Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad

Let’s talk zoodles…you know, noodles made out of zucchini. I got a spiralizer back when I started Whole30 and I fell in love. Zoodles are a great noodle replacement and, with such a mild flavor, you can put them into just about anything. My favorite right now is making Thai zucchini noodle salad to replace the yummy sesame noodles I typically get.

Thai Sesame Zucchini Noodles {Zoodles}

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The Easy Dinner Recipes Meal Plan – Week 3

Are you ready for some meal planning? I am so excited about so many of the recipes in this week’s easy recipes meal plan. The meal plan makes getting dinner on the table a snap. For today, all you do is pick which recipes you want to make and then create your grocery list. Each night of the week, you’ll have the “what’s for dinner” question already answered.

Easy Recipes Meal Plan - Week 3
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Summer Grilled Corn Salad

Summer is here and it has brought some beautiful weather with it. In our house, gorgeous weather means spending tons of time outdoors and enjoying lots of food from the grill. We also like to go on lots of picnics to enjoy some of the gorgeous scenery around where we live. I like to take advantage of summer produce as much as possible during this time of year and am always at the farmer’s market early each Saturday morning. This summer grilled corn salad is a fantastic way to take advantage of the beautiful corn coming out of the garden and have a great side dish for your BBQ or picnic too.

Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

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Southern Summer Squash Casserole

Summer means gardens everywhere start to get filled with all kinds of amazing produce. If you have a squash plant, I bet it is producing like crazy and you might be wondering what to do with all that delicious crop. Besides making things like zucchini carpaccio and sausage and peppers, you can use it in an amazing southern summer squash casserole.

Southern Summer Squash Casserole

Southern Summer Squash Casserole

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The Easy Dinner Recipes Meal Plan – Week 2

It is menu planning day again! If you missed week 1 of our new menu planning series, be sure to check it out. It is full of amazing easy recipes too. This week, I am in New York for two conferences so my menu planning definitely needs to be quick and easy. That is one of the reasons I love our meal plan full of easy dinner recipes. I don’t even have to think about what to make but just pull the recipes and make my grocery order. It keeps me off the phone with the take-out place and lets my family still enjoy a home cooked meal even when I’m super busy.

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Sriracha Chex Mix Recipe

I am a total sriracha addict. If the bottle wasn’t so large, I’d probably carry some in my purse wherever I went. They used to make a hot and spicy Chex Mix but I haven’t been able to find it for awhile now. So, I decided to make my own replacement for it and added a little bit of extra flavors too. You are totally going to love this sriracha chex mix recipe!

Sriracha Ranch Chex Mix

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The Easy Dinner Recipes Meal Plan – Week 1

So, it is no secret our life it pretty hectic. We both work full time and have two busy kids. While we may be busy, I totally get that we are not the busiest by far and that so many families are just as busy if not more so. I was talking with a friend recently about how I “do it all” {Confession: I definitely don’t} and one of the most important things in our weekly activities is meal planning. Creating a meal plan helps me in so many ways:
– I spend less time at the store because I have a specific list versus wondering aimlessly
– I spend less time making dinner because I don’t have to do the “what’s for dinner” thing each night
– I spend less money because, again, I have a list and stick to it. No more buying lettuce that never gets used because we might want to make salads one night.

I was talking to some of my other blogger friends and we were all discussing exactly how awesome having a meal plan is each week. So, I teamed up with SIX other bloggers to bring y’all a weekly meal plan that you can gather delicious recipes and major inspiration from.  I know when you are busy, sometimes it seems like planning your upcoming meal seems like the last thing you want to do. But, trust me, it is so important!

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Grilled Strawberry Basil Pound Cake

Pound cake is one of those super simple cakes to make that goes well with just about anything. We usually keep one around the house so we can top it with fresh fruit for a quick dessert. I love the combination of strawberry and basil together so I created grilled strawberry basil pound cake for an extra special dessert. 

Grilled Strawberry Basil Pound Cake

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Blackberry Thyme Tea Lemonade

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias

We practically live outside during the summer months. If it isn’t storming, I try to grill just about every dinner we have. From burgers to fruit, there isn’t much I won’t cook on the grill. Of course, every great grilled meal needs a refreshing drink to go along with it so you stay cool. One of our favorite summer drinks is blackberry thyme tea lemonade.

Blackberry Thyme Tea Lemonade

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Southwestern Turkey Burger

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA® . All opinions are my own.

Summer is in full swing here. Our temperatures range from the mid-70s all the way up to almost 100. No matter what the temperature outside, we are always up for firing up the grill to cook dinner. Burgers are one of our favorite things to cook on the grill. While a good beef burger is always a winner, we tend to stray a little from the standard burger fare and opt for something like a chicken apple burger or a southwestern turkey burger.  They are so good hot off the grill and topped with a slice of melted VELVEETA® loaf.

Southwestern Turkey Burger

 

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