresh, ripe tomatoes from the garden, but then it is absolutely delicious!

  • 200
    Sarah M says:

    Anything BBQ-ed because it means my husband is taking care of dinner! 😉

  • 201
    Julie Campbell says:

    I love my great grandmother’s recipe for blackberry pudding. She’s no longer with us, but I think of her every time I make it.

  • 202
    steph zerbe says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is Drunk Chicken!
    You grill a whole chicken standing up on a beer can. It is so moist and it is a great conversation starter.
    Don’t forget to drink half of that beer first!!

  • 203
    Carol R says:

    Ah! Anything made with fresh peaches.

  • 204
    Cindy S. says:

    Just about grilled anything. 🙂

  • 205
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Pasta Salad made with cooked spaghetti, Italian Dressing, and many cut up fresh vegetables. So good! Love this month’s projects, stamps and dies!

  • 206
    Verna says:

    Spaghetti con pomodori verdi – green tomato sauce and spaghetti with mint leaves, basil, arugula and dill! It screams summertime!!

  • 207
    Tami M. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is grilled mahi mahi with fresh mango salsa! So light and summery!

  • 208
    Amanda J says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is a steakhouse potato salad. Red potatoes, bacon, cheese, green onions…pure yumminess!

  • 209
    Katie m says:

    Asian slaw is my fave side to bring to a cookout or picnic. Yum

  • 210
    Jen T says:

    Pretty much anything with a homegrown tomato on it. But my favorite is a BLT (and I probably don’t need to give you the recipe for this one). I like mine with a really blue cheesy blue cheese dressing instead of mayo.

  • 211
    Dotty says:

    Has to be strawberry shortcake or strawberry pie. Always better made with fresh picked strawberries.

  • 212
    Leish says:

    Ooh..it would have to be anything you can pop on the grill! Nothing beats cooking on an open fire at the beach. For instance, shrimps marinated in Italian dressing and thrown on the grill..super easy and super yummy!

  • 213
    Audrey T. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is my mom’s macaroni salad! 🙂

  • 214

    I make a frozen lemon pie that is lip-smacking GOOD! It has a Graham cracker crust and just the right amount of wonderful lemon tartness!!

  • 215
    Kirsty says:

    Good steak cooked out on the grill!

  • 216
    Gloria says:

    Lemon Squares, just fit the bill when it comes to summer desserts!

  • 217
    Kristie H says:

    Lots of my family loves strawberry shortcake so I tend to make it for every get-together we have during the summer. I switch out the types of berries I use depending on what is in season. It is always a hit and is so refreshing during the heat of the summer. Love it!

  • 218
    Chong McAfee says:

    Grilled baby back ribs and anything to do with barbeque!!

  • 219
    Cheme' Erikson says:

    A box of fudge brownie mix made according to the directions. Top them with ice cream and caramel. Maybe this is my favorite this summer because I am currently 9 months pregnant!

  • 220
    Deborah Wilson says:

    There are many great summer recipes. One of my favorites is salad with strawberries, pecans, feta cheese, grilled chicken. Yummmm!!!! Love, love, love the fresh veggies and fruits.

  • 221
    JoAnna says:

    My favorite right now is avocado and mango salad 🙂

  • 222
    carol j says:

    A salad with strawberries, onions, walnuts and a special dressing. Makes eating salads something special and refreshing.

  • 223
    Jett says:

    My mom’s strawberries and cream! It is sooo simple and so yummy by itself, over cake or ice cream.

  • 224
    Jackie w says:

    I have s recipe for Grape Sherbet, made with cream that is to DIE for! It’s from a fancy restaurant from long ago in Oklahoma City (I can’t remember the name) that a friend of mine procured and shared with me. I think I’ll make some soon! I love everything you showed and can’t wait to see it all tonight!

  • 225
    Barbara T from CT says:

    my all time favorite summer recipe are garden fresh tomatoes, layered with olive oil, mozarella fresh basil and capers

  • 226
    Pam Young says:

    I love strawberry shortcake with fresh Michigan strawberries!!

  • 227
    Penny P. says:

    Have to say strawberry pie, so yummy!

  • 228
    Deb Zaremba says:

    Homemade cheesecake with fresh summer blueberries.

  • 229
    Martha D says:

    I spend my summers in Northern Michigan. We have fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries all around us. So my favorite recipe for summer is pies and other fun treats that we make with all this wonderful fruit.

  • 230
    Luanne Ford says:

    Homemade strawberry pie. I used to ask for it instead of birthday cake on my birthday!

  • 231
    Jenna Hipps says:

    I just love Caprese! It is made with all fresh ingredients and it is so yummy! Fresh tomatoes,
    fresh mozerella, fresh basil, and olive oil mmmmm..
    mmmm!! Thanks Nicole!!

  • 232
    Kristen says:

    My favorite recipe is something my brother has nicknamed “Cowboy Caviar” – it is a corn salsa and it is SOOOO easy! (and Yummy!). 1 can of yellow corn, 1 can of white corn, 2 cans of black beans, 1 can of italian style diced tomatoes, cilantro, diced avocado, chopped red onion, garlic, olive oil and reed wine vinegar. YUM!

  • 233

    My favorite summertime recipe is caprese salad! I use fresh mozzarella and tomatoes from the farmers market, along with salt, pepper and olive oil. Yum!!

  • 234
    Karen James says:

    Strawberry ruhbarb pie….guess I am a little weird. I like it cold out of the frig. 🙂

  • 235
    Teresa says:

    Totally homemade ice cream–any and all flavors–especially the ones using fresh fruits from the season! We have a family recipe that is over 50 years old!

  • 236
    LorraineN says:

    Hmm, a cold spicy sauce made with fresh diced tomatoes over aldente spaghetti noodles!

  • 237
    Anemone says:

    My Mom’s one-dish meal pasta salad. Followed by a huge fruit salad for dessert.

  • 238
    Viki says:

    Salads made from the garden or fresh walleye. Another great month for PTI. Thanks.

  • 239
    Tracey Kuzniak says:

    I LOVE key lime pie with whipped cream yum!!!!

  • 240

    Strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries just like we picked endlessly on the farm as a child. We make our strawberry shortcake with biscuit dough (no sweet cake) and real whipped cream on top — yummy to eat and the memories from childhood are priceless! LOVE the Half and Half and real half & half is good on shortcake too — LOL!!!

  • 241
    Liliana says:

    Mango salsa – so fresh and delicious! Yummy!

  • 242
    Susan P. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe would be anything on the grill!

  • 243
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    Funny I posted it today on The Farm Chicks blog. She is having “Strawberry Week” so I added my favorite recipe which is Strawberry Italian Ice. It’s not my recipe, but I found it in Better Homes and Gardens in 2002 and have been making it ever since. It’s wonderful.

  • 244
    Pam D. from MI says:

    I love strawberry shortcake in any form 🙂

  • 245
    Beth R. says:

    All I need is fresh corn on the cob with a boatload of salt & butter. I’m simple like that 🙂

  • 246
    Wendy F. says:

    Anything with fresh tomatoes from the garden!

  • 247
    misse336 says:

    Anything with strawberries, blueberries or black raspberries in it – shortcake, pie, or ice cream with fruit on top.

  • 248
    Jo R. says:

    I make a delicious Summer Pasta salad that gets requested for every BBQ I attend.

  • 249
    Makalah says:

    Truly a simple yet perfect summertime recipe:

    Graham crackers
    Chocolate squares
    toasted gooey marshmallows
    sticks + bonfire while camping

    Repeat until sticky and stuffed. Delish!

  • 250
    Amy Dann says:

    Mmmm. Pasta served cold with fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes. I save a bit of the pasta water to help moisten it just a bit when mixing it all together. So fresh and clean. It makes a quick and easy side dish to serve with burgers on the grill.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, Nichole! Can’t wait to meet you next weekend!!!

  • 251
    nori says:

    layered jello 🙂

  • 252
    Bonnie says:

    My new favorite summer recipe is “Southwestern Quinao Salad” it is so fresh and just the perfect side dish with almost anything from the BBQ or just on it’s own. Here is a link to the recipe, you’ve just got to try it!!! http://www.cookingquinoa.net/southwestern-quinoa-salad

  • 253
    Tiffany says:

    My Grandma’s chicken recipe…it’s marinated in her recipe and grilled – yummy!!

  • 254
    Linda W says:

    Grilled beer can chicken with bacon potato salad and corn-on-the-cob right off the wagon from a neighbor farm! Easy and so-o-o summer….Even better when the watermelons are ripe!

  • 255
    Deb C says:

    Fresh heirloom tomatoes from my garden, sliced and drizzled with balsalmic vinegar and fresh oregano. Yummm!

  • 256
    Alyssa Clawson says:

    I would have to say my grandmother’s Lemon Icebox Pie recipe is my favorite “go to” in the summer when I am craving something sweet. Super easy to make and DELISH. It gets pretty hot in Southeast Texas and a cool slice of pie on a hot day with a tall glass of iced tea… You just can’t beat it!

  • 257
    Jan Garber says:

    Strawberry rhubarb pie! The season is so short for rhubarb that it makes it that much more desirable! So I generally freeze a bunch! Great release, can’t wait to see more projects!

  • 258
    Michelle Tschanen says:

    I love to grill fresh vegetables from the garden, along with potatoes corn on the cob and steak!

  • 259
    Danielle says:

    So many yummy Summer foods to chose from, but it would have to be cucumber salad or sweet iced tea!

  • 260
    barb schram says:

    “Swamp Water” Grilled Chicken Breasts! A recipe received from dear neighbors who lived behind the first house we bought and lived. Our children home from the hospital to this home, and is where we spent many years. Now, our married girls use this recipe! Most often, our best recipes come along with many blessed memories of our life and the people who are attached to them…

  • 261
    Emma Bourke says:

    Lemon meringue pie, just delicious 🙂

  • 262
    Andrea says:

    Fruit salad with melons. YUM!!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • 263
    Melissa C. says:

    Chocolate Peanut Torte, a wonderful dessert that is perfect for hot summer days…in moderation, of course!! 🙂

  • 264
    Meghan says:

    Anything barbequed says summer to me. Add in some potato salad and I’m set. Great release!!!

  • 265
    Meagan says:

    Hands down any kind of salad. Potato salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, fruit salad, a beautiful picked fresh from the garden salad, you can never go wrong.

  • 266
    Linda L says:

    Oh my, it would have to be our Oreo Ice Cream dessert. Crushed Oreo crust, vanilla ice cream and a fudge icing. Perfect for a summer cookout!

  • 267
    Erica says:

    Anything quick so I can stay in the pool as long as possible!

  • 268
    Louann Fisher says:

    OMG! It has to be Homemade Peach Ice Cream! Summer in Ohio is too short to not eat as much of it as possible!!! LCF

  • 269
    Dawn says:

    Strawberry rhubarb pie – yummy!

