Chicken Quinoa Salad

An easy to make healthy meal packed with quinoa, chicken, greens and fresh lemon flavor!

Snack Mix

A perfect after school snack for kids that is super quick, easy and fun.

Turkey Cheddar Pinwheels

These easy to prepare pinwheels have a nice combination of flavors and colors that everyone will simply love.

Penne and Meatballs

A make-ahead freezer-friendly recipe delivers delicious pasta and meatballs to your table in no time.


Loaded Carnitas Nachos

By: Lauren Brennan, Lauren's Latest

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Pineapple Orange Slaw

Pineapple, mandarin oranges and avocado will make this the best sweet and sour slaw you’ve ever tasted!

Summer Taco Bar

Throw a summer season party for friends and family and have whole array of toppings so everybody can enjoy this taco feast!

Salmon Asparagus Packets

Grilling salmon inside foil makes it incredibly flavorful, juicy and flaky. You are going to love this recipe!

Chicken BBQ Kebabs

Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest, and these kebabs are just that!

Shrimp Boil

Succulent shrimp, sweet juicy ears of corn, and smoky sausage - all in one pot!

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Moist, flavorful meaty ribs are a summer classic. Choose your favorite level of doneness - fall-off-the bone tender or with a little bit of chew.

Blue and Red Velvet Cake

Moist delicious red velvet cake is a classic. We've taken it to the next level by topping the cake with beautiful fresh fruit.

Firecracker Vodka Lemonade

There's no substitute for fresh lemon juice in real lemonade. A shot of ice cold vodka adds a little extra pop to the flavor.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

All of the flavors of the classic Italian caprese salad are combined in this easy picnic pasta salad. Fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls combine with Italian dressing for a winning flavor combo.

Raspberry Lemonade Slush

Lemonade concentrate and carbonated lemon-lime soda combine for a sparkling, refreshing summer beverage. Red frozen pops and blue candy sippers add a fun twist.

Fresh Mango Salsa

Sweet-tart juicy Mango Salsa is a hit at any summer picnic. Serve it with chips, or spoon it over grilled chicken or on grilled burgers.

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon heated on the grill takes on a whole new flavor and texture. The sweet smoky flavor is enhanced by the salty feta cheese and bacon.

Raspberry Banana Fizz

Adding carbonation to pureed frozen fruit provides you with a smoothie with attitude! The bubbles add a refreshing fizz to the beverage.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Limeade adds an extra sweet-tart flavor to the fresh fruits of summer and gives the fruits a glossy shine.

Hearty Picnic Baked Beans

Andouille sausage adds a smoky, slightly spicy flavor to thick and hearty baked beans. Baking time helps concentrate all of the robust flavors.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Bites

Loaded baked potatoes and potato salad are family picnic favorites. We've combined both in these fun little 2-bite appetizers.

Fresh Fruit Tart

This tart can easily be made square, rectangular or round. And feel free to switch up the fruit to use whatever is fresh and in season.

Sugar & Spice Rubbed Sirloin

Use this sugar and spice rub that caramelizes on the grill and creates a crackling, burnt sugar char and juicy, rare center.

Chili Rubbed Steak Tacos

Load these tacos with spice rubbed steak slices and lots of toppings for a satisfyingly salty crunch and soft taco. If serving guests, have them join in the fun by prepping and getting all the toppings ready for indulging.

Turkey Cheddar Burgers

These burgers will change your mind about ground turkey! A deliciously satisfying stuffed burger made with change of pace ground turkey, loaded with flavor.

Green Chili Burgers

Spicy and full of flavor, these burgers are sure to please everyone with their varied toppings. Pass additional hot pepper sauce for those who want an extra kick!

Lemonade: 3 Ways

This scratch-made lemonade is perfect to quench those summer thirsts with its tart, sweet and cold refreshment. Try our three variations below!

Piña Colada Shrimp Kabobs

Why limit that fabulous combo of rum, pineapple and coconut to a glass? Piña colada ingredients make a dynamite marinade for shrimp destined for the grill.

Basil Martini

This vodka based martini embraces a perfect balance of ingredients.

Craft Beer Bloody Mary

Try this modern take on a classic Bloody Mary, using your favorite craft beer and spicing things up!

Pink Champagne Bellinis

A quenching froth of fresh peach puree combined with dry pink champagne, which gives those less than perfect peaches a sunset colored cocktail.

