Thursday, July 19, 2018

Girl Chat {July 2018}

Phew what a week it has been! First there was Prime Day on Monday & Tuesday so I was busy posting away (which can explain my absence) and all week the kids have been at camp so I've been taking advantage so I can do all the things!!

Anyway - today is our monthly Girl Chat link up and the topic is all about favorite Summer recipes! YUM! I can't wait to read around!!

I don't know about you, but once Summer hits, my appetite changes. If it's super hot out, I almost have no appetite, so most days I like lighter meals. (which is funny because when I was younger, I was totally that little kid eating chili at the public pool on 100 degree days šŸ˜œ)


This is one of my FAVORITE summer dips! It's so fresh and delish!

Summer Corn, Avocado & Black Bean Salad is your perfect summer snack! Serve with tortilla chips and try not to eat the entire bowl!

And of course my taco dip is a fave! So easy and so yummy!!


Pasta Salads

This one will not disappoint! I've made it several times and it's always a hit

BLT Pasta Salad Original recipe dressing 1/4c mayo and 1/2tsp white vinegar

This is another good one I've had many times, easy and great to bring to a party!

Goodness! Ƃ I made a batch of this yummy pasta salad and the kids and I...

On the Grill:

Skewers are some of my favorite summer meals!!

Fresh lemon, herbs, and garlic come together in this fast and flavorful marinade. Complemented with fresh and bright summer veggies in this amazing meal that is under 400 calories!

Foil packets are another favorite grill recipe, they're so easy and clean up is a cinch!!

Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets - Sausage and veggies packed in easy foil packets. Perfect for camping or a quick dinner! Can be baked/grilled.

One last favorite is TJ's Key Lime Pie - oh my gosh, have you tried?!!! So so good, and that's saying something because I have never really cared for key lime pie!! Pick it up on your next trip!!

Key Lime Pie

So there you have it, a few of my favorite summer time recipes! I'm all about quick & easy in the summer because this season is incredibly busy and I can't be slaving in the kitchen for too long, there's just no time for that!

I hope to get some more inspiration from all of you today! We would love for you to link up below, and don't forget to follow your hosts!

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  1. Wow everything looks so delicious and colorful!!! I tend to forget about making skewers in the summer but they are so filling! Yours look absolutely amazing! - Shannon

  2. This topic is already making me WAY too hungry and I am two posts in, haha! Everything looks delicious!

  3. These all look so yummy. That taco dip is going to be made by me this summer. My family would love both of them. So good!

  4. Love the blt salad. I love dips and easy things in the summer too.

  5. I wish I could say my appetite changes in the summer but I want all the typical grilled party food lol. This all looks amazing and I want to try that pasta salad! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  6. Cold pasta salads are my FAVORITE but nobody else in my family will eat them. Makes me so sad because I rarely get to eat them!