Cranberry Walnut Cream Cheese Dip {it’s Christmas in July}

Cranberry Walnut Cream Cheese Dip from #shop

I’ve been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for this post and my cream cheese dip recipe. As is always the case, I will not tell a lie, nor fabricate truths, nor justify things that I don’t believe in, so all opinions are mine alone. Thanks for the fabulous opportunity, #CollectiveBias!

Cranberry Walnut Cream Cheese Dip from #shop

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël!  No, your eyes aren’t malfunctioning…it’s 89 degrees in the shade outside, it’s mid-July in Wisconsin, and I am definitely celebrating Christmas. The weather is gorgeous, but because I’m in the mood for a little Bing Crosby and his White Christmas, I’m celebrating like it’s December 25th!  Grab your coat and scarf and bundle up, because it’s about to get winter white in here!
Every great Christmas celebration deserves delicious food, so I’ve brought you a  festive recipe for Cranberry Walnut Cream Cheese Dip. Click here to get the recipe

Holiday Traditions with a Recipe for Fireworks Orzo Salad

Fireworks Orzo Salad - This side dish recipe has fresh veggies, vibrant colors, and an explosion of flavor, just like fireworks! #MyPicknSave #shop

This orzo salad recipe and post were created for Collective Bias® and its advertiser, Pick ‘n Save. I was compensated for this post, but all thoughts and opinions stated here are solely mine. Thank you, #CollectiveBias, for this great opportunity! I’ve blogged about my love for the 4th of July in a previous post, and… 

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Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies

Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies Recipe from @itsyummi

The 4th of July is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your outdoor picnics and parties. These patriotic pinwheel cookies are super fun and easy to make, and they’ll put a spark of fun into your festivities!

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Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters {#KickOffToSummerWeek2014}

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters from #recipe #appetizer

Today’s recipe is for shrimp and corn salsa shooters. Jumbo shrimp are sitting on a bed of cocktail sauce and spicy corn salsa. It’s a yummi appetizer that’s easy to make and fun to eat! Grab your apron and come in to the virtual kitchen and we’ll whip some up together. Oh, and while you’re here, you can enter to win a $150 Amazon gift card! Won’t that kick your Summer off in a wonderful way?!

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters from

Today is the FINAL day of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps.  It’s been a week of food, fun, and giveaways!  If you missed any of our posts, you can catch up with everything HERE. You can also search #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our spectacular ideas and giveaways!