It Is Officially SUMMER This Week!

The temperatures are blazing HOT in Salt Lake City, Utah and I’m ready for light and quick meals. What about you? These easy summer dinner ideas are perfect for hot summer nights! Each recipe is quick, delicious, and filled with fresh ingredients. It’s the season to spend more time outside and less time warming up the house with the oven! Make your summer better with recipes for breezy side dishes, desserts, grilled mains, and simple weeknight dinners. There are more NEW summer recipes coming for you this week, so OPEN your emails! Save this email and come back to it when you are thinking, WHAT DO I MAKE FOR DINNER ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT?? Here are some to get you started…

1 Dads Famous Dry Rub Beef Ribs, CucinaByElena

Easy Summer Meals- On The Grill or In a Bowl

Dad’s Famous Dry Rub Beef Ribs (EASY)

THE BEST DRY RUB RECIPE FOR BEEF RIBS ON THE BBQ! You need this recipe to make the tastiest ribs. It is a secret family recipe and my dad let me release it to all of you.

Grilled Beef Tri-Tip Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Best Tips for Cooking Tri-Tip Steak Beef! Tri–tip is a relatively cheap and lean steak cut from the sirloin. It cooks up tasty and tender…

Dad’s Secret Meat and Fish Marinade

Best Go-to Marinade Recipe! A typical marinade is made up of three essential components: an acid (such as vinegar, wine,…

Peach and Mozzarella Salad with Orange, Basil, and Poppy Seed Dressing

Fresh local peaches and nectarines everywhere!! This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd and is loved by all.

SIMPLE Creamy Tarragon and Chive Potato Salad

Simple Potato Salad Recipe! No barbecue is complete without a bowl of delicious potato (or pasta) salad on the picnic…

Italian Style Pasta Salad Recipe (with Arugula)

Let’s Make a New kind of Pasta Salad! This one is packed with Italian flavors. The greens used are fresh…

Pesto Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Tomatoes

Easy Lemony Asparagus and Potato Salad Recipe

Easy, healthy, and yummy potato salad recipe for your next summer BBQ or party! Let’s sneak some greens into our…

Berry and Goat Cheese Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing

Best Berry and Goat Cheese Salad!  Fresh and delicious berry salad! This salad is sublime. It hits all the taste…

Goat Cheese Salad Recipe with Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

The BEST Salads are Simple! I love my salads simple. A few fresh ingredients can bring a salad to life…

Arugula, Apple, and Pistachio Salad in Parmigiano Cups

Fresh and delicious salad recipe  These easy and fancy little salad cups add a little extra fabulous to any occasion!…

Farro Salad Recipe Red Pepper Mushroom

Delicious and Filling Vegetarian Meal This meal is packed with flavor and nutrition! Farro Salad with red peppers and porcini…

Greek Style Pasta Salad

Bring this 2O minute masterpiece to your 4th of July celebration and be the STAR spangled celebrity of the party!…

final dish prepared in a pan

Summer Meals With In Season Produce

Ratatouille Tartine (toast)

A beautiful and traditional way to use all your summer veggies in one dish! 

Sautéed Zucchini and Onion (Italian Recipe)

Delicious Italian Style Zucchini and Onion Side Dish A truly delectable medley of zucchini, onion, and herbs. A light and…

Italian Stuffed Zucchini (Twice Baked Zucchini)

Vegetarian stuffed zucchini (zucchine ripiene) are one of the most classic Italian ways to eat zucchini. Essentially, they are twice…

Baked Zucchini and Tomatoes Bruschetta

Baked Zucchini Tomato Bruschetta!  Let’s make a light and delicious summer recipe to use all the gorgeous bounty of zucchini…

Roasted Peppers in oil with Garlic with Pasta

Delicious Homemade Roasted Peppers and Garlic with Olive Oil! These perfectly roasted peppers and garlic marinated in olive oil make…

Orecchiette with Sausage, Peppers, and Arugula (video)

Delicious and Easy Pasta Meal Ahead… Everyone Loves This Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe! It is full of flavor from the…

Best Italian Stuffed Peppers

These Stuffed Peppers are a one stop meal with veggies,…

Pesto Genovese (classic basil pesto)

Homemade pesto is a gloriously simple, fresh, and full of flavor sauce. As soon as all the ingredients come together…

Frozen Lemon dessert on a plate with yellow flowers

Sweet Summer Desserts

Frozen Lemon Dessert (Creamy Lemony Treat)

No bake. Frozen Lemon Dessert! A sweet summer treat that will cool your taste buds and make you pucker with excitement.

Vanilla Cake Roll with Cream and Berries

Delicious and Pretty Dessert! This light, airy cake recipe is perfect for summer! This vanilla roll cake – a light…

Heavenly Angel Food Cake (Strawberries and Cream)

The Best Angel Food Cake- For Real!   Angel Food Cake is truly heaven sent. The light, fluffy, white, and…

Traditional Italian Tiramisù Recipe

No bake. Tiramisu- A Classic Italian Dessert  Tiramisù means- “pick me up” in Italian. It is traditionally made with espresso and most…

The Best Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

The BEST Strawberry Biscuit Shortcakes. The Perfect Biscuits to Complement Sweet Strawberries and Freshly Whipped Cream. Fluffy, flaky, creamy, and…

Italian Pastry Cream (Crema Pasticcera) Recipe

Crema pasticcera, Italian pastry cream, is one of the standard and most common ingredients used in Italian pastries and cakes….

Rustic Blueberry Galette- Best Recipe Flaky Crust

A Blueberry galette is a fruit dessert with juicy, fresh blueberries and lemon zest baked into a buttery, flaky crust. This…

More galette variations: rhubarb, apricot, strawberry and more!

LEMON YOGURT LOAF CAKE (blueberries)

Easy, Moist, Fresh, and Delicious LEMON YOGURT LOAF A soft, light, and sweet cake made with yogurt and lemon zest. It whips up in no time…

Italian Summer! I’m Going to ITALY!!

It’s that time of year my friends… I am headed to ITALY to se my family! It’s been two years and I can hardly wait! Plan to CHECK YOUR EMAILS as I will post stories and posts that relate to SARDEGNA, ITALIA. I hope you all have the best SUMMER and eat lots of fresh, local, in season, and DELICIOUS RECIPES …

From My Cucina to YOUR Table!

Made with Amore, Elena

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