Summertime Recipe RoundUp

Hello, everyone.  Welcome to our weekly recipe post.  With August here, we thought it would be fun to feature a summertime recipe roundup using some of our favorite fresh fruit or veggie recipes that we have shared in the past.  You can use fresh produce from your farmers’ market, from the grocery, or from your backyard garden to whip up these delish “taste like summer” dishes.

Summertime Recipe Roundup

Watermelon Juice Recipe, perfect for a summer day.

Let’s start out with a refreshing beverage.  Jordan loves this easy watermelon juice.  You can add your favorite alcohol to create an adult beverage that is party ready.

Pesto Monkey Bread - The 2 Seasons

This pesto monkey bread can be made using my favorite herb, basil.


Blueberry Muffins - The 2 Seasons

There’s still time to make a trip to the blueberry patch for these blueberry muffins, or you can do what I do, and just buy them at the grocery.  Blackberries or raspberries would taste great, too.


Avocado Salad - The 2 Seasons

This tomato avocado salad is one of my favorite salads.   Tomatoes fresh from the garden would make it even better.

Edamame Quinoa Salad - The 2 Seasons

Corn and tomatoes team up with edamame and quinoa for this delicious salad.  It makes a lot and would be perfect for a pot luck picnic.

Roasted Tomato and Shrimp Pasta - Great for lent -The 2 Seasons

Even though it’s pasta, roasted tomato and shrimp pasta is a light dish and perfect for summer.

A nice summer time dessert that is easy to make and delicious. Pop it in the oven when you sit down to dinner, and it will be ready at dessert time. - The 2 Seasons

Finish up your summertime meal with strawberry cake.  Add some ice cream, and make it even better.

Summertime Recipe Roundup - The 2 Seasons

Remember that you can pin our recipes from this summertime recipe roundup, and share them on your social media.


We finally moved into the third floor of our place this week to camp, but we are far, far from being settled.  If you follow us on instastories, you saw that the drywall in the kitchen and new family room are getting tape and “mud.”  The painters are working away on the second floor along with the carpenters who are putting the finishing touches on some things.  It has been crazy, and we didn’t plan to move in before it was finished, but plans don’t always go like we want.  We are so thankful to have a home and know how very lucky we are.


Take care.


  1. Bonnie says

    Have you ever tried the Strawberry Cake recipe with fresh peaches? I have a bunch that I need to use, and wondered if this would be delicious?!!!

    • says

      Bonnie, I have not tried it with any other fruit. I am thinking that the extra moisture in the peaches might require you to bake it a little longer. The worst case scenario could be that it is gooey, but that sounds kind of good to me – especially if it is served with ice cream.