Under the Summer Sun

Outdoor entertaining recipes, seasonal décor inspiration and gardening tips to help you make the most of your time in the sunshine.
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Strawberry Frozen Greek Yogurt | Sweet Paul Magazine
Fresh strawberries combined with creamy Greek yogurt transform into an irresistible frosty treat. It's not overly sweet and a little less decadent than ice cream!
a bowl filled with hummus next to some chips and vegetables on a blue and white plate
Roasted Garlic & Feta Hummus | Sweet Paul Magazine
Roasting the garlic gives this dip a smooth and mild garlic taste, which pairs well with grilled chicken. Homemade pita chips are so easy to make. Brush olive oil on whole pitas and grill in the oven until crispy. Then break up and serve.
a baked bread in a jar with pesto on top next to a coffee pot
Pesto Bread Baked in a Jar | Sweet Paul Magazine
So pretty and so tasty.... pure pesto perfection! For this recipe, you will need some ovenproof jars, like Weck jars or Mason jars. I usually serve 1 bread per person�you simply pull out pieces and eat.
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Passata: Tomato Puree for Cooking | Sweet Paul Magazine
I love passata! It's a fresh tomato puree that can be used for cooking. Can the puree to have that fresh tomato taste when tomatoes aren't in season!
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Lemon Tea Ganache Macarons | Sweet Paul Magazine
These light and airy little sweets are a perfect companion for your afternoon tea. Tart deliciousness in the most beautiful shape.
an eggplant dish on a plate with mushrooms and lemons in the background text reads warm mushroom salad with chilli - baked eggplant
Warm Mushroom and Lemon Salad with Chili-Baked Eggplant | Sweet Paul Magazine
Mushroom and lemon go really well together, and I love using Chinese eggplant for this dish, but you can totally use the regular kind.
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Slow-Roasted Strawberry Jam | Sweet Paul Magazine
Slow-roasting the berries brings their flavor into a whole other level. This technique is also good for fruit that might be a little past its prime. This recipe comes from my friend China Squirrel in Australia.
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Almond Custard & Fig Tart | Sweet Paul Magazine
Fresh figs have a very short season in early fall. This tart celebrates the simple sweet perfection of autumn's favorite fruit baked in a classic tart with an almond custard.
a bowl filled with ice cream and sliced fruit on top of it's side
Dairy-Free Maple-Sweetened Peach Pit "Ice Cream" | Sweet Paul Magazine
This NICE CREAM is the pits! In the best way possible of course. Peach pits give it a subtle almond flavor. And it's made with coconut milk so it's dairy-free! There's no white sugar either, it's sweetened with maple syrup.
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Turmeric & Ginger Chai-Coconut Flan | Sweet Paul Magazine
Rich and silky flan flavored with turmeric ginger chai concentrate and flaked coconut!
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Portuguese Caramelized Almond Tart | Sweet Paul Magazine
A classic Portuguese almond dessert full of sweet buttery goodness!
two slices of peach cake sitting on top of a glass platter with the words, super easy delicious peach cake
Just Simple Peach Cake
This simple peach cake recipe is perfect for breakfast, tea time or as an easy dessert. #peach #cake
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three bowls of red soup with garnishes on the top and side dishes
Nancy Fuller's Basil Watermelon Bisque | Sweet Paul Magazine
This soup SINGS of summer! The recipe is from Nancy Fuller's Cookbook, Farmhouse Rules!
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Licorice-Dusted Churros | Sweet Paul Magazine
Churros dusted with licorice! In Scandinavia, we love our licorice, so why not on a churro? It’s delicious. You can find licorice powder online or in specialty stores. Just remember, a little licorice goes a long way.
garlic and leek soup in bowls with bread on the side
Roasted Garlic & Leek Soup | Sweet Paul Magazine
An easy and delicious vegetable soup for any time of day!
the perfect appetizer butter dipped radishes with sweet pau
Butter Dipped Radishes | Sweet Paul Magazine
A classic French treat, perfect to serve with any cocktail.
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Cherry Rum Shaved Ice - For Adults Only! | Sweet Paul Magazine
Cherry Rum Shaved Ice - For Adults Only!
a lemon icebox cake in a white dish
Valerie Bertinelli's Lemon Ice Box Cake | Sweet Paul Magazine
This recipe is from Valerie’s Home Cooking, by Valerie Bertinelli! Ice box cakes are SO EASY and always a crowd pleaser!
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Lebanese Laymounada - Lebanese lemonade | Sweet Paul Magazine
You can make the lemonade mixture ahead and keep in the refrigerator to chill. Then pour your sparkling beverage of choice over the mixture, add the fresh mint sprigs and lemon slices, and serve cold.
no bake summer berry lasagna with blueberries and strawberries on top
No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna
No Bake Berry Cheesecake Lasagna. It is so Creamy, Decedent, Patriotic, full of Berry Goodness and the best part, no Oven required!#no #bake #berry #dessert
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Valerie Bertinelli's Buttery Manhattan Cocktail | Sweet Paul Magazine
A classic Manhattan cocktail made with BUTTER infused bourbon! This recipe is from Valerie’s Home Cooking, by Valerie Bertinelli!
bacon ranch corn on the cob is an easy and delicious side dish
Bacon Ranch Corn
Bacon Ranch Corn on the Cob is a flavorful and delicious side dish to add to your next meal on the grill. Made in a foil packet with ranch flavored butter and topped with crispy bacon.
