This is a collection of recipes meant for eating with family and friends on a hot summer day. There are some main course dishes for grilling, some traditional (and not so traditional) cold salads, some grilled veggies, and some crisps and other great desserts. All have received 5 stars from myself and/or others. If you want some enticing summer drinks, visit my Creative Cocktails cookbook!
This fabulous dessert is 3 WW points a serving and can be made with fresh, canned, or frozen fruit. It is adapted from a recipe in the "More With Less Cookbook." Incredibly easy to make, I fall back on this when unexpected company comes for dinner.
This is a delicious, summery pasta salad that's incredibly easy to make! I often get requests for it at family gatherings. I usually use fat-free Italian dressing and light mayonnaise and it still tastes fantastic. Feel free to throw in some peppers and other veggies too!
This is a creamy potato salad that gets its tangy flavor from curry, dill, and Dijon mustard. It's also healthier than most. 'Tis the season for barbecues, so I had to share! It came in an insert with my Quick Cooking magazine. If you use the soy yogurt it's dairy-free.
This poultry dish, marinated with lime and white rum, sounds like a taste of the Caribbean! I'm sure the marinade would be great on chicken breasts, too. I found this recipe in a Mix-and-Match Menu cookbook. I haven't tried it yet, but it's posted in response to a request. Prep time includes marinating time.
This grilled dish, made with sweet potatoes and zucchini, gets its wonderful flavor from balsamic vinegar. It's easy to cook because you just pop it all into a foil packet. The amounts of vegetables can easily be increased for more people, since it has plenty of juice. I also enjoy making this with regular potatoes! This was created for RSC #6.
This pie is so rich and decadent it almost tastes more like a key lime cheesecake! I made it for a Caribbean-themed party without telling what was in it and everyone raved about it! I'm not even a vegan and I plan on making this one frequently. I got the recipe from VegWeb.