Too hot to cook? We've got you covered with these easy and delicious recipes for the dog days of summer, no oven required!
We've reached the dog days of summer, officially! That time of the year where it feels too hot to get much done. I turned my oven up high the other night to roast some potatoes and the whole house was hot. It took hours to cool back down. Lesson learned!
We live in the mountains of North Carolina, so our hot summer days are all relative of course. But if you are in the same boat, looking for recipes where you don't want to heat up your whole house, this post is for you. Fresh, seasonal recipes, that don't require a hot oven. There are fresh salads, entrees, and a few sweet treats. Stay cool and enjoy!
With tender arugula, crisp cucumber and red onion, creamy blue cheese, crunchy candied pecans and lots of sweet, juicy melon this Watermelon Arugula Salad is beyond delicious!
Think you don’t like kale salad? Think again! This delicious Tuscan Kale Salad with crisp, buttery bread crumbs, salty, savory Parmesan and a fabulous lemon basil dressing will have the most adamant kale hater requesting seconds!
This Chopped Mexican Street Corn Salad is a healthy, super delicious rendition of the iconic street food antojito (“snack”), sold by roadside vendors all over Mexico City!
Tired of dry, tough boneless chicken breasts? These Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts are so delicious and (like rotisserie chicken) can be used for a zillion different things as well as for an entreé!
Love a hearty, healthy, salad that’s bursting with bright, fresh flavor? This Chopped Mediterranean Farro Salad is a meal on its own or a great side!
This Mexican Sugar-Seared Salmon Salad is one of our favorite meals ever. Use the easy, healthy salmon recipe in lots of other ways too!
Loaded with healthy veggies, this Cauliflower and Fresh Corn Salad is crunchy and delicious. A sweet, tangy, poppyseed dressing adds fabulous flavor!
Although it tastes like the decadently delicious, old-fashioned kind, this microwave caramel sauce is amazingly easy and involves less than 5 minutes of hands-on time!
Making homemade lemon curd can be a complicated process. Not this Microwave Lemon Curd! It’s silky smooth, bursting with bright lemon flavor and color and comes together in minutes!
Just a fancy name for a delicious, super versatile raspberry sauce, this Ridiculously Easy Raspberry Coulis pairs fabulously with chocolate, lemon and a zillion other desserts! Along with being ridiculously easy, it’s also ridiculously delicious!