Summer Season with Spice: 2012 Editors' Picks

Summer recipe ideas for 2012

When a bucket of ice cream doesn't survive the cart ride from the grocery store exit to your car, you know that summer has arrived.

With the sun baking the country this 4th of July holiday week, it's a good time to slow life down, have a cold beer or icy lemonade by your side, and spend the middle of the steamy day relaxing in an air conditioned kitchen while choosing a few new recipes to try out this summer.

Recipes with a touch of spice - a touch of color - to celebrate this hot, bright, Summer Season with Spice.

Grilled Shrimp Lemongrass Skewers by Season with Spicecilantro and lime chicken wings creamy fusilli salad with sun dried tomatoes recipe
Grilled Shrimp Lemongrass Skewers {Season with Spice} - for a fun & exotic Asian-themed BBQ.
Cilantro & Lime Chicken Wings {Wok with Ray} - sweet, spicy, citrusy wings for the grill.
Creamy Fusili Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Peas & Arugula {Rosa's Yummy Yum} - a cooling, lemony salad for the hottest summer days.

Banana Split Parfait by Season with Spice  recipe for grilled zucchinihow to make stir fried shrimp with lemon aioli recipe
Banana Split Parfait {Season with Spice} - A guaranteed crowd-pleaser at your BBQ parties.
Garam Masala Grilled Zucchini with a Yogurt Curry Sauce {Something Edible} - make room for veggies on the grill!
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Lemon Aioli {Sunshine and Smile} - start out a party with these finger-lickin' good shrimp and some icy cold beers.

how to make cucumber cocktail recipecaramelised onion with potato salad recipememphis style bbq sauce recipe
Sweet Cucumber Cocktail {MJ's Kitchen} - the ultimate cooling summer drink
Caramelised Onion with Potato Salad {Greedy Gourmet} - a melt-in-your-mouth potato salad for those BBQ potlucks.
Memphis Style BBQ Sauce {Bite My Cake} - homemade BBQ sauce is a must for the grilling season.

Pineapple sorbet recipeJamaican Jerk Burger by Season with Spiceflat bread pizza with sumac spice
Pineapple Sorbet {Just One Cookbook} -  sweet pineapple with banana and a splash of cointreau!
Jamaican Jerk Burger {Season with Spice} - top your summer burgers with grilled pineapple.
Flatbread Pizza with Chicken and Peaches {Simply Reem} - quick & easy pizza with a dash of sumac spice.