  • 270
    Nancy Batchelder says:

    Sangria: 1 bottle red wine, 1 liter cheap grapefruit soda, 1 6 oz. can frozen limeade w/ 1 can water, 1 6oz can frozen OJ w/ 1 can water. You might as well make a double batch and use the whole 2 liter bottle of the grapefruit soda. Goes with about any of the previous receipes. (Drink out of a pint jar–get the connection?)

  • 271
    angelina orta says:

    Hello my favorite recipe is to use an empty watermelon and use it as a mold for jello with small pieces of watermelon in it.
    Then after it is ready just cut your slide! fresh, simple and delicious!
    Pick me pick me! Thanks in advance, and congratulations each month gets better!

  • 272
    Dixie C. says:

    Strawberry lemonade! Fill the blender jar with fresh or frozen strawberries along with 2 fresh squeezed lemons (and as much of the pulp as possible) along w as much zest as you like.Fill w water and about a cup of sugar. Blend and taste.Add more lemon or sugar. When it tastes right, you can dilute w more water for a frothy drink, or keep it frozen and slushy.

  • 273
    Jen Carter says:

    I love, love grilled chicken!! I could eat it all the team if my family would let me!! I really love being able to BBQ in the summer! Good stuff!!

  • 274
    Lisa S. says:

    Fruit Pizza! Baked sugar cookie base with cream cheese mixed with a little sugar spread on cooled cookie. Decorate with your favorite fruits like kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, bluberries, etc. It’s fresh and yummy!!

  • 275

    My favorite summer recipe is anything on the grill! I always look forward to nights on the deck, an icy cold drink in hand, with my hubby working up something delicious over the coals!

  • 276
    Ericka says:

    I love raspberry iced tea with watermelon or strawberry ice cubes and fresh mint from the garden. The recipe is available on my blog.

  • 277
    Ida D. says:

    My Nana’s pineapple salsa. Just the thought of it would make me salivate! Oooh!.. Gotta hunt for the ingredients this weekend.

  • 278
    Valerie S. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is home-made ice cream. Vanilla with any kind of fresh fruit added to it is the best.

  • 279
    Aimee says:

    A strawberry salad made with fresh berries…

  • 280
    Patty (skatermom) says:

    Raspberry pie with a lattice top!

  • 281
    Amy Y says:

    I make a Strawberry Summer Delight dessert, with angel food cake, strawberry jello, whipped cream and fresh strawberries that is a big hit at all of the family bar-b-ques. 🙂

  • 282
    Diane Jaquay says:

    I wouldn’t say I have a favorite recipe, but my family always takes advantage of all the beautiful summer fruits. Sweet, ripe sliced peaches over vanilla ice cream, berry cobblers, juicy melons, we love them all!

  • 283
    Bonnie sharp says:

    Yikes! My mouth is watering reading all of the answers! Mine is a tomato, cucumber, vidalia onion salad with a balsamic vinegar, olive oil,and basil dressing sprinkled with feta cheese! Yummo!

  • 284
    Rebecca Haas says:

    A new summer recipe for our family has been Chex cereal topped with vanilla yogurt, frozen raspberries, almonds and honey. Our kids love it !

  • 285
    Jary Riolo says:

    I make an amazing cold,curried Rice-A-Roni salad that even my picky little nephews love! I’ve been making it for thirty some years and it is still as popular as it was when I started making it. The great thing about it is, add some shrimp and it’s a whole meal. Oooo I am making myself hungry!!!

  • 286
    heidi quick says:

    shrimp on the grill. stuffed with horseradish and wrapped in bacon

  • 287
    scrappeach says:

    Sun tea! Fill up a large glass jar with cold water and several tea bags. Set in bright sun and let it brew naturally! Later add lemon and sugar (or substitute honey) and pour over a glass of ice. Hmmmm…natural goodness.

  • 288
    Carol W. says:

    Definitely strawberry shortcake!!

  • 289
    Cherie C says:

    Without a doubt my summer food love is rhubarb crisp. Since it’s only available a short time here, I go crazy making and enjoying such a great summer treat. I always add some of my homemade vanilla icecream! Yum!

  • 290
    Laura :) says:

    my favorite summertime recipe is hands down “dirt cake”. I think there are several different names for it, but its crushed oreos, cream cheese, whipped cream…all in heavenly layers 🙂

  • 291
    Jen Sessions says:

    Fresh lemonade: slice the lemons as thin as you can and macerate them in a mixer (Kitchen-Aid type) to extract the oils. Strain and proceed as if it were just juice. I like mine tart.

  • 292
    Lesley says:

    I love summer! My favorite summer recipe is cucumber, tomato, feta, and balsamic salad. Yum!

  • 293
    Nancy says:

    Taco salad with tomatoes fresh from the garden!

  • 294
    Beka says:

    My favorite summertime recipe would have to be a simple fruit salad tossed with honey. All my favorite stone fruits are in season then and the honey gives it just a little kick of sweetness and prevents the sliced apples from browning. So delightful!

  • 295
    Diane M says:

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cake… yum yumm. My SIL makes the best one ever! She also makes a Strawberry Rhubarb Pineapple Jam that I hoard all year long. I have to hide it from my oldest son or he’ll eat it all…

  • 296
    Jen Seth says:

    Tomato pie made with garden fresh tomatoes and lots of fresh basil.

  • 297
    Karen Smith says:

    A big scoop of mango sorbet floating in a glass of Vinho Verde… mmm, so delicious and refreshing!

  • 298
    Cyndie says:

    Great question! It would have to be something on the grill, because I grill almost every day in the summer. Hmmmm, it’s a toss between grilled pork steaks using my homemade spice mix, grilled salmon using a different homemade spice mix (I like spice mixes!), or barbecued baby back ribs. Grilled portobello mushrooms are close to the top, too! Don’t get me started talking about food…

  • 299
    janet mack says:

    Tomato sandwich. Brown bread, butter, tomatoes, s & p. yum!!

  • 300
    Michelle says:

    I love to make pasta salad with tons of fresh veggies in the summer time. It makes for an easy dinner on busy work nights!

  • 301
    Rose A says:

    One I just learned !! Nutella cake in a mug- seriously google it !
    It is to die for and so quick, so I can spend time lounging on the patio eating it !!

  • 302
    Peg says:

    My all time favorite summer recipe is my mom’s potato salad. When I make it, I know summer is here!

  • 303
    Piali says:

    Our family favorite is a special seafood dish cooked on grill and homemade mango salsa!

  • 304
    Ellie A. says:

    We love to make Smores! 🙂 Nothing says Summer time then that and sweet Fireflies giving us a light show.

  • 305
    Lisa says:

    Fruit pizza! Homemade sugar cookie crust, topped with a sweetened cream cheese spread and finally topped with your favorite fruits of the season…my favs are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, add a few mandarin orange slices and a bit of kiwi slices here and there! Suh-weet! Mmmm…it’s sooooo good!!

  • 306
    Melissa sibert says:

    Hands down is fresh blueberry pie!! Close second is fresh home grown tomatoes with fresh mozzerella and basil and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Yum. Loved pretty much everything in this month’s stamp release. My Christmas wish list keeps growing. 🙂

  • 307
    Tricia Dee says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is strawberry shortcake and then when the peaches are ripe – peach cobbler!

  • 308
    Cibele says:

    I have 2 – the first is Ina Garten’s BBQ sauce which has become a favorite in our house for steaks and burgers on the grill; the second is for watermelon martinis. I love Summer!

  • 309
    Trinh says:

    Strawberry shortcake for me, please!

  • 310
    Jennifer S. says:

    I like to make black and corn salad. It’s very yummy.

  • 311

    Roasted corn on the cob on grill put butter just rub it then put mayp on it with parmasean to die for. Serve with any meat yum yum. And you can wash it down with a delightful cup of Iced coffeee

  • 312
    Erin says:

    I love to BBQ so definitely rib eye Fresh off the grill with just a touch of steak seasoning and grilled asparagus on the side. Yuuuuummy!

  • 313
    Stacy says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is definitely strawberry spinach salad with homemade poppyseed dressing. Such a perfect dish to take to a cookout! No cooking required, and you can make it ahead of time. I also love the homemade dressing – so easy, but it gives it that “I slaved away at this dish” touch!

  • 314
    Laurie Hunt says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Gazpacho. Love it! That would be closely followed by tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella drizzled with EVOO and balsamic. Love that too!

  • 315
    Sue Plote says:

    My favorite summer recipe is definitely the Fresh Corn Salad that can be found in one of the Barefoot Contessa’s cookbooks. It’s fabulous…fresh corn, red onion, basil…what could be better?!?

  • 316
    Becky Carafa says:

    My fave summer recipe is Ina Garten’s Guacamole Salad – red and yellow peppers, black beans, red onion, and jalapenos tossed with a lime juice vinagrette, and topped with avocadoes at the last minute! YUMMMY!

  • 317
    Cherie says:

    Homemade Fresh Salsa and Taco salad with Corn on the cob – Oh YUM!

  • 318
    Julie L. says:

    A good steak on the grill, medium rare, please!

  • 319
    Kelly Braund says:

    I don’t have one favorite, I just love being able to get lots of fresh fruits and vedgies at all the farmer’s markets!

  • 320
    Amy Smith says:

    I love Southern style banana pudding! And this isn’t a recipe exactly, but my fave summer meal is shrimp boil with corn on the cob and a green salad–it’s the best ever!

  • 321
    Felicia N. says:

    Lemon bars especially the recipe from my grandma.

  • 322
    Cassie K says:

    Srawberry and spinch leaves salad with raspberry vinigarette dressing. Through in so grilled chicken and I have a meal that feels me light and full all at the same time 🙂

  • 323
    Rebekah says:

    I have a mouth full of sweet “tooths” 🙂 so I have to say that my favorite summertime recipe is Lemonade cake, sugary & sweet the Countrytime Lemonade flavor makes it the perfect summertime dessert!

  • 324
    Kathy V. says:

    Italian caprese salad with fresh from the garden tomatoes and basil, mozzarella cheese, drizzled with olive oil/balsamic vinegar/garlic vinegrette. Homemade Potato salad, corn on the cob, grilled rib steak… Or just strawberries–anything strawberry. Yummmm.

    Love this month’s release! Kinda of like my summer menu–I love it all.

  • 325
    Emily says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is a roasted BBQ chicken with a nice salad … my favorite part is not eating the chicken but watching hubbie’s battle of tying up the chicken 🙂

  • 326
    MA says:

    Red grape walnut salad….tastes like dessert to me!

