65 Desserts to Bring to a Picnic

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‘Tis the season for picnics, barbecues, pool parties, backyard blasts, and all kinds of other fun outdoor gatherings. And what do you need when you are partying al fresco? Dessert, of course! So to give you some ideas, Nancy, my Tasty Sweets contributor put together this amazing roundup of 65 Dessert Recipes to Bring to… 

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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle with @DriscollsBerry #StrawShortcake

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Disclaimer: Driscoll’s provided me with coupons for berries and a $20 gift card to purchase ingredients. No additional compensation was received and, as always, all opinions are my own. It doesn’t matter whether you are a master biscuit-maker or not when you take those (hopefully) light and fluffy biscuits, layer them with homemade whipped cream,… 

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Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts for #ChooseDreams #WeekdaySupper

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American Family Insurance is inspiring all of us to #ChooseDreams, and that means sitting down not only to #SundaySupper with our families, but also throughout the week. So we are also bringing you a month of #WeekdaySupper Recipes from the Garden. Since my high-tech herb garden is thriving, I need recipes for all of the fresh… 

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“Funky Monkey” PB Ripple Chip Banana Ice Cream for #SundaySupper and #FWCon Recipe Contest

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. All opinions are my own. #SundaySupper and Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs are celebrating the arrival of summertime with a menu of no-bake recipes. And hopefully these recipe will inspire you to create your own to enter the Safest Choice No-Bake Summer Recipe Contest for your chance to win a… 

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Mango Strawberry Lime Popsicles – #GuestPost for Take a Bite out of Boca

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Four ingredients is all you need to make this simple, light and healthy frozen treat. When you are craving a summertime dessert that’s sweet and tart, fruity and fresh, then make some Mango Strawberry Lime Popsicles. Mango Strawberry Lime Popsicles I’m guest posting today over at Take a Bite Out of Boca. While I’ve known… 

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Strawberry Lime Quinoa Chicken Salad

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This healthy and satisfying, sweet and savory dish is ideal for a portable lunch or a light dinner, especially in the heat of the summer. A new favorite in my house, we all loved this Strawberry Lime Quinoa Chicken Salad. Strawberry Lime Quinoa Chicken Salad

Lemon Herb Slow Cooker Roast Chicken for #ChooseDreams #SundaySupper

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own. Sunday Supper is again joining up with American Family Insurance as they inspire and encourage all of us to #ChooseDreams. As we dream about happy, healthy futures for our families, one thing that is important is nourishing their bodies, and, at this time… 

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Friday Fun – BlogHer Food 2014 and #CVSabound Snacks #Giveaway

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Hi, it’s The Bug, and it’s time for some Friday Fun! But this week is a little different. Yes, it’s Friday, but this week there’s not Top 5, no Week in Review, no Favorite Pins. That’ll be back next week. Mommy just wants me to tell you all about her trip to Miami for the BlogHer… 

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Mango Berry Crunch Fruit Salad

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A sweet, juicy blend of mangoes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries (or whatever combination of berries you love) in a light, citrusy Greek yogurt “dressing” with just a bit of texture from some toasted pecans (or even some nut-free granola if you have an allergy), you couldn’t ask for more from breakfast, snack, or even… 

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Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad and @OXO #TheIncredibleHull & @DriscollsBerry #Giveaway

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A light and refreshing mix of sweet and tangy, creamy and crunchy, healthy and satisfying, perfect as a lunch or side dish, or add your favorite protein to make it a meal, spring and summer are the seasons for strawberries and this Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad with Pine Nuts & Goat Cheese. Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad… 

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Healthy Carrot Zucchini Mini Muffins

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These little muffins are one of my kids’ favorite snack – sweet, moist, and bite-sized. And it is also one of my favorite snacks to give them because they are filled with whole-grains and vegetables, but not a lot of added sugar. So as you are hitting you farmers markets this spring and summer, or… 

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20 Savory Strawberry Recipes

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It’s strawberry season! And National Strawberry Month. And nearly Pick Strawberries Day. Of course strawberries are yummy in smoothies and cakes, tasty in French toast and parfaits, and especially heavenly when covered in chocolate. But I also love them for a bit of berry sweetness in salads, appetizers, and even with chicken and fish. So… 

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Honey Lemon Lime Salad Dressing

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It’s Improv Challenge day for May, and this month’s theme is the perfect refreshing combination for this time of year that works in sweet and savory dishes alike – Lemon & Lime! Sweet and tangy, light and creamy, and perfect for all of your summer salads, it’ll take just minutes to shake up a batch of Creamy… 

