Summer is almost here and that means it’s time for awesome summer parties and BBQ’s! For me, this also means a lot of potluck parties and fruit salad is always a smart dish to bring. There is nothing better than a big, bright bowl of fresh fruit in the heat of summer. It’s always a crowd-pleaser and is a smart party pick. This fruit salad with citrus poppy dressing is my new favorite!
For the fruits, I used strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mandarin oranges, and watermelon. You can obviously change these up with other berries, pears, peaches, apples, bananas, whatever you want! My favorite is the mandarin oranges, don’t leave those out. The worst part of making a big fruit salad is all the peeling and slicing, but it’s so worth the effort! The dressing is just made with some lemon juice, orange juice, poppy seeds, and some honey. The dressing adds a bit of extra tang and flavor with a touch of sweetness from the honey.
I used some cute little food cutters for the watermelon which is a great touch for a party! No matter which fruits or how you cut them, you can’t go wrong with this summer dish!
I don’t know why I don’t make more french bread pizza around here. We all love pizza in this house and using french bread makes it ridiculously easy! I love french bread pizzas for appetizers, lunch, or quick weeknight dinners. My husband always asks for me to make him “buffalo things” so I figured a quick buffalo chicken french bread pizza for lunch last weekend would be a nice treat for him!
I didn’t want to use straight buffalo sauce on this pizza as I thought it might be too much heat so I mixed it with some ranch dressing. The ranch really helps balance out some of the heat from the buffalo sauce and adds a bit of creaminess and tang. Because french bread pizza is all about shortcuts, I use rotisserie chicken, but any cooked chicken you prefer is just fine.
Oh, and I know a lot of people like blue cheese paired with buffalo chicken, but I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of blue cheese. I used mozzarella, but if you want to add some blue cheese in addition, I say go for it! This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd.
It’s May and that means it’s officially Burger Month! It should be no surprise that I’ve created a southwestern/Mexican-style burger since you guys know I love these flavors! A queso burger just sounded like pure perfection.
I opted for a burger mixed with taco seasoning and then topped it with a big dreamy dollop of homemade queso! I adapted the queso for these burgers from my easy queso dip. Normally when you eat queso as a dip, it can be quite liquidy. While I love queso dip, I knew the queso for these burgers needed to be a bit thicker to avoid a big sloppy mess. The consistency for this queso is thin enough to get that melty goodness, but thick enough so it isn’t running off the burger. You can experiment a bit as you mix this up by adding more half and half to thin or more cornstarch to thicken as needed. Also keep in mind that the queso will thicken as it cools.
I simply adore overnight oats! I know some people aren’t a fan of the texture or the fact that they are cold, but I find with the right recipes, overnight oats can be quite delicious! I love being able to mix them up the night before in just a few minutes and can rest easy come morning knowing my breakfast is ready to go in the fridge. You can eat them at home or take them to work, they are just so easy!
My blog stats also tell me that you guys love overnight oats because my overnight oats recipes are some of the most popular recipes on this blog. I’ve rounded them up together in this post along with twenty other great overnight oats recipes from my blogging friends!
She’s here! Our sweet Natalie arrived on April 4th, eleven days early!
To make a sort of long, boring story short, I ended up getting another induction. I was really hoping I wouldn’t need one this time around as I did with Madeline, but one can obviously not control such things. When the doctors told me they wanted to induce, I felt a lot more anxious. It’s like knowing what to expect made me more nervous than not knowing.
I feel like I’ve seriously missed out in life because I’ve only just now discovered the magic that is the icebox cake. An icebox cake is made up of either graham crackers or some sort of wafer-like cookie layered with whipped cream, cream cheese (or sometimes pudding). Then you just cover and chill for a few hours or overnight and the graham crackers soak up the moisture and become really soft and cake-like. Gah! It’s so easy and so delicious! And you also have to love a good no-bake dessert.
And seriously, who wouldn’t want to dive right into this gorgeous berry icebox cake? I love how fresh berries are so simple, but yet make desserts so visually pretty and scrumptious at the same time! Because I was feeling super lazy, I used whipped topping for this recipe, but if you are against it, by all means, whip up some fresh whipped cream to use instead! I recommend chilling for at least 3-4 hours, but really overnight is best, which makes it the perfect make-ahead dessert to bring to all your spring and summer parties!
I couldn’t stop digging my fork into this cake. This is just the beginning of my icebox cake obsession!
Welcome to Eat. Drink. Love.! My name is Stephanie. Here you will find healthy and easy recipes with a few indulgences thrown in for good measure! Why the name Eat. Drink. Love.? Well, I think this is what life is all about!