Use Your Own Produce for These Summer Recipes

Use Your Own Produce for These Summer Recipes
Use Your Own Produce for These Summer Recipes

Your garden is the jewel of your rural acreage! It’s producing a bounty of fruits and vegetables and plenty of herbs for your kitchen. Your backyard chickens are producing more eggs than you can use, and your homegrown beef, pork, lamb, and chicken are in the freezer. Your backyard orchard is producing baskets full of luscious fruits. How can you utilize all of this yummy, home-raised food without it going to waste? We have gathered some of the best recipes (many of which are featured on Thriving Home) to put those fruits and veggies to work in delicious ways!


Savory Breakfast Muffins

Oven Omelet

Double Chocolate Zucchini Waffles


Pork Chops Marsala

Tuna & Artichoke Pasta Salad

Vegetable & Lentil Soup

Side Dishes

Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Roasted Vegetables

Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce


Creamy Avocado Dip

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Baked Nachos

Snacks & Beverages

Homemade Kombucha

Star Spangled Skewers

Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie


Hawaiian Ham Skewers

Salmon, Peas & Asparagus with Pasta in Lemon Cream Sauce

Cilantro Lime Chicken


Nutella & Pumpkin Mini Cheesecake Bites

Mini Meyer Lemon Parfaits

Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars


Homemade Yogurt

Freezing Peaches

Homemade Marinara Sauce

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