  • 327
    Lori says:

    Skillet fried corn OFF the cobb! YUM:)

  • 328
    Jessica ML says:

    I love fried squash and fried okra. When we were kids my mom would fry up platters and she could barely get it to the table before we would devour it. We would eat the okra like popcorn. That delicious crunchy crust she got by adding cornmeal to the flour that she breads them with…YUMMY!!!! That is my favorite summer recipe. Plus fresh cucumber slice, fresh coleslaw, and those wonderful vine ripened tomatoes. Nature’s bounty doesn’t need anything, except maybe a little salt.

  • 329
    katevdp says:

    Our summer staple here is lamb and couscous salad. Garden salad with a centre of couscous, topped with strips of greek marinated lamb, greek yoghurt & relish. Divine & fabulous on a hot Australian day. Thanks for the smile on this cold Australian winter day!!

  • 330
    Jeannine says:

    my mom’s potato salad!!! thanks.

  • 331
    Deborah S says:

    Cocktails on the deck and Bruschetta made with our own fresh tomatoes on crusty, grilled french baguette drizzled with olive oil. heaven.

  • 332

    On of my favorite summertime recipes is my Yummy Potato Salad. Its a classic, but yet every year I challenge my self to make it even better that the last. The creamy, tangy/sweetness is amazingly delicious 🙂 My family and friends look forward to it every year!

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    Katie Gehring says:

    My favorite summer recipe has become a July 4th tradition in our family. It’s a strawberry cheesecake torte made with layers of pound cake, cheesecake flavored jello pudding with real cream cheese and whipped cream folded in, strawberry jam, strawberries, and for good measure some plump blueberries. Every time I take this dessert to an event, I always come home with an empty plate. Yummy!

  • 334
    cscovel says:

    my favorite summer recipe is grilled corn salad with arugula, cherry tomatoes, onions and dressing with bbq spices….it’s amazing….want some right now! Happy Summer!

  • 335

    Strawberry shortcake of course!

  • 336
    Kay says:

    Spinach salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing. Ice cream for dessert, of course. Also, I live in Arizona and the summers are so HOT here, and I’ve become addicted to frozen grapes!

  • 337
    Jennifer L. says:

    My 3-year-old says popsicles. : ) My favorite is any sort of berry dessert — crisp, shortcake, cobbler, etc. Yum!

  • 338
    Melissa Flieg says:

    I love strawberry shortcake. So good with fresh strawberries.

  • 339

    blueberries and peaches with cream and sugar!!! Yum!

  • 340
    Gerri K says:

    Grilled Flank Steak marinated in a Tex-Mex mixture.

  • 341

    Love fresh tomatoes, mango salsa and anything with strawberries!

  • 342

    My favorite summer time recipe is my pasta salad.

    Rotini noodles
    Italian salad dressing
    Cubed ham
    Cubed cheese
    Green onions

    ..SO good! I can’t go to a baby shower, bbq, reunion, etc. without making it! 🙂

  • 343
    Terri E. says:

    I love anything grilled. We had steaks tonight and that was quite a treat!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

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    darlapc@hotmail.com says:

    Strawberry shortcake is my favorite darla whitney

  • 345
    k.,m. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is Ice Cream Crumble…..a delicious & refreshing dessert……quick & easy to make and so handy to have in the freezer for those hot summer days!

  • 346
    Jeannie L says:

    My favorite summer treat is Peach Cobbler or Peach Pie with a couple scoops of ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce

  • 347
    Tanya K. says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a coleslaw I make with dried cherries. As usual, another great release.


  • 348
    Kate aka stinkydudette says:

    Oooo… Peach Cobbler!! It’s becoming our Summer tradition!!

  • 349
    Desiree says:

    I am a dessert lover so my favorite summertime recipe is fruit salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips. Easy, fruity, fresh, cool and satisfies my sweet tooth.

  • 350
    Linda Friend says:

    Homemade oreo ice cream desert!

  • 351
    Doreen Bailo says:

    Michigan cherries make the best “Cherry Pie” !!

  • 352
    Katie Renz says:

    I guess anything with fruit… deserts of course!

  • 353
    Emily Hyvl says:

    My favorite thing about summer is the foods! I absolutely love when everything in the garden starts ripening and is ready for harvest. Favorite recipe is yellow squash and zuchinni squash stewed with rotel tomatoes and grilled chicken! Delish!!!

  • 354
    lisa m says:

    gotta say strawberry shortcake with homemade biscuits, warm with whipped cream also homemade strawberry jam also good on warm biscuits! thanks for a chance to win!

  • 355
    Lynn Put says:

    Chicken salad with dried cranberries, cashews and raisins mixed with a little mayo and lots of orange zest with a cranberry orange muffin and a glass of ice tea.

  • 356
    Lizzie Jones says:

    I make this corn and avocado salad that we just love around here. It tastes so fresh and it’s the perfect side dish to so many meals. It’s even better if the ingredients are picked up at the farmer’s market or from the garden!

  • 357
    Becky says:

    When we go to the beach, i love the fresh shrimp any way I can get it.

  • 358
    Sheryl Mosko says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is strawberry soup, so cool and refreshing—perfect for this time of year!

  • 359
    DanaQ says:

    Spaghetti Salad! My mom used to make it for every Summer bbq…it’s got the perfect combination of veggies and dressing and it’s light and fresh – perfect for Summer!

  • 360
    Jennifer says:

    mmmmm….My favorite would have to be homemade ice cream cake!

  • 361
    Alicia E says:

    For the past few summers I have loved making (and eating) Chicken Salad Pitas. I make a large batch, freeze them, then put one out each morning for lunch. Yummy… and the oven doesn’t have to be turned on. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 362
    LaurieJ says:

    When I have fresh tomatoes, basil, and red onion from my garden, I love to make bruschetta. Balsamic vinegar is one of the good things in life.

  • 363
    Mary says:

    I love fresh summer tomatoes and basil picked from the garden with a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It is the taste of summer!

  • 364
    Kimberly S says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a simple salad with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and red wine vinegar, with a touch of sugar and salt. I cannot wait for my tomatoes to ripen!.

  • 365
    Pat A. says:

    I have to agree…strawberry shortcake with Michigan strawberries and piping hot biscuits, a little real whipped cream…mmmmmmm!

  • 366
    Jilleen H says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is making triffle with fresh strawberries and blueberries. It is so cold, light and refreshing! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!


  • 367
    Jocelyn says:

    Homemade guacamole! I love it on salads, on fresh tomatoes, with tortillas, or just on its own.

  • 368
    Renee says:

    This is easy…
    anything off the grill…
    or fresh from the garden!
    Fresh fried okra (I’m Southern…you ONLY it eat it fried!)…
    fresh green beans…
    fresh corn…
    mmmmmm….! 🙂
    Sweet iced tea…
    and lemon icebox pie!!
    Or fresh peach cobbler…
    I’m easy in the Summer! 🙂
    Now I’m hungry.

  • 369
    Hannah Aitken says:

    Blended smoothies made with chopped up strawberries and mangos. Great on a hot day, yummers! 😀

  • 370
    Karen H. says:

    Oh it is a cold pasta dish – tons of veggies and dash of balsamic vinegar & olive oil as dressing. Lovely!

  • 371
    Barbra says:

    I live in New Jersey and we have the best Jersey Tomatoes! They are so sweet and make anything you eat taste so much butter. This year I’ve been trying to grow my own. So far my potted plants have given me three! Tonight I had the most delicious turkey sandwich with one of my mouth watering fantastically out of this world tomatoes!

  • 372
    Redhedly says:

    My favorite summer recipe is anything grilled. Burgers, steaks, corn, pizzas. You name it, we have grilled it. We love it for summer! Thanks for the chance to win. This release looks so great!!

  • 373
    Cathy Weber says:

    My very favorite summertime recipe is homemade vanilla ice cream. Not very exciting, but it brings back memories of my grandmother and her old hand crank ice cream maker. I can still picture us all taking turns cranking the handle with all the rock salt packed all around the ice cream canister. Happy, happy memories.

  • 374
    Lauren M. says:

    Caprese Salad. Fresh home-grown sliced tomatoes, layered with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh home-grown sweet basil. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Mmm,Mmm,Mmmm!!!!

  • 375

    Strawberry shortcake, hands down, is the best summertime treat of all time! I grieve when strawberry season is over.

  • 376
    Julie fiehler says:

    Homemade ice cream with fresh strawberries!

  • 377
    Donna Maddy says:

    homemade pesto! We grow tons of basil in our garden just for this purpose. Oh, it’s so good!

  • 378
    Paula says:

    Fresh homemade cherry pie!

  • 379
    Erin O says:

    Bootlegger! It’s the perfect summer drink…lemonade concentrate, limeade concentrate & mint blended. Then add vodka and soda water. It’s so refreshing!

  • 380
    LuAnn in AZ says:

    I have two. Cilantro lime shrimp salad with avocado and a favorite slush made with pineapple, citrus juices and mashed bananas. Frozen, then made perfect with ginger ale. So sweet and yummy going down! I live where it’s very hot, so cold food rules our house in the summer months.

  • 381
    Marisa G says:

    I make a fresh strawberry pie that is wonderful! You make a sauce by cooking a few strawberries, then place cut fresh strawberries in the sauce after it cools and put it all in a cooked single pie crust (homemade of course). Top with whipped cream, and voila!

  • 382
    Mary B (tnvol) says:

    Homemade ice cream is a given in the summer, but we also make it all year long. My mother-in-law’s recipe for creamed corn is the best of summer. Scrape the corn off of a blanched cob, and cook with butter, sugar, bacon grease, salt, pepper and a touch of flour for thickening – yummy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 383
    Stephanie says:

    I love to make fruit pizza in the summertime!

  • 384
    Beth H. says:

    My favorite summer time receipe is easy!
    I can’t wait for the first vine ripened tomato to make a bacon, lettace and tomato sandwich!
    Now that is what summer time is all about!

  • 385
    tabby says:

    I don’t know if it qualifies as a recipe exactly but in the summer I love making cherry limeades at home. Now I’m craving one!! Limes and sprite just got added to the grocery list!

  • 386
    Eileen says:

    Fresh salsa, with all ingredients from our garden….LOVE it!

  • 387
    Teresa says:

    Not any particular recipe. But anything on the grill. Especially squash.

  • 388
    Shannon H says:

    How bout my favorite summer meal? While here in Hawaii it’s gotta be Kalua pork and baked purple sweet potatoes with lomilomi salmon! But on the mainland it’s Grilled chicken with the hubby’s famous marinade, cheesy grilled potatoes, grilled asparagus and watermelon. And of course, S’MORES!!!! Yummy!

  • 389
    I. jones says:

    Our favorite summertime recipe is “Strawberry Margarita Dessert”. It’s a frozen dessert that is really refreshing on those hot summer days!

