#Summer Food Recipes


Classic Pasta Salad

By Francine Lizotte
Not only is this salad colorful but it's also healthy and flavorful! This is a classic...

Hamburger Buns

By Francine Lizotte
These tasty, soft homemade buns are perfect for your burgers and sandwiches... a great addition to...

Strawberry Salad

By Francine Lizotte
Looking for a summer salad? Here's a delicious one for you! This salad is packed with...

Blue Cheese Dressing

By Francine Lizotte
Making your own blue cheese dressing, you can really savor the ingredients! This recipe can be...

Creamy Spicy Guacamole

By Francine Lizotte
Smooth, velvety and delicious, this Creamy Spicy Guacamole is a yummy twist on an old Mexican...

Tex•Mex Potatoes

By Francine Lizotte
This side dish is tasty, flavorful and pairs so well with grilled meats! It's a nice...

Spanish Gazpacho

By Francine Lizotte
Amazingly flavorful, this refreshing classic Southern Spanish cold soup is the perfect dish during the summer...

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

By Francine Lizotte
Absolutely delicious, this easy dish is a great meal to have anytime you're craving Mexican food!...

Twice Baked Potatoes

By Francine Lizotte
You won't believe how amazing these delicious potatoes are! Super loaded with yummy ingredients, these Twice...

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Pizza

By Francine Lizotte
Think outside of the "pizza" box! This is a flavorful twist on your regular pizza!

BBQ Pork Ribs

By Francine Lizotte
If you like tender, juicy ribs falling off the bones, you have to try this recipe!...

Vegetable Medley

By Francine Lizotte
Simple, fast and healthy, this side dish will become a family favorite.

Italian Style Bruschetta

By Francine Lizotte
You want a healthy appetizer with tons of flavor then don't look any further...!

Raspberry Vinaigrette

By Francine Lizotte
Although this homemade vinaigrette is quite popular during the summer months, this can be enjoyed all...

Mexican Chicken Sub

By Francine Lizotte
Not your average sub... it has so many great flavors to enjoy... yum! This is a...

Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

By Francine Lizotte
Need sunshine to your morning? My Tropical Sunshine Smoothie will not only bring vitamins/nutrients to your...

Grilled Marlin Steaks

By Francine Lizotte
The flavorful marinade makes this dish a scrumptious meal! This is a great protein to enjoy...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

By Francine Lizotte
When it's hot outside (even when it's not) what better than a cold treat! Enjoy this...

Spicy Tropical Salsa

By Francine Lizotte
This delicious Spicy Tropical Salsa has amazing flavor and goes so well with many proteins such...

Grilled Fish Tacos

By Francine Lizotte
It's a delicious way to enjoy fish by grilling it on the BBQ. This flavorful healthy...

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

By Francine Lizotte
A great combination of flavors with a nice crunch to it makes this ice cream irresistible!...

Tomates à la Provençale - Tomato Provençal)

By Francine Lizotte
With the freshness from the herbs, this side dish is a perfect summer recipe!

Tomates à la Provençale (Tomatoes Provencal)

By Francine Lizotte
With the freshness from the herbs, this side dish is a perfect summer recipe!

Carnival Corn Dogs

By Francine Lizotte
These homemade Carnival Corn Dogs are fun food the whole family will enjoy!
How to Make Homemade Pesto

How to Make Homemade Pesto


If basil is part of your herb garden, then you’re probably noticing it’s bursting at the seams right now. There are only so many sliced tomato and mozzarella salads to make. So what to do with the rest of the fresh basil? Make pesto! While there are delicious store-bought versions, pesto can be made at home in […]

12 Really Simple Eggplant Recipes

12 Really Simple Eggplant Recipes


Eggplant is very underrated. If eaten raw, it’s bitter. But once it’s baked or fried, eggplant has a mild taste with a creamy texture. It’s the perfect base for a recipe because it takes on the flavor of other ingredients. A great option for a vegetarian dinner, eggplant can be used in many different ways. […]

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite


A summer BBQ menu isn’t complete without a side of baked beans. They’re delicious with a juicy burger or a nicely grilled hot dog. It’s a classic side dish that can be prepared sweeter (think apples and brown sugar) or savory (hello bacon!). All these recipes start with canned beans which makes prep a breeze. […]