the ultimate summer round-up! 50 recipes for summer parties

50 recipes for perfect for summer parties! | summer food, summer parties, summer recipes, summer appetizers, summer desserts, summer drinks, easy entertaining, entertaining tips |

summer is here! plays well with butter tips for entertaining a crowd this summer, plus 50 amazing summer recipes for appetizers, cocktails, main dishes, side dishes, & desserts perfect for summer parties & gatherings.  what are you waiting for?!  pull out the grill, get some lawn games going, & let’s have a party!!! i’m beyond excited today: summer is finally here in minnesota!!! summer is my absolute favorite season to entertain.  yes, i realize that…

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kind of major life update.

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so, i kind of have a secret that i’ve been keeping from you. to say i’ve been DYING to tell you is a complete & total understatement.  are you ready for it? ok…here it goes:  last week, i put in my 2 weeks notice at my corporate job. holy shit.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yup.  june 30th is my corporate retirement date. (!!!!!!!!) starting july 1st, i’ll be pursuing my passion with food & beverage recipe development, content…

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aglio olio zoodles with summer vegetables and shrimp

zoodles tossed into a garlic-infused olive oil with lemon & loads of summer vegetables. topped off with shrimp, grated cheese, and a good sprinkle of crushed red chili, these aglio olio zoodles are going to be your new favorite this summer! | gluten free, healthy recipe, summer food, summer party, vegetables, farmers market recipe, easy recipe |

zoodles tossed into a garlic-infused olive oil with lemon & loads of summer vegetables.  topped off with shrimp, grated cheese, and a good sprinkle of crushed red chili, these aglio olio zoodles are going to be your new favorite this summer! guys! it’s officially summer! happy summer solstice 2017!!! *raises both hands & does a happy dance* i honestly could not be happier about summer’s arrival this year. our days in minnesota are longer &…

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prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze

a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze.  this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly – so delicious!  prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights.    ummm…can i tell you a secret? i don’t really love cantaloupe. i’m a total cantaloupe-loving imposter. & after much serious contemplation of my lack of a love for cantaloupe, i think it comes…

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ellie’s rosemary greyhound boozy popsicles

greyhound boozy popsicles are perfect for summer! tart fresh grapefruit juice is balanced by a homemade rosemary simple syrup, these alcohol popsicles are going to be your new go-to for summer entertaining! | summer drinks, homemade alcohol popsicle recipe, boozy popsicle recipe, girls night, summer party, greyhound cocktail, vodka cocktail |

happy thursday!!  i am back from hawaii but headed straight to milwaukee for my best friend’s wedding (be sure to follow along on instagram!).  in order to keep bringing you some fresh recipe fun for summer, a couple of my blogging besties so graciously have agreed to help bring you some amazingness!  today comes a seriously drool-worthy boozy cocktail from my girlfriend ellie.  hungry by nature is where e puts out some amazing, wholesome recipes that will make you feel…

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strawberry pb&j protein smoothies

a creamy, delicious smoothie recipe for an easy, healthy breakfast for any busy weekday mornings! these peanut butter & jelly strawberry smoothies are loaded with strawberries, peanut butter, & oats to keep you full until lunchtime. | smoothie, healthy smoothie, protein shake, healthy breakfast, smoothie pack, gluten free, vegan, iifym |

a creamy, delicious smoothie recipe for an easy, healthy breakfast for any busy weekday morning! these peanut butter & jelly strawberry smoothies are loaded with strawberries, peanut butter, & oats to keep you full until lunchtime. make smoothie packs in advance for an easy on-the-go breakfast, & feel free to use non-dairy milk & a plant-based gluten-free protein powder to make this smoothie vegan-friendly & gluten-free! aloha! i’m actually currently headed home to minneapolis from…

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georgie’s shredded chicken spring rolls

shredded chicken spring rolls (+ a to die for dipping sauce!) are the perfect summer appetizer for a dinner or lunch! super fresh & super easy to whip up!!

ALOOOOOOHA!  a couple of my blogging besties are pinch-hitting for me while i’m enjoying vacation island vibes with chris & the hawaiian side of my family.  today comes an amazingly fresh & summery recipe from my gal pal georgie.  g is the sweetest aussie-transplant & she lives with her hubs in portland, oregon.  the home cook’s kitchen is g’s culinary internet playground & she’s seriously like my blogging soul sister.  she knows a thing or 2 about…

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lavender lemonade rosé cocktails

lavender lemonade rosé cocktails taste like summer! pair your favorite dry rosé with a tangy & sweet homemade lavender lemonade & topped with sparkling water. be prepared to sip on these lavender lemonade rosé cocktails all summer long. these simple pink drinks are perfect for mother’s day, bridal showers, girls night, or just having a drink or two on a friday night while your guy drinks beer. seriously pretty, seriously delicious, seriously easy! | cocktail recipe, lavender cocktail, rose cocktail, girls night, summer drink |

lavender lemonade rosé cocktails taste like summer!  pair your favorite dry rosé with a tangy & sweet homemade lavender lemonade & be prepared to sip on these lavender lemonade rosé cocktails all summer long.  perfect for mother’s day, bridal showers, girls’ night, or just having a drink or two on a friday night while your guy drinks beer.  seriously pretty, seriously delicious, seriously easy! so, raise your hand if you’ve ever accidentally drank a bottle…

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summer crostini with prosciutto, goat cheese, & homemade cantaloupe jam

simple homemade crostini topped with salty prosciutto, tangy goat cheese, & an easy homemade cantaloupe & honey jam. these 4-ingredient crostini are just as simple as they are elegant. perfect to serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party or to bring along with you to any summer parties you have this year! say hello to my little friends. pahhhhhahaha. so cheesy. BUT ACTUALLY CHEESY…do ya see that goat cheese?!?!?! hahahahaha. HA. you GUYS!…

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rose 101:  the ultimate guide to buying (& drinking!) rose wine.

a rosé 101 guide with everything you need to know when it comes to picking the perfect bottle of rosé | rosé wine, rosé all day, rosé pairing, girls night, girls night drinks, summer drinks, wine guide, rosé guide for beginners, rosé basics |

 it’s that time of year again: summer is right around the corner & rosé season is coming into full swing!  read on for a rosé 101 guide with everything you need to know when it comes to picking the perfect bottle of rosé this summer!  we’ve all been there. you know, those times on a beautiful summer day.  the weather is perfectly warm but still a little bit breezy & the sun is shining.  you’re…

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