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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summertime Recipes

In the summertime, we tend to crave lighter meals. Produce is more at hand at this time of year, and we can easily make a meal out of fruits and vegetables at our house. Sandwich and salad meals are a big hit too! Summertime is a good time to find light and easy recipes that get the cook out of the kitchen in a flash. Here are a few simple recipes for that light summer menu.

7 Layer Salad

Layer in a large bowl:
  1. 1 small head Lettuce
  2. 1 Cucumber, chopped
  3. Green Onion (optional)
  4. 1 can Very Young Garden Peas, drained
  5. Mayonnaise, enough to cover the peas
  6. Parmesan Cheese
  7. Bacon Bits
Note: It's even better after it sits in the frig overnight.

Chicken Caesar Pizza
  • 1 prepared pizza dough or canned refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken breast
  • Cardini's Caesar Dressing
  • Parmesan Cheese
Spread dough out on a cookie sheet. Spoon dressing over dough. Top with chicken and cheese. Bake at 400 for about 12-15 minute. (Or follow directions on canned dough)

Simple Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Cantaloupe
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes, Red and Green
  • Pineapple
Simply cut the fruit into bites size chunks and toss. I used canned pineapple and use part of the juice as a sauce for the salad. If you use apple or a fruit that might brown, quickly toss in the pineapple juice after slicing.


  1. Are you feeling Summery too Lynn!!! How Great is that!! Love the light & bright flavors!

  2. Thanks Laurie! Yes with this summer time weather I've been feeling all summery! :-)