Recipes to Help Beat the Heat

We’re in the “dog days” of summer now that August is upon us. Those last weeks of heat (and depending on where you live, humidity) before the autumn cool down starts in late September. And when it’s this hot, nobody feels like cooking. But we’ve got brilliant members who know how to make yummy dishes without heating up the kitchen!

When you’re sick and needing comfort food, but don’t want to heat up the house, the crock-pot is the way to go. Nessa of Ramblings of a Texas Housewife shares a craving inducing recipe for Cowboy Beans.

The best way to cook, is not to cook at all! The Party Blueprints Blog shares a great idea from Australia for “no cook recipes” yummy enough to serve at a dinner party!

Another pleasant way to cool down is with a yummy cocktail. August boasts National Root Beer Day and Robyn of Robyn’s Online World shared an intriguing recipe for Root Beer Martini. May we have another?

You don’t always think of soup as a “beat the heat” food for summer, but when it’s made with fresh summer zucchini and only takes a few minutes of stove top time, you may rethink that idea. The Local Cook wows us once again with Zucchini Garden Chowder.

Summertime combines the desire for sweet treats but always with an eye on the waistline. Everything Moms helps us satisfy that craving without sacrificing our diets. Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie is a chilled confection suitable for diabetics and those on low carb plans.

Shaina of Food For My Family always delights us with her recipes but in this post, she delights us with photographs of food. After viewing her pictures, we know you’ll feel refreshed and inspired to create some “beat the heat” recipes of your own.

What do you make when you don’t want to cook? Please share your favorite, “beat the heat” recipes with us in the comments!

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