watermelon mojitos on a surface

Maybe you’re slogging through the summer days, or maybe, like me, you can hardly believe it’s near the end of July already. Like, HOW. WHEN. I feel like this happens to me every year, and yet every time it does I am both surprised and a little sad. I just love summer. BUT — the season is not over yet, so let’s take a moment to celebrate all of its goodness in recipe form while we still can!

My BEST Summer Recipes

Hello hello! I haven’t touched base with you on this ol’ blog for quite a while, and that was not intentional; I’ve just been soaking up the summertime as much as possible with my family and friends. There have been plenty of BBQs, bonfires, lake days, cabin trips and soon, a two-week (!) camping trip with my parents. Life has been so full and rich lately, that I just haven’t had the capacity to come up with new recipes that are worthy of this blog (unless, like, a really good s’more counts?). I’ve also been working hard behind the scenes to get the cookbook ready for you by October (eee!), and doing some client recipe development on the side.

Rest assured, I plan to come back in full swing later this summer/fall (when both kids are in school all day, IYKYK), but for now, I’m just enjoying life offline. I hope you are, too.

So! In the name of sending us all into the rest of summer in a really delicious way, here are some of my absolute favorite and best recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even some drinks that shine brightest in this sunny season. Enjoy!

Summer Breakfast Recipes

Not Your Mom’s Egg Casserole

not your mom's egg casserole in a baking dish

Mom’s Zucchini Bread

mom's zucchini bread

Sheet Pan Shakshuka

sheet pan shakshuka on a surface

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

syrup pouring onto a stack of oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes

Summer Drink Recipes

Watermelon Mojitos

watermelon mojitos on a surface

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

bee's knees cocktail in a coupe glass

Minty Lemonade Slush

Honeydew Lime Margaritas

Summer Dinner Recipes

Tomato Ricotta Phyllo Tart

baked tomato ricotta phyllo tart

Creamy Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

overhead image of creamy rigatoni with sausage and fennel in a bowl

Pepper Jack Juicy Lucy

a pepper jack juicy lucy burger cut in half on a plate

Slow Cooker Green Chile Pork Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw

slow cooker green chile pork tacos on a plate

Summer Dessert Recipes

Mississippi Mud Pie

slice of mississippi mud pie on a plate

Blueberry Galette

blueberry galette on a surface with a slice taken out of it

Brown Butter Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

brown butter oreo rice krispie treats stacked on top of each other

Banana Pudding

bowls of banana pudding around a baking dish with banana pudding spooned out

Strawberry Custard Tart

strawberry custard tart on a plate

More Summery Recipes!