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Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

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For a quick and easy, portable snack that you can throw together super fast as you are heading out the door, and is vegan, gluten-free, nutritious and delicious, you just need a few ingredients to roll up these Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites). Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

Lightened-Up Penne and Tomato Cream Sauce with Peas & Prosciutto for #SundaySupper

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It’s Mother’s Day, so of course for #SundaySupper we are honoring our moms. I did what I always do – took something that she loves and tried to make it a little but healthier. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, elegant enough for a special meal, rich and creamy without being heavy, with little salty… 

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Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Roll-Ups for #BrunchWeek (#Giveaway)

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A sweet and creamy strawberry cheesecake filling rolled up into a morning favorite, these make an elegant brunch for Mom or a fun breakfast for the kids. Add a little Greek yogurt cream cheese drizzle, and everyone will be running to the table for Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Roll-Ups. Welcome to the second annual brunch… 

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Better Blogger Organization with the BIC® 4-Color Pen™ #ad

As a busy mom of two boys and a blogger trying to manage recipes and photos and social media accounts, staying organized is essential… but not always easy. Or exciting. Luckily I now have the BIC® 4-Color Pen™ to help keep at least one part of my life – my blogging calendar – oganized, and, actually, kind of fun with the 4 Inseparable Colors in 1 Pen, which reflect four unique and colorful personalities.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Crumb Cake for #BrunchWeek (#Giveaway)

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There isn’t much better than the combination of chocolate and hazelnut, and you’ll find it all, plus a bit of crunch, a lot of flavor, and some drippy, gooey chocolaty glaze in this moist, tender and utterly decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Crumb Cake. Welcome to the second annual brunch week hosted by Terri of Love and… 

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Apple & Sweet Potato Egg Muffin Cups for #BrunchWeek (#Giveaway)

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Lovely for brunch, or perfect to freeze and reheat for a quick breakfast on the go, the blend of sweet and savory make for an irresistible combination in these Apple & Sweet Potato Egg Muffin Cups. Welcome to the second annual brunch week hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In… 

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Happy Birthday {Healthier} Double Chocolate Chip Muffins with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting

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Rich and chocolaty, but made with a few healthy ingredients, whether you want a slightly decadent breakfast or a slightly healthier treat, any kid (or adult) would love to celebrate with or just snack on Happy Birthday {Healthier} Double Chocolate Chip Muffins with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting. Happy Birthday {Healthier} Double Chocolate Chip Muffins… 

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100+ Peanut Butter & Chocolate Dessert Recipes for The Bug’s Birthday

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The Bug is going to be 4 year old on Sunday! While he is a very good eater and loved fruits and veggies, like most kids, he especially loves deserts, especially when they have chocolate and peanut butter his faves! So in honor of his special day, Nancy, my Tasty Sweets contributor put together this… 

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Browned Butter Pecan Fudge Ripple No-Churn Ice Cream

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Nutty, buttery pecans scattered through a creamy ice cream base, swirled with ripples of chocolate fudge, and all of this is made without an ice-cream maker. Put a smile on everyone’s face, especially mom, when dessert is a big bowl of Browned Butter Pecan Fudge Ripple No-Churn Ice Cream. Browned Butter Pecan Fudge Ripple No-Churn Ice… 

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Five-Ingredient Strawberry Red Wine Glazed Salmon for #SundaySupper

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As we approach the summer months when we would all rather be doing things outside and having fun, we all need easier recipes, even for #SundaySupper, so this week we are featuring recipes made with 5 Ingredients or Less. A sweet and savory sticky glaze perfectly coats and balances the richness of the fish in… 

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Five-Ingredient Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Energy Bars {copycat Lara Bars}

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Chewy chocolaty-cherry bars, dotted with bits of pistachio and white chocolate, when you need an on-the-go, portable snack, or even a healthy treat, whip up a batch of these easy, tasty, gluten-free, and easily-made vegan Five-Ingredient Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Energy Bars {copycat Lara Bars}. Disclaimer: Mini Babybel® provided me with product for this review. However,… 

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Salsa Chicken Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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As National Grilled Cheese Month comes to a close and Cinco de Mayo approaches, this blend of salsa, chicken, and both regular and chipotle cheddar cheese turns your standard grilled cheese into a fiesta in your mouth in this Salsa Chicken Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Salsa Chicken Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich