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Girl Chat: Favorite Summer Recipes

Girl Chat: Favorite Summer Recipes

Hi ladies!

It’s time for some more girl chat this week with Danielle, Emily, Lindsay, Lizzie, and Sierra! Our favorite summer recipes are up for discussion today!


Earlier this summer, I shared my Top 10 Favorite Summer Drinks. Many of them may seem pretty lame since I don’t drink alcohol but there’s nothing like a large Chick-Fil-A lemonade, a Sonic Cherry Limeade or as of recent, Raspberry Limeade! 

Smoothies have been popular in our house this summer! Try our refreshing Peach Paradise Smoothies!

Let’s move on to FOOD!!


Straight Up Ugly Dip is one of my favorite appetizers to bring to a summer gathering. My cousin recently brought this dip to our family’s Fourth of July party and it was gone before the main course was ready to serve! Scoop some of this dip on a bed of lettuce with some sliced strawberries and avocado and you’ve got yourself a tasty summer salad!

These Shrimp Cups and Black Bean Cups are also festive little appetizers for the summer! We had these at our Fourth of July party as well and they were a hit!

My Big Fat Greek Layered Dip is a fun Mediterranean spin off of the traditional Seven Layer Dip.

Have a smoker or grill? If so, you need to make our Ultimate Smoked Pizzas!

Mom’s favorite Shrimp Tacos are also terrific for summer. Enjoy with some beans, rice, and guacamole of course!


Now that I’ve shared some of my favorites featured on my blog, let me share some additional favorite recipes from the “pros” 🙂 

Ree Drummond’s (aka: The Pioneer Woman) Restaurant Style Salsa has been my go-to homemade salsa recipe for several years now. Don’t look anywhere else to find a more flavorful and spicy salsa!!!

For picnics and patriotic holiday gatherings, her Perfect Potato Salad recipe fits the bill! Consider bringing a pot of her Macaroni and Cheese as well!

For dessert, Shay Shull’s (aka: Mix and Match Mama) has terrific Strawberry Buttermilk Cupcakes.  Shay (meaning my husband, Shay haha) has a summer birthday and I made these once for his birthday party. Huge hit! Mix and Match Mama’s bundt cakes are also some of the best I have served to family and friends. Try the Lemon and White Chocolate Raspberry versions!


Thanks for reading about some of my favorite summer recipes to make and share with my friends and family! Please share some of your favorite summer recipes with me!!!

Raspberry Limeades Forever,



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