  • 390
    Olendia says:

    My favourite summer time recipe is fresh homemade guacamole. Made with fresh avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, serrano pepper, and onion. It goes with almost anything. Love it with soft tacos and grilled chicken.

  • 391
    L. Lee says:

    My families favorite summer recipe is chocolate eclair cake. It is vanilla pudding and cool whip mixed together and layered between two layers for graham crackers the top layer has a chocolate glaze on top. Easy to make and does not require baking.

  • 392

    One of our fav’s is ” Shrimp Pasta Salad”…. we love our seafood here in Louisiana..

  • 393
    Mary Sue says:

    blackberry Cobbler! With ice cream!

  • 394

    My favorite receipe is spinach saladingredients baby spinach strawberries red onion. Avocado amd poppy seed dressing

  • 395
    Heidi says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is: Strawberry Shortcake… I make homemade shortcakes, top them with sliced strawberries and real whipping cream. New to your website and love it!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 396
    Debbie Ward says:

    My absolute favorite Summertime recipe is something I throw together once my garden comes in…a HUGE chopped salad consisting of…Heirloom tomatoes, English cucumbers, fresh basil & oregano and cubes of fresh mozzarella. Dress the salad with a simple vinaigrette and serve with crusty rustic french or sourdough bread and it is a total feast!

  • 397
    Jennifer says:

    Anything my dh grills that we eat outside while watching our kids play. Best times ever!

  • 398
    Ivette Melzer says:

    My favorite would have to be jello pretzel salad. Great party desert!

  • 399
    LindaH says:

    Not a recipe…but I love hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwurst on the grill….they taste so good like that…with a big glass of iced tea with a lot of lime! Thanks for a great release.

  • 400
    JenMarie says:

    Anything from the grill! YUMMM!!!

  • 401
    Sherry says:

    This is a hard one as there are so many great summertime foods. If I have to choose I think it will be strawberry shortcake!

  • 402
    Kelly says:

    Fresh peach slices…frozen!

  • 403
    Necola says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is homemade lemonade…very refreshing.

  • 404
    Sandra B. says:

    Pasta salad with lots of fresh vegetables is our summertime go to. Our favorite summertime dessert is strawberry shortcake!

  • 405
    Wyndi says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is my Granny’s peach cobbler. It has a crisp, buttery top with cinnamon and sugar and a warm, gooey inside… Perfect served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  • 406
    Sara Miller says:

    Blackberry jam made with fresh picked blackberries!


  • 407
    Kathy Archer says:

    To me summer means BLT’s, Iced Tea and cucumber & onion salads with sour cream & vinegar dressing

  • 408

    Pasta salad! I marinate halved cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets (flowerets?), & halved black olives in italian dressing, then mix that w/ cooked pasta (I prefer whole wheat pasta & FF italian). Sometimes I’ll top it w/ a little parmesan before eating. It’s better the 2nd day – and ALWAYS better cold!!

  • 409
    Jonesy MAXSON says:

    I would have to say my Moms special marinated flank steak served with tomatoes and corn. Mmmmm

  • 410
    Sherrie T says:

    We enjoy a lot of smoothies in the summer. My kids like to try different fruity flavors and it is a great way to use up fruit that ripens faster in the summer.

  • 411
    christinem says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is taco salad. Love, love , love it!!

  • 412
    Anne G says:

    Potato salad, it just doesn’t taste as good any other time of the year.

  • 413
    Susan Wesley says:

    I love to eat some Ceviche in the summer. It’s so delicious and fresh tasting. And fish to me is summer time food. Add some lime juice a little bit of cilantro and I’m a happy camper!

  • 414
    Andrea McCulley says:

    Frosty Fruity Milk made with frozen strawberries and milk. I like it very thick so it is almost like sorbet!

  • 415
    Joni said... says:

    Homemade potato salad with sweet corn and tomotoes,cottage cheese on the side is the perfect summertime recipe! Awesome release this month!

  • 416
    Kim6erly says:

    All-time, hands down favorite is pulled pork. I like a pulled pork sandwich with a side of baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad and watermelon! I can just picture it all outside on a red & white checked picnic table cloth. MMmmmMMmmm! Almost forgot, it must be washed down with a large glass of sweet tea!

  • 417
    Penny J. says:

    Homemade pesto! Just had my sister out from NC and we made a HUGE batch. It tasted so good…..much better than the store bought kind!! Am going to make another batch before summer is over and freeze in ice trays and then store in zip lock bags. Makes it so easy when needing pesto for something.

  • 418
    Carlene Czarnik says:

    This is so naughty….it’s Peach Fuzzes. My dad invented this blender drink. It’s fresh peaches, frozen lemonade, vodka and ice. I can’t make this concoction unless it’s sweltering outside…..it just doesn’t feel right at any other time of year.

  • 419
    Rebecca says:

    Coconut prawns on a nice salad, yum. Seafood always make me think of summer.

  • 420
    Janice Moss says:

    Oooh, its a toss up between my fruit salad that I place in a watermelon cut out and decorated in the shape of a whale or my French Vanilla cake with my famous buttercream frosting that has fresh strawberries and kiwi covering each layer! If you’ve never had fresh fruit on your cake…you are truly missing out!

  • 421
    Angie Tieman says:

    Ummmmm, strawberry pie! So cool, sweet, and delicious!

  • 422
    kristen m says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is fruit salsa served with graham crackers. strawberries, kiwi, apple, with lemon juice. YUM!!!

  • 423
    Helen F. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is anything with Mango in it :o) I love this fruit which grows in our back yards here! I make cakes, muffins, salsa and salads as long as the fruits lasts.
    Thanks for a fabulous July release, PTI!

  • 424
    Michelle says:

    Raspberry Sorbet with an almond biscotti

  • 425
    Karen Wegner says:

    My mom’s lemon cake; so very refreshing!

  • 426
    Ann says:

    I love to use the fresh veggies from my garden with pasta.

  • 427
    Lisa K says:

    Oh my…it just has to be homemade vanilla ice cream. We make it every July 4th. It tastes the best if it is hand-cranked. We actually made 2 batches one year: one hand-cranked and one with the electric ice cream maker. You could tell the difference…not as much air. However, most of the time we are lazy and use the electric one. It wouldn’t be summer without at least one batch of the creamy goodness. 🙂

  • 428

    my favorite summertime recipe is shish kabobs on the grill using fresh veggies from our garden…cherry tomatoes, green peppers, onions, plus mushrooms and chunk pineapple. usually we marinate with italian dressing and use either turkey loin or pork loin. mmmhhhmmm good! xxo andie…

  • 429
    jan m says:

    We have a wonderful recipe for our fresh tomato crop! I believe it is French in origin, an oil and vinegar dressing with mustard and garlic, and loads of fresh Italian parsley from the garden! Another family favorite are the loaded jalepeno peppers roasted with bacon and cheese! They make great appetizers! And here in WI you can’t enjoy summer without some fresh sweet corn and flavored butters!

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    Maria M says:

    Hands down…watermelon salad!!! Nummy!

  • 432
    Shelly says:

    We pick blueberries every summer with the kids and make all things blueberry. Our favorite though is an old recipe my grandmother made, blueberry buckle. It’s like a blueberry coffee cake and it’s delicious!

  • 433
    Jess says:

    Homemade Ice Cream! To be honest it’s good anytime of year — But it is especially mouth watering in the summer! :o)

  • 434
    Allyson says:

    Um, I know I’m weird, but I love, love, love zucchini fries with fresh, homegrown, straight from the garden zucchini. Yummy! Thanks so much for the change to win tonight. As always, I am just blown away by the fantastic and versatile products from PTI this month. I wish that after I order tonight, all my new products would magically appear on my doorstep the next morning so I can get busy playing! Can’t wait. ;-D

  • 435
    JoAnn Borella says:

    BLT with homegrown tomatoes. Nothing easier, homegrown tomatoes as big as the toast it sits on, lettuce, bacon and a little mayo. Yum.

  • 436
    Mindy says:

    We love making homemade ice cream – tastes like summer! Especially heavenly with fresh strawberries on the top or from scratch hot fudge. Yum!

  • 437
    marilyn says:

    macaroni salad…plus things that aren’t “recipes” but taste best in summer like corn on the cob and watermelon.

  • 438
    April Z. says:

    I always look forward to anything made with fresh fruits and vegetables that I don’t get to have year round. I especially like fruit pizza.

  • 439
    Jamie says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Bourbon Slush. It is a great tasty adult drink, perfect for a hot day!

  • 440
    Shirlann says:

    That would have to be local fresh peaches, halved, grilled, then drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with vanilla ice cram with a sprinkling of cinnamon and toasted pecans!

  • 441
    Alyssa B says:

    red grapes+ wooden skewers+freezer= Yum Yum Yum!

  • 442
    Teresa Brada says:

    Grilled fresh tomatoes with fresh tyme and grated parm cheese.Yum!!

  • 443
    Jeni says:

    Anything with fresh strawberries! You can’t beat biting into a strawberry picked fresh from the garden.

  • 444
    Catherine Jondrow says:

    My favorite summertime recipe would have to be grilled salmon topped off with either mango peach salsa or pineapple peach salsa served with a side of grilled corn and steamed veggies. Mmmm mmm!

  • 445
    nkmac says:

    quacamole!!! avocados in season, my fresh tomato, and cilantro…..yum yum!!!

  • 446
    Jennifer Ricahrds says:

    My ultimate favorite summer recipe has to be….Strawberry Shortcake with my grandmothers recipe for homemade biscuits….yummy!!! And you can only make it when the local strawberries are in season otherwise it’s not the same.

  • 447
    Gabriela says:

    Great question. I love making homemade pizzas that we grill on the BBQ, my favorite has some nice tomato sauce with mozzarella and arugula on top. Yum.

  • 448
    TraceyJean says:

    My favourite summertime recipe is a ticket, a 1 hour plane ride, and a hug from my mom when I get to Jamaica followed by patties and Ting – the best soda ever made…

  • 449
    Meagan says:

    I love having peach cobbler!

  • 450
    Carly says:

    I make an Amazing Sangria (or so I’ve heard) the trick is, I use homegrown fruit. It’s the perfect addition to a backyard BBQ or Scrappy girls night in!

  • 451
    Becky P says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is caprese salad. But my all time fabulous summer food is tomato sandwiches. Bread, mayonaise and fresh vine ripened tomatoes. I could eat them everyday of the year.

  • 452
    Janae says:

    I love drinking sun tea during the summer. It is so cheery seeing a pretty glass jar on the front porch as the tea soaks up the suns rays. Very refreshing on long hot summer days.

  • 453
    Marsha says:

    BLT’s with garden-fresh T’s!! Yum-O!!

  • 454
    Linda E says:

    Homemade macaroni and cheese. It has become a signature dish that I brink to all of the BBQs I am invited to. The secret ingredient is Velveeta cheese. It’s much creamier than cheddar!

