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No Cook, No Bake, No Fuss

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (No Cook, No Bake, No Fuss Recipes)

I know summer isn’t officially here yet but I think the sun and the grass and the warm air outside didn’t get that memo. So the temperature continues to rise, the sun continues to shine a bit more intensely, and when that happens, the last thing I want to do is fire up the stove or oven and add to the ambient heat in the house.

Today’s Kitchen Talk is all churning out great meals and snacks while still keeping our homes nice and cool, and ourselves sane. So tell us:

Do you have any favorite no-cook or no-bake summer recipes?

Maybe you have a favorite main dish salad that requires no (or very minimal) cooking. Great chilled dessert ideas (like Ree’s Raspberry Cream Pie above). Killer sandwich combinations. Or a new favorite smoothie concoction. Whatever you have that doesn’t require massive amounts of heat, share with us below—and include a link if you have one!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!



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Shannon on 6.16.2014

We love fresh strawberry pie in a graham cracker or nilla wafer crust. So delicious and it doesn’t heat up the house at all.

Beats By Dr Dre on 6.13.2014

Greetings! Very useful advice within this article!

It is the little changes which will make the biggest changes.
Thanks a lot for sharing!

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Danae | Recipe Runner on 6.6.2014

Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits, seriously my new favorite no bake dessert!

Jeanne (NanaBread) on 6.5.2014

I love no-bake fruit desserts for the summer, like my lemon sour cream pie. So light and refreshing.

Lee Ann on 6.5.2014

My favorite no-bake, no-cook, no-fuss recipe? Cheese and crackers and a glass of wine! (That or going out to eat!)

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mnheather on 6.5.2014

oh my goodness! We take a pre-made oreo pie crust, and partially melt mint-chip ice cream – spread, and refreeze – couldn’t be easier!

This is also great with a pre-made graham cracker crust with strawberry ice cream. Yummy!

Ellen@BakeItWithBooze on 6.4.2014

I just rediscovered banana pudding from a Paula Deen recipe which uses Pepperidge Farm chess cookies as the base and top layer. The banana cream layer is soooooo gooooood! And, the cookies stay crisp for a solid 48 hr. No lie. Plus, I add unsweetened chopped coconut to make it a banana coconut cream pudding. It’s amazing!

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Patricia @ ButterYum on 6.4.2014

One of my favorite no-cook meal ideas for the summer months is to take the meat off of a rotisserie chicken and serve it on a tossed green salad, or turn it into chicken salad to serve on on soft rolls. Super easy.

Annette in AZ on 6.4.2014

This is a great dessert for the summer. I have made it already! It is easy, cool, and ooh so good!

lena on 6.4.2014

Cooking in the summer is so hard, especially since I don’t grill or slow cook, as many people will recommend. I usually start preparing for summer meals in April or May. I freeze cooked meats, beans, rice & pastas individually in portions ready to toss together in a meal. I also make egg burritos, rice & meat burritos, quinoa & meat or veggie burritos and bean burritos. I make & freeze soups and chili in individual portions, ready to heat and eat. We eat a lot of fish, so I cook and freeze some as well.
We eat sandwiches; peanut butter and banana is a favorite. Green salads, of course are easy.
And for dessert, I C E C R E A M !

DebbieK on 6.4.2014

My summer favorite no-bake pie is peanut butter pie (its a refrigerator pie). Yum

Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet on 6.4.2014

Definitely this Strawberry Icebox Cake (I took shortcuts) is my summer go-to – big hit with the crowds!

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C. L. ( Cheryl ) "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser on 6.4.2014

Greetings All, I have many recipes on TK for no bake desserts, easy cooking meals, etc. I can not just pick one favorite though because I love each one I made! Everyone have a great week! CLW

Vicky C. on 6.4.2014

My all time favorite is the fake-out key lime pie (can of frozen limeade concentrate, can of sweetened condensed milk, tub of Cool-Whip…all mixed and added to a graham cracker crust). I’ve recently started switching it up though using a can of frozen margarita mix (it started when my grocery store was sold out of limeade concentrate), it’s a great substitute and tastes absolutely amazing!

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Shawna C on 6.4.2014

I’m all about this smokey hot pepper jelly I picked up recently. It’s great on bagels with cream cheese, and spooned onto a croissant with shaved ham and old cheddar. Yum!

Allyn on 6.4.2014

Popsicles, preferably boozy ones!