Too Darn Hot To Cook Recipe Round Up


The weather predictions for as far as the eye can see is more of the same hot,  humid and dry weather most of the country and much of the world has been enduring the past two weeks.


In other words, it is going to be too darn hot.

You know, I really don’t feel like even looking at a stove on days like this. Do you feel the same way? Or is it just me?

I mean the temperature and heat already sap 85% of my energy. Don’t have much energy left to cook. And I don’t want to be standing over a hot stove when the temperature is so darn hot.

Neither do I want the expense of eating out all the time either.

So today I have gathered up the best MTTD no-cooking or little cooking recipes to help you stay cool and yet have delicious, easy, and inexpensive meals till this heat wave is over.

There are over two dozen delicious recipes below for all meals plus some desserts and cold drinks too. All of them are cold or require very little cooking.

Just click the links to get the recipes.

Tomorrow I will share a few new cool very little cooking recipes with you too.


Avocado Toast

Lunch or Dinner

Pesto Sauce

No Cook Tomato Sauce for Spaghetti

Tuna or Salmon Cucumber Boats

Charcuterie Platter

Asparagus with Soft Egg and Anchovies


Croissant Ham and Pear Sandwich

Lox and Bagels

Egg and Tomato Hero


Soups & Salads

Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups

Curried Chicken Salad with Lime Juice and Red Grapes

Cherry Chicken Salad

Melon Salad with Orange and Lime Juice Dressing

Corn Salad With Tuna Fish

Radish and Parsley Salad with Lemon

Egg Salad

Chilled Raspberry Soup

Hungarian Cold Cherry Soup


Sly Lemon Pie

Ice Cream Deluxe Cake

Cold Drinks

Sparkling Limeade

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Vanilla Raspberry Lemonade


REMEMBER!!!! Tomorrow I will share a few brand new quick and easy too darn hot to cook recipes.

Now for your hot summer day entertainment,  a video of the song, “Too Darn Hot” from the musical Kiss Me Kate.

The quality of this video is not too great. However, the singing and dancing are top rate; FAR better than any of the other videos I have seen; far better too than any of the several versions  of Kiss Me Kate I have seen live.

This is from the many awards winning 2001 Broadway revival of Kiss Me Kate. The great choreography and pulsating energy level of the singers and dancers makes this version a standout. Enjoy.



Quote of the Day

Heat, ma’am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.

Sydney Smith


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