Our Favorite June Recipes

I'll never be a food blogger. I get frustrated with how long it always takes to get useful information out of those as a reader! I also prefer to cook recipes I find and make modifications.

I thought I'd share links to our favorite meals. We usually cook based out of old issues of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Magazines!

Websites no longer share the issues or page numbers, which makes it so difficult to find what I'm looking for online. So I am setting out to share both in this article!

My family and I are actually mostly vegetarian in lifestyle; however, we switch it up once a week or twice a week in the summertime to add in a few of our favorites!

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Meat-based Dinners

My family and I are actually mostly vegetarian in lifestyle; however, we switch it up once a week or twice a week in the summertime to add in a few of our favorites!

Grilled Chicken with Oregano and Lemon

This came from our old Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazines June 2010 on page 13. We marinated the chicken and it was soooo good!

Link here!

Barley Salad with Chicken and Corn

This is another favorite from our Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazine from June 2010 on page 82. It isn't summer in our house without this meal once or twice!

Link here!

Turkey Caprese Sandwich

This is another favorite from Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazines. Oh, how I wish they still made these magazines! Each month, recipes were full of in-season foods. I can grab all of my June issues and choose meals that are in-season each month. I enjoy this so much!

This sandwich was originally printed in June of 2010.

Feta-Stuffed Burgers and Zucchini Fries

The kids didn't love the zucchini fries, but my husband and I totally did! The burgers were chosen by my older son who didn't expect them to be feta-stuffed but he really liked it!

The magazine used to do a great job with June Fathers' Day meals. They are usually still our go-to!

Feta-Stuffed Burgers originally printed in Everyday Food Magazine Issue June 2011 Page 47

I wanted to pair this with Fennel and Radish Salad but our schedule for the week made us switch some things around.   (EDF June 2011 Page 107)

Honey-Soy Grilled Pork Chops

I don't usually eat pork; but in an effort to get my children more involved in meal prep and cooking, I let them go through my June EDF issues to choose a meal. They chose this one and really enjoyed it - even tried the grilled bok choy!

Found originally in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Magazine Issue June 2008 page 15

Amazing Vegetarian Mains

Grilled Pizzas with Asparague and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This is easy to modify for the kids and we just make a cheese pizza for them and Brady and I get to enjoy the lovely combo of Asparague and Sun-Dried tomatoes!

Grilled Pizzas with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes Originally published in June of 2008 page 91

Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables

This was originally published in June of 2009 page 14 of Everyday Food Magazine.  We modified this by giving the kids red sauce on their gnocchi and letting them try a few pieces of the summer vegetables. Brady and I enjoyed the meal just as it was published!


Since i let the children choose a few recipes, they ended up also choosing more desserts than we could make for June. We're still working on making some of these now that we're entering August!

Bing Cherry Pie

This is my FAVORITE dessert! We didn't make it in 2019 but I think I'll need to make it twice in 2020 to make up for last year! I often make a set of 4-5 mini pies and freeze them for an amzing winter treat!

Bing Cherry Pie originally printed in Everyday Food Magazine June 2008 Page 26

Bing Cherry Pie is a family favorite!

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Vanilla Pudding Pops

My younger son helped to make these and he was so proud! I think the pudding could be enjoyed fresh too! We did have a freezer problem where the door was not completely shut overnight so these didn't last after that. They were good right after being frozen and set though! I might try another recipe because the pudding was quite thick, making an unusual popsicle texture.

Vanilla Pudding Pops originally published in Everyday Food Magazine June 2008 page 46

Strawberry Ice Box Pie

We picked fresh strawberries to make this one! So good! Though it was satisfying to our children, Brady and I felt like it was too sweet and then lost a bit of the fresh strawberry flavor. It did; however, hold up really well a bit beyond 24 hours, which is hard to find in a strawberry pie!

Strawberry Icebox Pie originally published in Everyday Food Magazine June 2009 page 21

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Jam Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

My younger son and I made these cupcakes for a mini Father's Day celebration with the four of us and both of our parents. We made 6 strawberry jam-filled cupcakes, each with a strawberry on the top and 6 raspberry jam-filled cupcakes, each with a raspberry on top. Both were very popular! (I also used an all-natural cake mix that was from Whole Foods and made a smaller batch size which was perfect for this. Usually I'm a fan of baking from scratch but when there are so many other things to do to prepare for an event, I'll make a reasonable substitute.)

Raspberry Jam Cupcakes for 12 was originally published in Everyday Food Magazine  issue June of 20009 page 56

Blueberry and Maple Whipped Cream Dessert

This recipe came from June 2008 page 122 of Everyday Food Magazine and we needed several modifications to make this work. We made notes in our original issue.

When we worked in the ingredients together, the cream fell flat, which is what we were concerned about. We had to throw it all out. It was just too heavy with all of those ingredients. I think if we re-tried we would whip the cream and then gently fold in the other ingredients, but the recipe didn't detail that. I'd also drizzle maple syrup over the finished cream to be a better presentation than including it inside. We also served it alongside 3 ladyfingers.

Next Up?

We didn't get through all that we planned in June. These two are the next ones we want to try!

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