Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Cooking: What's for Dinner?

Summer is the time when fruit and vegetables taste best. They are cheaper, crisp, fresh, succulent, beautiful and full of flavors. Although I am not very fond of the heat, I thoroughly embrace the summer fruit and veggies goodness. The corn, watermelon, peaches, berries...you name it. It is the best time of the year to go grocery shopping and go crazy in the  fresh produces section or at the farmer's market of your choice. Let's get out and cook away! These ate some of the dishes I have repeatedly made over and over because they are full time working mom friendly recipe and delicious. The most requested items must be peach pie and blueberry pie. So plump, juicy and out if this world yummy around this tine of year. I can eat them every week until summer is over.
What is your favorite/staple dish to make in the summer? 
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Spicy Sausage Pasta adept from here (I added spinach/kale and chicken chucks instead of using all  sausages - less processed food, more fresh goodness)
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Crock Pot Pork Ribs: here
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Homemade Salad with Fruit and Nuts: here
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Peach Pie: here
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Roasted potato with fresh herb

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Banana bread (adept from Banana muffins here)
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Blueberry Pie: here
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  1. you are saving my dinner! tonight I want to have fresh fruits and nuts salad and baked potatoes!
    Bonjourchiara Facebook Page

  2. I'm writing ALL of these recipes down Nelah! They LOOK so good! Perfect for Summer. I love the fresh ingredients you use. Much healthier!!! Your family is so blessed. I love different kinds of pasta dishes and salads this time of year.

  3. oh my gosh. these look so delicious. your pies especially! i am down to making a pie soon!

  4. I'm so glad I had lunch before reading your post! Everything looks yummy! I'm all about salads and more fresh veggies and fruit during the summer as well. They do taste better!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  5. OMG! Your pie looked so good…… yuuumm… What's cooking in summer? Hmm…I really don't know anymore. It's like summer here all year round. I'm sure you know what I mean. LOL! I guess no matter what, or where I go, I still tend to be drawn by Asian spicy food. No matter how hot the weather gets, spicy food is still a staple.


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