These light, refreshing cocktails just scream summer.
When it comes to bar planning for your wedding, the choices can seem endless—especially when you’re looking at different spirit options. But for summer weddings, there’s no spirit more refreshing than gin, in our opinion. Consider serving these gin cocktail recipes at your own summertime celebration!
Think of this as your summer wedding trend alert: Gin is becoming more and more popular as a summer cocktail base because it is totally customizable and incredibly thirst-quenching. And as an even bigger bonus, it’s light and low in calories, so it’ll leave your guests feeling refreshed—not too full before dinner is even served.
If you’re looking for the perfect signature drink to capture the flavors and feeling of summertime, these gorgeous gin cocktail recipes are definitely for you. Cheers!
No fussy recipes here!
As a French person who lived in the U.S. for almost eight years, I know that French food is often perceived as intimidating, pretentious, and overpriced. But it doesn’t have to be! Far from the snooty chefs in white-tablecloth restaurants, most French home cooks are all about easy recipes that rely more on the quality of their ingredients than on their cooking skills. These 10 recipes exemplify that perfectly. Continue at Source: These 10 Classic French Recipes Are Actually Easy — We Promise
The Costco food court is a fan favorite but you may not know that you can purchase these treats at some Costco locations.
The Costco food court has a few signature items — hot dog, pizza, churro, frozen yogurt, and the chicken bake come to mind. However, Costco is constantly refreshing its menu and testing new items, and there are more than a few food court items that often slip under the radar.
Here are 11 things you didn’t know you could buy at the Costco food court. Just a note that these are not available at all locations or at all times. Continue at Source: 11 things you didn’t know you could buy at the Costco food court
From chowders to chilis and everything in-between, these Whole30 soup recipes are delicious no matter what the weather is like outside.
Removing all grains, dairy, legumes, and sugar for a month may seem extreme, but the Whole30 diet was developed by two nutritionists as a method of identifying food sensitivities (gluten, dairy, and soy are common allergies). Another aim for the Whole30 diet was to return you to return to a healthier eating track; removing sugar, alcohol, and high-carb foods from the diet and, in turn, fill you up on protein and vegetables. While it wasn’t designed as a weight loss plan, many people find that a month of lower carbs and no sugar brings those results.
Whole 30 is restrictive in regards to what food you can eat but it is not calorie restrictive and the meals don’t need to be boring either. We gathered 10 amazing Whole 30 soup recipes like chili, ramen, and chicken zoodle for easy meals that help you stay the course for 30 days. Continue at Source: Whole30 Soup Recipes You’ll Want to Eat All Year Long
Independence Day, July 4, is so close we can taste the juicy BBQ food already. People in the U.S. often pair their love of food with federal holidays, spending a lot of money to celebrate holidays via their stomach.
San Franciscans seem to bypass tradition and order foods such as garlic naan, burritos, tikka masala and pad thai. Washington, D.C. is all about doing it yourself for the Fourth of July, as its most popular order last year was “craft your own pizza.”
Here are the top ten foods Americans love on the Fourth of July, with some Insta-worthy recipes if you want try making them at home. Continue at Source: America’s Top Ten 4th of July Foods Revealed: Best Recipes to Celebrate Independence Day
I ate every single item on the menu at the Costco and Ikea food courts. They offered completely different dining experiences.
Costco and Ikea are two warehouses that Americans can count on to help fill their homes and their guts without breaking the bank.
Sure, the American middle class may be in decline, but at least you can always count on a $5.99 plate of Swedish meatballs at Ikea or a $1.50 jumbo hot dog at Costco.
Ikea and Costco are yang and yin, blue and red, foreign and homegrown. So in a battle of the food courts, which will win?
Will it be Costco, the warehouse-store-next-door? Or will it be Ikea, the intriguing Scandinavian warehouse?
Let’s go on a journey through the belly of the warehouse-food-court beasts. There, the truth will become clear. Continue at Source: I ate everything at the Costco and Ikea food courts, and there’s one big reason why you should go to one over the other
Welcome to summer, where the sunshine keeps everyone outside until the last minute, it’s too hot to turn on the stove at dinner time, and everybody wants a quick meal so they can get back to playing. None of these things makes feeding a family easy in the hottest months, so it’s helpful to have some make-ahead meal ideas stashed away so you can cook dinner before the kids go to bed the night before, or maybe even over the weekend before work gets in the way.Here’s a few of our favorite dinners that don’t require more than a few minutes to get out on the table. Continue at Source: 10 Make-Ahead Family Meals for Busy Summers
Just because you’re cutting the carbs or practicing keto doesn’t mean you have to ditch the sides at a cookout.
They come together in minutes.
Pasta salad is the perfect summer side dish, and it requires just three easy components: pasta, a few fresh mix-ins, and a punchy vinaigrette. Peak-season summer produce is our all-time favorite mix-in — it adds vibrant color and texture to the al-dente noodles — so that’s what you’ll find in all the recipes below.
Treat yourself — and other potluck partygoers — to one of these fun and fresh pasta salads. Here’s how to do it. Continue at Source: These 5-Ingredient Pasta Salads Are Perfect for Summer Potlucks
These are the recipes you turn to season after season.
We all have our own bucket lists of summer eats that we work through each year, but there are a handful of things that are probably on all of them. These 10 favorites are sure to be contenders for most of our lists. They’re classics that define the season year after year. Here are our most popular summer recipes. Continue at Source: Our 10 Most Popular Summer Recipes of All Time