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Banana & Date Pudding | Sweet Paul Magazine
Well, not really a pudding, but close enough! Sweets are hard to make when you are being good, so this dessert is a really good alternative. It’s pure warm delight.
a white bowl filled with rice, asparagus and an egg on the top
Fried Cauliflower Rice with Asparagus & Egg | Sweet Paul Magazine
Whoever came up with the idea of cauliflower rice should get a medal. It’s so delicious and fast. I love to mix the runny egg into my rice as a sauce.
a white bowl filled with chicken, carrots and potatoes on top of a wooden table
Coq Au Vermouth - Vermouth Chicken by Rebekah Peppler | Sweet Paul Magazine
This chicken dish has extra-tender meat, ample vegetables, and a rich, deeply aromatic sauce abundant enough to serve with as much crusty bread as the heart desires. The keys to the layers of flavor are to brown the lardons extremely well in the beginning, season generously and often, and invest in a dry vermouth you would drink on its own over ice or in a cocktail.
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Pistachio Pesto with Basil & Spinach | Sweet Paul Magazine
I love to add spinach to my pesto, it gives it a sweet freshness and makes the color POP even more! A jar of freshly made pesto makes a great hostess gift. I love to serve this on a block of cream cheese with some nice sundried tomatoes on top or on some homemade pasta!
a cake with chocolate icing and lit candles on it, sitting on a table
Chiffon Party Cake with Almost-French Buttercream | Sweet Paul Magazine
A light and airy chiffon cake with the silkiest rich frosting, perfect for a party! I call this frosting “Almost-French,” because it calls for a whole raw egg. French buttercream usually requires hot simple syrup, but this easy workaround delivers quick and delicious results
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Jarcuterie - Individual Charcuterie Jars for Socially Distanced Gatherings | Sweet Paul Magazine
Such a sweet and clever idea, everyone gets their own jar! Perfect for today’s day and age when you want to avoid friends and family congregating and grazing too long at the same time. Each guest can simply grab a jar and distance themselves to enjoy it!
a white plate topped with cauliflower and broccoli on top of a table
Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Peas | Sweet Paul Magazine
A simple supper dish, you'll make these gnocchi again and again. They're so light and perfect. The spring vegetables and lemon work so well together, but you can really customize this dish as you like with whatever's onhand or fresh and in season.
strawberry bruschetta with goat cheese on a blue plate next to a bottle of syrup
Strawberry Bruschetta with Goat Cheese & Pine Syrup | Sweet Paul Magazine
Pine syrup is made from real pine and has an amazing taste of forest, wood, and citrus. If you can't find any then use balsamic instead.
a bowl filled with peas next to another bowl full of peas and some sauce on the side
Edamame & Lima Bean Salad | Sweet Paul Magazine
The white balsamic dressing on this bean salad is amazing! Love the combo of edamame, asparagus, and lima beans! So fresh!
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Marzipan Cinnamon Buns with Maple Syrup & Rum Glaze | Sweet Paul Magazine
These are so good. You can use whatever marzipan you like—I made mine with pistachio but regular almond marzipan from the store works great too. Glaze them while they are still warm as the buns will soak in all the flavors.
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Carrot Pasta with Shrimp & Green Olive Sauce | Sweet Paul Magazine
Spiralized carrot pasta is so good! I love making it with shrimp and this green olive sauce. You can also make it with chicken or salmon.
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Ooey-Gooey Melty Baked Cheese & Garlic Dip in a Cast Iron Skillet | Sweet Paul Magazine
Decadent and delish melted cheese to satiate your deepest desires! You can use whatever types of melting cheese you like, but I used a mix of Fontina, Gruyere, and Raclette!!
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Burnt-Orange Champagne Punch | Sweet Paul Magazine
The drink has a unique undertone of citrus and smoke, which comes from orange slices that we caramelize under the broiler. Then we build a classic Champagne cocktail, using simple syrup, bitters and good Champagne, and add a kick of vodka.
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Creamy Strawberry Jello Mold
A few pantry items are all you need for this super easy recipe! So lovely and delicious with a smooth and creamy texture, this jello mold is great for a small crowd and makes the perfect Easter…
raspberry jam in a glass jar with the words instant pot raspberry jam
Instant Pot Raspberry Jam kid-friendly
A super easy recipe for homemade jam! Healthy, naturally sweet and quick to prepare, this jam will surely make you and your kids happy at breakfast. You can use any other fruits according to the season and just adapt the amount of maple syrup obtain your favorite flavor and texture. For this Instant Pot jam recipe, you can use fresh or frozen raspberries.
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Cucumber Tomato Salad
Say hello to the newest staple in your house! Light and refreshing, this Cucumber Tomato Salad is sure to become a favorite. Perfect for potlucks and other gatherings. Enjoy it on its own or as a side dish for fish, chicken, pork, or grilled steak! Pin this for later!
a plate topped with granola and berries on top of a pink table cloth next to a glass of milk
Edible Granola Cups with Fruit & Yogurt | Sweet Paul Magazine
A perfect breakfast treat for the entire family! It's so fun that you can eat the cups!
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Raw Summer Squash Salad with Almonds, Chèvre, and Everything Bagel Spice | Sweet Paul Magazine
This is one of my favorite salads to serve with barbecue chicken. Everything bagel spice can be found at most stores, and Trader Joe’s makes a very good one.