Shrimp Specialty

Today we’re taking a look at a summer favorite, shrimp! 

Chipotle beer and butter shrimp foil pack

Hot shrimp dip

Coconut shrimp

Pork and shrimp Asian dumplings

Garlic shrimp

Shrimp roll

Shrimp burgers

Sesame shrimp

Shrimp stew

Shrimp jambalaya

Shrimp chowder

Shrimp and cheese crisps

Ginger soy shrimp

Shrimp and sausage boil

Cajun shrimp and sausage stir fry

Southwestern shrimp

Garlic shrimp and crab tacos

Linguini with shrimp scamp

Grilled herb shrimp

Fried shrimp

Shrimp fra diavolo

Shrimp and crab au gratin

Shrimp puffs

Spitfire shrimp

What’s your favorite way to cook and eat shrimp?

Pineapple Picks

I’m super excited for summer so today I’m sharing a taste of the tropics: pineapple recipes!

Sweet and Savory:

Pineapple salsa

Hawaiian pizza

Caramelized pineapple

Spicy pineapple salad

Jerk pineapple pork chops

Baked goods:

Taste of the tropics cake

Pineapple upside down scones

Coconut pineapple thumbprint cookies

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple tarts with ginger miso

Pineapple bread pudding

Mango pineapple buckle

Pineapple carrot cupcakes

Pineapple and macadamia nut shortbread

Pineapple banana crepas de cajeta

Pineapple filled macaroons

Gingered mango pineapple crisp in crunchy wonton cups

Sticky honey pineapple custards

Drinks and cold treats:

Pineapple floats

Pineapple and ginger smoothie

Plum and pineapple sangria

Spiced pineapple cocktail

Pineapple mint daiquiris

Pineapple berry fizz

Pineapple parfait

Chilled pineapple mousse with pistachios

Pineapple pops

Pineapple coconut gelato

Gluten Free:

Pineapple upside down cake

Mango pineapple crumble

Banana, coconut, and white chocolate chip muffins

What’s your favorite pineapple recipe?

Drink to Summer

Today I’ve got a selection of summer inspired drinks, most with a little fruit or other summery inspiration!

Summer white sangria

Peach teallini

Summer breeze

Peach and blackberry muddle

Honeydew agua fresca

Summer fruit sangria

Watermelon-cucumber cooler

Peach juleps

Honeydew granita spritzer

Cherry beer

Rhubarb ice tea

Strawberry lemonade

Strawberry hibiscus tea lemonade

Frozen peach margaritas

Peach juleps

Hibiscus-honey iced tea

Tropical ginger punch

Watermelon mojito

Bing cherry mojito

Pineapple-rum cocktail

Pina colada

Mango margaritas

Spiked mango lemonade

Melon and mint lemonade

What is on your drink menu for this holiday weekend?

A Little Summer Crafting

We’re getting close to the end of the school year in the US, so today I’ve got some fun crafts and creative ideas for you and the kids to do this summer on days that are too warm to be outside (including one you make indoors and use outdoors).

Lots of rock crafts

Matchbox guitar (includes a video)

Clothespin pinwheel

Sponge ball

Bubble wands

Origami finger puppets

Sun print cards

Stickers from scratch

Sea creature cardboard creations

Popsicle painting

No-sew tutu

Upcycled plant markers

Decorative paper clips

Craft stick airplanes

Friendship bracelets

Salt art

Butterfly wall art (video)

Fringe musical anklet

Flying fish

Paper flowers

What are you planning to try crafting and creating this summer?

Crazy for Kabobs

As we get closer to the summer and grilling season, today we’re looking at some kabob recipes and ideas, both sweet and savory.

Savory:

Grilled chicken and peach

Chicken and red onion

BBQ chicken kabobs with potatoes and summer squash

Greek chicken

Lemon sage pork chops

Brine-cured pork kabobs with jalapenos and pineapple

Curried lamb kabobs with cherry tomatoes and red onions

Beef and broccoli

Fontina stuffed meatball kabobs

Blue cheese burger kabobs

Antipasto kabobs

Grilled bread and veggie

Baby potato

Tomato kabobs

Savory-Fish:

Scallops with beets and prosciutto

Swordfish kabobs

Salmon kabobs with cucumber feta salsa

Tuna with marinated baby artichoke

Ginger tuna kabobs

Thai tuna kabobs

Grilled fish with cherry tomatoes

Halibut with zucchini and grape tomatoes

Shrimp with lemon and cilantro

Shrimp and chorizo

Spicy shrimp and sugar snap peas

Thai shrimp kabobs

Shrimp boil on a stick

Sweet shrimp kabobs

Sweet:

Grilled plums

Spicy melons

What do you like to include on your kabobs?

S’mores for Summer

Today we’re taking a look at another classic summer food: the s’more!

S’mores bark

S’more pie

S’more cupcakes

Chocolaty caramel nut s’more bars

Soft s’more cookies

Strawberry s’mores cobbler

Grilled s’mores cake with easy chocolate sauce

Toasted s’mores cocktail

S’mores torte

S’mores cookies

Matzo s’mores

S’mores sundaes

S’more quesadillas

S’mores mini cakes

Skillet s’mores

Chocolate dipped peanut butter s’mores

No-bake s’mores

S’more eggrolls

S’mores sundaes

No-bake frozen s’mores cheesecake

S’mores tart

Chai spiced s’mores

S’mores milkshake

Grilled brioche s’mores

How do you make your s’mores?

Bring Home the Beer

Today we’re cooking with a classic summer ingredient: beer!  Beer is great all year long, but there’s something special about cracking a cold one on a hot summer night with your friends.  So grab a couple extra beers so you can try some of these recipes before the summer ends.

Breads:

Classic beer bread

Pepperoni and cheese beer bread

Honey whole wheat beer bread

Beer pizza dough

Texas breakfast beer bread

Gluten-free beer bread

Sides and Dinner:

Beer steamed potato hobo pack

Beer battered onion rings

Beer braised sausages with warm potato salad

Beer batter

Beer can chicken

Beer and cheese soup

Beer brisket

Beer braised brats

Spicy beer brined ribs

Beer and cheddar fondue

Beer braised brisket burritos

Beer cheese hushpuppies

Cajun beer burgers

Beer braised beef stew

Beer battered fish and chips

Manila clams in garlic and beer

Beer shrimp boil

Beer battered cremini mushrooms

Desserts and Drinks:

Belgian white ale cookies

Chocolate stout cake

Chocolate stout cupcakes

Beer and bacon toffee sundaes

Beer and orange caramel sauce

Guinness ice cream with dark chocolate honey sauce

Cherry beer

Spicy beer Mary

Ginger beer shandy

What are your favorite recipes to make with beer?