This recipe collection is meant to celebrate summer and the awesome fruits and vegetables this season has to offer. People spend more time outside enjoying the weather but many of us love to cook and bake all year round.
I put together some 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 that I came up with this collection. I know that many people around United States already enjoy warmer temperatures and are able to 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!
Anyway, here is the collection of recipes that I hope will brighten up your day and also the rest of your summer. Cooking and baking is love made visible! At least, this is what I think! Enjoy!
Perfect mini appetizers to serve in the summer.
Grilled eggplant and bell pepper salad is an awesome dish that can be served with grilled meats, tomatoes and crunchy baguette.
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.
If you are avoiding dairy but you love tomato soup, this recipe is for you.
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.
Steak and onion -the perfect combination. This is an authentic MExican dish that it is very easy to make when you have the right cut of beef.
Another Mexican dish that is very authentic- This Chicken Tinga is very popular on the blog.
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!
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.
This tomato cucumber and pepper salad is one of the most popular Romanian recipes that everyone loves in the summer.
Green beans are a must in the summer, right? Serve this salad with grilled meats. It is garlicky and delicious.
Savory pastries made with cabbage. What can be better than these ones?
Desserts are always good during the summer, especially when there is not a lot of work involved. Try this peach tart- German style
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.
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.
When you don't want to bake, make this dessert. Everyone will love you!
Sweet pastries made with cheese are delicious and super easy to make!
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!
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!
Ice cream is a must in the summer and this recipe is a glorious one.