It happens. This is a reminder to myself to MAKE THESE NOW. I need dinner help!

This grilled blackberry basil smash sandwich. OHMAHGAH. Making it today.

This brown butter garden veggie pasta skillet. I welcome vegetables this way.

Hello clams casino pizza!! This is probably in my top ten as far as recipes I’ve shared on the blog. If you happen to make this… try to use fresh clams. GAH.

Caramelized pineapple quesadillas with strawberry salsa. Do you think I’m a bit obsessed with fruit? Sheesh.

Annnd these crab cake sliders with kiwi salsa. I cannot get enough.

What have your go-to summer meals been lately? I’m in a rut of eating tomatoes and burrata and basil and bread. Not that I’m complaining…

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32 Responses to “Five Summer Meals I Almost Forgot About.”

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    Tieghan — July 13, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    The grilled blackberry basil smash sandwich and the caramelized pineapple quesadilla are being made today. One for lunch and one for dinner. Those two meals have got some of my favorite food combos of the summer. But then so is tomatoes, cheese, basil and or bread or pasta. So obviously, tomorrow has got to be the pasta for dinner an the pizza for lunch! Suddenly I have a lot of eating to do this weekend. I have plans to make many, many foods now! LOL


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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl — July 13, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Thanks for the reminder of the clams casino pizza! this was on my to-make list when you first posted it, but I had forgotten all about it. Will definitely be making it soon!


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    Dana Ivy — July 13, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Every single one of those pictures has literally just made me drool!

    For summer, I’m all about this cold tuna casserole salad that my mom has been making my entire life – – I literally make it, eat it, and make it again. My hubby even loves it and he HATES tuna!!!!!

    Dana Ivy – Check out my blog!!


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    Sues — July 13, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    That blueberry grilled cheese?? YES please!!


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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — July 13, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Brown butter pasta?! What?! Need. It. Now.


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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye — July 13, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Your pictures honestly having me drooling! I’ve just started getting into photography and hope that I can someday get my pictures to be even close to how AMAZING yours are!


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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — July 13, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    That pizza with the clams is genius. I am such a seafood addict and that looks like a great dinner time meal. I love the blackberry melt, I also like to put goat cheese in mine to get that melting cheesy goodness with a bit of bite. So i am so glad you post these up


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    Amanda — July 13, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    That grilled cheese looks so good! But i have to say that your recipe for Sweet & Spicy Chicken, Corn & Avocado Tostadas with Blueberry Peach Salsa from last year is my go to summer meal. We ate it so often last summer that my husband (who normally just eats what’s in front of him) actually requested it when I brought home some fresh corn the other day. We had it that night and it was just as good as I remembered! Love your recipes :)


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    Reima — July 13, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    I love it all! I can’t decide which one i want to make first! Maybe the Blackberry Basil Sandwich! I’m so hungry now! Thank you for a wonderful post!:)


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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 13, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    I want to eat all of this!!!!


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    Trixie — July 13, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    I made that blackberry basil grilled cheese several times last summer while my man was out of town and that’s how I fell in love with your blog!

    We’ve been on a Mexican kick lately. It’s just so easy to make taco salad/burritos/whatever! And so delicious.


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    Cookin Canuck — July 13, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    These are meals that dreams are made of! What a fantastic collection of dinner ideas.


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    Amy @ — July 13, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    I made your blackberry basil grilled sandwich… I LOVED it!
    Pineapple quesadillas… ok, yes, thank you!
    Crab cake sliders on my to make this week list.
    Have a great weekend!!!


  14. #
    Jenni — July 13, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Nothing makes me want cheese more than this blog. You are the queen of capturing cheesy gooeyness in all its glory. I want that pasta. Now.


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    Sarah K — July 13, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    This blog always makes my mouth water. I want all the things a plate in front of me right now. Can’t wait to try and make all of these now.


  16. #
    tamsin — July 13, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    oh my lord blackberry grilled sandwich!
    i only have raspberries in the house right now may have to do a trial run with those before i get the real deal.


  17. #
    Nic — July 13, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    So this has nothing to do with anything, but given your love of all things sprinkles:


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    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal — July 13, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    And there I thought I wasn’t hungry…. haha food porn in the FINEST


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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 13, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    I’m not even hungry but I need that blackberry and basil sandwich, like right now!!!!!!!!


  20. #
    Elaine @ hungrybrownie — July 13, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    I just ate and these made me hungry again!


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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — July 14, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    burrata is my kryptonite – can’t get enough of that stuff – it’s just so hard to find down here in the south it seems?!?!


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    Shiloh Barkley — July 14, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    They all look delicious.


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    kylie @ immaeatthat — July 14, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Just googled “burrata.” Oh the things I have to learn haha


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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 14, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    OMG…that blackberry sandwich!!!!!


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    Allison @ thebakingyear — July 14, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    my goodness…that first sandwich. oh my GOSH! Gonna go make it right now!


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    Nessa — July 14, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    I neeeeed to make that pasta skillet!


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    Nicole @ Just Live It — July 14, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    Hmmm, I just pinned these! :)


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    Natalie — July 15, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I found that brown butter skillet pasta recipe on here a few weeks ago and made it – was a huge hit with anyone who wanted to sample it when i brought it for lunch at work… def a great way to get yummy veggies into my favorite staple iteams… butter, cheese and pasta lol


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    Sara — July 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    OMG the brown butter garden veggie pasta skillet has become a staple in my house. Favorite!!!


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    Larry — July 15, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    I want one of everything (except maybe the Clams Casino pizza… I KNOW, I’M SORRY, I just don’t care for clams.


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    Lauren — July 16, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    I’ve made the smash sandwiches, the brown butter veggie skillet and the pineapple quesadillas with strawberry salsa- love them all! I had been in a major dinner rut, with summer road trips and constant (I mean, out of control) eating out. So I’ve spent the past few days playing catch up with some homemade summery goodness. Glazed chicken tostadas with roasted corn, avocado and blueberry peach salsa; coconut chicken tenders with peach honey mustard (served with pineapple cornbread topped with leftover fruit salsa); roasted vegetable mac & cheese; and a couple of fresh-picked berry cobblers. I really need caprese in my life, maybe one of your fun summer pizzas and a chopped salad or two. Also, I am fully ready to spend the next month OD’ing on watermelon , tomatoes and corn. Pumpkin and apple season (swoon) will be here before we know it!



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