9 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Cola Burgers

I got this hamburger recipe from a friend who is a great cook. It has since become a family favorite. Adding cola and French salad sauce to ground beef is a strange mix that makes it taste great.

Grandma's Potato Salad

For the Fourth of July celebration, this salad is an absolute need. Despite being cooked, the red potatoes maintain their form and texture throughout the cooking process.

Chipotle Chili Dogs

Thanks for all the childhood favorites! For the 125th anniversary of a small town in Minnesota, I made this dish. People of all ages enjoy the tastes because they are not too spicy.

Sugar Cookies

A Swedish woman born in 1877 made this sugar cookie. The recipe was given to me by her daughter Esther Davis, who also came up with the exact amounts.

Teriyaki Shish Kabobs

My family and I lived on the island of Guam in the South Pacific when I was a teenager. My dad worked for an airline. My mom got this sour-sweet recipe from a friend, and we ate it a lot.

Creamy Macaroni Salad

My mom asks me to make this creamy pasta salad when we grill. I like to keep a little sauce separate and stir it in right before serving to make it extra creamy.

Easy Baked Beans

This simple baked beans recipe goes well with cornbread, which is what my family likes to eat. It also makes any party better. Meal planning is easy when you use canned pork and beans.

Best Strawberry Shortcake

If you want a beautiful summer treat, nothing beats homemade shortcake with fresh whipped cream and juicy strawberries. For an extra treat, my dad butter-butter-ed the shortcake before making this recipe.

Green Tomato BLT

Any kind or size of tomato is my favorite. For someone from the South, that means fried green tomatoes. To show them off, I made a special summer lunch.