So by now you’ve figured out I love creating cool foodie dishes, but where does inspiration come from? It comes from everywhere. A lot of the times my recipes just pop into my head and they’re usually recipes that I don’t know what they’ll taste like or how they’ll turn out. It’s a wait till it’s done and taste it sort of game. But, they’re usually pretty damn awesome in the end, both visually and tasty too!
Summer Recipe Inspiration
So, where else does inspiration come from? Magazines, TV, the interwebs. Of course – other bloggers are a great resource for cooking inspiration too. So, this summer I’m rounding up some awesome summer inspired recipes from some of my favorite blogs.
These summer inspired recipes are great – and they can all be tweaked to fit your flavor requirements. You can create your own twist to any of these recipes and make them completely your own. But, for those who aren’t the best cooks in the world, it’s nice to have a ‘base recipe’ to start from and learn to fly with your recipe creations from there.
Without further ado, here are some great summer inspired recipes from around the blogosphere! Take a peek at each recipe and leave me a note in the comments below telling me which one is your favorite!
BBQ Stuffed Hamburgers
Fire up the grill and get ready for an awesome stuffed hamburger recipe. If you’ve tried to make stuffed burgers in the past, you may know that it’s hard to get them to stay together and not ooze the stuffed ingredients out before they’re done BBQing. There is a secret ingredient that I add which makes these burgers stay together and extra tasty – find out in the recipe!
Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad
Forget the boring garden salad, add a flavor punch to your recipe repertoire with this chicken, strawberry and spinach salad. It’s summertime and you deserve to skip cooking in the kitchen and BBQing some burgers on the grill just wont allow you to cool down. This is a perfect recipe if you have left over BBQ chicken, toss it together and voila – a delicious summer meal!
Patriotic BBQ Cookie Pizza
Perhaps my all time favorite recipe is this patriotic cookie pizza. It’s a perfect treat to toss on the grill during your Fourth of July celebrations. Decorated with cream cheese, strawberries, blueberries and marshmallows – topped with Cool Whip, you can’t go wrong!
Firecracker Hot Dogs
Another fun, patriotic, summer inspired recipe are these firecracker hot dogs! Exploding with flavor and fun, these babies will be great in the oven or on the grill (toss them into a tin pan for grilling!)
Easy BBQ Bacon and Chocolate Onion Rings
An odd flavor combination? Maybe. But these BBQ bacon wrapped chocolate dipped onion rings will have your neighbors talking for weeks. The combination of salty and sweet is just perfect. Go ahead, dip your BBQ bacon wrapped onion rings in chocolate – you’ll love it too.
Rainbow Fruit Pizza
Oh boy, this fruit pizza looks delicious!
Grilled Summer Salad
Take your summer salad to the next level with this grilled summer salad recipe. Loaded with corn, tomatoes and more – it’s an easy side dish to pair perfectly with your burgers!
Cucumber-Mint Green Tea Sangria
Dazzle your flavor buds with this cucumber-mint green tea sangria. Your guests will love this drink when you serve it up at your next summer barbecue.
Classic Crab Rolls
There’s no better summer treat than a classic crab roll. Learn how to make your own classic crab rolls right here on my blog.
Tomato Mozzarella and Salami Summer Salad
This summer salad is loaded with your favorites – tomato, mozzarella and salami! A perfect, cold and refreshing salad for a hot summer evening.
Tomato, Mozzarella and Salami Salad
Maple Cinnamon Iced Green Tea
Cool off with this refreshing maple cinnamon iced green tea. Using pure New Hampshire maple syrup we’ve transformed this regular green tea into a summer favorite.
Funfetti No Churn Ice Cream
Top off your summer BBQ or get together with this no churn ice cream! No ice cream maker? No problem! You can make this ice cream at home, without an ice cream maker.
20 More Summer Inspired Recipes
- Grilled Watermelon with Feta Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar
- Strawberry Lemon Cake with Basil Buttercream Frosting
- Aransas Shrimp Bake Casserole
- French Onion Beer Burgers
- Cherry Upside Down Cake
- Summer Garden Salad w/Vegetables
- Greek Pasta Salad
- Nutter Butter Banana Pudding
- Tropical Pineapple Dip
- Mint Infused Lemonade Recipe
- Grilled Angel Food Cake
- Perfect Southern Sweet Tea
- Homemade Limoncello
- Raspberry Shrimp Salad
- Summertime Tortellini Salad
- Watermelon Cupcakes
- Summer Pasta Salad
- Peaches and Cream Bars
- Kiwi Lemonade Reicipe
- Frozen Lemonade Colada
Beer Party Recipes
Which recipe is your favorite?