Summer Staples (Great for picnics and get togethers!)

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The name of the food is hidden in the link, so just read the link to see what tasty treat you could create!

***Salads Galore:

*Pasta Salads:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/05/italian-pasta-salad.html
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sesame-pasta-chicken-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blt-pasta-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-pasta-salad/detail.aspx


image courtesy google

The name of the food is hidden in the link, so just read the link to see what tasty treat you could create!

***Salads Galore:

*Pasta Salads:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/05/italian-pasta-salad.html
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sesame-pasta-chicken-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blt-pasta-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-pasta-salad/detail.aspx
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/macaroni-salad.html

*Fruit Salads: (A wide variety of canned fruits at Home Plus)

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ambrosia-fruit-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sunday-best-fruit-salad/detail.aspx
**tip** Use yogurt as a base with any mix of fruit to create a cool,creamy fruit salad in minutes! (You can also sprinkle with a little cinnamon or nutmeg for a little spice, or sweeten it up even more with some mini marshmallows!!)

*Veggie Salads:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/fattoush-lebanese-salad.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/11/eriks-broccoli-salad.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/cucumber-salad.html

*Chicken Salads:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/08/cabbage-chicken-salad-with-ramen.html
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/holiday-chicken-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fruity-curry-chicken-salad/detail.aspx
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/dijon-chicken-salad.html

*Green Salads with your favorite Dressing:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/ranch-dressing-or-dip.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/grandmas-dressing-catalina-style.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/honey-mustard-dressing.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/italian-dressing-mix.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/raspberry-vinaigrette.html

***Dip the Day Away:

*Sweet:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/12/cookie-dough-dips.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/annies-fruit-salsa-and-cinnamon-chips.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/05/chocolate-syrup.html

*Savory:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/01/disappearing-taco-dip.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/12/black-eyed-pea-dip.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/12/easy-cheese-ball.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/layered-black-bean-dip.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/hummus.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/ranch-dressing-or-dip.html
**Tip** Try mixing equal parts Salsa and sour cream/cream cheese for a yummy dip with tortilla chips! 🙂

***Cool Treats:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/homemade-vanilla-pudding.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/homemade-chocolate-pudding.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/12/choc-chip-cookies-ovenless-style.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/10/south-african-dessert-milktart.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/sarahs-applesauce.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/easy-cheesecake.html
http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/06/no-bake-peanut-butter-pie.html

**Get creative and find ways to cook yummy meals that won’t heat up the kitchen too much this summer!
**Try adding flavor to your meals by soaking your meats or veggies in your favorite marinade!
**Freeze your leftover coffee in the mornings in Ice cube trays for a refresshing iced Coffee after work… or if you need a morning perk without the sweat!
**Utilize those fresh seasonla fruits and veggies to create cool snacks and meals!
**Buy clearanced fruit that is starting to turn and cut them up, freeze them and use them for inexpensive smoothies or make a crisp for a fresh dessert!

Want to make a yummy fruit dip? Can’t find marshmallow creme? Try this recipe:
http://www.grouprecipes.com/58165/home-made-marshmallow-fluff.html
and combine like so:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fruit-dip-ii/detail.aspx

For some summer sips check out this post:
http://grabafork.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-sips.html

Happy Fourth of July from the Ovenless Chef!



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