Summer Recipes


All the best Summer Recipes in one place! Lots of no-bake desserts, ice cream recipes, cheesecakes, and more, perfect for serving a crowd at any summer cookouts or parties.



How to Make the Best Summer Treats

With these helpful how-to articles, you’ll learn how to make the perfect bakes every time.

Tessa’s Top Baking Tips

Measure your flour correctly for the best desserts

Flour is all too easy to mis-measure, as it can be easily compacted into a container or measuring cup without you even realizing. Too much flour can result in dry, dense, crumbly, tough and even rubbery desserts.

Learn how to accurately measure your baking ingredients with a digital scale here.

Cool room temperature butter

The temperature of your butter at the time of creaming is more important than you might think.

The length of time you cream your butter and sugar(s) is also crucial in the outcome of your bakes.

Check out my How to Cream Butter & Sugar article for more info, plus side-by-side comparisons and lots of baking science tips.

Are your baking powder / baking soda fresh?

Baking powder and baking soda can lose their effectiveness long before the expiration date on the container.

They also each work differently on a chemical level, and are not interchangeable.

Check out my article Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder to learn the differences between the two, and how to test for freshness.

The Best Summer Desserts

Step into my kitchen and bake these delicious summertime recipes step-by-step with me.

Ingredient Measuring Guide

Are you measuring your ingredients correctly? Avoid cookies that don’t spread, dense muffins, and other recipe mishaps with my guide!

All Summer Recipes