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Can you feel it??

Summer is almost here. To me, Memorial Day will always mark the start of summer. No matter what the calendar….or the weather, says. I am jumping for joy, smiling from ear to ear and making ice cream, grilling corn and chowing down on watermelon like it is my job. Today is all about summer foods. Foods you can grill, foods that will make you cold and fruit galore. It’s what summer is all about.

So here is my summer food bucket list…it’s long, just like I hope summer will be!!

First up, BURGERS and SAMMIES:


Sweet Tea Oven Fried Chicken Sliders with Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Slaw + Crispy Onions

Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs

Aloha Burgers with Island Jerk Pinappple

Cuban Black Bean and Rice Mojo Burgers 

Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries + Caramelized Onions

Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burgers with Coconut Caramelized Pineapple


French Fry Bourbon Burgers

Peanut Butter Burgers (summer’s best friend if you ask me)

Cheesy Crockpot Cajun Pulled Pork Sammies


Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Cajun Shrimp ‘n’ Chips Po Boy Salad


Seared Ahi Tuna Poke Salad with Hula Ginger Vinaigrette


Spicy BBQ Chickpea and Crispy Polenta Bowls with Grilled Asparagus + Ranch Hummus

Chile Lime Salmon Fajita Salad with Cilantro Lime Vibaigrette

Simple Grilled Kale + Red Pepper Pasta Salad


Grilled Caprese Toast with Burrata Cheese + Grilled Avocados

Fried Mozzarella, Basil and Nectarine Stacks with Balsamic Glaze

Avocado and Gouda BLT Corn Fritter Stacks with Chipotle Bourbon Dressing

Peach and Gorgonzola Grilled Polenta Rounds with Chipotle Honey


Blueberry Basil and Balsamic Mozzarella Crisp

Caprese Quinoa Grilled Mushrooms


20 Minutes Brown Butter Chunky Basil Pesto Pasta

Summer Grilled Mexican Street Corn Pasta


Fried Zucchini and Mint pesto Pasta

Simple Crispy Basil Caramelized Garden Veggie + Fontina French Bread Pizza

Curried Zucchini, Chicken and Goat Cheese Rolls with Cashew Mango Fried Rice


Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake



Lemon Ricotta Cheese Stuffed French Toast Crepes

Glazed Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut with Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly

Coffee Caramelized Croissant French Toast Sticks


Coconut Banana Oats Bowl with Crunchy Black sesame Quinoa Cereal + Mango

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Pancakes with Blueberry Honey Syrup 


Roasted Blueberry and Brie Cornbread Muffins with Warm Honey Butter


 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip + Graham Cracker Cookie S’mores


Triple Berry Kahlua Crisp with Double the Crumble

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Cookie Dough Blizzard

Chocolate Brownie Floats

Coconut Banana Cream Chocolate Truffle Pie


Toasted S’more Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream

S’more Milk Chocolate Mousse Cups 

Ok and now for some new stuff that I am dying to try! These cookies, this cake (the photos!!), this pizza, This gorgeous ice cream, this salad, these brownies, these cute little sliders, plus about a gazillion other things. The list pretty much goes on and on….

Have a great Memorial Day guys!!

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  1. Ohh my god. I’ve just discovered your blog and… IT’S AMAZING! Can’t wait to make some of your recipes <3

  2. Oh Boy Tieghan……can’t wait to have a week off and make some of these……I am sitting here salivating…..Sorry, not a great visual, I know….teehee….don’t know where to begin!!! Seriously, everything looks yummy

  3. whoaaa this list is incredible!! everything sounds perfect. i showed my mom your blog when i got home this week and i was like LET’S MAKE EVERYTHING.

    thanks for the link love, lady!