Favorite Summer Recipes

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Oh how I love a good recipe carnival! AndI have a ton of favorite summer recipes, but these are making me drool right this very minute! If you dig (or digg) any of these, be sure to use my “Print Friendly” button at the bottom of the post so you get to print exactly what you need.


Monkey Bread
(I must have easy versions in the morning…this is that recipe.)

2 cans refrigerated biscuits
2/3 c. sugar
2T cinnamon
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. apple butter
Separate biscuits and quarter each one (1/4th). Combine sugar + cinnamon and roll biscuit pieces in mix to coat. Drop evenly into greased Bundt pan. On stove, melt butter, brown sugar and sugar to a boil to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and stir in apple butter. Pour over dough and bake @ 350 for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 min and turn upside down on serving plate. Serves 8-12.

Flock of Geese Chicken Salad
(I have no idea what geese have to do with chicken!)

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken
2 c red, seedless grapes
2 stalks celery, diced
2 c salted cashews
3/4 c mayo
1/2 c sour cream
1 T red wine vinegar
Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Combine mayo, sr cream and vinegar in separate bowl. Pour over chicken mixture. (You can also use diced onions, if it tickles you.)

Sunny Summer Lemonade

6 c white grape juice, chilled
1 (12-oz) can frozen lemonade, concentrate, thawed/undiluted
5 1/2 c club soda, chilled
Stir all ingredients together in a 1 gallon pitcher or punch bowl. Serve over ice. Yields 3 quarts.

Peanut-Butter Balls
(I grew up on these delicious balls!)

1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c honey
2 T softened butter
3/4 c toasted wheat germ
3/4 c. instant nonfat dry milk
Stir the first 3 ingredients together. Mix in the wheat germ and dry milk. Shape into 1 inch balls; chill. Yields 18-20 balls.

This week’s WFMW carnival is about sharing your favorite summer recipes. Hop on over there for Works for Me Wednesdaymore wonderful goodies!

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