Recipes for Summer!

Whether you're looking to cool down, or turn up the heat we've got recipes to help you celebrate Summer!

Chill Out:

Hot summer days call for some cool refreshing treats.  If you're looking for something to sip on, this recipe for Strawberry Basil Shrub, can be mixed with club soda (and perhaps some liquor if you're in the mood!) for a delightful summertime beverage.
Ice Cream is always treat on a hot summer day and nothing beats it when its fresh and homemade. Use seasonal summer fruits for either Peach Ice Cream, or Strawberry Ice Cream! We love how easy it is with the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker!
Making Ice Cream can take little while, so just to be safe, you should always have some of these RazWatermelon Pops ready to go in your freezer! 
Looking for something please at a party? Booze pops are always a crowd-pleaser and either this recipe for Cosmo Pops or this for Marg Pops are refreshing and fun!  And whether you want fun shapes, or something simple & classic, our selection of pop molds from Zoku are great!

Another one of our favorite summer recipes is this Pepper Dip! Its served cold, and its full of delicious flavors--a great starter before any summer meal!

 Strawberry Basil Shrub Peach Ice Cream Marg Pop

Pepper Dip Cosmo Pop 

Fire It Up:
Firing up the grill is a favorite summer pastime and a good burger is a cookout classic.  Try spicing things up with our recipe for Whoopass Burgers featuring Whoopass Spice, or if you're looking for a meatless option our Quinoa Black Bean Burgers feature Rojo spice and is delicious even if your a carnivore!  Another great meat free grilled options is this Spicy Mushroom "Philly" sandwich!
Looking for something a little fancier than a burger? Check out our recipe for Filet Mignon with Pesto Butter!  (make a big batch of that pesto butter and freeze in in some silicone ice cube trays and use it all summer long).   Interested in a simple summer seafood dish? This Simple Summer Shrimp Skewers with Corn Salad recipe is sure to hit the spot!

Shrimp Skewers w/ Corn Salad  Filet with Pesto Butter


On the Side: 
Looking for some tasty sides for that summer cookout?  Things you can make in advance and pull out of the fridge when its time to eat are nice and easy like this Summer Quinoa Salad from one of our favorite Vermont cookbooks.  We also love this Broccoli Salad, or put a new twist on a cookout classic with this Pesto Potato Salad.  If you have the time to cook something up, this Cherry Tomato Zucchini Crisp is a treat (particularly later in the summer when both items are in season!) Cherry Tomato & Zucchini Crisp