Summertime is the perfect time to try out new recipes.. On the grill, in the crockpot (some people recommend setting it outside so as to avoid heating up the house even more), and actually about any new recipe you want to give a try would be great about now!
No chili. I strongly encourage you to head towards other options… It’s hot out.. Hot outside + Hot Chili = Not a good combination!
Save the new chili recipe for at least October.. Maybe even November!
Anyway, back to these delicious recipes which some other bloggers have kindly let me share among a few of my own. Hope you enjoy!
1. Mushroom & Swiss Burger – Ally’s Sweet & Savory Eats
Just looking at this burger will make your mouth start to water! Ally says, “I wanted to recreate this burger at home. We grill burgers all the time, especially in the summer, usually at least once a week. And we have mushrooms often, but I never even thought to put them ON the burger. Sometimes the easiest things are the hardest to come by.”
2. Buffalo Chicken Bites – Prairie Gal Cookin’
These were a lot of fun to make! Chop up little pieces of chicken, dip them in a batter, fry them and then bake with a yummy wing sauce/butter mixture. They turn out amazing! (Now I’m craving some right now!) Poke some toothpicks in the top and serve with the Blue Cheese Dip and celery and you have a surefire hit!
3. Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders – Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats
They’re a crockpot recipe… So they about have to be good, right? (They sure do look good!) Plop the few ingredients in a crockpot, forget them for several hours, come back to a perfectly set dinner table, a plateful of amazing pulled chicken sliders, and a spick and span house.. Okay, at least you’ll have the amazing plateful of sliders!
4. Baked Cod with Herb Crust – Cooking On A Budget
A delicious piece of light, flaky cod crusted with herbs and seasonings. Pair with some fresh asparagus and a hot baked potato and you have a “scrumptious, restaurant quality meal you can serve at home. It costs far less than a family style or fine dining restaurant and I think it even costs less than taking a family of four to a fast food restaurant!”
5. Spring Pasta Salad – In the Kitchen with Jenny
Jenny says “A local grocery store makes this colorful pasta salad. My mom found the recipe online but it didn’t taste quite like what you can buy from her store so she changed it up to make the flavor right and served it this past weekend. It’s sweet, tangy and gets some crunch from the veggies. Try this for your next potluck!”
6. Simple and Easy Teriyaki Chicken – Prairie Gal Cookin’
Simple, easy and extremely tasty – This is about the least time-consuming recipe I believe you can find for Teriyaki chicken! The chicken, when done, has a nice brown on the outside and some crisp, semi-charred edges. (That’s where the flavor is.) Inside is tender, juicy meat that is full of flavor. One thing can be sure, you can’t go wrong with Teriyaki chicken for a quick weeknight meal!
7. Walking Tacos – In the Kitchen with Jenny
“Food in a bag is fun. Our church makes walking tacos to sell at our church “tent” in late summer at a local event in a nearby town,” Jenny writes. And these “Walking Tacos” sure do look fun! A quick and easy meal to whip together and feed the whole family.. Whether you’re eating sitting down, standing up or walking – They’re perfect anytime!
8. Quick and Easy BBQ Chicken-Pepper Pizza – Prairie Gal Cookin’
“It’s simple in the fact that you make a crust, top with some cooked chicken and peppers and then bake for a little while. And when it comes out? An absolute hit!” And amazingly, it really is that simple. A quick, easy summertime meal you can whip out in a short-amount of time on the grill and everybody loves!