Summer cooking is about grabbing the freshest ingredients possible and keeping things simple and streamlined so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time playing outside!
The warm months are definitely one of my favorite times to cook and eat. Vibrant summer produce is the tastiest, and requires little more than a quick turn on the grill or toss with a simple vinaigrette to allow the flavors to shine.
I've rounded up some of my favorite, ultra simple recipes to inspire you throughout the summer. Easy sides like pasta salads, baked beans, slaws, and salads. Healthy twists on barbecue classics like pulled bbq chicken, grilled chicken, and summery corn chowder. And don't forget about dessert! I've also included berry-filled crisps and fun pops to help you cool off on hot summer days.