  • 455
    Monica L says:

    Fresh greenbeans cooked with a little bacon dripping and maybe throw I’m a few new potatoes. That’s my favorite summer recipe. Simply delicious!!!

  • 456
    Char says:

    Potato salad, just the way my mother made it. The secret is using red potatoes. My sweet daughter-in-law would never eat potato salad until she tried mine. She won my heart over that one.

  • 457
    Tosha says:

    Right from the summer garden, what could be better than Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad.
    Homegrown tomatoes and basil make an enjoyable garden but oh what a great salad they make with fresh mozzarella, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.YUM!

  • 458
    Jamie Greene says:

    I love strawberry mango margaritas!! I love sitting out front with the neighbors in the evening with one of these refreshing fruity drinks:)

  • 459
    Alice Golden says:

    not *technically* a recipe, but nothing beats corn on the cob in the summer… we eat it practically every night.

  • 460
    Karen Murray says:

    I love eating fruit in the summer so fruit salad would be mine.

  • 461
    kelly says:

    i have a recipe (it was my paternal grandmother’s recipe) for lemon angel pie that is nothing if not heavenly. if you add fresh raspberries to it, it is, if possible, even more divine.

  • 462
    skipschaefer says:

    Brownie warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream choclate syrup chopped peanuts and a dalup of whip cream. Divite. Get crazy anm annd add raspberry and banna now to go make some

  • 463
    Kim G says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is DQ’s Mint Oreo Mini Blizzard!!! Just had one a little while ago, so good!!

  • 464
    Jean says:

    It has to be my Mom’s potato salad recipe. It may sound strange, but there is French dressing in it.

  • 465
    Darlene L says:

    Favorite summer recipe is melon balls, can’t get any easier than than. Love my watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew.

  • 466
    nancy nelson says:

    It would have to be the cold pasta salad that I make. Along with some yummy summer veggies I add a little of my homemade pesto everyone loves it!

  • 467
    Alanna says:

    I love to mix raspberry sherbet and 7up for a refreshing drink. So yummy.

  • 468
    erin thiem says:

    Strawberry rhubarb pie, can’t think of anything better… love the new release, not sure I’ll be able to resist the half and half set.

  • 469
    paula e. says:

    i would have to say caprese salad using fresh (preferably homegrown) tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsalmic vinegar. yum – my mouth is watering just typing that.

  • 470
    Tanya says:

    My dad’s homemade rhubarb jam. I could eat it out of the pot while it is cooking on the stove! Yum!

  • 471

    anything on the grill, but I must say anything with fresh fruit or veggies is even better.

  • 472
    June K. says:

    I love anything with watermelon, strawberries, pineapples, grapes, oranges, apples and the list can go on and on. Any type of fruit salad is fine by me.

  • 473

    My favourite Summer recipe has to be Raspberry and Passionfruit Pavlova Roulade. It’s absolutely divine.

  • 474
    Angie says:

    oooh la la my sister makes a wicked saskatoon pie… ahh life is good =)

  • 475
    lynne says:

    Cherry Chicken salad with fresh traverse city cherries! It is a staple in our house, and really our community as we share this delightful dish with friends, family and “guests” to our area.

  • 476
    Carol says:

    Strawberry/Kiwi Summer rolls: contains thin rice noodles, mint leaves, fresh strawberries, kiwi, lime juice, chili powder, optional peanuts – all wrapped in spring roll wrappers dipped in honey! YUMMY!!!!

  • 477
    Jayne says:

    Fresh greens and tomatoes from the garden with a special French Dressing recipe my folks used in their restaurant..Yummy!

  • 478
    bunni says:

    big, red juicy tomatoes with fresh mozarella, drizzled w/a light italian dressing!

  • 479
    Meredith says:

    Not really a specific recipe so much as the ingredients of summer… fresh fruit, lots of fresh, local veggies, and light fare. I love putting anything I can on the grill on a warm summer night!

  • 480
    Pam says:

    I love to make fresh Strawberry Lemonade……..the new Jar Fillers set would make great labels or tags for the canning jars I like to use! Fantastic job on all the new ideas in the July release!

  • 481
    Lori Cullen says:

    I am a dessert girl-strawberry shortcake or s’mores. I guess s’mores don’t really count as a recipe but they sure taste good!

  • 482
    Wendalyn says:

    I love strawberry shortcake from scratch. I love the summer fruit and vegetables are way cheaper and easier to get and we can make all those summertime favorites. And strawberry shortcake has to have fresh whip cream on it. It’s a must.

  • 483
    Verona says:

    Right now we are enjoying vegetable taco salads in the Texas heat. We leave out the meat and they are filling with just the beans and cheese. They are refreshing, if you like Salsa.

  • 484
    Suzanne Klein says:

    my would have to be fresh peach pie from Julian Ca. love it

  • 485
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Potato salad; though I rarely make it b/c I can’t seem to make less than a vat & my husband doesn’t particularly care for it!

  • 486
    Donna Simpson says:

    Has to be my famous potatoe salad. You can’t have a summer get together without it.

  • 487
    Helen Lebrett says:

    I’d have to say my favorite summer recipe is fruit salad with all those fruits that you can’t get in the winter: watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, peaches, apricots, etc, etc. My second favorite would have to be strawberry shortcake (We had some two nights ago: yum!!) Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 488
    Wida says:

    Chips and homemade salsa!

  • 489
    Janice M says:

    Orzo salad with grilled shrimp…..yum!

  • 490
    Stephanie S. says:

    Pasta salads. They are so easy to make and can put anything in them. Grill meat and even corn to put in a great salad. Who wants to cook inside when you can grill. Just add homemade ice cream. YUM!!

  • 491
    Alyssa S says:

    A quiet house, a rainy day and my PTI stamps!! Or fresh veggies from the garden in a wonderful salad

  • 492
    Kim Edsen says:

    Homemade vanilla ice cream – yummy!

  • 493
    Fleur de Lo says:

    Guacamole! I swear, I eat it every day. 🙂

  • 494
    Devin says:

    I love fresh salsa. And then I love to et it with Mexican food. Lol

  • 495
    Melissa P. says:

    Strawberry jam or fresh corn, tomato & avocado salad. I couldn’t pick just one 🙂

  • 496
    Annalee Dunn says:

    I love, love, love homemade, fresh from the garden salsa.

  • 497
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    My favorite summertime recipe has to be fresh squeezed lemonade. Simmer the lemon juice with some sugar, add water, then refrigerate for a few hours. Yummy and, oh so refreshing!!!

  • 498
    Jayne says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious and intriguing, as well.

  • 499
    Deborah Schmerda says:

    Watermelon salad:
    Ingredients: 1 medium lime; 2 pounds watermelon, rind removed, cut into 1-inch pieces; 1 Tablespoon mint leaves, chopped; 1 cup jicama, sliced into matchsticks; 1 Tablespoon rum (optional); dash of cayenne pepper (optional.
    Instructions: Zest and juice the lime (some people only use the juice of half the lime) in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Chill at least 15 minutes and serve.

    Your guests will love it so much they will even be slurping up the juices! Enjoy! 🙂

    Deb in WI

  • 500

    Mojito’s!! Ok maybe that doesn’t count since it isn’t a food 🙂 I really love mozzarella alla caprese. It’s simple, & fresh.

  • 501
    ann says:

    Fresh garden salad with lettuce, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, avocado, bacon and fresh basil.

  • 502
    Amy s K. says:

    Chicken, Fruit, and Pasta Salad. Make-ahead and so refreshing, with just a hint of ginger in the dressing.

  • 503
    Jodylynn says:

    It has to be fresh strawberry pie, yum!

  • 504

    My favorite recipe is any thing with watermelon. I love watermelon, I eat it everyday at every meal.

  • 505
    Kathy H says:

    Oh it’s a really, really easy marinade for chicken. 1 cup picante sauce (we use Pace Hot, but any kind will do) 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard. Place thawed chicken (about 4 breasts) in ziplock bag, add mixed marinade ingredients, chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Remove chicken and grill til juicy and tender. Serve with grilled corn on the cob, tossed salad and tall glasses of ice cold lemonade or iced tea (peach tea-YUM!)

  • 506
    Kriss says:

    Jello Poke Cake! It’s so light and refreshing, super simple to make, tons of flavor options, and if I use sugar-free Jello, I don’t feel so guilty :)!!

  • 507
    June says:

    Homemade orange sherbet made with Sunkist orange soda and sweetened condensed milk. I can taste it’s cool sweetness just thinking about it!

  • 508
    GinaE. says:

    We recently tried a Lemon-Pesto Pasta with grilled chicken – it’s delicious and easy. And with fresh basil?! Scrumptious!!!I also love strawberry or raspberry lemonade (or limeade)

  • 509
    Diana Ferralli says:

    Potato Salad–What makes mine special is that I put green olives in it. It is always a hit.

  • 510
    Laurel S says:

    Definitely the salads I make in the summer… Spinach and Strawberry or Orange Pecan. Love them!

  • 511
    BonnieB says:

    Strawberry shortcake is my absolute favorite summertime food! I could eat it three times a day all summer long.

  • 512
    Erika T says:

    My favorite summer recipe is as follows: 2 apples matchstick sliced, one bunch of celery hearts matchstick sliced (I use a mandoline) 1/2 cup real mayo with 1 tbl rice vinegar and 1 heaping tbl of fresh grated gingery. Add the mayo mixture to the sliced apples and celery….it’s a fantastic palete refresher!!

  • 513
    Kelly B says:

    Summer means sweet corn, and lots of it! Especially love it with homemade herb butter … shallot and thyme is a favorite!

  • 514
    Valeria says:

    Favorite summer recipe? Anything that I can ask darling husband to cook out back on the grill instead of heating up the kitchen!

  • 515
    Lesa W. says:

    I like to make different pasta salads. We grill a lot in the summer so having a pasta salad ready most of the time helps get dinner on the table faster.

  • 516
    LisaSoares says:

    Favourite recipe is a no-cook sauce for pasta. Just cut up summer heirloom tomatoes and marinate in a bowl with garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Just leave it out on the kitchen counter for several hours…smells wonderful… and then when you’re ready for dinner just cook some angel hair pasta and top with the marinated tomato sauce. Delicious summer recipe!

  • 517
    Meagan Boyce says:

    I love asparagus or peaches on the BBQ. And fresh fruit salad.

  • 518
    kathleena says:

    I am absolutely loving fresh watermelon sorbet this summer. It is most refreshing after eating spicy grilled fish tacos!

  • 519
    Debbie says:

    My fav recipe for this time of year is my mother’s potato salad recipe! It gets rave reviews everywhere I take it…..thanks for the great release this month!

