white bean pesto hummus

a creamy, dreamy, totally addictive white bean hummus loaded with the bright flavors of pesto & lemon. perfect for healthy end-of-summer snacking, an easy appetizer to bring to potlucks, or the perfect snack to bring to a football party!

a creamy, dreamy, totally addictive white bean pesto hummus loaded with the bright flavors of pesto & lemon. perfect for healthy end-of-summer snacking, an easy appetizer to bring to potlucks, or the perfect snack to bring to a football party! hey-yo! i hope this post finds you doing exactly what i’m doing this very second: frantically preparing to enjoy one of the last weekends of the summer. chris & i are packing up & heading out of…

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raspberry swirl lemon pound cake

a lemon pound cake swirled with the vibrant flavor of fresh raspberries. topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry swirl lemon pound cake is the perfect understated, yet elegant, dessert for summer entertaining.

a lemon pound cake swirled with the vibrant flavor of fresh raspberries. topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry swirl lemon pound cake is the perfect understated, yet elegant, dessert for summer entertaining.  this post is brought to you by Driscoll’s & The FeedFeed. all opinions are my own. thank you, as always, for visiting plays well with butter & supporting the brands that support me! 💜 friends. can we talk about…

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grilled vegetarian tacos (with portobellos & poblanos & chipotle lime goat cheese drizzle!)

grilled vegetarian tacos loaded with end of summer vegetables (poblanos, red bell pepper, portobello mushrooms) that have been roasted over the direct flame on the grill. topped with a handful of spicy microgreens & a creamy, smoky, tangy goat cheese spread full of chipotle & lime. only thing missing is margs & guac!

grilled vegetarian tacos loaded with end of summer vegetables (poblanos, red bell pepper, portobello mushrooms) that have been roasted over the direct flame on the grill. topped with a handful of spicy microgreens & a creamy, smoky, tangy goat cheese spread full of chipotle & lime. only thing missing is margs & guac!  when i told chris we were having tacos for dinner, his eyes lit up. when chris asked me what kind of tacos we were…

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summer glow bowls

equal parts entrée salad & nourishing bowl, summer glow bowls are end of summer perfection. the best produce of the season (kale, arugula, red bell pepper, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes) is tossed with quinoa, fresh herbs, & a homemade curry vinaigrette. summertime, perfected!

equal parts entrée salad & nourishing bowl, summer glow bowls are end of summer perfection. the best produce of the season (kale, arugula, red bell pepper, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes) is tossed with quinoa, fresh herbs, & a homemade curry vinaigrette. summertime, perfected! SUMMER GLOW BOWLS. oh yeah. guys, we’re doin’ it! so i’m going to be completely honest here…i don’t know what makes a glow bowl a glow bowl. are glow bowls even a thing?…

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limoncello prosecco floats with lemon sorbetto

3-ingredient limoncello prosecco floats with lemon sorbetto are the perfect boozy dessert cocktail for summer! a scoop of lemon sorbetto gets simply drowned with a shot of limoncello & topped off with a generous splash of prosecco. light, refreshing, & easy. the perfect ending for any summer gathering!

3-ingredient limoncello prosecco floats with lemon sorbetto are the perfect boozy dessert cocktail for summer! a scoop of lemon sorbetto gets simply drowned with a shot of limoncello & topped off with a generous splash of prosecco. light, refreshing, & easy. the perfect ending for any summer gathering! holy. schmoly. guys! how is it already august 1?!  summer always flies by. i think it’s in the very nature of summer. you know? you fill your…

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mom’s summer salad with arugula, tomatoes, & israeli couscous

a simple summer salad straight from my mom's kitchen! a bed of peppery fresh arugula is topped with israeli couscous & perfectly ripened tomatoes & drizzled with a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette & reduced balsamic. ready in less than 15 minutes, this simple summer salad is the perfect dish to share at a summer party or to serve for a healthy, fast weeknight dinner!

a simple summer salad straight from my mom’s kitchen! a bed of peppery fresh arugula is topped with israeli couscous & perfectly ripened tomatoes & drizzled with a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette & reduced balsamic. ready in less than 15 minutes, this simple summer salad is the perfect dish to share at a summer party or to serve for a healthy, fast weeknight dinner! hey, hey you guys!!! i’m so excited to be sharing a new recipe…

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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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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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