At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

We’re kicking off Pride Month with a spotlight on one of our most colorful creators—Ty Schmidt, founder of SchmidtyBakes! We talked about the importance of acceptance, the joy of sharing a meal and who he’d invite to a dinner party.

14 Recipes to Shake Off Those Midsummer Blues

Jul 14, 2023

summer recipes

You know the lyrics: “summertime, and the living’s easy.”

Sure enough, we’re here, in the midst of those long, beautiful, warm summer days filled with crisp, mouthwatering snap peas, ripe red berries from the farmers market and maybe a glass (or two) of chilled chardonnay.

And yes, we hear the faint whispers of midsummer blues creeping up, too. But fret not—as we shift into the late-summer rhythm, there are still plenty of endless opportunities left to savor the season’s delights.

To get you inspired, we’ve picked 14 of our favorite fresh summer recipes that’ll make you forget all about the cooler days ahead. Check ‘em out below.

 

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summer recipes

HONEY BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Seriously, who doesn’t love a muffin? This easy summer recipe is perfectly snack-sized, lightly sweet and a no-worries-if-you-eat-two (or three) sort of muffin.

P.S. They can be stored in the freezer for up to a month—enjoy to your heart’s content!

Get the Honey Blueberry Muffins recipe!

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BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE ICE CREAM

Homemade ice cream. It’s easily the best.

And it’s even better when you create a rich custard, add sweet homemade blueberry filling and then bake a magical, crunchy crisp to stir it in.

It’s safe to say this recipe takes this summer staple from good to addictive.

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SHRIMP BOIL

Capture the essence of summer with this classic southern dish. It’s a true crowd-pleaser with the perfect medley of fresh shrimp, vibrant vegetables, aromatic herbs and zesty spices. It’s a feast for both the eyes and the palate!

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BLT THE SALAD

The BLT: It’s salty, crispy and easily versatile.

Don’t get us wrong, we love a good sandwich, but this salad just hits the spot! Plus, we can’t help that it’s also perfect for any low-carb craving.

Get the BLT The Salad recipe!

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SHRIMP TACOS WITH AVOCADO CREMA

Succulent shrimp takes center stage in this delicious summer recipe, perfectly complemented by the creamy richness of avocado crema.

With a touch of heat, a hint of tang and a sprinkle of cilantro, these tacos embody the spirit of summer.

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NEW ENGLAND SUMMER CLAM CHOWDER

Imagine you’re on a dock near the ocean, basking in the salty air, hungry after a seaside hike. In front of you sits a bowl of steaming clam chowder.

It’s creamy but thin and light, filled with tender clams and hearty potatoes and brimming with fresh herbs. With each spoonful, you’re quickly transported to a New England paradise. 

Get the New England Summer Clam Chowder recipe!

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CREAMY BUTTERMILK COLESLAW

Buttermilk coleslaw is the real deal.

Combine crisp cabbage, carrots and onions, bathed in tangy buttermilk dressing. The result? A refreshing and creamy coleslaw that perfectly balances all your favorite flavors and textures.

Chef’s Tip: Serve with brisket or a side of baked beans for extra flavor.

Get the Creamy Buttermilk Coleslaw recipe!

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BLOOD ORANGE WHISKEY SMASH

The irresistible allure of citrus and the vibrant crimson hue of blood oranges are the stars of this summer cocktail recipe.

With minimal effort and a handful of ingredients, you can whip up this whiskey-infused concoction in less than five minutes. Make one for us, too, please!

Get the Blood Orange Whiskey Smash recipe!

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SUMMER FRUIT OATMEAL CRISP

Forgot to prepare dessert? No problem!  

The fruit oatmeal crisp is an impromptu favorite. With its simple preparation, you can chop up the fruit while dinner cooks and pop it into the oven before everyone sits down to eat. Enjoy!

Get the Summer Fruit Oatmeal Crisp recipe!

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PEACH CROSTATA

You’re in luck, peaches are in season!

This easy summer recipe can be made as big or as little as you’d like. Baked to perfection, this scrumptious treat pairs wonderfully with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Pro Tip: Enhance the flavor and use both plums and peaches!

Get the Peach Crostata recipe!

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PEACH-MINT LEMONADE

Freshly squeezed lemon juice and pureed peaches are complemented by the cooling touch of mint leaves.

It gives you a perfectly balanced lemonade that is both refreshing and revitalizing. Served over ice, this mocktail recipe is the epitome of summertime bliss.

Get the Peach-Mint Lemonade recipe!

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SUMMER SQUASH PIZZA WITH GOAT CHEESE AND PROSCIUTTO WITH AGED BALSAMIC

It’s savory, a touch spicy and the perfect mix of late-summer flavors.

Every bite of this pizza will leave you wanting more—from the thin, crispy crust to the creamy goat cheese crumbles, this quick dish is a true celebration of summer.

Slice. Eat. Enjoy!

Get the Summer Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto with Aged Balsamic recipe!

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SPICY WATERMELON MARGARITA PITCHER

We’ve got a summer cocktail recipe that gives you another excuse to buy an entire watermelon!

It’s the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, featuring the juicy goodness of watermelon combined with a hint of fiery jalapeño.

Don’t forget to add a touch of agave syrup for a lil’ bit of sweetness!

Get the Spicy Watermelon Margarita Pitcher recipe!

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GRILLED PROSCIUTTO AND MELON WITH OLIVE OIL

With its simplicity and sophistication, this summer delight adds a touch of elegance to any feast. Serve it as a starter or as part of a charcuterie board, and let the grilled prosciutto and melon tantalize your taste buds with every bite.

Get the Grilled Prosciutto and Melon with Olive Oil recipe!

 

Hungry for more? Sign up for one of our cooking classes! You’ll learn new ways to use the freshest seasonal ingredients plus get tips and tricks from our resident chefs.

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