  • 520
    Avril Tanner says:

    Anything with Strawberries!!! I particularly love them with pavlova! Thanks so much for all the cool products in this release! I so can not wait to play with the Laundry line set!

  • 521
    Kathy T says:

    My favorite has to be homemade ice cream made the old-fashioned way in an old ice cream freezer with rock salt and ice cubes and lots of mixing!

  • 522
    June C says:

    Summer just wouldn’t seem right without barbecued ribs and fresh peach cobbler. I can’t think of a better reason to get together with friends and family.

  • 523
    Heather says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is bean salsa.

  • 524
    pmm says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a shortcake made with a cinnamon swirl (I think it was a Bisquick recipe), and then lots of plump juicy just-picked strawberries and real whipped cream on top!

  • 525
    Manda says:

    Hard to think back to summer when we’re in the middle of winter here in Australia! I think my favorite would have to be strawberry or peach granita, or actually granita made with any fresh summer fruit. Perfect for a hot day!

  • 526
    patty says:

    Almond jello with any fresh fruit, esp. strawberries.

  • 527
    Tema says:

    my favorite recipe is strawberrry pie. Easy ,.Fresh strawberries in ayummy butter cookie type crust & aglaze made from apple jelly ,melted.Pour it over the berries.Serve with vanilla ice cream.

  • 528
    Sandy says:

    Wow what a tough question…but…I think black bean, corn, rice, pepper salad. It’s colourful, tasty, nutritious, easy to pack for a picnic and darn right yummy:)

  • 529
    Lin says:

    Pasta Salad, the dressing is olive oil and lemon juice, with homegrown cherry tomatoes right off the plant – YUMM!

  • 530
    Denise says:

    I have many favorite summer recipes. But my all time favorite is no bake cookies. I have to different kinds that I like to make. One is with oatmeal, cocoa and peanut butter and the other has special k cereal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Both are a hit with the family.

  • 531
    Sallie says:

    No recipe…just plain, freshly picked, rolled in butter and salted….Corn on the Cob! It is “Summer” to me and my family!

  • 532
    nichole says:

    sangria… hands down!Does that count?!

  • 533
    Natasha Kara says:

    Mango salad and Strawberry slush, made with fresh strawberries, YUM!

  • 534
    Samantha Welch says:

    I love jello fruit salad! It’s cold and refreshing on hot desert summer days 🙂

  • 535
    Michelle L says:

    I just discovered how to make an Oriental Chicken Salad that is every bit as good, maybe even better, as McDonalds.

  • 536
    calliezant says:

    Love homemade ice cream in the summer…with fresh strawberries or peaches…just like the good old days!

  • 537

    Zucchini cut into spears, marinated in italian dressing and grilled! Yummy 🙂

  • 538
    Jennifer T says:

    BLT sandwiches with homegrown tomatoes still warm from the garden.

  • 539
    Donna says:

    Our favorite summer recipe is Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with vanilla frozen yogurt. Yummy!

  • 540
    Kathy Mc says:

    Blackberry glaze pie using fresh blackberries. It’s so good we don’t even need whipped cream or ice cream with it, but sometimes we eat it that way too. : ) Plain old fresh blackberries in cereal or on ice cream are scrumptious too. Love the fruits of summer!

  • 541
    Becki W says:

    There’s nothing like having some fresh creamy cucumbers.

  • 542
    Lori Oglesby says:

    I would have to say blackberry ice cream or blackberry cobbler with fresh blackberries from my garden!

  • 543
    laura says:

    Nothing says summer like a homemade Lemon Meringue Pie!

  • 544
    Keisha H says:

    Hmm, I guess my favorite summertime recipe would have to be these rice krispy squares my mom makes with the chocolate on top. They are so fantastic! It’s not just a summertime treat though! 🙂

  • 545
    nancy pfaff says:

    favorite sumertime treat….fresh fruit all mixed up in a bowl and drizzled with chambord and honey….yummy. almost as yummy as this months stamp release!

  • 546

    Ooooh. . .Watermelon Salsa. It’s DELICIOUS!!

  • 547
    Lacey Igo says:

    My favorite summer recipe is cucumber salad. It is so light and refreshing!! mmmm sounds so good right now!

  • 548
    Julie S. says:

    I love, love, love tabbouleh!! I make a greek vesion with fresh cuc’s, tomatos, and herbs I grown in my herb garden. The addition of kalmata olives and feta give it that ‘greek’ touch…yummy!

  • 549
    Michelle P. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is homemade ice cream!!! Love sharing time with friends and family outside and having a sweet treat to enjoy and make great memories!!!

  • 550
    daniellemarieclaire says:

    Strawberry pie hot from the oven ! Yum !

  • 551
    Leigh Penner says:

    Sunshine salad: lettuce, strawberries and carmalized pecans with a poppyseed dressing. Yum!

  • 552
    Linda Edwards says:

    Peach Delight – oh my goodness! A pecan/shortbread crust; a magical confection of cool whip and sour cream layered on top of the crust; topped with sliced peaches covered with a thickened apricot glaze. A special request to my Mom for my birthday this year yielded the most amazing confection. It oozes summertime goodness!

  • 553
    Karen F. says:

    Strawberry shortcake! Fresh, local strawberries are so wonderful.

  • 554
    Nancy says:

    Pesto made with basil straight from the garden. To make it extra special, I also pair the pesto with fresh tomato sauce. Ah, summer flavors.

  • 555
    Jamie Nania says:

    Anything cooked on the grill is definitely a summer dish! If we’re talking dessert, strawberry shortcake is a favorite.

  • 556
    Dana Desmond says:

    Lemon butter Cake with Whipped Topping frosting. In fact, I think I will make one tomorrow.

  • 557
    Anna Was says:

    My favorite is panzanella salad that is made with fresh home grown tomatoes. Add fresh home grown basil and it is a winner!

  • 558
    Alise says:

    A summertime favorite…. Lemon Meringue Pie

  • 559
    Bette manning says:

    I have a recipe for strawberry ice cream pie that is so good in the summer especially with fresh picked berries!

  • 560
    Josee says:

    My favorite summer time recipe is my tomatoe and broccoli pasta salad. Yummy !

  • 561
    Mimi K says:

    I have to make Cox Farm Blueberry Dessert several times during the summer for my family and it’s definitely a must for the 4th of July!

  • 562
    krissie says:

    Fruit salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries and grapes. Any fresh fruit in the summer is wonderful to have as a meal in itself.

  • 563
    Heidi Gore says:

    Eclair Dessert: Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with graham crackers. Mix a box of pudding according to instructions. Cool. Add a container of cool whip. Layer pudding mixture on graham crackers, add another layer of graham crackers and another layer of pudding. Put a final layer of graham crackers. Take a container of chocolate icing. Warm it in microwave for 15 to 30 seconds. Pour and smooth over graham crackers and chill until ready to serve. It’s a crowd pleaser everytime. So simple. Enjoy.

  • 564
    Chrissy K says:

    Mmmm. . . summer recipes. . . homemade ice cream with homemade fudge sauce!!

  • 565
    Lori Kistler says:

    I love fresh IL tomatoes, sweetcorn and peaches. Anything that is ripe and fresh is my favorite.

  • 566
    GINA says:

    Summer bean salad!!

  • 567
    Cynthia Burke says:

    I like “B.L.T. Salad”, Romaine lettuce, diced regular or cherry tomatoes with crisp crumbled bacon and blue cheese crumbles on top. Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing are both great with this salad.

  • 568
    Paula LacKamp says:

    Homemade IceCream! Yum! Also, since moving to Baltimore, Crabcakes!

  • 569
    Susan H. says:

    A Erdbeertorte. Which is sort of a strawberry tart on a sponge cake base with a fruit gelatin glaze. The sets and samples by you and the DT are fantastic as always.

  • 570
    Karen Ramsey says:

    We just love potato salad and any recipe with home grown tomatoes…especially BLT’s.

  • 571
    pat from sd says:

    A brownie with ice cream is one of my favorite treats for the summer.

  • 572
    Sue Powers says:

    Thanks Anna K for sharing this recipe. I haven’t heard of this one. I will certainly run this one by my family.

  • 573
    donna calamari says:

    How terrible, everyone is picking healthy fresh foods, and my favorite recipe is a frozen magarita. It’s blended in my heavy duty Cuisinart blender with frozen concentrate limeade, tequila, triple sec and lots of ice. Happy Summer Indeed!!! LOL!

  • 574
    Sheila says:

    watergate salad…so cool and refreshing on a hot day

  • 575
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Anything with fruit or melon. Just cooking out on the grill is wonderful.

  • 576

    My favorite is my macaroni salad which I have been making and taking for years, so simple but oh so good. I love it with fresh green beans, onions, fried squash, cukes and corn bread. Could live on this all summer. Love the release this month.

  • 577
    Edna says:

    I am all for an Avocado Salsa in the heat of summer, refreshing and super tasty…. and it presents really well, lots of colour and visual punch!

  • 578
    CarolLynn says:

    Garden fresh cumcumbers, tomatoes and onions tossed with red wine vinegar, olive oil and seasoning.

  • 579
    Sheila M Jones says:

    I would have to say Smoked Salmon Risotto, using local Scottish salmon served with salad from the garden, sitting outside on the decking on a rare sunny evening in Scotland!

  • 580
    Margaret M says:

    Pink Lemonade Pie! It’s so tart and refreshing!

  • 581
    Katie Cleveland says:

    Wow! This release is absolutely amazing! My favorite summertime recipe is my grandmother’s old homemade lemonade!

  • 582

    BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and watermelon. Yummy!

  • 583

    Fruit salad (mango, pineapple, oranges, bananas) drizzled with fresh lime (juice & zest) and honey. Serve it nice and cold! Perfect at the park or beach. Kids LOVE it!

  • 584
    Lynn says:

    cucumber and tomato salad and slushies!!! oh yum

  • 585
    Erica M. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe would be homemade potato salad and I like to serve it with baked beans and grilled cheesy bratwurst!

  • 586
    Gina Kozuch says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is anything cooked on the grill and eaten outside

  • 587
    Lori Kistler says:

    I love fresh and ripe produce. We have to go all winter without anything fresh so when summer comes all of the produce is a great thing.

  • 588
    Elizabeth K says:

    My favorite summer salad is a spinach salad made with
    fresh strawberries and walnuts tossed in a dressing
    made with wine vinegar, oil, poppy seeds, sugar and
    worchester sauce. It’s really yummy!!!

  • 589
    sandra m. says:

    I have so many summer recipes, especially using fresh veggies from the garden. Corn, black bean, green pepper, tomatoes, cukes salad is so good. Also grilling anything tastes better than the oven. Plus cant forget the pink lemonade. Thanks for an awesome release this month!

  • 590
    Beth says:

    Cashew chicken salad with grapes and craisens …. yummm …. makes me hungry just thinking about it.

