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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Ten Favorite Ten Minute Recipes for Summer Entertaining

by Wen Zientek-Sico

Looking for truly quick recipes that are nice enough to serve to guests? Look no further! These recipes are quick, easy, and perfect for summer entertaining.

Ten Favorite Ten Minute Recipes for Summer Entertaining

There are times during the summer when the kitchen just seems like a prison. Even 15 minutes seems like an eternity when it is hot outside. It is for those days that I rely on these recipes.

They are simple, easy to make, and best of all, fast. Most don't have to be cooked and many require just a few ingredients. A few can even be made in less than five minutes. What could be easier? A dinner mixed and matched from these recipes can be served to company in less than thirty minutes and both you and your kitchen will keep your cool.

The Recipes

2 Minute Chocolate Fondue

Dark, decadent, and incredibly smooth and chocolately, this simple chocolate fondue is a favorite dessert during the summer. Serve with whole berries, sliced fruit, and chunks of pound cake or angel food cake for a divine dessert.

Belgian Waffle Sundaes

Another favorite summer dessert, these sundaes are fun and easy to make. Great for parties, sleepovers, and other casual occasions they are best when each person gets to make their own sundae.

Chicken, Spinach, and Raspberry Salad

I have probably prepared this recipe more than just about every other recipe on the whole site. It is simple, easy, tasty, and wonderful for a busy summer night.

Curried Shrimp and Pea Salad

Even though this recipe requires more ingredients than most ten minute recipes, all you have to do is toss them together and you are ready to eat. A great salad for entertaining or any time.

Grilled Bruschetta Loaf

Yum! One of our favorite things to serve off the grill. No constant watching, flipping or tons of turning required…and it only takes a few minutes to cook. Great for appetizers or side dishes.

Italian Bread and Meat Salad

Another favorite salad for summer, this salad is bursting with flavor. I whip this salad up before the guests arrive, serve a few drinks while the flavors blend and then serve a salad that everyone loves. It couldn't be easier.

Jell-O Shooters

What would summer be without shooters? Wonderful drink/dessert mixtures that are very popular at parties, I make trays of different flavored shooters when hosting large parties.

Peach Daiquiris

I have to admit to being a bit biased…this is my favorite drink. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for summer entertaining.

Prosciutto with Melon and Blueberries

This simple salad is easy to toss together and blends beautiful colors and flavors together for a wonderful side dish. For an appetizer, if you have a few minutes more, skewer the ingredients on toothpicks or cocktail picks and serve them that way.

Tuna, Tomato, and Cannellini Bean Salad

A favorite Italian style salad, this is an excellent way to gussy up canned tuna and other simple ingredients. Grab a crusty loaf of bread and dinner is all set.

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