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10 Ways to Eat Watermelon

A few days ago, I headed out on my lunch break to pick up an iced coffee. Much to my dismay, it was absolutely freezing (and by freezing I mean so. not. summery). There was an undeniable crispness in the air that simply couldn't be denied. Fall is on it's way, and I'm just not ready. Lucky, there are still a few summer weeks left , and I plan on taking advantage (starting with all of these watermelon recipes): PS - ...

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Passionfruit Ice Cream

If there's one thing I know for certainty it's that Have A Yummy Day's recipes in general are delicious enough to give even the most famous chef a run for their money. And though this passion fruit cream cheese ice cream (with homemade meringue and passionfruit syrup, obviously) is involved, the results are so. dang. worth any...

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Strawberry Ice Cream Wreath

I am absolutely loving this concept. Picture this: a massive family style dinner party - plates are casually passed around, wine is abundant, and laughter is aplenty. Once the meal has been cleared, imagine bringing out a massive dish or, heck, arranging Have A Yummy Day's incredible ice cream wreath right there, in the center of the table. Very...

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Best Ever Sangria

Whenever I entertain, aside from the standard beer and wine, I love to create a signature cocktail. And my go-to summer time cocktail for any gathering is Sangria.  Brimming with fresh fruit Sangria is a gorgeous addition to any table, can easily be prepared the night before, and is always a crowd pleaser.  Cheers!  Truly, MKR  Photography: ...

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Spicy Watermelon Salad

When choosing a menu that has to withstand the summer time temperatures, I always like to begin with a refreshing, and preferably cool, first course. My spicy watermelon salad is the perfect blend of sweet and spice, plus it highlights one of summer's biggest stars. Just make sure you let your guests decide how much heat they can handle by placing the sliced jalepeños on the side. Enjoy! Truly, MKR Photography: ...

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Blackberry Lemon Bars

Kevin Humphreys and Wes Hamilton's blackberry lemon bars make for the most delicious addition to your fancy summer picnic. The sweetness of the berries offsets the tartness of the lemon...

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Orange Fizz Cocktail

The awesome folks over at MR Bartending have agreed to share some of their top secret, absolutely delicious, total slam dunk summer cocktails. First on the menu is this delicious orange fizz baby. I assure you, you're going to want to take this one for a test drive. With photos from Charla Storey and styling by  ...

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Healthy Summer Dinner Party Menu from Suja

It's no secret that we're well versed in the art of entertaining around here! It's totally our thing. And though it can be tempting to indulge in decadent desserts and rich meals, come summer (while bikini season is in full force and pool parties are aplenty), we love to serve up healthy fare whenever possible. And thanks to...

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10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

The sun is blazing, beach days are aplenty, and the last thing most of us want to do is spend time in the kitchen. Come summer, the barbecue tends to work in overdrive and we're all for it! But in the spirit of honesty, there are only so many hot dogs one can take. So we've unearthed 10 awesome dishes that you totally didn't know you could grill. Summer dinners are about to get a whoooole lot more delicious! PS:...

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Melon Mules + Giveaway

When it come to summer cocktail recipes, there are few drinks as refreshing as a Moscow Mule. Vodka, Ginger Beer and lime make a crisp and delightful combination hard to improve on...that was until I tasted a Melon Mule. This cocktail has all of the refreshing summer characteristics of the traditional Mule with a fruity twist! Muddle fresh cantaloupe and lime juice together with Melon flavored vodka...

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Spiked Watermelon Salad Bites

Spiked watermelon salad bites... you heard right! Chef Wes Hamilton and chef Kevin Humphreys have taken the idea of the salad and flipped it completely on it's head. And the results? Well they're absolutely delectable. If you're looking to impress at your next summery gathering, this is...

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Peach Tequila Sunrise

When we posted O'Malley Photographer and Mayhar Design's pretty as a peach outdoor dinner party not long ago, people went NUTTY over this cocktail. As in, it totally exploded on...

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Red, White, and Blue Cake

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought I would share my go-to holiday cake. Made from two basic white round cakes, it's super simple, and is sure to have your guests singing your praises this 4th of July! Feel free to take a few liberties with the decorations to suit your taste. Blackberries and raspberries also look and taste great!

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15 Recipes for the 4th of July

We're merely days away from the 4th of July which means it's more than high time we get to planning. First on the agenda: the menu. From strawberry salads to ice cream sandwiches and beyond, there's certainly no shortage of absolutely adorable, patriotic ideas scattered throughout web. But in light of brevity, we've done all the grunt work to unveil the best of the very best! The cutest of the cute, if you will.

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Ultimate Iced Tea Round Up

Shaken, stirred, spiked and the like, we love iced tea in all it's glory and we're not ashamed to admit it! Not only is it basically sunshine in a glass, but it can be made in a million and one different ways making it versatile and delicious. In honour of National Iced Tea Month, summer, and all of the goodness that comes along with it, we've rounded up a handful of our all time favourite versions. Oh and make sure...

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Spicy Jalapeño Popsicles

The sun is shining, the heat is back - perfect time to start making popsicles again! I've made my share of berry pops so this time I infused some bold flavors. These fresh jalapeño popsicles are refreshing with a bit of zingy heat. It makes for a perfect flavor combo on a hot day. Bonus: make them even more grown up with a splash of rum or tequila! For more recipes, head on over to ...

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Fava Bean Toast

On the very off chance that Caitlin Vartanian's, recipes for meringue with fresh berries or summer salad giverny didn't do the trick, I have a good feeling this springtime app with seal the deal. Because...

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The Ultimate Lemonade Round-Up

If you ask most anyone, I'm certain they'll agree that there isn't a beverage more quintessentially summer-esque than that of lemonade. And with the warmth of the summer season well on its way, we thought we'd do our part and round-up some of our most favorite lemonade recipes to date. From booze-infused to huckleberry puree, I'm certain you'll find a few that will more than fit your fancy. PS - A...

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Roasted Grape Crostini

With temperatures on the rise, the very last thing I'm interested in is spending a whole ton of time in the kitchen. But with a ton of social commitments on the horizon, I'm afraid it's inevitable! Which is why I'm totally in love with Caitlin Moran's roasted grape crostini. Not only is it totally elegant, but it only takes minutes to whip up, and I'm certain will be a massive hit at any and every summer event...

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Salad Giverny

I fully subscribe to the notion that you eat with your eyes, and if this notion is even half true, then The Abode Kitchen's salad giverny will be the most delicious salad you've ever had. Pair it with a crisp glass of rose, your favourite lady friends and an outdoor patio and you've got yourself a pretty wonderful summery affair! Photography:...

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