Summer Recipes

Red Pepper + Chive Deviled Eggs

Red Pepper + Chive Deviled Eggs

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. After a long, gray week of nonstop rain, we finally had an abundance of sunshine this weekend and it felt incredible. And now it’s the run up to Easter! Naturally no Easter festivities are properly complete without a killer deviled eggs recipe, so today I’m serving up just that. To be honest, my mom tends to be the deviled egg maker in our family, but we love to make them …

Three Homemade Lemonade Recipes

Three Homemade Lemonade Recipes

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With Easter coming up next week, I’m admittedly in full-on brunch mode. Actually, because I consider any day ending in y a perfect reason to do brunch, Easter may well not have anything to do with it, but regardless, brunch has been on my mind a lot lately. So, too, is the promise of warmer days in the coming months, all of which has …

Tomato + Farro Mozzarella Salad

Tomato + Farro Mozzarella Salad

I made this salad a couple of weeks ago for the first time in a long time, and couldn’t believe that it ever fell out of my regular rotation of solid, delicious, healthy dishes that I generally go to again and again. I’m really trying to get back to the basics over here, cleaning the junk out of my diet and starting to focus in on some of my personal goals of weight loss and just generally taking better care …

Three Easy Weeknight Pizza + Salad Pairings

Three Easy Weeknight Pizza + Salad Pairings

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I was looking at my calendar a few days ago and realized that from now straight through the holiday season is pretty much maxed out. Between work obligations, various holiday parties, family gatherings, and chorus concerts, there are very few days without some kind of commitment. Add in the need to tackle the organizational aspects of the holidays (gift shopping, wrapping, …

12 Seriously Delicious Camping Recipes

12 Seriously Delicious Camping Recipes

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We head out tomorrow on our big annual camping trip and I could not be more excited. We are in serious need of a little getaway! If you’ve been reading along for any length of time, you’ll know that a huge group of extended family and loads of friends take up residence on an island for three days each year in late August. It’s accessible only by boat so once we’re there, we’re there. It’s like summer camp for grown …

How to Make Fresh Summer Smoothie Bowls

How to Make Fresh Summer Smoothie Bowls

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Last summer I was pregnant and could not get enough of everything frozen and fruity. This summer it is insanely hot on the east coast and I have had precisely zero interest in turning on my stove for weeks, effectively leading me to go back to craving all things frozen at every meal. Enter these fruity summer smoothie bowls! They’re my …

15 of Summer’s Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

15 of Summer’s Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

I make no secret of the fact that ice cream is legitimately my favorite food. Ever. Of all time. No contest. I’m smart and I don’t let myself eat it every day for every meal the way I would love to, but I do love me a good ice cream cone in the summer. Playing around with more homemade ice cream recipes before summer’s end is high on my priority list, so I’ve rounded up a huge handful of delicious …

12 Perfect Summer Peach Recipes

12 Perfect Summer Peach Recipes

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Few summer treasures make me quite as happy as fresh summer peaches. I usually just snack on them as is, but I also love them in cocktails and even pancakes! With the height of summer gardening season about to reach its peak here in our area, an ode to the peach seemed appropriate. Today I’ve rounded up all the peach recipes you can handle from ice cream to cocktails to pie and pizzas! Pin away, friends. You’re going to want …

12 Festive Red, White + Blue 4th of July Recipes

12 Festive Red, White + Blue 4th of July Recipes

Following that one particularly sparkly and festive holiday in December, the 4th of July is very easily my favorite holiday. I’m pretty sure it’s because I love summer, but I’m also pretty sure it’s because I am kind of a fireworks fanatic. Plus all that red, white and blue patriotic spirit gets me right in the feels, friends. Little kids with faces painted with sparkly red and blue stars? I am all about that life. I kind of wish I …

15 Must-Try Taco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

15 Must-Try Taco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Tacos! Put a few little tacos on a plate and you’re instantly speaking my love language. With Cinco de Mayo coming up quick, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about tacos and how they should be the national food of everywhere. Today I’ve rounded up 15 must-try taco recipes! We’re talking breakfast tacos, vegetarian tacos, fish tacos, vegan tacos, the works! (Ok, admittedly most of these are vegan or vegetarian taco recipes, but you know how I do.) Friends, …

10 Yummy Summer Popsicle Recipes

10 Yummy Summer Popsicle Recipes

I am going to go ahead and call it, friends. 2015 is officially the year of the homemade popsicle. The internet is no stranger to a good popsicle recipe, mind you, but this year they seem to be just about everywhere. Personally? I’m totally ok with that, because I find myself wanting to eat popsicles just about every day. No, not some weird pregnancy craving, just my latest summer obsession. Who’s with me? Cold fruit just tastes so good this …

6 Super Delicious Summer Peach Recipes

6 Super Delicious Summer Peach Recipes

I seriously can’t get enough of all the peaches popping up right now at the farmer’s market and the local grocery stores. I find myself wanting to bring more home just about on the daily. They’re so darn good just to snack on or grilled, roasted, worked into salads, whipped into cocktails, you name it. Today I’m sharing six super delicious summer peach recipes, all of which I want to try while peaches are still in season. Those peach tarts with …