Category Archives: Seasonal

Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives

I’m a big fan of deviled eggs, especially in the summer! I love the classic deviled eggs like mom used to make, but I thought I’d try making some with a few extra add-ins, like bacon and fresh chives. You just can’t go wrong when you add bacon and chives to a recipe! 🙂

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Classic Potato Salad

Potato Salad is a summertime favorite—great for picnics, potlucks, cookouts, meals on the patio…you name it! There are lots of different potato salad recipes out there, but I wanted to make one that was on the classic side, and the classic potato salads I’ve had seem to always include cubed potatoes, mayo, vinegar, mustard, chopped pickles or pickle relish, hard boiled eggs, and paprika sprinkled on top!

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Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie

I saw this smoothie at Food.com and was kind of intrigued by the blueberry/green tea combination, wondering just what that would taste like. I had plenty of green tea on hand, some blueberries in my freezer, and vanilla yogurt in my fridge, so I didn’t have to buy a single thing to make this, which was nice! You do have to plan ahead a little before you make it though, because it works best if you brew the tea the night before and refrigerate it so it’s chilled in the morning.

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Blackberry-Honey Lemonade

Drinking lemonade in the summertime is always a treat, and it can be a nice change of pace trying out different lemonade flavors. I’ve made Strawberry Lemonade, so I thought I’d try making some lemonade with blackberries. And I wanted to sweeten it with honey instead of sugar to make it a little healthier—I’m not sure if it’s really that much healthier, but the honey gives this lemonade a nice light sweetenss!

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Easy Patriotic Cookies

If you’re looking for an easy patriotic dessert idea, these Easy Patriotic Cookies are really so super easy to make! You can use your favorite store-bought cookies, like chocolate sandwich cookies, shortbread, peanut butter, chocolate chip, or oatmeal cookies…OR you can use your own homemade cookies. You simply dip the cookies in melted chocolate and then sprinkle on some red, white, and blue sprinkles for a festive, patriotic look!

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