  • 591
    Jenn Copeland says:

    My husband’s recipe for “Rosemary Ribs”! Oh man, are they delish!

  • 592
    Roxanne J says:

    I always enjoy homemade country potato salad with garden ripe tomatoes. Nothing says summer more to me.

  • 593
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Swordfish on the grill, Lobster Bisque, N.E. Clam Chowder, fresh tomatoes and peaches, corn on the cob, and homemade ice cream!

  • 594
    Janet says:

    Strawberry shortcake…nothing else comes close!

  • 595
    Lea Ann H. says:

    Our summer standby is fresh fruit salad, with orange creme sauce. Ymmmmm … so refreshing!

  • 596
    saral says:

    ice cream cakes or anything with fresh fruit.

  • 597
    Renee redalen says:

    Margaritas senioritas!

  • 598
    Kristi Ferrand says:

    Banana Splits by far! Going through every layer of toppings just to get a bite of ice cream heaven! Yum yum!

  • 599
    Kathy Hering says:

    Strawberry shortcake is my favorite. My mother makes the best homemade from scratch biscuits. She doesnt have a recipe, she just dumps things in an they are always awesome!

  • 600
    Linda Suarez says:

    It’s a tie between my mom’s potato salad and her cucumber salad. Always make me think of summer as a kid.

  • 601
    Cathy Bornn says:

    At the risk of being shallow – Long Island Ice Tea.
    Is that a recipe?! Nothing like a cold drink on a hot day!

  • 602
    Kendall B says:

    Grilled shrimp with fresh bruschetta.

  • 603
    Dana Klinkner says:

    I’d have to say homemade strawberry shortcake – my whole family loves it and it’s the perfect dessert on hot summer nights! 🙂

  • 604
    Janet Douthit says:

    Grilled corn and Kalbi marinated flank steak. Yummy……margarita optional 😉

  • 605
    Jen G says:

    Asian salad made with ramen noodles and homemade dressing. It’s something the whole family likes!

  • 606
    Jess Kruegel says:

    My Grandmother makes the most awesome potato salad, and, my mother makes an amazing strawberry shortcake- my husband and I have been making a new salmon dish lately- I always love when summer rolls around, so we can all sit down and have a BBQ feast together. YUM!

  • 607
    Nancy Ludwick says:

    I make a wonderful peach pie that is light and yummy! We’re always anxious for delicious fresh peaches this time of year.

  • 608
    s_dodds@sympatico.ca says:

    Oh it has to be SMORES over an open fire!

  • 609
    Lola says:

    a cup of cold Gazpacho made with fresh tomatoes, and cucumbers from the garden.

  • 610
    Judy C. says:

    I think my favorite summer recipe is banana pudding. And of course it has to go along with BBQ.

  • 611
    Debbie R. says:

    I love to eat taco salad in the summer with grilled hamburgers. Yum!

  • 612
    Amy Li says:

    grilled shrimps with sweet mongo iced tea!

  • 613
    Susanna says:

    Homemade peach ice-cream. To die for and worth every single calorie! We make it every 4th of July and no other time so it’s definitely at the top of our family’s special summertime treat list.

  • 614
    Susan says:

    One of my family’s favorites is Asian slaw.

  • 615
    Jessica R. says:

    My favorite recipes include anything with fresh ripe tomatoes. I wait all year for summer tomatoes!

  • 616
    Kellie N says:

    Strawberry shortcake!!!!

  • 617
    Ann says:

    My favorite summer recipe would have to be my Mom’s homemade ice cream, made with a good old fashioned crank ice cream freezer!

  • 618
    Trina Georgi says:

    Shrimp on the barbie – I have this great recipe that brines the shrimp, prior to grilling…believe it or not, it comes out with a sweet taste, and it’s even better when shared with friends

  • 619
    Jennifer says:

    Cool whip, pineapple, pistachio pudding, and baby marshmallows. So wonderful and refreshing

  • 620
    Sandy Kay says:

    Right now, my favorite summertime recipe is Zucchini Quesadillas! I’ll share the recipe if anyone wants it! So yummy!

  • 621

    Oh, there are a bunch! But one I’ve made quite a few times this summer (because it’s great for picnics/potlucks) is an asian slaw. It’s a variation on a recipe I found online. I use La Choy rice noodles, sunflower seeds, and a vinegar-and-oil based dressing with sugar and other seasonings. It turns out GREAT and is always a big hit! 🙂

  • 622
    Abby says:

    A salad of cucumbers marinated in vinegar, sugar, salt and a little bit of onion. Refreshing and a bit pickled!

  • 623
    Josiane says:

    Grilled steak and corn at the lake! We haven’t been to the lake yet this summer. I am looking forward to it before the summer is over.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 624
    Sara says:

    I absolutely love everything about Summertime food, but my all-time favorite has to be strawberry shortcake! Just bake up a batch of your favorite sweet-batter biscuits and top with fresh-sliced strawberries sprinkled with a little white sugar. And, of course, top with whipped cream! It’s really easy but I don’t think there’s anything more delicious in the Sumertime!

  • 625

    My friend’s veggies on the grill! Thanks for the chance to play : )

  • 626
    Bonnie Ditto says:

    Homemade peach ice cream!! Made with fresh peaches of course. Don’t know which is better the aroma or the taste!

  • 627
    Nan H says:

    Cucumber and onion slaw…. 3 cukes sliced, salted and let sit for an hour, then squeeze out water. Slice two vidalia onions and add to cukes. Blend 1 c. mayo, 1 c. sugar and 3/4 c. apple cider vinegar and pour over cukes and onions. Yummy, and it gets better the longer it sits. Hey, it’s a PA Dutch thing… we pickle everything!

  • 628
    Patti Bolechala says:

    Peach Delight: wonderful fresh peach with a sour cream custard in a cake mix cookie crust… YUM really good with blueberries too.

  • 629
    Suzanne says:

    Strawberry spinach salad … with candied, slivered almonds and balsamic vinaigrette. YUMMY!!

  • 630
    Suzanne Russell says:

    Home made Sangria with lots of fresh fruit! Its always a little bit of a surprise taste-I don’t think I have ever used the same wine twice or even the same fruits.

  • 631

    My favourite would be pasta salad! With big filled tortelloni (cheese and nuts), pesto dressing, cherrie tomatoes, cold spinach, pine tree seeds (is that the name in English 😉 and some bread with it, ciabatta! Delicious! A large cold glass of water with it and a nice cool glass of white wine. Perfect! You should try it one day, it’s delicious! Hugs, Wendy

  • 632
    Sheila says:

    watergate salad….so cool and refreshing on a hot day

  • 633
    Nicki Scheck says:

    Ooohh, you touched my heart by talkin’ recipes!! I have a recipe called Strawberry Whipped Sensation. It is an Oreo Cookie crumb crust, and the main part is Fresh Strawberries, Sweetened Condensed Milk, and Cool Whip! Place in the freezer, and you have a VERY refreshing dessert!!

  • 634
    nina says:

    Wow, pretty hard to narrow it down! I love making mango avocado salsa. Every time I make it, it takes a great deal of willpower not to sit down with a bag of tortilla chips and finish the whole dish. Yum!

  • 635
    Chris K says:

    Corn Salsa with Tostito’s Scoops for dipping.

  • 636
    Rachel P says:

    It’s called “Muesli”…my husband is German and the recipe came from his family growing up. (or maybe it’s a traditional German thing, I’m not sure). It’s oats, milk and a bunch of different fresh fruits mixed together (that’s the basic gist anyway, there may be a few other minor ingredients). It is served cold and is SO delicious! With all the lovely fruits that summer holds, it really is like a taste of summer.

  • 637
    Sunny Penn says:

    I have to say strawberry shortcake!! With freshly squeezed lemonade.

  • 638
    Donna says:

    Summer corn salad–fresh off the cob sweet corn sauteed with olive oil, garlic and balsamic vinegar added, topped off with grape tomatoes and green onions. Summer is all about sweet corn and tomatoes!

  • 639
    Hanne says:

    A good caprese salad with some good Italian bread!

  • 640
    Amy Gutknecht says:

    S’mores. Pure & simple. NOTHING says summer like gooey marshmallows and melty chocolate squished between graham crackers! Yummy!

  • 641
    Carmen M. says:

    Potato salad! My MIL makes the best one, Unfortunately I have never been able to make it as well as her…

  • 642
    BethieJ says:

    My FAVORITE summer recipe, is sunshine, good friends, our deck, and a cool drink in my hand.. while the kiddos are all playing outside and laughing! Oh and that cool beverage would be this.. pineapple vodka, peach fesca, a shot of cranberry juice and lime! (adults only!) LOL! Happy Release Night!!!!

  • 643
    Claudia Lapos says:

    My and my daughter’s favorite summertime recipe is cold pizza and pasta salad. It’s a must every summer.

  • 644
    diana says:

    Greek salad with fresh veggies! Hamburgers on the BBQ or anything on the BBQ would be close second! 😉

  • 645
    Sara Mac says:

    I have so many, but one I’ve been making a lot lately is Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. My good friend is growing zucchini like crazy and sharing them with me:)

  • 646

    Blueberry pie. When we were kids we would go the lakes to pick fresh blueberries along the rocky shorelines and island and then bring them home to make pie. Still think of this every summer. Oh… yum, yum!!

  • 647
    Christine N. says:

    A no-bake peach pie – it is wonderful and tastes like summer, fresh peaches mixed with a beach/almond sauce, poured in a cooled pie crust and topped with fresh whipped cream, serve chilled – awesome!

  • 648
    DeanneR says:

    a three-layer dessert where the recipe calls for strawberries in the top layer – but I made it again last week with fresh raspberries from our yard. Yum Yum

  • 649
    Janet says:

    Favorite summertime recipe? Barbeque, of course! We love pork steaks with potato salad and broccoli.

  • 650
    Diana says:

    Like so many others have said, BBQ chicken breasts on top of fresh salad. My preference is romaine lettuce with shredded carrots and just a teeny bit of grated cheddar thrown in for good measure.

  • 651
    Colleen says:

    Mmmm! Potato salad made with small red potatoes is my picnic and summer favorite. Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

  • 652
    Jeani says:

    Definately fresh caught shrimp marinated with a yummy chili lime rub . . and homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro from my garden … SO YUMMY!

  • 653
    Donelle u says:

    The best summer drink ever – One two litre bottle of Sprite Zero

    One packet (pitcher size) crystal light lemonade

    One sliced cucumber (I think it’s prettiest sliced on the diagonal)

    Plenty of ice!
    This is so light and refreshing!

  • 654
    Sharon says:

    It must be lemon cheesecake, yummy ~~~

  • 655
    Chris Simon says:

    My favorite summertime recipe to make is grilled salmon. If there’s some good asparagus at the store, it goes right alongside the salmon on the grill. Yum!

