I don’t know about you, but the summer is one of the perfect seasons to gather family and friends together for a chow-down. The recipes below will definitely steal the show if you bring it along to a potluck, or just pop it right in the middle of your dinner table at home.

And the best part of these recipes?

Extremely easy to make.

So grab your rainbow of ingrediants, and let’s make some.

Lamb Kebabs

  • 2 ½ lbs boneless lamb, trimmed and cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2tsp. Herbes de Provence
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt

Mix ingredients well and then toss with the lamb in a medium bowl. Marinate for about 2 hours. Place the cubed lamb on to skewers. Grill the kebabs to desired doneness, a little pink in the center is preferred. Usually takes 8-12 minutes, don’t over grill. Serve hot off the grill. These pair well with rice pilaf and grilled veggies.  Serves 4-5 people.

AnnaBelle’s Breakfast/Trail Cookies

  • 1lb Italian sausage- sweet or hot or a blend of both
  • 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • ¾ cup water

Cook sausage 8-10 minutes then drain.  Cool in a large bowl. Add other ingredients once sausage is cool and blend with a fork. Roll into desired size and place 2” apart on a cookie sheet coated with no-stick cooking spray. Bake @ 400 until puffed and brown about 12-15 minutes. Makes 3-4 dozen depending upon cookie size.  These keep for several days in an airtight container and are great for camping or backpacking.