Farmer’s Market Potato Salad
4th of July | Easter | Healthier Side Dishes | Memorial Day | Recipe Collections and Roundups | Recipes | Salads | Side Dishes | Vegetarian

Farmer’s Market Potato Salad

Freshly made potato salad is the recipe hot summer days are made for. Bright scents of fresh dill fill the air while crisp crunches of pepper and carrot from the local farmer’s market make your taste buds do a happy dance. Perfect for potlucks, picnics, or any day it’s just a bit too hot to…

Healthy Chicken Waldorf Salad
4th of July | Chicken | Healthier Foods | Healthier Main Dishes | Lunch | Main Dishes | Memorial Day | Recipes | Salads | Turkey

Healthy Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad is a fresh and filling salad packed with vibrant flavors of apple, lemon and grapes. Perfect for a lite lunch or hot summer day dinner. Crunchy celery and walnuts pair wonderfully with the creamy homemade dressing and cold chicken or turkey meat. What is Chicken Waldorf Salad? This creamy, crunchy chicken salad…

Red White and Blue Pinwheel Cookies
4th of July | Cookies | Holidays | Memorial Day | Recipes | Snacks

Red White and Blue Pinwheel Cookies

Patriotic recipes like red white and blue fruit salad or these pinwheel cookies are perfect for your Memorial Day or Independence Day celebration! The 4th of July is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your outdoor picnics and parties, and of course, your patriotic recipes! These patriotic pinwheel cookies are delicious and…

Corn Salsa Shooters with Shrimp
4th of July | Appetizers | Holidays | Memorial Day | Recipes

Corn Salsa Shooters with Shrimp

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 ItsYummi.com

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!

Firecracker Cupcakes {Patriotic Recipes}
4th of July | Cupcakes | Desserts | Holidays | Memorial Day

Firecracker Cupcakes {Patriotic Recipes}

Firecracker cupcakes are one of my favorite festive patriotic recipes to make for a 4th of July party or Memorial Day picnic. This is a fun, delicious, easy dessert recipe and great table decorating idea for any patriotic-themed party.   Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away, and summer’s not far behind. That’s why we’ve teamed up to…

Quinoa Fruit Salad | Red White and Blue Recipe
4th of July | Healthier Foods | Healthier Side Dishes | Holidays | Memorial Day | Salads | Side Dishes | Vegetarian

Quinoa Fruit Salad | Red White and Blue Recipe

Quinoa fruit salad is perfect for any patriotic-themed holiday. This healthy salad recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, protein-rich, and delicious! It’s my submission for day 2 of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps.   Memorial Day is less than 2…

Raspberry Frozen Hot Chocolate Fudge Pops
4th of July | Desserts | Frozen Desserts | Holidays | Recipes

Raspberry Frozen Hot Chocolate Fudge Pops

Fudge pops made with fresh raspberries and frozen hot chocolate? You bet! They’re a sweet frozen treat with a little kick of cayenne that will help to keep you cool, even in the hottest of summers. I’ve never been one to believe in black helicopters, UFOs,  Bigfoot, or any of that jazz, but I wonder if Mr. Gore was correct about…