25 Easy Recipes for Summertime {Five Heart Home}

Ooh friends, do I have a treat for you today! My dear friend Samantha from Five Heart Home is here to share some of her best recipes for summertime with you, and I know my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Samantha’s blog when it was only one month old, and I remember being absolutely shocked that she was a brand new blogger. This girl has seemed like a pro from the beginning with delicious recipes {I think I’ve pinned almost every one!}, beautiful graphic design, and some of the most gorgeous photography I’ve seen in blogland. {And that’s saying something!!} I am so excited to let her get started, so here she is!


Hi there, fabulous Just a Girl and Her Blog readers! It’s Samantha from Five Heart Home, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity today to pop in for sweet Abby as she’s taking some time off to recover and recuperate from her recent surgery.

25 Quick and Easy Summer Recipes | FiveHeartHome.com for JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

You probably already know Abby as one of the nicest, most open, most genuine gals in all of blogland, and I feel blessed to have gotten to connect with her since starting my own food blog a little over a year ago! Whereas Abby is writing blockbuster eBooks and DIY-ing up a storm with her cute family in Pennsylvania, I live in the heart of Texas with my amazing hubby, two energetic boys, and sweet baby girl. And when I’m not wrangling kiddos, odds are I’m in the kitchen with them, whipping up quick and easy, family-friendly, real food recipes to share at Five Heart Home…so that’s exactly what I brought over today! I hope y’all enjoy this little round-up of my favorite seasonal summer dishes, all of which are simple to prepare and delicious to eat. 🙂

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, & Fresh Corn
Tortellini Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Fresh Corn ~ a perfect summer side dish or light supper! | FiveHeartHome.com

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
Homemade Blackberry Cobbler ~ delicious served warm out of the oven with vanilla ice cream! | FiveHeartHome.com

Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos {Mexican Pulled Pork}
Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos (or Mexican Pulled Pork) ~ perfect for taco night or Cinco de Mayo | FiveHeartHome.com

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds ~ you're just 2 ingredients away from a quick and easy, delicious summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries
Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

German Potato Salad
German Potato Salad ~ a perfect side dish for a summertime dinner from the grill, picnic, or holiday potluck | FiveHeartHome.com

Minty Peach Lemonade
Minty Peach Lemonade ~ homemade lemonade meets mint simple syrup and peach puree in this refreshing summertime drink | FiveHeartHome.com

Bacon-Wrapped, Cheese-Stuffed Hot Dogs
Bacon-Wrapped Cheese-Stuffed Hot Dogs ~ perfect for summer grilling or July 4th | FiveHeartHome.com

Key Lime Pie with a Pretzel Crust & Coconut Whipped Cream
Key Lime Pie with a Pretzel Crust and Coconut Whipped Cream | {Five Heart Home}

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Short Ribs
Slow Cooker Asian Beef Short Ribs ~ tender, savory beef from the crock pot, flavored with garlic, ginger, and sesame oil | FiveHeartHome.com

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Olives & Feta
Tomato Cucumber Salad with Olives and Feta | {Five Heart Home}

S’mores Crispy Treats
S'mores Crispy Treats ~ rice cereal and marshmallow bars are given a s'mores treatment with the addition of graham cereal, whole mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips | {Five Heart Home}

The Easiest, Tastiest, BEST Way to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob {Oven Roasting}
The Easiest, Tastiest, BEST Way to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob: Oven Roasting! Simply wash & cook...once done, husks and silk peel away with no mess! | FiveHeartHome.com

Slow Cooker Chicken & Black Bean Tacos
Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Tacos ~ let your crock pot do all of the work on your next taco night! | FiveHeartHome.com

Double Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream {Dairy-Free}
Double Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream ~ a delicious treat that can be made dairy-free | FiveHeartHome.com

Caprese Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
Caprese Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes ~ a delicious new spin on a classic summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com

White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip
White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip ~ quick to make and quicker to disappear, this will become your new favorite fruit dip! | FiveHeartHome.com

Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles
Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles ~ made with whole wheat pastry flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, and honey...tender, golden, and delicious! | FiveHeartHome.com

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
Grilled Flank Steak ~ juicy and flavorful thanks to a zippy marinade and a stint on the grill | Five Heart Home.com

Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet
Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet ~ four simple ingredients combine in this sweet and creamy frozen treat | FiveHeartHome.com

Red, White, & Blue Watermelon Salad
Red, White and Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette ~ a fruity summertime salad to celebrate the Fourth of July | FiveHeartHome.com

Dye-Free Fruit Juice Snow Cones
Dye-Free Fruit Juice Snow Cones ~ all natural, no food coloring | {Five Heart Home}

Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes
Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes ~ juicy shredded chicken meets homemade sauce in these effortless sandwiches | FiveHeartHome.com

Zucchini Fritters with Asian Dipping Sauce
Zucchini Fritters with Asian Dipping Sauce | {Five Heart Home}

Southern Baked Beans
Easy Southern Baked Beans ~ this sweet and savory side dish is topped with bacon, and it's quick to whip up using canned white beans | FiveHeartHome.com

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I hope y’all found a recipe or two in this collection that you’d like to try this summer. And if you like what you see here, I would love to have you stop by Five Heart Home sometime for a visit! Thanks again for having me over today, Abby, and here’s wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery!

Samantha from FiveHeartHome.com



Are you hungry yet?! You should be! Be sure to pop over to Five Heart Home to see what other recipes Samantha has been whipping up lately, and don’t forget to follow her on her social media channels to keep up with all of the yumminess! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  1. Samantha @ Five Heart Home says:

    Thanks so much for your sweet words and for having me today, Abby! I hope that you’re feeling better every day. 🙂

  2. Oh my! These all look delicious, I don’t know where to start!

  3. Hey Abby!
    I’m only fourteen years old and I just wanna say that your blog has helped me with a lot of organization problems and especially gift idea problems. I see these really cute ideas on Pinterest, then I come to your blog and voila, it shows me step by step how to do it. So, I really wanna thank you for that.
    I made an alternative to the home binder, and I love it and get everything done now. Once again thank you very much!

  4. JaneEllen says:

    I will be printing out recipes til the cows come home when I get ink cartridges. Wow so many delicious sounding and looking recipes. These all sound so awesome and pretty healthy also. We’re two seniors that try to eat well to keep us going forever, lol. So glad I didn’t skip over these. It’s always good to have some new food to make, keeps things interesting in this old house. Happy summer days
    Get well Abby, think you’ll have lots of people praying for your recovery.

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