What is more American than hot dogs on the 4th of July! Check out episode 7 for how my family serves hot dogs on America’s birthday!
The 4th of July is only a few weeks away! My family always looks forward to my 4th of July Trifle. Check out the I Almost Cook episode 6 for this festive treat!
For yummy homemade popsicles my kiddos like the two-ingredient ones the best! Here are two of their favorites!
- Nutella Banana Fudgesicles. Blend very ripe bananas until pureed. Add in ½ cup Nutella and blend. Pour mixture into Popsicle mold and freeze. AMAZINGLY creamy homemade fudgesicles!
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- Gummy Bear Popsicles. These are so easy and fun. Always a hit with kiddos of all ages! Drop gummy bears into the bottom of the popsicle mold, fill with Sprite or 7-up and freeze. Perfect for a family cookout!
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This idea is so easy and delicious for a cool, frozen treat! Dip fresh, sliced strawberries in low-fat yogurt and pop in the freezer. Wait till frozen and enjoy!
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Want to switch up your daily grilled chicken breast? Balsamic Caprese Chicken in one of my favs and it’s so easy. All you have to do is add a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese, a slice of tomato and a Basil leaf to grilled chicken. Drizzle with a good quality Balsamic Vinegar. Delicious!
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This is one of my favorite tricks on a night I don’t want to cook. On your way home pick up some good chicken salad (if you live in Indy Café Patachou has my favorite) and some croissants. Slice croissants and add chicken salad. Yum Yum!
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Outdoor living is in! Create a comfortable and chic outdoor living area that your family and friends will gather in all summer long. Cookouts, board games, catching fire flies, or just hanging out together will take place in your new summer living room!
*Nautical & Chevron anything and everything… This color theme and pattern design is the hottest trend in outdoor living. Use it as a main focal point like in an outdoor rug or a simple as an accent pillow!
*Light up your space! String lights are all the rage for making a space feel like you’re in another world! A few string lights create a warm and romantic feel to an ordinary outdoor space. All kiddos LOVE twinkle lights!
*Outdoor accents- use lanterns, LED candles, and unique design pieces that incorporate your personality!
* Help your family and other company stay comfortable outdoors all day — and into the night in your outdoor living area. Fill a basket with amenities like sunblock, bug spray, hand wipes, and, if it might turn chilly, light blankets. Another great basket to have on hand is activities for your kiddos. Lighting bug jars, a deck of cards, flash lights for flash light tag, and even sparklers.
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Summers is officially here and unfortunately so are bugs! Create these easy (and chic) “Bug Off” Mason Jars. All you need to do is add citronella oil, mint, lemon, lime and rosemary. Top it off with a floating candle. These are perfect and useful centerpieces for all your summer parties!
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Make it easy on your guest and serve chips at a cookout in their own individual bags! Cut the tops off of a brown paper sack. I like to use scissor that create a decorative edge and place chips inside. Done!
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