4 Recipes for an Endless Summer

It’s true that autumn is basically here and summer is slipping away but for those of us who have a hard time letting go of the warmth and sunshine, I’ve put together this little collection of recipes so you can enjoy summertime endlessly!

Pasta Carbonara

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This recipe is super simple and impressive. It’s one of those one dish wonders that doesn’t need much else to make a great meal. Pair it with a salad of baby greens and a light lemon dressing and you’re all set. Side note: this recipe calls for white wine but it can be made without it if you don’t have any. I’ve done it a couple of times with no problems. And if you can’t find pancetta, regular bacon works just as well

Lemon Chicken

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This recipe is a go-to for me anytime I don’t have a lot of time or just want to have a nice meal without trying to interpret a super involved recipe. I usually serve it over pasta but I’ve also served it over quinoa for a great gluten-free substitute.  There’s lots of room in this recipe for experimentation too. Try adding mushrooms or serve it over zucchini noodles for an easy way to mix it up.

Chili Pork Chops

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I’ve been making these pork chops since high school and I think they are the perfect upgrade to any summer barbeque. They have a little bit of a kick which makes them perfect for summer and your guests will love the rich flavors. Serve with crisp steamed veggies, Spanish style rice, or grilled corn-on-the-cob for a fun summer dish.

Quinoa salad

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This quinoa salad is a fresh, healthy option that is sure to impress your guests. Make it up a few hours before you plan to serve it and keep it in the fridge to serve cold. Pair it with grilled chicken to keep it healthy or a juicy steak if you want to indulge a little.