It’s almost Labor Day, and with that, comes a long weekend to rest…and eat!  Whether you are cooking just for your family or for the whole neighborhood, tempt your taste buds with these patriotic Labor Day recipes.

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1. Red, White and Blue Popsicles 

2 Red, White and Blue Pasta Salad   3. Red, White and Blue Sangria

4. Blue Cheese Burger with Red Onions

5. Strawberry Bruschetta   6. Beet Chips   7. Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salsa

Iced Teagaritas and Mango Peach Salsa-1

In the south, it is not uncommon to while away an afternoon sitting on the porch, drinking tall glasses of iced tea and shooting the breeze. It's completely idyllic and a wonderful way to catch up with good friends and family. We called it "porch-sittin'" where we lived. Of course, people allowed a whole afternoon on their porch with a glass of tea likely don't have kids. Nowadays, it's nice to { Read More! }

Summertime and s'mores are two things that are absolutely a perfect pair. But if you can't make a bonfire to toast up some marshmallows on a balmy evening, you can whip out your cocktail shaker and make up a liquid second best with a Toasted Coconut S'mores Cocktail. Chocolate, marshmallow and a touch of Silk Coconutmilk to make it creamy - it's almost better than the real thing. Cocktails { Read More! }

poppy birthday-1

  In the summertime, when the evenings cool off, I love taking things outdoors. When a friend wants a small celebration of their birthday, it's a perfect time to pull a couple of tables and chairs out onto the lawn to celebrate. Twinkling lights, bright and cheery summer colors and good companionship make for a fantastic adult birthday celebrations, just like in this Summer Poppy Birthday { Read More! }

dairy-free ice cream recipe-9

In summer, more than any other season, I crave ice cream. Rich, luscious melting in sweet rivulets across your tongue ice cream. Of course, satisfying that craving can't happen now that dairy is off the menu. Thankfully, this summer treat has been saved by three ingredients and the blender -- we can make all the dairy-free ice cream we want using berries, bananas and Silk Coconutmilk! Coconut { Read More! }