Strawberry Aperol Spritz

I’m a huge fan of wine. But, during the summer, I usually choose a good cocktail over my standard glass of wine in the evening. A brunch event recently, I was introduced to an aperol spritz which is a compbination of aperol, sparkling wine and club soda. It was amazing and so perfect for me because I could still get my wine and have my cocktail! At home, I like to add a little extra something to mine and have a strawberry aperol spritz.

Strawberry Aperol Spritz

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Summer Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

It seems like I waited forever this year for our grocery store to get peaches. I doubt it was really any longer than usual but I had a few recipe ideas in mind that required peaches so the wait seemed ridiculous. Finally, our farmer’s market got some gorgeous peaches in and I was able to create the most delicious peach and prosciutto pizza that practically screams “SUMMER” when you eat it.

The perfect pizza for summer: Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

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Summer Pasta with Shrimp

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Summer is here with the hot temperatures and long days. On summer nights, I want quick and easy recipes that my family will love. But, I don’t want to sacrifice their well rounded meals either. So, I turn to options like pasta dishes that cook quickly but also incorporate vegetables too. This summer pasta with shrimp is the perfect quick summer night meal that also has plenty of vegetables even though they might not be so obvious {i.e. this kids will still actually eat it}!

Summer Shrimp Pasta

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Watermelon Crush

This Watermelon Crush is like summer in a glass! Crisp, refreshing, and bursting with sweet watermelon flavor, you’re going to be sippin’ on this one all season long.

This Watermelon Crush is like summer in a glass! Crisp, refreshing, and bursting with sweet watermelon flavor, you’re going to be sippin’ on this one all season long.

Hey everyone, I’m Christin and today I’m excited to share this tasty little cocktail with you on Just Us Four. I’m the baker, cocktail shaker, and picture taker behind the blog Blue Crab Martini. I’d love it if you stopped by to visit sometime!

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Roasted Vegetable Galette

Mathlete and I have been planning out some future vacations recently and decided that one way we can more easily save for the trips is by reducing how much we eat out. But, I love going out for brunch on the weekends and seriously missed the idea of the delicious brunch dishes that we normally get. Instead of giving in, I decided to bring brunch to the house and made a roasted vegetable galette instead.

Roasted Vegetable Galette

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Primal Mini Pizzas

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I love pizza. In fact, my whole family are huge pizza fans. We all like different toppings on our pizza but we can always agree that pizza would make a perfect dinner. I like to make mini pizzas because it allows everyone to customize their toppings and get just the right amount to eat. Since I have started focusing on a mostly Paleo diet, I don’t usually eat the pizza on pizza night. But, on our last one, I decided to make primal mini pizzas so I could have some pizza too.

Primal Mini Pizzas

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Cucumber Lemon Thyme Spa Water

Happy Monday! Typically Mondays are the days that I share my latest paleo recipe with you. Today is a little different because while the post is actually a paleo recipe, I am actually sharing my new favorite drink. See…I really just don’t like water. I wrote a whole thing about my problem with water awhile back and ways that I try to drink more water. But, I still tend to fail majorly at drinking enough water. Focusing on eating healthier is great but it needs to go hand in hand with paying more attention to the liquids I put in my body too. My current favorite {well besides my daily latte which I’ll probably never give up} is cucumber lemon thyme spa water.

Up your water intake with this delicious and refreshing cucumber lemon thyme spa water!

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Essential Road Trip Snacks

I love sharing new products and ideas with you so I am super excited to share with you some of my favorite new snacks. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is travel season! Summer always brings vacations, road trips to visit family or even just traveling to the local amusement park. One thing I have learned from our travels, is that road trip snacks are a total must. It doesn’t matter if we are driving, flying or taking the train, I always make sure I pack TONS of snacks to keep everyone from getting a little hangry while we are on the road. Today, I am sharing with you my three favorite road trip snacks that never leave my travel bag these days!

Essential Road Trip Snacks

 

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Cheesy Kale One Pot Pasta

I am so excited to share this super cheesy recipe with you today. While this post was sponsored by Sargento® Shredded Cheese, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Life is crazy around here. Can you tell considering it the evening and you are getting a post from me instead of my normal 7am posting?! With school out and activities and camps starting, our schedule is kind of hectic as we try to settle into a good rhythm. That means dinner needs to be quick and easy to make sure it actually gets made versus a take out order placed. Oh, and I don’t want a lot of dishes to clean up either. I’m not asking too much, right?! This cheesy kale one pot pasta fits all those requirements!

Cheesy Kale One Pot Pasta

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Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Mojito

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For as long as I can remember, iced tea has been a part of my way of life. Both of my grandparents, along with so many people in our town, worked for a company that produced tea when I was a child. We never had a meal where iced tea wasn’t the beverage of choice. Of course, being in the south, the tea was sweet but it was always present. Now, as I am a “northerner,” the tea might be a little less sweet than I grew up with but I still love iced tea. Pure Leaf makes it easier to enjoy that fresh brewed glass of tea taste without all the actual brewing on my part. For summer, we like to combine our iced tea into cocktails and one of my absolute favorites is a lemon ginger iced tea mojito.

Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Mojito

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