Summer brings with it bold and bright seasonal ingredients. From grilled burgers, to barbecue recipes, to homemade ice cream, we've collected the best of the best when it comes to summer recipes - so sit back, relax, and enjoy our favorite tastes and textures.
Find out why this recipe is a reader favorite -- and why you'll want to host a neighborhood BBQ every week.
Spice up fiesta night with veggie-stuffed sweet peppers! Overflowing with Southwestern flavor and topped with creamy Alfredo sauce, these chicken-and-shrimp peppers are packed with flavor and are a fun variation on a traditional chile relleno.
Nothing beats corn on the cob during the in-season summer months, but don't settle for just butter on your corn! Try these uber-tasty corn on the cob topper ideas for the best corn you've ever tasted.
Freshen up summer by grabbing a chilly bottle of this poppy-orange drink featuring fresh carrots, pineapple juice, and a bit of lemon. Squeeze a lemon wedge into the lemonade for extra citrus flavor.
This grain salad is bursting with fresh blueberries and a lemony vinaigrette. Eat it fresh or make it ahead for an easy packed lunch or later dinner.
Watch and learn as we show the best trick for how to cut corn off the cob.
Twirl a forkful of delicious summertime pasta at your next dinner party. Succulent shrimp is a savory toss-in, while quick-cooked garlic and tomatoes form a bubbly sauce. It's simple enough to make for weeknight supper but special enough to serve to company.
Pack this light and flavor-punched dish for a picnic, or serve it up on the patio. Surround fresh, versatile veggies with creamy cauliflower fried rice for a healthy and filling meal. Oh, not to mention delicious.
Treat yourself and cool down with a bowl of this cheery banana dessert. Homemade, pecan-studded ice cream is made with real fruit, sweet brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla.
Stun your summertime crowd with a berry-covered ice cream pie, complete with soft vanilla ice cream and an almond-brown sugar crust. Nutmeg and fresh lemon zest give an extra kick to this pie's hidden sliver of rich blueberry sauce.
We're calling it -- watermelon takes the cake this summer. Top the juicy fruit with whipped cream "frosting," toasted nuts, and your favorite fresh fruit. It's the perfect dessert for any backyard bash.
Start any summer shindig with zesty Chicken-Chorizo Meatballs. Slow-cook these appetizer-perfect bites in a special homemade sauce featuring garlic, poblano pepper, and zippy salsa.
The tri-tip, cut from the bottom sirloin, is prized for its rich flavor. Grill up a juicy tri-tip next to avocado and freshly chopped veggies for a blue-ribbon winner.
Crowd the grill with fresh portobello mushrooms for a deep dramatic flavor -- no produce left behind.
Spaghetti, string cheese, and squash noodles get the freshest tomoto topping in this perfect summer dish.
Light and savory, this pasta salad will please any potluck-goer.
Scoop up sweet childhood memories with classic ice cream made with whole vanilla beans and pure vanilla extract.
BONUS: Dress up your ice cream with anything from lavender and cinnamon to strawberries and chocolate. Look at our Test Kitchen variations for directions and tips.
Summer salads know how to lighten the mood -- and your diet. This fan favorite has just the right combination of sweet and savory.
Use fresh and summery cukes and radishes for the perfect outdoor healthy treat.
The only one wearing layers this summer is this decadent dessert. With brownie, crunchy caramel, peanut butter nougat, and velvety melted chocolate, each bite is sure to be better than the last.