Summer Berry Sauté

Enjoy this quick, incredibly easy and delicious dessert…perfect served over ice cream, frozen yogurt, toasted angel food or pound cake slices.

Blueberry Cornbread

Warm cornbread shot through with blueberries create a contemporary sidekick for grilled foods and picnic entrees.

Fruit Pizza on the Grill

A delicious and fun-filled way to end a summer meal, or treat everyone to a sweet snack from the grill, this fruit pizza will have everyone wanting another piece.

Signature Pizza on the Grill

Don’t panic! Making your own pizza dough and sauce is easy…and both can be made ahead of time! so that when it’s grill time, you are cool, calm and collected and ready for all the compliments!

Waffles on the Grill

Breakfast on the grill? Why not! Easily enjoy frozen waffles grilled and topped with fruit and maple syrup…what a way to start the day!

Easy Granola Bars

Granola bars can be simple to make—and you can make them your signature bars by changing the nuts, dried fruits and other add-ins.

The Favorite Brunch Burger

Build a delicious burger with eggs, lean beef, cheese and mayonnaise on a bun and there you have it: Brunch!

30-Minute Vegetarian Red Curry

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

I’m almost embarrassed to admit how frequently I eat curry. Home-cooked curry-in-a-hurry makes its way onto the menu in my household every single week. You’d think I’d tire of the dish, but there’s no stopping the salivation when you start talking aromatic spices, coconut milk and fresh seasonal vegetables.

Bruschetta Cheese Ball

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

I love using seasonal fruits and vegetables because I know I’m getting fresh produce. Since we are right in the thick of summer, tomatoes are everywhere, and what better way to use them up than in a Bruschetta Cheese Ball!

Watermelon Granita

Created by: Leigh Ann Hieronymus

This makes a great dessert for a warm evening!

Easy Turkey Salad Croissants

Created by: Laura Petersen, Pink Cake Plate

I love a good sandwich and if it is on a fancy croissant then it's even better. This Turkey Salad Croissant is loaded with delicious turkey, sweet cranberries and crunchy almonds. It sounds really fancy but it's really simple to whip up.

Margarita Popsicles

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

It’s a hot summer day and you have absolutely nothing on the agenda expect soaking up a little sun. I can’t think of anything more fitting as a snack for these types of days than a fresh batch of margarita popsicles in the freezer. Make and store for weekend lounging, or prepare the night before a backyard party!

Sesame Noodles With Shredded Chicken

Created by: The Crafting Chicks

When the summer heat has me straying away from the oven, this Sesame Noodle is my go-to. It’s a family favorite and comes together quickly, without turning on the oven! It is served cold and is enjoyed equally on the back patio or on a picnic.

Blueberry and Rosemary Jam

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

Just four simple ingredients are all you need to perfect homemade jam. In this version, blueberries, lemon juice, plenty of sugar, and rosemary are simmered together until the berries are broken down, the sugar has melted, and the mixture is super thick.

Italian Inspired Pinwheels

Created by: Crystal Owens, A Pumpkin & A Princess

As summer comes to an end and we prepare for busier routines with school back in session, lunch options can be a little repetitive. To switch things up from your average sandwich try these Italian inspired pinwheels. Made with a spinach wrap this makes a great lighter meal option and can be made ahead of time.

30-Minute Chicken Tikka Masala

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

Chicken Tikka Masala is the first item I order whenever I try out a new Indian restaurant. While I’m a huge fan of Indian food in general and wholeheartedly embrace every last meal on the menu, the masala dishes are my all-time favorite. I tend to gauge the goodness of a restaurant based on the flavor of its masala.

Mason Jar Cobb Salad

Created by: Crystal Owens, A Pumpkin & A Princess

Preparing meals ahead of time can make mealtime easier, quicker and help you stay on track with a balanced diet. Mason jars are perfect for storing soups, salads and trail mix to eat when on the go. Avoid buying fast food on busy days with this mason jar Cobb salad.

Mexican Quinoa Salad On the Go

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

This Mexican quinoa salad is on my menu every single week. It’s simple to prepare with the quinoa being the longest step in the process and just a little chopping in advance, and it has a ton of flavor while still including healthy veggies and fats.

PB&J Trail Mix

Created by: Carrie Robinson, Frugal Foodie Mama

School will be back in session soon, and that means the return of long days filled with homework, after school practices, and studying. Keep the kids fueled all day long with this easy to make and kid approved PB&J Trail Mix.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken with Vegetables

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

For me, back-to-school means the end of summer with busy hot days ahead. Between teacher meet-and-greets, the start of soccer season and back-to-school shopping, I go from relaxed to frazzled in just a week’s time. During this extremely busy (and hot) time of year, I rely heavily on my slow cooker.

