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Sizzlin’ Summer Recipes

sizzlin summer recipes | Columbia SC Moms BlogSummer is here and that means it’s time to break out the grill and those special recipes set aside for this care free time of year. Today, I’ve got some delicious recipes for you! Two to make on the grill, a fruit salad, and a dessert to complete the meal. Enjoy!


Ham & Pineapple Kabobs

Ingredients

3/4 lb cooked ham, cut into 1″ cubes (or, if you purchase a pre-sliced ham, just stack two slices)
1 (15 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained
Boar’s Head Brown Sugar & Spice glaze
Skewers

Directions

Thread ham and pineapple chunks alternately on skewers. Brush with brown sugar glaze. Cook for 6-8 minutes on grill turning frequently and basting often. Serve when heated through. 


Jalepeno, Cream Cheese & Bacon Poppers

Ingredients

1 (8 oz) container cream cheese
1 package maple bacon, uncooked
5 Jalapeno peppers
Toothpicks
Gloves to wear when handling jalapenos

Directions

Put on gloves. Slice jalapenos to form a circle with a hole in the middle. Fill hole with cream cheese. Wrap one piece of bacon around cream cheese filled jalapeno. Cut off excess bacon. Put toothpick in to hold it together. Place on grill and cook through until bacon is fully cooked.


Creamy Ambrosia Salad

Ingredients

1 (8 oz) container sour cream
1 (8 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (11 oz) can mandarin orange sections, drained
1/2 (6oz) jar maraschino cherries without stems, drained
1 cup coconut
1 cup tiny multi colored marshmallows

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and chill for 2-24 hours before serving. 


Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

Ingredients

1 (1.5 quart) container of Vanilla Ice Cream
1 jar Hershey’s Hot Fudge Topping
1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip
1 package Oreos
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Directions

Crush two rows of Oreos. I like to put them in a Ziploc bag and crush them with my hands and by lightly pounding it on the counter. But, you can do it however is easiest for you. Put the crushed Oreos in the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish and add melted butter. Mix together until Oreos are moistened and press into bottom of dish. Next, place ice cream on top of Oreos. 

Place the dish in the freezer and allow the ice cream to re-freeze and set. Once the ice cream is set, microwave the fudge by following the directions on the bottle. Spread the fudge on top of the ice cream layer. Re-freeze until the fudge is set and hardened and no longer melty.

Once it’s ready, spread the Cool Whip on top of the fudge layer. Then, place remaining row of Oreos on top.  You can do them crushed or whole. I do mine whole. Then you get the fun of eating the cookie as well as the ice cream. Who doesn’t love an extra Oreo cookie? Re-freeze one last time. Then, enjoy!

What are your favorite summer recipes?

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