PART OF Summer Grilling

21 Summer Bucket List Recipes

With long, sunny days fading fast, it's time to make the most of the season. On our menu? All the fresh fruit, icy treats and char-grilled goodness possible. Here, see the dishes we're downing with gusto.

Tomato & Watermelon Salad

"Yum! This salad is a refreshing change from the usual salads I serve during summer."


Rice Krispies Ice Cream Sandwiches

"This is the best ice cream sandwich recipe I've ever tried! I used a thick layer of peach ice cream. They turned out great."


Watermelon Basket Fruit Salad

"This was fun to make! I encourage anyone who tries it to use pumpkin carving equipment to make the job easier."

-Animal Azar

Apricot Cobbler

"I served this with custard after our Sunday lunch, and it was absolutely delicious!"


Tropical Toucan Cake

A modern summer classic is born.


"I make these fudgesicles all summer long for my kids. They have a great flavor and are so refreshing when it's hot out!"


Peanut Butter S'mores

"I was so happy about the gooey chocolate-peanut butter mixture. It was like eating a s'more with a chocolate marshmallow."

-Chef Jean

Fresh Peach Cobbler

"I've never made fresh peach cobbler before, and this recipe was so easy. I took it to a barbecue and everyone loved it!"

-Chef #874900

Mango Popsicles

"These mango popsicles are so easy to make and a great little treat! I used ice trays and put toothpicks in each popsicle."


Tomato & Watermelon Salad

"Yum! This salad is a refreshing change from the usual salads I serve during summer."


Citrus Spritz Pops

Take your favorite summer cocktail on the go with these Aperol spritz popsicles. They’re refreshing and just as easy to make as the classic drink.

Red Hot & Blue Potato Salad

"I was addicted to Red Hot & Blue's potato salad, and this recipe fulfills my cravings! Plus, it is so simple to make."


Strawberry-Spinach Salad

"This is a delicious and quick salad. I used strawberries, but I can't wait to try it with mandarin oranges."

-Julie F

Iced Cafe au Lait

"This is a very refreshing coffee that's great for a hot summer day."


Blueberry Muffins

"The crumble topping gives these blueberry muffins a special touch. They are not too sweet and are very tasty!"

-Chef #854475

Corn on the Cob

"I was looking for a new way to cook corn on the cob. This was so sweet and tender!"


Grilled Steak Marinade

"This is the most flavorful steak marinade. It makes the steaks beautifully tender, and I love the addition of tarragon."


Blackberry Iced Tea

"This iced blackberry tea is so refreshing! All of the flavors complement each other well."

-Lucky in Bayview

Pineapple-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

"These shrimp skewers are really scrumptious! I love the combination of sweet and spicy."


Cherry-Tomato Bruschetta

"This cherry-tomato, bocconcini and basil bruschetta is tasty, fresh and full of flavor."


No-Cook Shrimp Rolls

"These shrimp rolls are perfect summer food — easy, fresh and impressive."

-Mandy at

Strawberry Daiquiri

"This strawberry daiquiri is a delicious adult beverage. I liked the addition of the sorbet — I'd never made it like this before!"


Fish Tacos with Tropical-Fruit Salsa

"The salsa alone is worthy of a five-star rating. We grilled the mahi-mahi and topped it with the lime sour cream, avocado and shredded lettuce."