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4th of july recipes

Creamy Red Potato Salad Recipe

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 19, 2013 · 0 comments

Summer cookouts and potato salad were made for each other, don't you think? And right now my favorite is this simple and creamy red potato salad.


Boiling the potatoes, as with any potato salad recipe, is the most time consuming step, so I like to do this the evening before I'm planning to make it. The dressing can be made in under 5 minutes, making this a perfect party side!

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4th of July Patriotic Chocolate Covered Pretzels

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 3, 2013 · 0 comments

Need a festive last minute treat for the 4th of July? These cute patriotic chocolate covered pretzels are fab in a pinch. White chocolate covered pretzels get dressed up for the 4th of July with red, white and blue sprinkles!

And the best part? I simply melted the chocolate and let my kids do all of the hard work!

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Mini No Bake Kool-Aid Pie Recipe

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 1, 2013 · 1 comment

You all know that I typically prefer to cook from scratch whenever possible, but I couldn't resist this Mini No Bake Kool-Aid Pie recipe. It's super simple to make, and tastes just like a light and fluffy lemon cheesecake!


With only four ingredients, Kool-Aid Pie is perfect for upcoming 4th of July cookouts. I recommend topping it with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, but a can of Reddi-wip will work in a pinch too.

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Memorial Day Cookout Recipe Ideas

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 24, 2013 · 1 comment

We've decided to change things up a bit this year, and instead of cooking out for Memorial Day, I'll be serving these Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa tacos. The slow cooker makes this barbacoa recipe so easy to make, and the house smells simply wonderful while it's cooking!


I plan to pair it with some cilantro lime rice, homemade fresh tomato salsa, and I'm on the hunt for a really good Chi-Chi's corn cake clone recipe. Anyone have one to share?!?

If you're into more traditional cookout fare, here are some of our family favorites:


A simple coffee marinade adds a mouth-watering, smokey flavor to to these coffee-marinated rib eye steaks that you will never be able to pinpoint as coffee!


This corn casserole recipe is so good you'll want to scrape the dish completely clean to get every last bit of caramelized goodness from the corners!


These grilled caprese tomato kabobs are a delicious, yet healthy, side that pair perfectly with grilled chicken or steak!


Don't let a little rain slow you down. These easy slow cooker ribs are every bit as good as ribs cooked on the grill all day long!


Dessert doesn't get any simpler than these patriotic trifles in jars. Make them up ahead of time and screw lids on them for a dessert to go!


Wash it all down with these easy strawberry daiquiris. I'm not kidding when I say these are the BEST EVER!

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Labor Day Cookout Recipe Ideas

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 2, 2012 · 0 comments


Looking for a few new ideas for your Labor Day cookout? Give this Jamaican Jerk Grilled Shrimp a try. It's a touch spicy, but not TOO spicy, and you can use the extra spice mixture on chicken, pork and more!


And just a few more of my newest favorites:


A simple coffee marinade adds a mouth-watering, smokey flavor to to these coffee-marinated rib eye steaks that you will never be able to pinpoint as coffee!


This corn casserole recipe is so good you'll want to scrape the dish completely clean to get every last bit of caramelized goodness from the corners!


These grilled caprese tomato kabobs are a delicious, yet healthy, side that pair perfectly with grilled chicken or steak!


Don't let a little rain slow you down. These easy slow cooker ribs are every bit as good as ribs cooked on the grill all day long!


Dessert doesn't get any simpler than these patriotic trifles in jars. Make them up ahead of time and screw lids on them for a dessert to go!


Wash it all down with these easy strawberry daiquiris. I'm not kidding when I say these are the BEST EVER!

What's your favorite summer cookout recipe?

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