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Best Summer Recipes

Top Ten Lists


During the summer, our tastes change. We want grilled foods, cool foods on hot days, and foods bursting with the best produce summer has to offer. Whether you want to best recipes for summer holidays, the best summer comfort foods (yes, really!), or the best recipes for picnics or the grill, turn to this huge collection of top ten lists.  All of the best foods of summer are here. All you have to do is pick a recipe or two and get into the kitchen!

1. Top 10 Grilled Burger Recipes

Linda Larsen

These burgers are the very definition of gourmet burgers. Wild Rice Burger is my favorite, but Cheese Stuffed Burgers and Salmon Burgers aren't far behind. With these ten burger recipes, you won't have to look anywhere else this summer!

2. Top 10 Grilled Steak Recipes

Linda Larsen

Steak is made for the grill. When you think about it, a steak was probably the first grilled food! Whether you prefer ribeye, family steak, or filet mignon, these quick and easy recipes will help you grill them to juicy and smoky perfection.

3. Top 10 Potato Salad Recipes

Linda Larsen

Since My Mother's Potato Salad is the best in the world, why do I have ten best potato salads? Well, because sometimes I want something different. So I created Buffalo Potato Salad and Pesto Potato Salad and Tex Mex Potato Salad. But really, my mom's salad is the best.

4. Top 10 Fourth of July Recipes

Linda Larsen

For July 4th barbecues and parties, you need some special recipes. My Brownie Flag and Strawberry Shortcake are musts every year, but the steaks and salads can change. Maybe I'll make sliders this year! 

5. Top 10 Frozen Dessert Recipes

Linda Larsen

Frozen desserts just mean summer. These recipes are all so quick and easy to make, you won't really care when the ice cream truck drives by! Well, maybe you won't care as much. 

6. Top 10 Summer Holiday Recipes

Linda Larsen

Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day are the holidays that bookmark summer in the United States. Burgers, potato salad, coleslaw, and grilled steaks are the focus of this top ten list. 

7. Top 10 Picnic Recipes

Linda Larsen

Everyone should go on at least one picnic during the warm and lazy summer months. It doesn't need to be fancy - make one fabulous dish and buy the rest. Pack a blanket and some plates and forks into your car and put the food into a cooler. Then relax and enjoy the wonderful weather and delicious food.

8. Best Chicken Salad Recipes

Melon Chicken Salad
Linda Larsen

Chicken salad is the definition of summer. And while cooked chicken mixed with mayo and grapes is classic, it isn't always what you want. Try my Chicken Melon Salad or Tex Mex Chicken Pasta Salad to mix it up.

9. Top 10 Memorial Day Recipes

Linda Larsen

Memorial Day kicks off summer in the U.S., even though it's not even officially summer at the end of May! You still need delicious food for gatherings. And this long holiday weekend kicks off the summer grilling season. These recipes are all perfect for this holiday.

10. Top 10 Summer Crockpot Recipes

Barley Black Bean Salad
Barley Black Bean Salad

You don't need to put away your crockpot during the summer months. In fact, the crockpot is one of the best ways to cook and keep your kitchen cool at the same time. Plus, when you're out at a ball game or planting in the garden, your dinner is cooking away all by itself. And crockpots are a great way to cook the base for salads and sandwiches.

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