End of Summer BBQ Ideas

Happy Sunday guys! For some reason this week it really hit me that summer is almost over, I seriously can’t believe how quickly it has flown by! The kids are starting school this week so we have been trying to savor ever last bit of summer, especially the BBQ weather. Below are 5 great recipes for the perfect end of summer backyard barbecue.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 6 Serving|


  • 12 oz fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 liter (33.8 oz) sparkling water or club soda, chilled
  • Fresh mint and ice, for serving



  • Place raspberries in a food processor and pulse until well pureed. Force raspberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  • In a large pitcher (if you don’t have one large enough you may need two) whisk together water and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour in honey and mix until blended. Stir in raspberry mixture and lemon juice then pour in club soda and stir once. Serve with ice and fresh mint.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 4-6 serving |


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
See directions here.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 8 serving |


  • 8 ears corn, unhusked
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place corn, in its husks, directly on the oven rack. Roast until tender and cooked through, about 40-45 minutes.*
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic and thyme; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Peel down the husks. Rub each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon butter mixture.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.


recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 6-8 servings |


  • 1 pound dry navy beans
  • ½ pound salt pork, rind left on and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups onion, sliced thick
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Colman’s dry mustard
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 6 cups of water, divided

See instructions here.


recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 6 servings |


  • 1 (5.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding (dry mix only)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups whipped cream or cool whip
  • 5 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 (11 oz) box vanilla wafers

follow directions here.


Let me know what you guys think!




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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Such great recipes for an all year round too. I love the grilled corn recipe. In Asia they grilled the corn and then sprinkle and drip the olive oil with sautéed chives on top of the corn instead of Parmesan cheese . Hmmm it taste so good.

    When I am in Southern California during the Summer, they always have an international food fair going on and I always look forward to these grilled corn booths to start my day! 🙂

    Very great recipes you posted, Merci for sharing! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  2. themodestfoxpr

    The corns, the beans, the smoothie <3
    This is perfection!

  3. Sara Kate Styling

    Oh my gosh!!! It’s just past breakfast and I want all of this!! Wow this looks tasty.

    Sara Kate Styling

  4. J2squared

    Very nice recipes (ALL)! I am wanting to try everyone, but will have to BBQ indoors in my oven – but happy to do so since I just purchased a huge set of Wolgang Puck Cookware, every piece can be put in the oven, so the baked beans, chicken, and even the corn (on the rack that came in the set) can be done in my kitchen!

    I also am looking forward to making the raspberry Lemonade in the Wolfgang Puck Commercial Blender I just bought as well! (both items from HSN this past weekend – check em out, very well priced) Happy “Q-ing” !

  5. mary

    serious nom nom

  6. Jessica

    These recipes look delicious. Loving your blog and the fashion ideas!

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