Put Together the Perfect Summertime Meal

Picnic

To my shame, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus  since September. Life events have kept me busy, including getting a brand new puppy (which means you can look forward to some homemade dog treat recipes). By way of apology, I’ve compiled a list of recipes from around the web to help you put together an awesome summertime meal, from start to finish.

Drinks

Raspberry and Serrano Sangria

Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

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Recipes to Make from Garden Vegetables and Herbs

This summer, with its erratic weather and hot conditions, has yielded some great crops and some not so great ones. One in particular that flourished in my household is tomatoes. We have more than we know what to do with. We’ve also had a good stock of peppers, cucumbers, and hot peppers.

In honor of the close of summer (and perhaps even a little late), I wanted to shed some light on some things you can do to use up those crops and eat healthy along the way.

Tomatoes

Let’s start with the most problematic first, at least for my kitchen. Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods, and we have such an abundance of them that even I can’t eat them fast enough. That’s saying a lot, since I routinely eat them for snacks.

Here’s some easy things you can do with tomatoes:

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