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Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups #festfoods

I have an overabundance of fresh tomatoes, which means lasagna is on my mind… Caprese Lasagna, to be exact! If you’re not familiar with caprese, it’s a simple Italian salad made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, all layered together. The combination of flavors is out of this world! So, I’m bringing these same basic elements of a caprese salad together in

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Grilled Sweet Corn with Chili Lime Butter

Grilled Sweet Corn with Chili Lime Butter #festfoods

I just love late summer because all my favorite veggies are at their peak. Sweet corn on the cob is no exception! My favorite way to cook corn is by throwing it on the grill – It amps up the flavor and gives it a crunchy, yet juicy texture {it also looks pretty with the grill marks}!

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Lemony Greek Orzo Salad with Chicken

Lemony Greek Orzo Salad #festfoods

I am all about preparing simple and wholesome dishes, and this recipe is no exception! With fresh veggies and herbs, this pasta salad is the perfect dish for a summer potluck or quick lunch. On top of that, it has a punch of flavor with Kalamata olives and feta cheese, and the chicken packs enough protein to make it a meal!

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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Lime Crema

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos #festfoods

I am in the mood for Mexican food, and what better way to enjoy it than with tacos! Instead of going with traditional tacos, I felt inspired by a chilled avocado soup I make every summer. It is topped with smokey shrimp and lime and is the most delicious and refreshing Mexican-inspired dish I have ever had. So, today we are making Chipotle

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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Raspberry-Cashew Cream

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding #festfoods

I was a little skeptical when I first saw chia seed pudding. It does, in fact, have a very interesting appearance. I’ve used chia seeds in smoothies, yogurt and oatmeal for an extra pop of crunch and fiber, but was hesitant to try the pudding {even though it resembles tapioca, and boy do I love tapioca}!

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Yukon Gold Hash with Leeks, Greens and Over-Easy Eggs

Yukon Gold Hash #festfoods

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a meal that uses simple ingredients, is quick to make, and tastes delicious! Hash (sautéed potatoes and veggies, often made with meat too) is one of my favorite ways to accomplish this. By dicing up my favorite seasonal veggies and cooking them with golden potatoes, I can have a nutritious and filling meal on the table

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Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Chocolate Yogurt Dip

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Summer is officially here, and what better way to enjoy it than barbequing with friends and family?! One of my favorite foods to grill is fruit {the grill isn’t just for meat and veggies}! Grilled fruit kabobs make the perfect sweet ending to any summer meal. And you finish the meal just how you started it – next to the barbeque!

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Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze

Cedar Plank Salmon #festfoods

There is just something about salmon that makes me happy – It may be the combination of the richness and melt-in-your-mouth juiciness, or just the simple fact that is it a nutrition powerhouse that makes me feel really good about eating it. Either way, it’s delicious. BUT, what if I told you that you could amplify the deliciousness of your salmon by simply grilling

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Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Sliders with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Arugula and Lemon Basil Aioli

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Sliders #festfoods

I am a sucker for pretzel buns, and was immediately excited when I found mini soft pretzel buns in our bakery department at Festival! What a perfect way to hold together some of my favorite flavors…. Juicy grilled turkey, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, and peppery arugula with fresh lemony basil goodness. You may be wondering where the cheese is {because we are in

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Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza #festfoods

Today we are grilling pizza… yes, grilling! This extra step takes pizza to the next level, and I don’t know why I didn’t try it years ago. Imagine combining the wonderful, cheesy goodness of pizza with the smoky flavor from the grill… Genius! And because it’s summer, I am all about making this pizza Hawaiian-style. Let’s get cooking!

The Hawaiian toppings I put

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