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What's in Season: Summer Recipes!

Bring Garden-Fresh Food to the Table

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Credit: Annette McCarthy

Updated! Find all-new summer recipe ideas!

Whether it's from your own garden, a farmer's market, or a grocery store, now is the best time to savor juicy fruit ripened by the sun, and bring fresh tomatoes, squash, and sweet corn from the garden to the table.

Why go garden-fresh? Food at their peak of the season tastes better!  Plus, you'll enjoy better nutrition and cost savings.

Many of the recipes below are featured in The Old Farmer's Almanc Garden-Fresh Cookbook. Enjoy fresh-from-the-garden flavor all year long!

Tomato Recipes

Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche


Tomato Herb Bread

Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

Pasta With Fresh Tomato Sauce

Heirloom Tomato and Basil Salad

Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Sandwiches

Sweet Corn Recipes

Corn and Black-Bean Pitas

Corn Quiche

Corn Salad

Corn-Chive Polenta Cakes with Prosciutto

Squash and Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Sausage Squares

Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini Cutlets

Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

Curried Butternut Squash

Onion Recipes

Savory Vidalia Onion Turnovers

Fried Green Tomatoes with Red Onion*

Brown Onion Rice Casserole

Grilled French Onion

Spinach Recipes

Spinach Quiche

Greek Spinach Melt

Spinach Salad

Cucumber Recipes

Scalloped Cucumbers and Zucchini

Cold Cucumber Soup

Cucumber and Tomato Salad


Bell Pepper Recipes

Chicken with Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Rosemary

Pepper Relish

Tomato and Sweet Pepper Soup

Bean Recipes

Green Bean Salad

Green Beans Viennese

Green Bean Soup

Blueberry Recipes

Blueberry Crumble

Best-Ever Blueberry Muffins

Sonja's Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Brandy Pie

Glazed Blueberry Pie

Peach Recipes

Grilled Peach Glazed Chicken

Peach Cobbler

Golden Peach Salsa

More Fruit Recipes

Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

Mildred's Raspberry Pie

Raspberry Shortbread

Berry Tart with Blackberry Sage Creme Anglaise

More Vegetable Recipes

Carrot-Zucchini Muffins

Country Garden Soup

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Colorful Vegetable Salad

Browse our recipe collection on our cooking page for more great recipes. Have your own favorite summer recipe? Submit your recipe!


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I have a question about the

By carcie

I have a question about the basil/tomato frittata recipe recently in my email (which sounds delicious!)--when the recipe says eight ounces of cheddar cheese, and 4 of jack cheese, are these weights or 8 oz./4oz. in a standard measuring cup? Appreciate and answer from someone smarter than me!

If you're referring to this

By Catherine Boeckmann

If you're referring to this recipe: then the answer is 8 oz and 4 oz are weights. Take an 8 oz block of cheddar cheese and grate it. Take a 4 oz block of Monterey Jack cheese and grate it. Hope this helps!

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