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 . . .
We are HUGE fans of Zupas Cafe in Utah. This was like the mecca for the perfect soup, salad, and sandwich place. We always grab their Nuts About Berries salad and this Wisconsin Cauliflower soup. Since we live quite far from the actual restaurant then we make copycats at home, of course. Make them together and your belly will be so happy. Let's break down this salad. Nuts about Berries Salad There are three main components added to the salad to make the ever popular nuts about . . .
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 . . .
I first had this salad at a conference that was catered. I have to tell you that I'm not a fan of arugula, but I could not stop scarfing down my lunch! I knew I had to recreate this sweet pot arugula quinoa salad and serve it to as many people as possible.Expose the world to this delicious combination. How to make sweet potato arugula quinoa salad Lets talk about this salad in sections. It's a few different, but all equally imporant parts, together to make it incredible! The quinoa I . . .
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! . . .
If you follow us on instagram you'll know I'm completely addicted to these crispy sweet potatoes & dipping sauce. A good friend made them for us at dinner a few months ago and I can't stop (wont stop) eating them. It's a healthy, seriously tasty snack, side or any meal. I've been making these in the oven- until recently I received an air fryer oven and tried them out in there. SOLD! It cooks them in half the time to a crispy tender perfection. What is an Air Fryer? If you really . . .