We are SO EXCITED to launch our Fresh & Lean Family Dinners summer meal plan today! Summertime eating is a favorite of mine. Who doesn't love all of the fresh produce and outdoor grilling during this season? Our summer meal plan showcases all of those delicious summer foods. Why Meal Plan? Meal planning helps keep your grocery bill within budget. (It also keeps me from eating out!) Meal planning helps you eat healthier. Meal planning eases the "whats for dinner?" . . .
One of my favorite things to order at Outback Restaurant is shrimp on the barbie. And I have a copycat recipe that is spot on! This easy barbecue shrimp will become your new favorite grilling recipe. Choosing The Right Shrimp When it comes to purchasing shrimp, always choose fresh if available. The next best will be frozen. For this recipe you will need jumbo shrimp. There are about 16 shrimp per pound with this size. I prefer them to be: deveined shelled and the tail . . .
Growing up my mom would slice a fresh cucumber from the garden and put them in a tubberware bowl with white vinegar and salt and pepper. We loved eating those vinegar-y cucumber slices. She would make them for all of our summer BBQs and family get togethers over the summers. I have really fond memories of running barefoot and eating lots of yummy summer foods like this marinated cucumber salad. This post is sponsored by Redmond Real Salt. These salts are truly my favorite and all opinions . . .
After having this salad while dining a Bucca Di Beppo a few times I knew I had to make it at home. It is a perfect blend of flavors and textures. After some recipe testing I came up with this apple gorgonzola salad recipe. Food and Memories I have really fond memories of dining at Bucca De Beppo and eating this salad. When my husband and I were newly married we were invited to eat at Bucca on Valentine's Day with a big group of people. We continued this tradition many times and always . . .
4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the tradition, the friends and family, and the food. We do all of this because we LOVE this country. There is no better place in the world and I am grateful for those who have fought and given their lives so we can have a rich and full life. These 4th of July recipes are made to be delicious, but also to create memories and tradition. We have everything from main dishes, to sides and desserts, and even drinks. So dig in! Main . . .
A few years back some friends brought this tasty asparagus salad to a BBQ. This salad was gone in 2 seconds flat. Everyone asked for the recipe, including me, and it has been a staple ever since. Perfect For A BBQ This dish is PERFECT for summer evening dinners. You will love this along with any sort of grilled meat. We had this with steaks and corn on the cob the other night with my family. My brother said that the only thing he would change about it was to have more of it in his . . .
A summertime favorite growing up was s'mores. We would make them while camping along with tin foil dinners and banana boats. Some roasted their marshmallows perfectly, some lit them on fire, and some just ate them raw. It was always a fun and delicious tradition. Years later when I became a newlywed, my husband and I bought an outdoor fire pit and had a few friends over for s'mores. I creates a s'mores bar with some fun new ingredients. Today, I want to share some of those with you! . . .
Lemonade is the perfect summer refreshment, right? We have some pretty killer lemonade recipes here on the blog. Be sure to check out our classic lemonade and our strawberry lemonade. Divine. But today I want to talk to you about my newest creation. Sparkling Lavender lemonade. The Benefits of Lavender I think every mom out there needs a little R&R, and this lemonade is just that. Lavender is kind of the swiss army knife of home remedies. It aids in: insomnia anxiety . . .
Every time I walk into the grocery store during the summer months I can't get enough of that amazing aroma of fresh peaches! I can't help but buy some EVERY time! I love those sweet juicy peaches in the summer! Such a treat! After one of my peach shopping sprees I got this idea that I should whip up some peach lemonade! Simple & Fresh What's not to love about this peach lemonade recipe: lemons peaches sugar We Love Lemonade Lemonade is kind of a favorite around . . .
My first taste of this buffalo chicken dip recipe was at a 4th of July. I ate and ate and ate that dip. I couldn't believe I had never had it before, because it was soooo delicious! This post was created in partnership with Bare Snacks. All opinions are my own. Simple Ingredients You'll never believe how easy it is to create this buffalo chicken dip recipe. The ingredients are probably in your fridge. hot sauce blue cheese dressing cream cheese jack cheese . . .
Fresh, bright, light...oh so yummy. That's how I would describe this lemon herb tilapia dinner. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if you aren't a seafood fan you need to try tilapia. It is so mild and so easy to prepare. You'll be converted! Simple But Delicious The ingredients are so simple. Here's the basics: tilapia garlic dill parsley lemon shallot A Quick Meal! I started out this recipe with a shallot, some dills, some parsley, and some . . .
Easy Lemon Bars are something I remember as being a "grown-up" dessert when I was a kid. My mom would make them occasionally and I don't remember particularly liking them. Funny how as you grow up so does your taste. I Love Lemon Desserts! Now that I'm an adult I love lemon desserts - and lemon bars are at the top of the list! But I also love lemon cookies, trifles with lemon filling. It's on my to-do list to put my lemon curd recipe on the blog, because it's a favorite as . . .