Grilled Doughnuts with Strawberry Basil Dip #BBQWeek

Guys, this is going to be my dessert of the summer. Ridiculously easy and so good, these are the perfect dessert for a barbecue.

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My kids pretty much dove into this. I mean, warm, sticky doughnuts with a cool strawberry-basil dip – what’s not to love?

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Grilled Vegetables with Whipped Avocado Feta Dip

You know what I’ve noticed? Almost no one brings vegetables to a barbecue – but, when someone does, they always seem to get gobbled up.

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I think a large part of their scarcity is that vegetables don’t have a great reputation for being an easy dish to take along. Let this one change your mind.

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Instant Pot Baked Beans #BBQWeek

We have three weeks left of school and I honestly couldn’t be more excited for this summer to start. Our last summer was crazy with the move, so I’m purposely leaving as much time wide open this summer as possible so we can all just play.

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Lazy backyard days capped off with dinner on the deck? That is totally my idea of a perfect summer.

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Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcakes {Movie Snack Series}

There are few food scenes in movies as iconic as the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp.

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Of course, when you think of movie snacks, you don’t think of spaghetti and meatballs – so I turned it into cupcakes instead.

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Loaded Hummus Plate {Movie Snack Series}

Next up in the movie snack series: Aladdin, and this loaded hummus plate!

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Aladdin was one of my favorites as a kid, so I was really excited to introduce it to the littles. It was a trickier one to plan a snack for, though, since there isn’t many food references in the movie to work off of!

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Small Batch Beignets {Movie Snacks Series}

I’m excited to be introducing a new series today – movie snacks! The only thing more fun than cuddling up to watch a movie is doing so with a perfectly-themed snack, right?

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And, since we’ve been Disney-crazy around here, I’m going to start with some of our favorite Disney movies – kicking off with Tiana’s beignets!

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Cuban Sliders #ImprovCookingChallenge

There are few things my kids like more than tiny sandwiches. Seriously. Anything tiny and they’ll eat it.

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Which obviously means I make my favorite sandwiches into mini versions so everyone is happy. These are the perfect quick, easy dinner or a great dish for a party!

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Honey Beer Bread

Beer bread has become of one my go-tos. Minimal ingredients make this quick bread a winner.

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And even though I’m not a fan of beer itself, I think it tastes awesome – and so do the kids.

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Italian Chopped Salad

Did you know May is National Salad Month? It seemed like the perfect reason to round up some food blogger friends – today we’re sharing all kinds of awesome salads to celebrate!

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The salad I’m sharing today has been one of my go-tos for the last few months.

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May Recipe Roundup {Recipes for Mother’s Day}

May is here and that means it’s time for Mother’s Day and spring time recipes! This month we are sharing some of our favorite recipes for the moms in our lives. This is the time of year I really start thinking about rhubarb, eggs, asparagus, peas, and other early produce. I also think about dishes that are delicious for celebrating Mother’s Day! Keep reading to see recipe ideas of breakfast, brunch, sides, main dishes, and desserts for Mother’s Day and for the whole month of May.

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