Baby Shower Oreo Pops

Created by: Erin, Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Baby showers are a time of celebration for that new bundle of joy that is about to enter the world. Baby will be getting plenty of attention soon enough, so I personally think the shower is a great way to pamper mom.

Berry Blue Parfait

Created by: Britni Vigil, Play. Party. Plan.

One of the easiest themes for a baby shower is to pick a color and plan your menu and decorations based on a specific color. Try a tickled pink shower for a baby girl, full of pink foods and pink decorations.

Salmon Sliders with Baby Pea Pesto

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

These salmon sliders with baby pea pesto are the perfect handheld bite for a baby shower! The miniature slider is made with freshly ground salmon and packed with plenty of garlic, mustard and crispy panko breadcrumbs for an updated take on a classic salmon cake.

3-Ingredient Grilled Mango

Springtime is here, and that means there are a lot of delicious and fresh veggies to go around. Try switching up your traditional green salad with pasta this season – you'll be surprised at what a little fusilli can do.

All-American Ice Cream Float

Scorching summer days call for decadent indulgences like this All-American Ice Cream Float. It's a versatile beverage that doubles as a dessert or a delightful adult cocktail.

Brazilian Grilled Pineapple

Choose any color pineapple that has healthy green leaves and feels firm to the touch. It may be too ripe for the grill if it’s too soft or pulpy. The heat brings out the sweetness, tempers the acidity and leaves the all-important char marks. Enjoy it on its own or with a scoop of ice cream.

Breakfast Baked Apples

Breakfast apples baked in the glowing embers of a campfire are a sweet but hardy morning treat. Pack them with sausage and oats to fuel the day’s activities. 

Caribbean Jerk Pork Kebabs

Give a spicy Caribbean twist to Greek souvlaki with a marinade that balances hot pepper flavors with aromatic herbs. 

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables

Created by: Leigh Ann Hieronymus

Celebrate summer on the grill with this colorful grilled platter bursting with flavor.

Grilled Summer Veggie Orecchiette Pasta

Grilling brings out the natural flavor of seasonal produce, while toasted orecchiette adds enough richness for this salad to work just as well as a main course as a side.

Maple and Sesame-Glazed Pork Ribs

These sweet and tangy baby back pork ribs will have your guests licking their fingers and counting down the days to your next summer barbecue.

Marinated Flank Steak

A flank steak is easy on your budget and one of the most flavorful cuts of beef you can buy. Add a marinade to add depth of flavor and tenderize the meat, and you have a recipe for a successful barbecue.

Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Zucchini

A little crispy, a little crunchy – a mix of garlic and Parmesan take grilled zucchini to the next level for a crowd-pleasing summer dish with tons of cheesy goodness.

Patriotic Layered Sorbet

Keep the red, white and blue theme going this summer with this flag-inspired summer sweet that layers a variety of fruit sorbets.

Pesto Caprese Pizza

Pesto caprese pizza substitutes ripe Roma tomatoes for the standard sauce, pairing them with fresh mozzarella and basil leaves, just like in the classic caprese salad.   

Simple Barbecued Chicken

Salt, pepper and olive oil make the flavor of chicken shine. When you add smoky aromas and a bit of charring on the grill, your chicken will taste even better. 

Smoked Paprika Lemon Salmon

With a lemon-wine marinade and a gently-spiced, sweet citrus paste, these salmon fillets come out tender, juicy and perfect for the summer season.

Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

Create a signature drink for your adult guests with fresh watermelon and tangy lemonade at your next summer get-together. 

Sweet Star-Spangled Biscuits

A star-shaped cookie cutter turns biscuit dough into the base for a patriotic dessert! You can make these treats with minimal effort, packaged biscuit dough (sold in tubes in the refrigerated section of your store) along with prepared cream cheese frosting. But if you prefer a homemade touch, feel free to use your own pastry recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

Looking for something this spring that will make graduation parties – or any summer get-togethers – easy and delicious? You can do most of the work for these potato skins ahead of time, so right before the party, all you have to do is layer them up, pop them in the oven and serve a hot and delicious treat.

