Fun Summer Recipes

August 3, 2020

Forget dining in a cramped restaurant — this summer, it’s all about the fun of cooking and eating in your spacious, open Cothran kitchen! From brand new, stainless steel appliances and gorgeous cabinetry to the large island and wide open space, your kitchen is the hot eatery of the season. Take a look at a few of our favorite recipes to cook, serve, and enjoy this summer:   


Easy Caprese Quiche: Turn your favorite light and tasty summer salad into a morning treat!Bananas Foster French Toast Kebabs: This “portable” delicacy is perfect for any brunch party.Mini Pancake Tacos: They’re fruity, they’re sweet, and they’re almost too adorable to eat...Mini Bagels and Lox: When you turn a brunch staple into finger food, you have a pleaser for any crowd.  

Apps and Sides

Melon Prosciutto Skewers: Sophisticated and fun, these skewers are packed with the most incredible flavors.Corn Salad: Nothing says summer quite like a classic corn salad mixed with your favorite add-ins.Salmon Ceviche with Mango: Get fancy with this fine-dining dish that tastes even better when eaten at home!Summer Cucumber Salad: Light, refreshing cucumbers covered in a silky sour cream sauce... say no more.  

Main Dish

Grilled Margarita Pizza: This cheesy classic is so much fun to make (and even more fun to eat, of course).Parmesan Chicken Cutlets: From the crispy coating to the juicy meat, this irresistible dish steals the show.Grilled Moroccan Steak and Carrots: Get your grilling skills ready to cook this delectable steak to perfection! Summer Squash, Mint, and Pecorino Pasta: Light and flavorful pasta is perfect for an at-home date night.Cherry Tomato Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs: Topped with burrata, this dish will melt any heart!Grilled Chicken with Coconut-Lime Slaw: Simple to make and bursting with flavor, here’s your new go-to.  

Cocktails and Drinks

Grapefruit Sidecar: With cognac, grapefruit juice, and triple sec, this sweet and spicy drink is a summer hit.Blueberry Ginger Cooler This fresh, fruity, and sparkling mocktail tastes like beach days and sunshine!Strawberry Jalapeno Mint Julep: Add a little heat to your favorite classic cocktail and enjoy the mix of flavors.Kiwi Mojito Mocktail: Beat the heat with this light and refreshing drink that’s just as pretty as it is tasty.  


Cucumber Key Lime Pie: One forkful of this tangy and sweet pie and you’ll be in seventh heaven...Blackberry Coconut Tart: Marry the unique flavors of blackberries and coconut and you have a winner.Rocky Road Pie: Nothing says summer love quite like the mix of chocolate, peanuts, and marshmallows.Gourmet S’mores: Bananas, peanut butter, strawberries, cinnamon marshmallows… need we say s’more?   From all of us at Cothran Homes, happy cooking! 

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