Fun Cool Dish Ideas To Make For A Summer Gathering

Written by Diana - June 21, 2012 1 Comment

Summer is settling in and we’ve been experiencing the heat ahead of this first summer day. We all have days where you don’t want to turn on the oven – actually my oven is unused quite a bit in the summer, and instead make salads, grill out, do a lot of drinking and try to keep the heat out of the kitchen as best we are able.  Here is a round up of Cookerati’s past posts that deal with cooking, entertaining and celebrating in the summer heat.




First – we should start with Deb’s suggestions in Ten Things to Eat or Drink to Keep Cool on a Hot Summer Day.

No gathering  is complete without deviled eggs.

If you are having a big celebration – I wrote this after my son’s birthday/graduation celebration that went off splendidly and it was 90 degrees out. – The Workings of a Successful Outdoor Summer Party.

Since it’s berry season, here are a few of our favorite berry dishes:

Grilling – one of our favorite ways to keep the kitchen cool:

Salads – my family loves salads – they keep you cool, and can be either a side or main dish.

Dips & Salsas –

We have a lot more than I’ve pulled out, but these are some of my favorites.  Hopefully you can find something great to bring to your next gathering.

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    Juliana on June 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Diana, thanks for the idea…they are great…especially for the 4th of July party :)
    Hope you have a great week ahead!

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