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Summer Sizzle: BBQ-Ready Recipes for Fun Under the Sun at Solstice™

Posted: March, 22, 2024 | Categories: Food

Welcome, Solstice™ families and friends! As the sun claims its throne in the sky and brings along the warm embrace of summer, our thoughts inevitably turn to one of the season's greatest joys: barbecue. There's nothing quite like the smoky aroma of the grill, the laughter of loved ones, and the taste of freshly-prepared summer delights to make memories that last a lifetime. Here at Solstice™ — where community and family fun are at the heart of everything we do — we're excited to share some BBQ-ready recipes that are sure to add sparkle to your summer gatherings. From refreshing drinks to sweet treats, these recipes are perfect for everyone in the family to enjoy!



Refreshing Drinks: Berry Lemonade Splash

Imagine starting your feast with a splash of refreshment — a homemade berry lemonade that dances on the palate. This delightful concoction is brimming with the freshness of strawberries and blueberries and melded with the zest of lemon and a hint of honey sweetness — it’s the perfect way to cool down and kick off your summer festivities!



  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 4 cups cold water

  • ½ cup honey or to taste



  1. Blend strawberries, blueberries, lemon juice, and honey until smooth.

  2. Strain the mixture to remove the pulp, and then mix it with cold water.

  3. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices and whole berries for a refreshing summer drink.



Zesty Salads: Summer Fiesta Corn Salad

As you mingle and the grill sizzles away, a summer fiesta corn salad can act as a vibrant centerpiece on your picnic table. Picture crisp corn kernels tossed with creamy avocado chunks, the crunch of red bell pepper, and the bright notes of cilantro — all brought together with a squeeze of lime. This salad isn't just a dish: It's a festival of seasonal flavors in every bite!



  • 4 cups corn (fresh or thawed from frozen)

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. In a large bowl, combine corn, avocado, red bell pepper, and cilantro.

  2. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper, then toss gently.

  3. Chill for an hour before serving to let the flavors meld.



Enticing Entrees: Honey-Glazed Chicken Skewers

It’s finally time for the main event: honey-glazed chicken skewers that promise to be the star of your BBQ. These skewers are a melody of sweet and savory, with the chicken marinated in a rich blend of honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, then grilled to perfection. Each bite offers a taste of summer, with the caramelized glaze and tender meat creating a symphony of flavors.



  • 2 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup honey

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated

  • Skewers



  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger.

  3. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers and brush with the honey mixture.

  4. Grill, turning and basting with sauce frequently, until cooked through (about 10-15 minutes).


Delightful Desserts: Grilled Peach S'mores

What's a summer gathering without a touch of indulgence? Enter grilled peach s'mores, a twist on the classic campfire treat that pairs the smoky sweetness of grilled peaches with the gooey joy of marshmallows and rich melting chocolate between crisp graham crackers. This dessert is not just a treat — it's a celebration of summer's bounty, wrapped up into a bite-sized package of joy.



  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted

  • 8 marshmallows

  • 8 graham crackers, broken in half

  • Chocolate bars, as needed



  1. Grill peaches cut-side down until slightly charred, about 5 minutes.

  2. Place a marshmallow on each graham cracker half and grill until melted.

  3. Top each marshmallow with a grilled peach half, a piece of chocolate, and another graham cracker half.

At Solstice™, summer means a celebration of community, warmth, and delicious food — and these BBQ-ready recipes are designed to bring joy to your seasonal gatherings, making every meal a memorable event. Whether you're cooling off with a berry lemonade splash or enjoying the sweet, smoky flavors of honey-glazed chicken skewers, there's something here for everyone to love. So fire up the grill, gather your loved ones, and make this summer at Solstice™ the tastiest one yet. Happy grilling, and here's to a season filled with fun, food, and sunshine!

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