Black Forest Trifle

Created by: Emily Caruso, Jelly Toast

This Black Forest Trifle combines rich, fudge chocolate brownies with tart ruby red cherry pie filling for the ultimate chocolate cherry dessert. Whipped topping provides a light creamy finish to the entire treat.

Fizzy Blueberry Basil Punch

Fresh, versatile and fun…this fruit-based beverage is the perfect bubbly addition to your next summer party!

Memorial Day Taco Bites

Created by: Ashley Torres, Pursuit of Shoes

Bite-size tacos? Count me in. With warmer temps and summer upon us, that means poolside barbecues, games of cornhole and taco bites for the win. This perfect snack for your weekend shindig has all the taco-meets-seven-layer-dip goodness in one little bite.

Croque Madame Crepes

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

Black Forest ham and nutty Gruyere cheese are nestled into freshly made crepes, and then slathered in a homemade Gruyere cheese sauce. A perfectly runny sunny-side-up egg tops off each package, making these the perfect breakfast to start the day.

Cornmeal Fried Green Tomatoes

Created by: Private Selection™

Crispy. Crunchy. And covered in cornmeal. Does it get any tastier than chef Anthony Lamas' Cornmeal Fried Green Tomatoes? The robust taste of Mississippi Comeback Sauce provides a solid kick to a southern standard in this must-make recipe.

Fresh Raspberry Sea Salt Bonbons

Created by: Private Selection™

Take a little salted chocolate, add a few raspberries, and what do you have? Scrumptiousness, plain and simple. Chef Caitlin Steininger's unique Fresh Raspberry Sea Salt Bonbons call for fresh thyme, sea salt, and pure chocolate indulgence.

Greek Yogurt Cupcakes

Created by: Private Selection™

Make your dessert the most coveted dish at your upcoming summer soirée. These Greek Yogurt Cupcakes are made of olive oil-perfumed cake, deep-purple preserves, and citrus-kissed cream.

Chili-Spiced Popcorn

A smoky chili blend is all it takes to elevate microwave popcorn from ‘good’ to ‘gourmet.’

Hearts of Palm Salad

Toss hearts of palm, tomatoes, and avocado with a simple dressing of cilantro and lime to prepare this breezy side salad.

Cinnamon Dessert Nachos

Give everyone’s favorite finger food a sweet twist with cinnamon sugar dusted tortilla chips, vanilla ice cream, and a drizzle of warm chocolate syrup.

Drunken Refried Beans

Mexican beer, RO*TEL® tomatoes, cooked bacon, and a sprinkle of queso fresco mean these refried beans that are always party-ready.

Zesty Grilled Potatoes

Grilled potatoes take on another flavor dimension with the addition of zesty seasoning, tomatoes and cheese.

Caramel-Orange Flan

This Latin-influenced baked custard dessert is topped with caramel syrup and a hint of orange, perfect for the changing seasons.

S’mores Pie

Gather your guests around a campfire of your own making with this warm and toasty reinterpretation of this summer camp staple.

Iced Hot Chocolate

This summer-approved cocoa recipe tastes indulgent, but the fat free milk adds protein and calcium to a sweet treat.

Perfectly Chocolate Cake

A chocolate cake this rich deserves icing that’s just as dedicated to decadence – with a sprinkle of crushed candy, of course.

Hidden Valley Ranch Bread

Depending on where your party’s headed, these crusty, ranch-infused loaves can be toasted under your broiler or right on the grill.

Zesty Salsa Burgers

Mixing RO*TEL® tomatoes and green chilies directly into each patty gives these burgers an irresistible kick with every bite.

Corn and Tomato Picnic Salad

Corn, tomatoes, and bits of smoky bacon come together to create a super simple side dish for days spent on a blanket or nights by the grill.

Veggie salad recipe of corn, tomatoes and bacon combined for a super simple side dish

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwiches

Tuck this grilled chicken breast with bacon bits and melted Swiss recipe into a roll for a piping hot twist on the club sandwich.

Rockin’ Guacamole

Turn up the volume on guacamole with by adding zesty Ro*Tel tomatoes, onion and lime juice to creamy avocados.

Chipotle Hot Dog Roll Ups

Hot dogs on the grill get a little feistier with spicy chipotle pepper spread, salsa, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Grilled Ham & Cheese

Grilled cheese on the grill? It’s amazing we never thought of this before, but adding Ranch dressing is the real stroke of genius.

IZZE Cherry Lime-Ade

A little sparkling soda and a splash of tart cherry juice create an irresistible summertime flavor that’s worth the pucker.

