The school bell might be ringing soon and the sun might be going down sooner and yes, it might even feel a little chilly at night (which I secretly but not-so-secretly love) but you know what? Summer isn’t over until we say it’s over. For me, there are still several weeks left before we can officially say goodbye to this carefree, bountiful season and hello to apples and pumpkins and colored leaves and chunky scarves and eventually to the Season That Shall Not Be Named – though department stores would have you think otherwise with their Halloween decorations and Christmas music already (TOO SOON) — so while we still have these last few precious weeks, let’s soak them up.
Let’s put our feet in the water. Actually, let’s jump in the water with our clothes on.
Let’s drink all the iced coffees and lick all the ice cream cones and get our hands sticky with popsicle juice.
Let’s run through sprinklers and roll the windows down and feel the wind in our hair and perfect our farmer’s tans and check off all the things left on our summer bucket lists. For me, it’s all of the above plus making and eating a few of my favorite summertime-lovin’ recipes from the blog. I’ve got my work cut out for me but hey! There is still time. Will you join me in making the most of it?
First up on this recipe version of a summer bucket list: Blueberry Lemon Muffin Bread. It’s sweet and full of juicy blueberries and fresh lemon and it’s just like eating the season, but with a streusel topping. GOALS.
This Dairy Free Fruit Crisp is the perfect potluck dessert! You can throw just about any fruit into it and it’s magic. My favorite part is the crunchy coconut oil topping.
I always make it a point to bake these Raspberry Swirl Rolls at least once a summer.
Oh, that beautiful bumper crop o’ zucchini. Let’s put it in this Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread and make our bellies happy.
Pizza goals: This Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza. These words combined alone bring a tear of joy to mine eye.
Show of hands: How many of you have had a hot dog this summer? And how many of you have had homemade Chicago Style Hot Dog Buns with said hot dogs? GET ON IT.
This Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce goes on everything.
You haven’t lived summer until you’ve had Grilled Pineapple Coconut Guacamole, amiright?
We love eating this One Pot Farro with Tomatoes and Feta for a light dinner and then for to-go lunches thereafter. It’s da best.
Need to use up a lotta summer veg? Roast it and then blend it into this flavorful Roasted Summer Vegetable Soup!
Slow Cooker Mexican Grilled Corn Dip. Enough said.
I cannot control myself when these Blueberry Lime Cream Cheese Cookies are around the house. Major crush on these treats, for sure.
Upgrade the lemon bar to Pink Lemonade Bars and change your life!
Skip the sad sandwich and make these Asiago Herb Hoagie Rolls. You will never regret this.
No-Knead Grilled Naan, to eat with grilled meats or as flatbread pizzas or just to stuff into your pie hole.
Plus 10 more blogger recipes worth pinning before summer ends:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches with Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce from The Roasted Root
Salty Peanut Bars from Sprinkle Bakes
Fruity Pebble Ice Cream Cake from Beyond Frosting
Garlicky Lemon Parmesan Broccoli from Diethood
Spinach Basil Pesto Chicken Burgers from Ambitious Kitchen
Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad from A Beautiful Plate
Baked Falafel Bowls from Oh, Ladycakes
Mint Vanilla Simple Syrup from Table for Two
Malted Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from Tutti Dolci
So tell me tell me, what’s on your summer bucket list?