Summer Food Recipes Grilling, Side Dishes, Desserts, Ice Cream, and Popsicles

Recipes designed for summer and summer holidays including grilling, side dishes, dessert, and ice cream.
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Slow Cooker Crockpot Baked Beans With Bacon
This Slow Cooker Crockpot Baked Beans with Bacon recipe offers the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, with tender beans slow-cooked in a rich sauce. The addition of bacon brings a delightful smokiness that complements the natural sweetness of brown sugar. Ideal for gatherings or a cozy family dinner, this side dish is sure to become a favorite.
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Traeger Smoked Chicken Wing Dinner
These perfectly seasoned Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings are perfect for dinner! They are seasoned to perfection using my homemade BBQ rub and seasoning. These smoked chicken wings come out crispy and delicious! This smoked chicken wing spread can be made with any smoker or pellet grill for BBQs, summer cookouts, or any occasion!
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Traeger Smoked Ribeye Steak
This Traeger smoked ribeye steak is smoky, meaty, juicy & amazingly delicious! This steak is seasoned with a homemade rub and rubbed down in butter. Use my homemade rub for a savory sensation. If you are a fan of grilled steak, you really need to try this Traeger Smoked Ribeye.
This summer hot girl salad is adapted from the viral tik tok sensation!  It features green bell peppers, cucumbers, red onion, sunflower seed kernels, eggs, Zesty Italian dressing, and more. The salad tastes great! My favorite part is the crunch from the sunflower kernels. This is amazing with bacon and/or shrimp!
Summer Hot Girl Salad
This summer hot girl salad is adapted from the viral tik tok sensation! It features green bell peppers, cucumbers, red onion, sunflower seed kernels, eggs, Zesty Italian dressing, and more. The salad tastes great! My favorite part is the crunch from the sunflower kernels. This is amazing with bacon and/or shrimp!
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Irresistible Taco Pasta Salad
This irresistible Taco Pasta Salad recipe is really colorful with bold flavor. This dish combines tender pasta with zesty homemade taco seasoning, creamy sour cream, and tangy ranch dressing. From there, it’s topped with a generous sprinkle of grated cheese and crispy tortilla strips. This is perfect for potlucks, picnics, or easy weeknight dinners.
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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
Dive into a bowl of tangy delight with this Dill Pickle Pasta Salad recipe! This creamy and flavorful dish is loaded with tender pasta spirals, crunchy diced pickles, crisp celery, zesty red onion, and a creamy dressing infused with pickle brine. It's a refreshing twist on classic pasta salad that's perfect for potlucks, picnics, or a quick weekday lunch.
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Refreshing Watermelon Salad
This refreshing watermelon salad is a satisfying combination of sweet and savory flavors. The juicy watermelon chunks are paired with tangy crumbles of feta cheese, avocado, cucumbers, and basil. It is all drizzled with homemade balsamic lime dressing for the perfect finishing touch!
Homemade Creamy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
This homemade creamy bacon ranch pasta salad is a classic side dish that is easy to make for any picnic or cookout. This side dish is cheesy thanks to cheddar and is also loaded with plenty of veggies, mayo, Greek yogurt, or sour cream. Instead of grabbing one of those Suddenly Pasta salads at the store, make your own! It's so simple!
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Chicken Pasta Salad with Bacon
This Chicken Pasta Salad with Bacon recipe is made using a handful of ingredients including tender, juicy chicken, crunchy bacon, perfectly cooked pasta, crisp Romaine lettuce, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese all generously coated in a creamy dressing.
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Broccoli Salad with Bacon
This Easy Broccoli Salad is made with real bacon bits and cheese. This classic and old fashioned dish is served cold and is definitely a crowd pleaser for the summer months. Feel free to toss in cauliflower!
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Grilled BBQ Ribs
This Easy Grilled Baby Back Ribs recipe will show you the best way to season and grill the ribs using a homemade BBQ seasoning and rub. You can prepare these tender, fall off the bone ribs using a gas grill or charcoal.
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Baked Beans with Bacon
These Easy Southern Baked Beans is the best authentic recipe perfect for your BBQ or cookout. This classic dish is made with canned beans, bacon, and your favorite BBQ sauce.
old - fashioned ham salad is the perfect side dish for any meal it's easy to make and delicious
Old-Fashioned Ham Salad
This old-fashioned Ham Salad recipe is made with tender chunks of ham mixed with a creamy homemade dressing that is a perfect spread for layering onto sandwiches or as a delightful dip atop crisp crackers. This family favorite is great for easy lunches or as an appetizer for gatherings.
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Watermelon Water
This refreshing Watermelon Water recipe will transform your hydration game! This drink is easy to make, only requires two ingredients, and is packed with hydrating goodness. We also provide a helpful list of simple ways to infuse the water with zesty citrus, cooling mint, or other fresh fruits to create a delightful way to stay refreshed and energized all day long.
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Sweet And Creamy Southern Coleslaw
This sweet and creamy Southern Coleslaw Recipe is so easy to make. It has the best sweet and tangy flavor that pairs well with so many dishes. It’s served creamy and chilled. Perfect for loading onto pulled pork sandwiches or served as a side dish for any BBQ or cookout spread.