Looking for something different or fun for a summertime menu? Here’s a collection of a few o our favorite summer recipes. We enjoy these every year and sometimes all year long too!
1. Caramelized Banana Ice Cream — this creamy decadent homemade ice cream gets its flavor from fresh bananas cooked and caramelized in brown sugar and then folded into the most luscious custard. It’s out of this world delicious!
2. Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus — when this asparagus comes off the grill we literally hover around the plate and inhale it. It’s crispy, salty and divine.
3. Peach Cobbler — can we even have summer without Peach Cobbler? I don’t think so. It’s the first thing to make when fresh Georgia peaches hit the market.
4. Southern Salsa — here’s what you can do with all those fresh vegetables coming out of the garden: make salsa! With Vidalia onions, bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, and fresh herbs, this is not your typical Mexican style salsa but a fresh Southern vegetable salsa that goes great with so many things.
5. Strawberry Shortcakes — homemade cream shortcakes topped with fresh sliced and macerated strawberries and a dollop of homemade whipped cream. This may be the perfect dessert.
7. Peach and Blackberry Galette — I love this recipe! You can use refrigerated pie crust and the fresh peaches and blackberries really shine because it’s so simple. It’s quick and easy and just right for a weeknight dinner.
8. Blackberry Cobbler — one of my most loved desserts as a child. Worth the briers and potential snake bites.
9. Skillet Fried Okra — this is not the fried okra you get in most restaurants or BBQ joints, nor is it the kind you pull from the grocery store freezer that’s already covered in battered and you deep fry. This is the way my Mama and her Mama and her Mama made fried okra: lightly battered with cornmeal (no egg or milk) and fried in a big skillet not in a deep pot of oil. My absolute favorite fried okra in the world.
10. Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry-Lemon Filling and Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting — this may be the best cake I’ve ever made. I’ll be honest, it’s a lot of work. But if you want to make something special for someone you love, it’s worth the effort.