So here’s a little secret. Only it’s not really a secret, but we’ll let that slide. B and I are pretty much obsessed with grilling. During the summer months we fire up the grill almost daily, grilling everything from veggies to fruit to skewers to sandwiches on the regular. We love hitting up the local farmer’s market, snatching up whatever fresh produce we can, tossing it in a good aged balsamic, a little olive oil and seasonings and then grilling everything to get those perfectly charred edges that taste so so amazing. So today I’ve rounded up 10 of the most delicious looking recipes just begging for you to get outside and cook over the grill.
Anyone else feeling hungry? Fire up the grill and check out summer’s 10 best grill recipes!
Gosh, I love stripes something fierce. And truthfully, while I’m pretty much stripes-obsessed all year long, I particularly love them in the summer months. They have that perfectly preppy feel that I really can’t get enough of during the hot summer months. Paired with denim or linen or chambray, stripes just get the job done for me. Right now as I’m working on holding onto summer tight with both hands, I’m particularly loving these striped out pieces. That duffle bag? That perfect striped tee? I’ll take one of each, please, and thank you!
[Shop | 1: Striped tee | 2: Striped sunglasses | 3: Striped mini skirt | 4: Striped duffle bag | 5: Striped iPhone case | 6: Striped hair ties | 7: Striped espadrilles.]
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Happiest Monday to you, friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Ours was busy, but so much fun. We went to dinner at a friend’s cottage along the lake, spent yesterday moored out at our favorite swimming hole in the Thousand Islands and just generally tried to soak up every bit of summer that we could. In our parts everyone is already starting to talk like summer is over and that the inevitable long, cold winter is practically here, which is a sentiment I’m refusing to support just yet. This color palette is my way of holding onto summer just as long as I can! Heat and humidity, wide brimmed sun hats and refreshing fruity drinks for days. Also, these colors are just plain gorgeous together and I love the tropical vibe they give off, so there’s that, right?
[Photos, from top: La Vita Mia | Elena Beregatnova | Olivia Rae James for Gardenista.]
Every year around this time I profess my love for all things blueberry. Today that entirely expected rhetoric continues. We’re heading to a friend’s housewarming party at their new summer home this evening so I have a dessert to prep. While it won’t be blueberry in nature (I’m actually bringing my no-bake Oreo peanut butter cake), I’m thinking I should reconsider that because these blueberry pies in little jars? Way way too cool. So today I’m leaving you with three blueberry recipes I think I need to try and your weekly dose of Friday Link Love. See you here on Monday and have a fabulous weekend! xoxo
[Blueberry pie in a jar | Blueberry mint fizz | Blueberry cheesecake cupcakes.]
When I went glamping with Skinny Cow to kick off the summer, one of the best parts was all of the yummy Skinny Cow ice cream and candy that followed us wherever we went. Always the fan of classic summer s’mores, you can bet that the chocolate candies piled high on trays near the campfire for making s’mores had me at hello! Turns out, swapping out plain chocolate squares for Skinny Cow’s Dreamy Clusters has become my new favorite way to fix s’mores. I’ve dubbed this summer’s best s’mores recipe and with good reason! These s’mores are delicious and they have that little extra something-something going on that any chocolate lover is sure to love.
To make them, all you need is the standard marshmallows and graham crackers, along with a stash of your favorite Skinny Cow candy. I love the dark chocolate Dreamy Clusters, but the caramel Divine Filled Chocolates are also pretty heavenly for s’mores making adventures. Roast your marshmallows over the campfire and sandwich them between two graham cracker halves loaded up with your pick of chocolate. Smush that bad boy together so it’s all ooey and gooey and indulge!
I busted these out at a recent campfire with friends and not a single person missed the standard chocolate squares. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’re all in agreement that we’re never going back to “normal” s’mores from here on out. These things are the real deal. Delicious, unexpected and the perfect way to indulge in summer’s favorite dessert in a way that makes your tastebuds happy while still being sensible. Win-win-win. Probably you should bust these out these weekend for a little backyard glamping action! Just saying.
For more from my amazing time glamping in Montana, you can revisit the photos and the video I shot for you here and here. Hoping to indulge in a glamping trip of your very own? You can also see my tips for what to pack when glamping and see my favorite things to pack when traveling for business mixed with pleasure. From start to finish, my glamping experience with Skinny Cow was the trip of a lifetime, which is something I wish for every one of you. So find a way to add a little adventure to your summer! These s’mores cooked over a backyard campfire paired with a glass of wine and your favorite oversized hoodie will you get you started in the right direction.
You can truly have it all with Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy – incredibly delicious and indulgent yet ridiculously sensible! This summer, Skinny Cow is inspiring our girlfriends everywhere to have it all again by going glamping! Think camping with all the glamorous resort frills – bubble baths, candlelight dinners, feather pillows and so much more. Skinny Cow’s Girls Gone Glamping Sweepstakes is taking 9 lucky winners and their best friends on the glamping getaway of a lifetime! Pop over to Skinny Cow for the details and get yourself entered to win.
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[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]