Tuesday, June 28, 2016

{No Bake} Berry Pretzel Dessert

{No-Bake} Berry Pretzel Dessert! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Crunchy pretzels and a creamy filling are topped with piles of strawberries and blueberries making this Berry Pretzel Dessert our favorite dessert for summer!

Several years ago, my aunt introduced me to the ever-popular Strawberry Pretzel Salad. (If you aren’t familiar with it, just google it and you’ll see it is well-known and well-loved.) I’d never even heard of it before and I fell in love with it from the very first bite. I think I may have eaten 3 servings that day, including choosing it over pie for dessert!

Strawberry Pretzel “Salad” isn’t a salad at all. It’s a layered dessert that starts with a pretzel crust, then a sweet cream cheese and cool whip layer, and it’s topped with a strawberry jello layer. It is absolutely delicious and no one can ever resist a slice of it.

This Berry Pretzel Dessert is my twist on that recipe. Made without cool whip or jello, this dessert is a much less sweet, but still completely irresistible cousin to the original. It starts with a pretzel crust that is layered with a lightly sweetened creamy filling. Topped with an abundance of fresh berries, I found myself going back for sliver after sliver all night long.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for June 27 - July 3

   10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly Meal Plan Week 50 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Happy Saturday, my friends. We're in the midst of a major heatwave here in Phoenix, so in the spirit of keeping things nice and cool, I plan to eat mostly ice cream for most of my meals this weekend. (Feel free to join me in that plan, I’m a big fan of the #icecreameverydaydiet.) If you need a few new ice cream ideas, check out some of our favorite ice cream recipes.

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This week's meal plan features recipes for Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, Balsamic Glazed Chicken, How To Grill The Perfect Ribeye Steak, Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger with Smoked Paprika Sauce, Cheddar Stuffed Apple Slaw Burgers, Beer and Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce Chicken Skewers, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad, Orange Julius Smoothies, and Reese's Ice Cream Cake!

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Balsamic and Basil Berry Salad

Balsamic and Basil Berry Salad is the ultimate summer fruit salad! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
I simply can't get enough of all the fresh berries this summer! I've made this Balsamic and Basil Berry Salad at least twice a week for the past month. Fresh strawberries and blueberries are tossed in a very light balsamic vinaigrette and then sprinkled with fresh basil to make this light and summery fruit salad.

Monday, June 20, 2016

BBQ Sundaes

Pulled pork, baked beans, and southern-style coleslaw are layered together to make these Barbecue Sundaes - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Pulled pork, baked beans, and southern-style coleslaw are layered together to make these irresistible Barbecue Sundaes. While my husband was traveling a few years ago, he tried a barbecue sundae in a restaurant. He described the meal to me, and I couldn't even imagine it. I had to recreate it as soon as possible for myself.

Let me tell you that this meal is spectacular. I sighed after the first bite and I didn't stop taking bites (while standing at the kitchen counter!) until that jar was empty. I'm not even kidding you. I liked this meal so much, I made it again the very next night.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for June 20 - 26

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes 
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan featuring recipes for Creamy Tahini Noodles, One Pot Chicken Alfredo, Grilled Chicken Antipasto Salad, Bagel Burger with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese, Jack Daniels Grilled Steak, Citrus Grilled Chicken, Grilled Po Boy Potato Salad, Classic Italian Pasta Salad, Vanilla Cuba Libre, and Blackberry Coconut Crisp!

Welcome to the weekend, friends! This week's meal plan is filled with recipes for Creamy Tahini Noodles, One Pot Chicken Alfredo, Grilled Chicken Antipasto Salad, Bagel Burger with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese, Jack Daniels Grilled Steak, Citrus Grilled Chicken, Grilled Po Boy Potato Salad, Classic Italian Pasta Salad, Vanilla Cuba Libre, and Blackberry Coconut Crisp!

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Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a peek into my trip to Fort Collins last month. I was able to spend some time with a few of the bloggers who create these recipes we share each week! We had an amazing weekend and I'm excited to share a glimpse of it with you.

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!