Grilled Steak Baguettes

You don’t need to travel very far for an amazing steak sandwich, just head out to your patio.

IZZE Iced Peartini

Get twice the bright flavor with this spritzer made with pear vodka and pear soda.

Bacon Ranch Broccoli Slaw

This colorful side dish couldn’t be simpler, but the fun mix of flavors and textures make it unforgettable for guests.

Berry Patriotic Pie

This refreshing dessert shows it’s true colors with a cream cheese filling topped with a strawberry reduction and fresh blueberries.

Stuffed Mexican Burgers

This amazing Mexican burger has a savory surprise inside – a flavorful mixture of Monterey Jack and green chilies.

HERSHEY’S Firecracker Cake

This patriotic cake is bursting with chocolate, cherry pie filling, whipped topping, blueberries, raspberries and more.

S’mores Brownies

Take a timeless classic and turn them into easy-to-eat bars, no campfire required.


For a sweet July 4th treat, add JOLLY RANCHER candies to your lemonade to create refreshing new flavors.

Summer Refrigerator Slaw

Give your food a kick with this easy-to-make slaw. It complements almost any dish, so have fun creating new combos!

Italian Chex Mix

A touch of balsamic vinegar tossed with Italian herbs and spices give this classic treat a Tuscan flair.

Grilled Sausage & Pepper Pizza

Get the coal-fired taste of restaurant pizza without the restaurant. Make this recipe your own by adding pineapple, mushrooms, or any of your favorite toppings.

Summer Citrus Fruit Salad

Cool vanilla yogurt and a pinch of orange zest make this fruit salad a creamy and refreshing take on a picnic staple.

Citrus Spritzer

Fresh citrus like grapefruit and orange juice makes this icy cool spritzer extra summery.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Pie

Bring any party to a sweet conclusion with this easy ice cream pie. Try adding sprinkles and small candies to with the hot fudge drizzle to add a little flair to your creation.

Mexican Chex® Mix

Corn chips and taco seasoning make this popular party favorite a perfect fit for a fiesta.

Thai Basil Mojitarita

A little bit mojito, a little bit margarita – whatever you call them, these fizzy cocktails are sure to leave guests feeling refreshed.

Cracker Jack® Funnel Cake

If your days at the fair were spent deciding between Cracker Jack® and funnel cake, you’re going to love this crowd-pleasing dessert.

Corn Pops

These lollipop-style treats are an adorable way to ensure your kids will eat their vegetables.

Cotton Candy Mocktails

Garnish these fun mocktails with cotton candy for a sophisticated twist on a circus favorite.

Barbecue-Bacon Party Spread

This party spread is as easy as it is versatile – enjoy with any barbecue sauce and your favorite shredded cheese and crackers.

Mashed Avocado Cracker Topper

This cracker topper recipe can be as spicy as you wish. Simply remove the seeds and veins from the peppers for a milder flavor.

Best Creamy Potato Salad

For melt-in-your-mouth flavor, add the dressing to the potatoes while they are still warm to allow it to seep into the potatoes fully.

Grilled Parmesan Vegetables

To turn vegetable easily pieces as they cook on the grill, try using a grill basket, or pre-line your grates with aluminum foil.

BBQ Grilled Steak Burgers

Add hearty steakhouse flavor to the burgers on your grill with a brilliant blend of barbecue and steak sauce.

Oreo Ice Cream Cupcakes

This yummy recipe is also a time saver: you can prep it the night before or use a whole Oreo instead of making a crust. You can even freeze leftovers for later!

Lemonade Sangria

Mix up this Sangria any way you like by substituting Crystal Light On The Go Raspberry Lemonade Drink Mix or swapping grape juice for the wine.

Gluten Free Peach Blueberry Cobbler

The combination of fresh peaches and blueberries make this summery cobbler a peak-season party treat for those with and without a gluten intolerance!

Chocolate Fudge Pie

Add a little sweetness to your good old-fashioned cookout with a chocolate treat that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Spicy Black Bean Salsa

A spicy, colorful salsa made with black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies, corn, red onion and cilantro

Red White and Blue Dessert Pizza

Serve up this patriotic dessert for your Memorial Day celebration! After you bake the dough, simply spread the pudding mixture and top it off with Twizzlers for a flag full of flavor!

HERSHEY'S S’mores Snack Mix

This quick and easy snack combines the savory flavors of peanuts, pretzels and popcorn with the sweetness of HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars and marshmallows.