This recipe collection is meant to celebrate summer and the awesome fruits and vegetables this season offers. People spend more time outside enjoying the weather, but many of us love to cook and bake all year round.
I put together 20 of my favorite summer recipes from The Bossy Kitchen for your convenience. However, make sure you visit the other recipes on the blog, as you will definitely find more awesome treasures to try.
From salads to spreads, from soups to main dishes, from cookies to ice cream, cakes, and other awesome desserts, there is something for everyone.
Summer is an awesome season that I happen to see for a short period of time, as I live in Minnesota, and we are usually lucky with 3 months of warm weather.
It is almost the end of May, and last night, we still had 35F outside! It is slowly improving, but I am definitely tired of this weather.
Maybe this is the reason I came up with this collection. I know that many people around the United States already enjoy warmer temperatures and can be outdoors more than we can here in Minnesota.
As much as I tried over the years to embrace the climate, I have to recognize that I was not very successful.
I don't like winters, or wait...let me rephrase that! I don't like brutal winters, I like milder ones where you can still have some snow, but the cold doesn't linger around for 8 months out of the year!
Here is the collection of recipes that I hope will brighten up your day and the rest of your summer. Cooking and baking are love made visible! At least, this is what I think! Enjoy!
Easy Summer Old Fashion Peach Cake
20 Summer Favorite Recipes
This is a collection of 20 summer recipes to inspire you to get in the kitchen and make delicious things for your family and friends.
Mini Peppers Stuffed With Farmer Cheese
Perfect mini appetizers to serve in the summer.
Grilled Eggplant And Bell Pepper Salad
Grilled eggplant and bell pepper salad is an awesome dish that can be served with grilled meats, tomatoes, and a crunchy baguette.
Romanian Stuffed Peppers (Ardei Umpluti)
Stuffed peppers are always good any time of the year, but they are better when the peppers are in season. Use a mixture of pork and beef for a more flavorful filling.
Romanian Tomato Soup- Dairy Free
If you are avoiding dairy, but you love tomato soup, this recipe is for you.
Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad
Lentils are always a good meal, but this salad made with corn and red bell peppers is awesome. This is a great salad for picnics in the park as it doesn't have any mayo.
Authentic Mexican Bistec Encebollado- Steak And Onion
Steak and onion -the perfect combination. This is an authentic Mexican dish that is very easy to make when you have the right beef cut.
Authentic Mexican Tinga de Pollo- Chicken in Chipotle Tomato Sauce
Another Mexican dish that is very authentic- This Chicken Tinga is very popular on the blog.
Mititei- Authentic Romanian Grilled Sausages Recipe
These Romanian grilled sausages are the version of American burgers. There is no celebration without grilling some "mititei." Serve them with beer, mustard, and French Fries made from scratch. You will thank me later!
Green Bean And Potato Salad
This potato salad made with green beans is an easy recipe that can replace the classic American potato salad, as it doesn't require mayo.
Quick Tomato Cucumber And Pepper Summer Salad
This tomato cucumber and pepper salad are among the most popular Romanian recipes that everyone loves in the summer.
Romanian Garlic Green Beans Salad
Green beans are a must in the summer. Serve this salad with grilled meats. It is garlicky and delicious.
Cabbage Puff Pastries Triangles
Savory pastries made with cabbage. What can be better than these?
German Peach Kuchen
Desserts are always good during the summer, especially when there is not a lot of work involved. Try this peach tart- German-style
Rose Petals Butter Cookies
I love these cookies. Delicate, elegant, and easy to make, these rose petals butter cookies are perfect for a fancy party, like a tea party in the garden.
Easy Lavender Citrus Curd Pie
Lemon curd is my favorite. I love lemons, butter, and eggs, and this pie is divine! It also has lavender, which brings this wonderful dessert to the next level.
No Bake Cheesecake with Berries
When you don't want to bake, make this dessert. Everyone will love you!
Farmer Cheese Sweet Pastries
Sweet pastries made with cheese are delicious and super easy to make!
Pound Cake with Fruits and Almond Flakes
Use seasonal fruits to make this wonderful cake. The recipe is simple and uses ingredients that everyone should have in the pantry. Try it with cherries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, and everything in between. Divine!
No Bake Orange Mousse Cake
This is an old recipe I found in my old cooking books inherited from my family. There is no baking involved, and it is light, slightly sweet, and delicious. Perfect for a birthday, family reunion, or even Father's Day!
Homemade Mango Honey Ice Cream
Ice cream is a must in the summer, and this recipe is a glorious one.
Gabriela, you in Minnesota and I in Northern Michigan. I hear you girl, I love winter, I love the snow, the cold that makes it squeak underfoot, the crisp air. All the baking that I do, the long simmering meals... it truly is beautiful. But OMG is it long!!!!!! It’s like never ending! This last one was particularly long. Cherry festival ended last week but the cherries are still on the trees, not ready. I’m not talking tart ones, vișine as we know them because those come later. I’m talking the sweet cherries. Like I said. It was brutal.... I still had my heat on in June!!!!!!!! But yeah, Minnesota is worse. I grew up in Timisoara. In March I was out of the winter coat for good. Actually more like in February. So thanks for the recipes. Many of them very familiar to me but a little bit different here. Bringing good memories.