What kinds of dishes make summertime meals come alive?
How are these dishes prepared?
Are they easy to make?
When summer arrives, the heat can be unbearable. You don't want to heat up your house for dinnertime, but the family has to eat. When eating out isn't an option, you need a way to cook at home without making the dining room a sweltering place to eat.
Cooking without heat is one way to enjoy summer meals and escape the heat of cooking. Visiting the farmer's markets in your area, you'll find lots of summer produce, and you may even have some in your own garden. This allows you to prepare fresh salads that your whole family can enjoy.
Desserts don't always require cooking, either. Lemon icebox cake and other summer specialties allow you to whet your appetite for sweet foods without turning on the oven. Add ice cream to your favorite pies and cakes to make them cooler.
Lighter meals will make summer easier to live with, too. You don't want heavy foods weighing you down during the warm days of summer.
Check out the terrific recipes in this special summer cookbook...