Thursday, July 13, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen Things: Summer Recipes


I love cooking, but the summer heat (and no A/C) makes it kind of hard sometimes. So, here is a list of 13 great recipes (or groups of recipes) for the hot summer months. I have made some and others just sound delicious. (Lots of chicken (my favorite) and Rachael Ray recipes (my favorite Food Network person.)

Do you have any favorites?

1. Grilled Chicken with Fireworks Sauce from Rachael Ray's magazine: I made this for Indpendence Day this year. Yummo!

2. Taco Twist Soup: This is one of my recipes and every time I make it for people they love it. :) It is super easy, can be doubled or tripled (or whatever) without much more work, and you can use the types and amounts of ingredients you want.

3. Iced Tea: Who doesn't love a tall cool glass of iced tea on a hot summer day? This link has a long list of great sounding recipes.

4. Bacon-Bit Burgers with Smoked Gouda and Steak House-Smothered Onions from Rachael Ray's magazine: I haven't made these but they sound absolutely delicious.

5. Grilled Tomato-Basil Pizza from Rachael Ray's magazine: We grilled pizza once last summer and it was good! Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and grilled pizza dough sounds fabulous.

6. Spicy Ginger Marinade: I came up with this recipe when I didn't have the ingredients for the one I wanted to do. This marinade is great on chicken or beef, vegetables, stir-fry, and as a dipping sauce. Delicious!

7. Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Bites Recipe from Rachael Ray's magazine: These are really yummy and quite easy to make (don't be scared of the oil!). You can make a ton of different dipping sauces to go with these. The chicken bites are great in a salad too.

8. 40 Summer Grilling Recipes from Reader's Digest: A big list of tantalizing sounding recipes. Something for everyone.

9. Chinese Salad from Paula Deen: I love Paula's show on the Food Network. I haven't made this exact recipe, but my mother always makes one quite similar. It is great with leftover chicken tossed in, as well as mandarin oranges.

10. Chicken Cacciatore Subs from Rachael Ray: These are so delicious and easy. You only have to use your broiler a bit, so the house doesn't get too hot. This recipe is easy to double too.

11. Beef Burger with Roasted Tomato Ketchup from the Food Network's Bobby Flay: I have never made these but Bobby is the King of the Grill, so they ought to be good. Roasted tomatoes!

12. In honor of Captain Jack Sparrow, two recipes: Old-Fashioned Rum Cake (from Rachael Ray) and Caribbean Chicken Shish Kebabs.

13. Desserts: I LOVE to bake, but don't do much during the summer because the house gets too hot. Still, I want to enjoy some yummy desserts after bbqs. This link has a nice list of "no-bake" desserts that are perfect for the summer. I can't wait to try some.

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26 comments:

Kelly said...

So... I was wondering when you were going to cook me dinner. You sound like you have some great recipes to show me! ;)

Happy Thursday!
Mine are up!

Stacie said...

These all sound wonderful...too bad I'm on Nutri-system, I can't eat any of that stuff. Great TT, I played too. STacie

Jen said...

Cool, I love your recipes in honor of Captain Jack! So fun!

Christine said...

They all look delicious! Rachel and Paula are my fav. home cooks!
I'll have to try those Carribean Chicken shiskababs recipe!Thanks for sharing! Have a great Thursday!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

#5 sounds really yummy. I need to check out the Rachel Ray magazine and cookbooks.

Thanks for stopping by my TT. Happy Thursday!

Stacy said...

Oooh, yummy, can't wait to check all of these out - thanks so much for posting them!!

I hate turning on the oven in the summer, I find we grill out a lot more and I even try to use the crockpot some.

Have a great day, mine is up also...

YellowRose said...

Those sound so good...I love iced tea, my favorite...Long Island!LOL

Happy Thursday!

Susan said...

Gosh, this sounds just FABULOUS!!!!! I just posted a few weeks ago asking for more ideas for meals...and your TT is perfect for me! I'm going to try some of these!!

My TT is up here

kelli said...

Wow, I don't like to cook, but that list made me actually want to enter the kitchen! Great TT! Mine is up too!

Amy said...

Okay so I am really glad I already ate when I read your list because they all sound so delicious. I'm goign to have to print some of these out! Thanks so much!

Cindy said...

What an excellent idea for a Thursday Thirteen! I'm bookmarking this and definitely coming back.

I get in such a rut with cooking...

Missi said...

Wow, you made me so hungry!

I live off sweet tea.

Great list

wrigley said...

i am so bookmarking your site for 2 reasons. i want to learn how to cook those recipes AND you have a blogs for House link!!! i thought of starting that 'cause i absolutely adore Hugh Laurie in that show. didn't know there are those who blog about it already. yay!!!

my list is up!

Happy0303 said...

Chinese chicken salad is so great during the summer time! Yum!

Pilot Mom said...

I'm always looking for great summer recipes that are cool. Thanks for the tips!

And, thanks for dropping in at my place! :)

armywife said...

all these sound so yummy

i've also posted 13 at
http://blog.myspace.com/christengarland

Mama Duck said...

Mmmmm, I need to bookmark this and try some of these, they all sound so yummy!

kaye said...

i love iced tea too.nice list.mine is up too.have anice weekend

Mommy the Maid said...

I am so hungry now! These are great thanks!

gail said...

Oooh, I love recipes, some of these look good! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by mine.

Lady Jane said...

Wow! Thanks for all the great comments! I am glad to hear some of you want to try some of the recipes. The Rachael Ray ones are so easy. I can honestly say I wouldn't know anything about cooking if not for her shows and cookbooks. I love them!

If you do try some, you must come back and tell me how it went! I love to talk about cooking. :)

Hmmm, the list makes me hungry too!!! lol

Thank you for visiting!

KarenW said...

Those look great! We don't have AC either, not in the kitchen anyway.

Vicki said...

I make Taco Soup too - a little different from your recipe. Good Stuff!

Thanks for stopping by, come again!

Lady Jane said...

I wish I had A/C in the kitchen! I would cook all the time, then! :)

Thanks for the comments! I appreciate each and every visit and comment! :)

Ardice said...

All these sound wonderful. You're making me hungry *grin*

Thanks for stopping by my TT. Sorry it took so long to visit yours. Have a wonderful weekend. Take-Care...

Amy said...

yay recipes!! I love collecting them so I have a bunch to pick from and try new things in my family