14 Easy Summer Recipes

Posted : August 06, 2019

 

There’s something about those last few days of summer, where it feels like that blur between Christmas and New Year’s; where you just can’t tell what day of the week it is, email alerts a far more infrequent, and all you want to do is chill, chill, chill.

Only it’s summer, and it’s hot, which makes cooking one of the last things you want to stress about.

So, at Premiere Suites we’re dishing up some of our favorite, easy-peasy recipes using some of summer's best and freshest ingredients, which means you're ready to make the very most of our fully equipped kitchens, and these precious hazy, lazy, days of summer.

 

 

CARAMELIZED ZUCCHINI FLATBREAD

Wondering what to do with that giant zucchini sitting in your fridge?

Pick up a pre-made pizza dough and you’re in business! Get the recipe here.

 

 

ESQUITES

Esquites, or Mexican Street Corn - is traditionally prepared with white Mexican corn, but works just as well with sweet, fresh-off-the-cob corn. Double or triple the recipe and it’s perfect to bring to a bbq or potluck.

And if you can't find Mexican cotija cheese at your local grocery store, feta cheese works really well in this recipe too.

 

LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE

Did you just get nominated to cook breakfast? For everyone?

Whip up a batch of Chef Lynn Crawford’s Blueberry Pancakes, and you’ll have volunteers lining up to fan you for the rest of the day. Especially if you serve it alongside a hefty platter of bacon.

 

 

INA GARTEN’S WATERMELON, ARUGULA & FETA SALAD

If summer had an official salad, this just might be it. And it's a snap to make.

 

 

SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO WITH LOTS OF KALE

How do you eat more kale without feeling like you’re eating more kale?

Toss it in pasta!

 

 

FOIL PACK GRILLED RED POTATOES

Potatoes are the perfect side dish, and this grilled potato recipe means you don’t have to stand over a big ol’ pot of boiling water.

 

 

MELISSA CLARK’S GRILLED RIB EYE WITH BLUE CHEESE

If you're a fan a grilled foods, don't forget to ask about our fully furnished rentals that have a bbq right on the balcony, or one of our many extended stay properties that offer bbq's in the communal areas.

And once the grill is fired up, break out the blue cheese.

Easy, delicious, impressive. You're going to want to bank this recipe.

 

 

 

20-MINUTE HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP

It turns out that honey and garlic go together like PB & J!

Just add shrimp.

 

 

THE ULTIMATE CAPRESE SALAD

TO-MAY-TO, TO-MAH-TO, no matter how you say it, it’s time to enjoy these summer tomatoes!

Just don't forget the fresh basil.

 

 

LEMON BUTTER SCALLOPS

If you're one the many lucky ones enjoying their last few days of summer in one of our short term rentals along Canada's east coast, you're getting your fill of mouth-watering seafood!

The good news is, no matter where you are, you’re only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes away from buttery summer scallops.

 

 

JUICY GRILLED CHICKEN BREASTS

Juicy BBQ Chicken Breasts

Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts are the most popular, and the most expensive cut of chicken available – and many of us could use some pointers on how to NOT turn them into cardboard on the grill.

Lindsay Funston at Delish shows us the way to juicy bbq chicken breasts.

 

 

and for dessert…

 

FROZEN S’MORES

Frozen S'mores

No baking. 25 minutes. You’ll never wait for a campfire again. View recipe

 

 

CREAMY FROZEN RASPBERRY MOUSSE

 

Farmer's across Canada are reporting outstanding raspberry crops this summer, so it’s time to indulge in these fresh little gems, with this 5-minute treat

 

 

EASY PEACH COBBLER

Bring on the summer peaches! Even if you're one of the few on this planet who doesn't like peaches, you'd be hard pressed to turn down a warm bowl of peach cobbler.

Southern Living swears by this recipe - and the best part is, it's a snap to make, bake, and enjoy!

 

 

Whether you'll be enjoying these last few unofficial days of summer at home, at the cottage or in one of our 1,300 spectacular fully furnished temporary homes across Canada, we're wishing you full bellies, big smiles, and glorious relaxation.