Have you ever noticed people seem happier when the weather is warmer? Did you know summer is the favorite season for most? I love Summer! Flip flops, warm sunshine, flowers, swimming, the beach, the smells of barbeques wafting through the air... Summer is alive and vibrant! Here in the Northeast, our summer is condensed into a few short months, so our family spends as much time outdoors as possible.
Summer is also a time to slow down, kick back, relax and spend quality time with family and friends. Simply put, it screams easy entertaining. Whether it is a summer party, a potluck, a bonfire, time at the beach, or a birthday celebration, we have rounded up 36 of our favorite recipes to ensure summer entertaining is a breeze, allowing more time for you to enjoy the bounties of summer.
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Appetizers - These quick and easy appetizers ideas are perfect for summer noshing.
Side Dishes- These summery side dishes are the necessary accompaniment for your summer soirees.
Lazy Day Lunches
Baked Main Dishes
Blackberry Champagne Salmon Recipe- Our most popular recipe featuring Cherchies Blackberry Preserves and Cherchies Champagne Mustard! Pair with our Strawberry Spinach Salad our for a light and flavorful meal.
Baked Cajun Shrimp Boil Recipe- This recipe, featuring Cherchies Cajun Seasoning is so easy and delicious it will surely become your new go-to summer meal, or anytime you have a hankering for Louisiana flavor.
Grilled Main Dishes
Sassy Grilled Chicken Skewers- Anything on a stick looks festive! Don't want to skewer? Cut into bite sized pieces and serve with toothpicks. This recipe features Cherchies Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend.
Garlic Stuffed Flank Steak Recipe- Your guests will think you spent hours! This recipe features Cherchies Garlic Seasoning and Cherchies Pepper Pizzazz or Cherchies Lem'n Pepper Spicy Seasoning Blends.
Desserts- End your celebration with a sweet treat!
Enjoy and Happy summer!