May 30, 2012

Share your favorite summer recipes, you could win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Last December we compiled a Queen Bee reader Holiday Recipe collection – what fun we had! I heard family stories and memories behind a lot of the recipes and some of those recipes are now staples in our family’s meal planning! I want to do this again – but with your favorite summer recipes! 

Submit your favorite summer time recipe and if I feature it on the blog as an individual post, I’ll give you a $10 Amazon credit! At the end of this recipe series (probably early July), I’ll consolidate all the recipes that came in from Queen Bee friends and I’ll share it as a free download on the site. A Queen Bee reader summertime recipe collection!

Here are some guidelines:

  • Any delicious recipe will do. It doesn’t have to be a traditional summer recipe. Even better if it’s not. As long as it’s a recipe you love, someone else will, too. Things like salads, grilling, light desserts. . .think a hot summer day, what sounds good?
  • Include a credit or source. It doesn’t have to be an original – if you got your recipe from a cookbook or website – no worries, just include a source to the recipe. If you got it from Aunt Ruth or it’s your own brainchild – even better, just include that too.
  • Share your pics. Share photos if you have them, but not required.
  • You can submit as many as you’d like. I’m sure you have more than one favorite and I’d love it if you shared two or three recipes!
  • I won’t be able to feature all recipes on the blog. Julia Child, I am not. I probably won’t have time to highlight all the submitted recipes. I will randomly select recipes to feature on the blog based on the time I have, the ingredients used and what sounds good at the time. :) I will personally cook up, grill or bake those select recipes, take photos and share your recipe with my readers in a highlighted post. I will be giving $10 Amazon credits ONLY to the recipes I feature on the blog in individual posts. 
  • All recipes will be compiled in the Queen Bee summer recipe collection for download. Even if your recipe isn’t chosen to be highlighted on the blog by itself, I will include all recipes as part of the free Queen Bee summer recipe collection download on the site.

Submit your recipes via email to with subject line: summertime recipe

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  1. This is a salad I love to make and eat

    1 large package of spinach
    1/2 cup of red grapes cut in half
    1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts
    1/4 cup of dried cherries
    1 pound of grilled shrimp just salt and pepper seasoned

    The dressing is what I call a tech honey vinagrette
    Equal parts apple cider vinager and olive oil I use 1/2 cup
    2 teaspoons mustard
    3 teaspoons honey
    salt and pepper to taste
    and garlic minced about 1 teaspoon. Combine and enjoy over salad, Also you dont have to use the shrimp, It’s the way I had originally had the salad over 11 years ago( at the Tech Museum) and I still make it. Its so great..

  2. My summer favorite is my spin on Maccaroni Salad. Though for me I am more of a season to taste person so I cant give exact measurments.
    I add Oregeno, Parsley and Garlic Salt to taste
    1 large can of Chicken
    1 1lb block of cheese cut up
    1 bag of frozen peas thawed
    1 can sliced black olives

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