What's Your Favorite Summer Recipe?

What's your favorite summer recipe? Share them with us!

Monica Kadillak, one of our favorite caterers, is making her rounds this summer!

Stop by the Sam Gary Branch tomorrow, Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. to Grill It with Monica Kadillak. Get ready for any summer celebration where the grill is the center of all of your food. From appetizers to salads to desserts, get ideas for grilling that go beyond hot dogs and hamburgers! Perfect for planning your Father's Day or Fourth of July festivities! Recipes & samples included.

Then join us at the Smiley Branch on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. as Monica Kadillak shows you how you can make your own mayonnaise, mustard, breakfast sausage, yogurt, and more! As usual, Monica will come prepared with recipes and samples!

What's your favorite recipe for the summer? Share them here!

Written by Emily Funk on June 12, 2013

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Emily Funk on June 12, 2013

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Sounds delicious! And I love the mustache glasses!

Caroline Lee on June 12, 2013

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My new favorite recipe is actually a salad dressing. My neighbors introduced me to it. All it contains is olive oil, chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. It's such a light and refreshing salad dressing that is perfect for the summer heat!

Emily Funk on June 12, 2013

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Caroline, thanks for sharing! Your dressing sounds both delicious and healthy!

Anonymous on June 14, 2013

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My all time favorite summer dish is deviled eggs. Just mix the yokes with some mayonnaise, yellow mustard and pickle relish and stuff the eggs. Sprinkle with paprika and you're done! Always reminds me of home.

Leesa Funk on June 15, 2013

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My favorite is Spanish Tomato Rice. I take about a pound of hamburger, a green pepper, onion, and chili powder or cumin. Brown that and add fresh tomatoes, and spanish spices and 1/4 cup of white rice. add some brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the spices, ( add whatever fresh herbs you have in the garden that are tasty, such as cilantro) cover and simmer for at least 15 minutes, until the rice is completely cooked. Add water or tomato juice if the juices boil dry before the rice is cooked. Best total fresh garden recipe I can cook in the summer in Ohio! If the timing is right, we have corn on the cob with it!

Emily Funk on June 16, 2013

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Leesa, thank you for the wonderful recipe! I love ideas that come from the garden. I have tomatoes and several kinds of herbs that are almost ready. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks!

Emily Funk on June 16, 2013

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Yes, deviled eggs are a summer-time must! I love that everyone has a slightly different recipe too. I have a friend who puts a dash of Tabasco in hers and another friend who makes them with cajun spices. Simple or spicy, they're a great summer recipe. Thanks!

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