  • 656
    Jennie says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is fresh blueberries and cream! Yum!!!

  • 657
    peg says:

    Home made Angel Food Cake with fresh strawberries!

  • 658
    Lisa says:

    Once again you have created the most beautiful releases this month! Absolutely gorgeous! Summer recipes are delicious on the back porch with family, sipping fresh lemonade with grilled marinated chicken, a fresh salad with feta, tomatoes from my Dad’s garden, red onions, and balsamic.

  • 659
    Elizabeth B. says:

    I think my favorite summertime recipes are any kind of boiled seafood: shrimp, crawfish, or crabs.

  • 660
    Elaine G says:

    Cucumber salad made with cukes, sour cream, vinegar and sugar. Yum!

  • 661
    Kerry H says:

    A favourite summer recipe … here is one the children love to make, it’s so easy and so delicious!
    1 pkg instant pudding mix (find your favourite flavour, but chocolate is a good one to start with 😉
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 can evaporated milk, made up to 3 cups with regular milk.

    Put into a blender – mix well, pour into popsicle moulds, freeze and let the whole family enjoy!

  • 662
    jazzytobi says:

    mmmmm… Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with vanilla icecream on top! My mom has grown rhubarb(often times unwillingly, lol) all my life and to me the smell and taste of her S/R crisp lets me know summer is officially here!

  • 663
    Lori says:

    Fennel and radish salad! I love the bright red rim of the sliced radishes and the crisp fresh taste of the slightly exotic fennel. All it needs is a splash of lemon juice and a touch of salt and pepper and you have a great, fresh, crisp summer salad in minutes.

  • 664
    Judy Lenzini says:

    Grilled sweet corn of course!

  • 665
    Penny N. says:

    It would be macaroni salad with little cocktail shrimp. I grew up eating that in the summertime. It was cool and didn’t take long to prepare. Love it 🙂

  • 666
    Teresa says:

    Simple fruit skewers. And a chocolate dip if you’re lucky LOL.
    I’m excited about this release too!

  • 667
    Marty B says:

    My mom used to you freeze a concoction of sweet condensed milk into ice cubes when we were growing up. What a delicous treat. It reminded her of her growing up years and she created a simular happy memory in her childrens.

  • 668
    Liz J. says:

    Anything cooked on the grill!! Living in New York, when the winter weather breaks…there’s nothing like going out in the evening and firing up the BBQ that first warm night! I don’t think my oven sees any action from April to September…even pizza gets made on the grill! LOVE IT!!!

  • 669
    Kristy says:

    Potato pockets on the grill!

  • 670

    I have recently signed up to receive a local produce box each week and so I am learning to cook so many wonderful new things! I think my favorite so far has been a Blueberry Nectarine Crisp with an oatmeal pecan crust…so good!

  • 671
    Pamela says:

    Watermelon salad with feta chesse and balsamic dressing and let’s not forget anything on the grill!

  • 672
    Amy O says:

    Fresh fruit salad with lots of strawberries and blueberries. Love the summer fruits!

  • 673
    samtha johnson says:

    grape salad. i’m sure you could make it anytime of the year, but it always feels like summer to me when it’s at a barbque.

  • 674
    Margie C says:

    Watermelon Margaritas!!! Yum:)

  • 675
    julie coit says:

    anything and everything to do with watermelon! I could sit down and eat a whole watermelon, esp if its ripe and sweet nothing better!!

  • 676
    Elle says:

    Homemade vanilla ice cream! There is nothing like it! Especially when your mom makes it…tastes better for some reason…..lol

  • 677
    Laurie W. says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is Strawberry Pretzel Dessert! I just always makes me think of summer!

  • 678

    My favourite summertime recipe is shish kebabs on the barbecue.

  • 679
    margaret says:

    Frozen fruit cups, they are so good after a long hot day.

  • 680
    Jamie Nania says:

    Anything cooked on the grill is definitely a summer dish! If we’re talking dessert, strawberry shortcake is a favorite.

  • 681
    Leilani says:

    Strawberry shortcake has EVERYTHING I love in it!!

  • 682
    Jill says:

    My aunt’s recipe: Festive Salad. Everyone loves it and it tastes like summer!

  • 683
    Amy Kolling says:


  • 684
    Debbie winter says:

    Although living in Florida is like having summer all year, I love potato salad.. Of
    It reminds me of growing up in Michigan when we only had potato salad in the summer.

  • 685

    Strawberry spinach salad with a homemade poppyseed dressing. Yum.

  • 686
    Kathy says:

    My favorite summertime recipe is a tuna-chicken salad recipe that has apples and celery in it. I frequently take it to get-together and people always try to guess the ingredients.

  • 687
    Linda w says:

    My favorite summertime recipe currently is making my own smoothies using fresh fruit.

    stamping on…

  • 688
    Barb B. says:

    I have a broccoli salad recipe that a friend gave me many years ago which is delicious. Broccoli, mushrooms and slivered almonds marinated in a mixture of oil, rice wine vinegar, dry italian dressing and a little bit of sugar. It’s good and pretty!

  • 689
    dooduhh says:

    The first thing that comes to mind is guacamole…avocados, lots of onion, garlic, a little lemon juice, some green chile sauce…mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! Of course we’ll finish up with strawberry shortcake!!! L-O-V-E summer veggies & fruit!!! Loves & Hugs

  • 690
    Sammie says:

    Coleslaw – so simple and the best on hot days!

  • 691
    Donna and Sara says:

    I have two favorites:
    appetizer:on a toothpick, half of a cherry tomato, slice of broiled sausage (like Adelles) and a sprig of fresh basil. So simple to make a platter, and beautiful too especially if you use different varieties of tomatoes.
    beverage/dessert: a scoop of lime or rasberry sherbet topped with champagne. Elegant, refreshing and festive!

  • 692
    Sheri says:

    I make a graham cracker crust with a chocolate filling and ice cream on the top. Oh my it is my very favorite!!!!

  • 693
    K. Craig says:

    strawberry pie!! My absolute fave. Even in the winter I’ll make it on occasion because the jello mix that the fresh strawberries go in is sweet enough, the fruit doesn’t have to be especially ripe. Deeelish!

  • 694
    ChrisTea says:

    Corn-on-the-cob coins in tasty packets on the grill. Sweet with carmelized bits, buttery, and salty. Yum!!!

  • 695
    Melissa Ladd says:

    Not really a recipe…but in the summer we love anything cooked on the grill! Fish, marinated chicken, and pizza!

  • 696
    Jen C. says:

    Best bites southwest pasta salad…so delicious it’s addicting! I shared with my neighbor and she’s made it twice in the last week…sh said she dreams about it! 🙂

  • 697
    Amy Zwierz says:

    My lemon bars~ They are just as yummy as can be. The tart lemon and the creamy sweet, along with the vanilla wafer crust. To die for!

  • 698
    Chris L. says:

    I think my favorite summertime recipe would have to be homemade ice cream . . . . vanilla, chocolate, cookies n cream . . . . love ice cream in the summer!

    Thanks for such an inspiring release!

    Chris L.

  • 699
    Pamela says:

    A chilled fresh strawberry pie garnished with whipped cream and fresh mint leaves from my garden! I just put one in the fridge for a celebration tomorrow… the first of the fresh berries in our area this year!

  • 700
    Carol says:

    The take out menu!

  • 701
    Erin L says:

    caprese salad with fresh basil from my yard

  • 702
    Mary H says:

    peach and blueberry pie – a delightful discovery years ago when making pie with my Mom, so we combined what we had….blueberry/peach is now my favorite summer dessert!!

  • 703
    Carrie says:

    Mmmm. In the summertime, I love a burger made with a touch of liquid smoke and a little onion dip mixed in and grilled to perfection.

  • 704
    Tanya says:

    I love anything that I can make with the freshly picked cherries 🙂 always the best

  • 705
    Cassandra says:

    Anything cooked on the BBQ with fresh salads, because we live outside in summer in Australia.

  • 706
    Alice Roushia says:

    Fresh mixed fruit blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and pineapple layered in a tall glass with whip cream inbetween

  • 707
    Becky D. says:

    Love grilled asparagus on the barbie…mmmm.

  • 708

    I absolutely love fresh salsa of any kind. I like taking whatever is in my fridge and making salsa with it. Love mangoes, black beans, jalapenoes, cilantro and spices put together over chicken. Reading all of this food makes me want to go downstairs and raid the fridge. YUM YJM

    This release is amazing!!

  • 709
    Diana says:

    The last two summers I have made Blackberries with Sweet Cream. I buy the blackberries at the local farmers market. I dream about making this recipe leading up to blackberry season, it’s that good.

  • 710
    foursenuff says:

    For me, any fresh vegetables are great. Fried okra and green tomatoes! Yummy!!!

  • 711
    Gail genrich says:

    Nothing beats a fresh fruit salad! The release this month is beyond words Nicole. Thanks so much for keeping the inspiration coming!

  • 712
    Becky B. says:

    Another fan of homemade strawberry shortcake. Or anything with strawberries for that matter!

  • 713
    betty lou says:

    Fresh strawberries with vanilla yogurt is delicious! This 100+ degrees Texas heat requires cold meals!! Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize package!

  • 714

    Well, I was going to say strawberry shortcake or this strawberry lemonade my mom makes, but I read about Anna K.’s ice cream casserole in the comments…oh my. Yes, I think this will take the top spot from here on out.

  • 715
    Marla J says:

    I love to make guacamole, pico de gallo, and all kinds of dips–anything with tomatoes and/or herbs!

  • 716
    Cheri says:

    Pasta Salad – It’s different every time I make it but always delish!

  • 717
    lori says:

    a caprese salad screams summer to me!!

  • 718
    Cele Schaffer says:

    My fav for summertime is making ice pops! I love to use different molds like the rocket pop and layer red, white and blue juices for The 4th of July. Watermelon,peaches,blueberries and yogurt or ice cream OH MY! YUM!

  • 719
    Cyndi J says:

    I am not a cook, so I don’t really have a recipe, but I love all the fresh veggies and fruit that you can get in the summer. Nothing beats a fresg garden tomato sandwich!!

  • 720

    Making fresh salsa with home grown tomatoes!

  • 721
    Cathy Santie says:

    My favorite and my families favorite is……Chicken and Macaroni Grape Salad! Cool, light and the perfect dish accompanied with lemon poppyseed muffins – yummy! 🙂

  • 722
    Trinka King says:

    Strawberry Shortcake!

  • 723
    Ann Lind says:

    My favorite summer time recipe is fresh lettuce from the garden with vinegar oil and sugar dressing.

  • 724
    Robbin Clements says:

    Fresh strawberries with a cream cheese dip (which consists of cream cheese, pina colada yogurt and marshmallow cream). Super yummy!!