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It’s almost Labor Day and many people mark this as the end of the summer season. If you aren’t ready to let go of the beautiful warm weather just yet, we are giving you a few excuses to stretch it out.  Here are 5 summer-stretching recipes you can make before the leaves start dropping.

Cucumber Avocado Caprese Salad: Make the most of your garden-fresh vegetables by throwing together this avocado- and cucumber-enhanced take on caprese salad.

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake: Strawberry shortcake inspired no-bake cool and creamy cake with strawberries, graham crackers, whipped cream and dark chocolate.  Super easy and no heating up the house with the oven!

Grilled Sourdough with Buttery Herbs, Heirloom Tomatoes + A Honey Drizzle: Find some ripe heirloom tomatoes at a local Farmer’s Market and you’re in business. These fabulous little appetizers have a ton of flavor, letting the tomatoes be the star of the show.

Cherry Tomato, Corn, and Goat Cheese Pizza: Grilled pizza with fresh summer ingredients will please your dinner guests completely.

Campari Mojito: This is a fizzy concoction of mint, lime, rum, with a hit of grapefruit.  It’s a little sweet, a little bitter and totally refreshing. Could this be the cocktail of the summer?

Did you know? Our homes at Savannah in Mountain House are pre-plumbed for gas BBQs in the courtyards, making it easy to get grilling while enjoying the warm summer evenings. Indulge your passion for the grill by thinking outside the box and trying some new recipes for your flame-kissed dishes. Whether you are looking to host the best cook-out ever or the perfect potluck dish, here are a few ideas.

Five-Spice Beef Kabobs: Skip the forks in favor of skewers with this quick and easy recipe for Five-Spice Beef Kabobs.  This finger-friendly dish stars marinated flank steak that’s seared and then served hot with a tangy yogurt dipping sauce.

Grilled Corn: A veggie fan favorite is fresh grilled corn on the cob during the summer months and you can put a Mexican-inspired twist on it by brushing on a butter-lime mixture during grilling and sprinkling with a chile-cilantro seasoning that will add tremendous flavor. Smoked paprika mixes with zesty lime and butter for a delectable addition. Here are five more recipes for grilled corn on the cob to spice up your summer side.

Grilled Fruits: Grilling fruit is quick and easy and makes a great addition to any meal. The grill caramelizes the natural sugar found in fruit, which intensifies its sweetness. Pineapple, and a grilled pineapple. Fresh grilled fruits like pineapple and mango that holds up well over the coals, paired with balsamic vinegar makes for a sensational salad.

We’ve listed just a few ideas for this summer, but you can get inspired by our Signature Homes Pinterest Boards here. Get geared up for summer and enjoy the upcoming season!

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