Recipes to Make this Summer


Logan McDonald, Staff Writer

Summer is the best! You get a break from school and busy schedules. Time is spent relaxing while enjoying the company of friends and family. When having friends over, it’s important to have delicious snacks ready. Within this article, there are many recipes ranging from sweet to savory for you and your friends to try this summer.  


Easy-Peasy Popsicles 

This super simple recipe is perfect to enjoy with friends while soaking in the sun.  


  • Kool-Aid Powder or box pudding 
  • Water 


This recipe can be used to make either pudding pops or normal popsicles. 

  1. Make the Kool-Aid according to the bag except add a little less water than it says. This will give it more flavor. If making pudding pops, follow the recipe exactly.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds. 
  3. Freeze it, and you’re done! 


Coconut Cream Pie 

I absolutely love this recipe. I’ve made it a million times and it’s always a crowd pleaser. It’s the perfect recipe to bring to a summer get-together.  


  • Two packages of 3.4 ounces Jello Instant Pudding (Vanilla) 
  • Two cups cold milk 
  • Two cups Cool Whip or whipped cream 
  • One cup coconut flakes 
  • One ready – to – use Oreo Cookie Crumb crust (6 ounces) or a normal graham craker crust works 


  1. Beat pudding mixes and milk in a large bowl for two minutes or until fluffy. 
  2. Stir in one cup of Cool Whip or whipped cream then add ¾ cup (or more) of coconut into the bowl, mix well. 
  3. Pour into the crust. 
  4. Refrigerate for at least four hours or until firm. 
  5. While that’s in the fridge toast the remaining coconut.  
  6. Top pie with your whipped topping and sprinkle with toased coconut. 


Summer Scones 

Nothing’s better than sleeping in than waking up to a warm scone for breakfast. Over summer make this yummy scones that you and your family will love. 


  • Two cups flour 
  • Three tablespoons sugar 
  • Two teaspoons baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ cup (one stick) cold butter, cut into chunks 
  • One egg 
  • ½ cup milk 
  • *Optional* ¼ cup toppings (chocolate chips, dried fruit, ect.) 
  • *Optional* one teaspoon grated citrus zest (orange, lemon, ect) 


  1. Preheat oven to 425*F 
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. 
  3. Using a fork cut the butter into the mix until it looks crumby and can sort of be smushed together.  
  4. Whisk the egg and milk in a separate bowl. Pour into flour mixture.  
  5. *Optional* Add in your toppings! Stir it all together. 
  6. With flour dusted hands knead the dough on a clean surface for a few minutes. The dough should kind of resemble dried Play-Dough. Knead into a circle with about a 7-inch diameter. 
  7. Place the dough on a baking sheet with parchment paper and cut into slices (I usually do eight) 
  8. Separate the triangles so they won’t stick to each other. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes, or until golden. Enjoy with a warm (or cold) cup of coffee! 

Crab Salad 

This crab salad is a great snack to eat when hanging out with friends. If you plan on having some friends over, I recommend making this quick and easy recipe this summer.  


  • One lb crabmeat 
  • ½ cup mayo 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • One tablespoon lemon juice 
  • One teaspoon Old bay 
  • One teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • One teaspoon celery seeds 
  • *Optional* Finely chopped celery, onions, or peppers 


  1. Mix everything, but the crabmeat together gently. 
  2. Fold in the crabmeat. 
  3. Top with extra Old Bay and grab some crackers to dip. 


Most of these are family recipes I have gathered over time, but the “Summer Scones” are from a cookbook. 

Works Cited 

Cook, Deanna F. Baking Class. Storey Publishing.