Family BBQ Recipes to Try This Summer

Forget dining in a crowded restaurant — this summer, it’s all about the fun of cooking in your kitchen and enjoying company and sunshine on your patio! From brand new, stainless steel appliances to wide open space outside, your Weaver home is the hot eatery of the season. (Plus, no wait times and steep checks, of course.) Take a look at a few of our favorite recipes for a family BBQ to cook, serve, and enjoy this summer: 


Easy Caprese Quiche: Turn your favorite light and tasty summer salad into a morning treat!

Bananas Foster French Toast Kebabs: This “portable” delicacy is perfect for any brunch party.

Mini Pancake Tacos: They’re fruity, they’re sweet, and they’re almost too adorable to eat…

Mini Bagels and Lox: When you turn a brunch staple into finger food, you have a pleaser for any crowd.

Apps and Sides

Melon Prosciutto Skewers: Sophisticated and fun, these skewers are packed with the most incredible flavors.

Corn Salad: Nothing says summer quite like a classic corn salad mixed with your favorite add-ins.

Salmon Ceviche with Mango: Get fancy with this fine-dining dish that tastes even better when eaten at home!

Summer Cucumber Salad: Light, refreshing cucumbers covered in a silky sour cream sauce… say no more.

Main Dish

Grilled Margarita Pizza: This cheesy classic is so much fun to make (and even more fun to eat, of course).

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets: From the crispy coating to the juicy meat, this irresistible dish steals the show.

Summer Squash, Mint, and Pecorino Pasta: Light and flavorful pasta is perfect for an at-home date night.

Cherry Tomato Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs: Topped with burrata, this dish will melt any heart!

Grilled Chicken with Coconut-Lime Slaw: Simple to make and bursting with flavor, here’s your new go-to.

On the Grill

Grilled Moroccan Steak and Carrots: Get your grilling skills ready to cook this delectable steak to perfection! 

Black-Berry Glazed Chicken: Delicious, juicy chicken smothered in a sweet sauce redefines “winner winner…”

Grilled Hotdogs with Fixins: Spice up classic BBQ hotdogs with tangy horseradish, zesty pickles, and more! 

Chicken and Black Bean Nachos: Yes, nachos taste even better when melted to perfection on the grill…

Cocktails and Drinks

Grapefruit Sidecar: With cognac, grapefruit juice, and triple sec, this sweet and spicy drink is a summer hit.

Blueberry Ginger Cooler This fresh, fruity, and sparkling mocktail tastes like beach days and sunshine!

Strawberry Jalapeno Mint Julep: Add a little heat to your favorite classic cocktail and enjoy the mix of flavors.

Kiwi Mojito Mocktail: Beat the heat with this light and refreshing drink that’s just as pretty as it is tasty.


Cucumber Key Lime Pie: One forkful of this tangy and sweet pie and you’ll be in seventh heaven…

Blackberry Coconut Tart: Marry the unique flavors of blackberries and coconut and you have a winner.

Rocky Road Pie: Nothing says summer love quite like the mix of chocolate, peanuts, and marshmallows.

Gourmet S’mores: Bananas, peanut butter, strawberries, cinnamon marshmallows… need we say s’more?

From all of us at Weaver Homes, happy cooking!

New vs. Used: The Advantages of a New Weaver Home

At Weaver Homes, we believe your home should reflect you inside and out. And while a used home has all the “pieces,” it doesn’t have the heart. With a fresh, untouched home as your canvas, you finally get to put your wants and needs first — and make your home feel like home.

From all-new systems and energy-efficient features to modern finishes and stylish design, a beautiful new home in Pittsburgh makes life easier and more enjoyable every day. Take a look at the advantages of a new Weaver home vs. any used home you’ve seen before.

Buying a New Home vs. Used

Home Systems

Used: Old, antiquated systems that require repairs, and cause code concerns and maintenance issues
New: New plumbing, electric, heating, and cooling systems that run efficiently and give you peace of mind

Style and Design

Used: Design choices that reflect another family from another time
New: Wide open space, along with outdoor living areas, that allow you to incorporate your style and live comfortably (plus, you’ll make your own selections in our design studio)!

Floor Plan

Used: A layout that’s out of your hands and not reflective of your lifestyle
New: A modern plan chosen by you to fit your needs for number of bedrooms, bonus rooms, and beyond


Used: Competition from other potential buyers that can force you to raise your bid price
New: Purchase your new home at a set price, with no competition and zero stress — no more bidding wars!

Warranty Program

Used: Depending on its age, the home and everything in it are likely long past warranty coverage, so no warranties mean large repair bills
New: Peace of mind today, tomorrow, and down the line

Energy Efficiency

Used: Missing today’s energy energy that save you’re looking for
New: Expertly built with energy-efficient features to that save you money and keep you comfortable year-round

The Area

Used: An unfamiliar location that you didn’t necessarily want or choose
New: A desirable community complete with the contemporary amenities you love, near everything that you need

As you compare new construction vs. resale, be sure to consider just how much a high-end home will enhance your daily routine. Aside from saving you money in the long run, a new Weaver home lets you live the happier, healthier lifestyle you want and deserve. This summer, we’re saying “out with the old, in with the new”… there’s no better way to live your life.

For more information about our new homes throughout Pittsburgh, give us a call at 724-609-5261.

Meet June, Your Online Sales Consultant!


To us, home is the most safe and comforting place in the world. And we believe that the steps to finding this special place should be just as uncomplicated. We’ve designed our entire process to be clear cut, concise, and easy to follow — because your journey home should be just as enjoyable as everything that comes next.

This week, we’re excited to introduce you to June, your online sales consultant! Knowledgeable, attentive, and so much fun to work with, there’s no better person to have on your side than June. As your first point of contact and 24/7 resource for all things Weaver Homes, she’ll guide you through this exciting part of the process! 

June will personally connect you to the communities and sales consultants that fit your individual needs. So whether you want to build a brand new home from the ground up or settle into a beautiful move-in-ready home right away, June will put you on the right path forward. And of course, whenever you have questions or concerns, she’ll provide all the answers and information you need.

With June by your side, you can rest assured that your process will be easy and enjoyable. There’s no better way to come home! If you’re ready to get started, talk to June today. She can’t wait to meet you!