Cool Salads That Satisfy Your Hunger + HM 198

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Cool Salads That Satisfy Your Hunger + HM 198

Turn down the heat! The hotdays of the end of summer beckon for cold meals. So, kept those ovens off, and check out these delicious offering gathered be the gals of Home  Matters — Cold Salads That Satisfy! Yum…

 

25 Meal Sized Loaded Salads from Debbie @ One  Little Project

 

Rosemary Chicken Bacon and Avocado Salad from Jessica @ How Sweet Eats

Peach, Feta, and Pecan Salad from Geraldine @ Green Valley Kitchen

 

Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolias from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Cool Salads That Satisfy Your Hunger Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Beverages That Beat the Heat

Next Week’s Theme: Hot Dogs, Get Your Hot Dogs!



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Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe from Stephanie @ Spaceships & Laser Beams

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe from Kelly @ Live.Love.Texas

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20+ Easy & Healthy Snacks for Teens from Megan @ Good Food & Family Fun

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Creative Seashell Crafts Ideas from Wendi @ H2O Bungalow

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DIY Decoupaged Crate from Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

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17 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes Refreshing Summer

Beat the heat with these Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes – refreshing for summer! Perfect for relaxing outdoors and entertaining adults and kids alike. #NonAlcoholicDrinks #SummerDrinks

 

Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes Refreshing Summer

Enjoying the outdoors, summer parties, and beating the heat!

 

Summer is in full swing and that means it’s time to relax on the porch with friends and family. What better way to refresh than with a nice cold drink. So, here is a collection of delicious and amazing non-alcoholic beverages perfect for summer refreshment.

I know you will love this roundup of drink recipes from some very talented bloggers. They are gorgeous and make a beautiful presentation. Plus, these summer drinks are kid-friendly. Enjoy!

Sparkling Honey Limeade from Jaclyn @ Cooking Classy

 

Disneyland’s Louisiana Lemonade from Steph @ Six Sisters’ Stuff

 

Pineapple Lemonade from Aniko for The 36th Avenue

 

Raspberry Mint Julep from Julie @ Life Straight Up!

 

Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider Mimosa from Swati and Tushar @ Watch What U Eat

 

Mock Sangria from Aimee @ Wallflower Kitchen

 

Minty Non-Alcoholic Mojitos from Rowena @ Skinny Ms.

 

Melon Ball Punch AKA Bottled Summer from Monique @ Divas Can Cook

 

Bubbly Triple-Citrus Iced Tea from Tammi @ My Organized Chaos

 

Roasted Peach and Strawberry Fizz from Anja @ Use Your Noodle

 

Thai Tea Recipe from Todd and Diane @ White On Rice Couple

 

Orange Creamsicle Float from Tara @ Noshing With The Nolands

 

Watermelon Slushie from Aniko @ Place Of My Taste

 

Non-Alcoholic Mint Juleps from Julie @ The Farm Girl

 

Non-Alcoholic Piña Colada from Serene @ House Of Yumm

 

Lavender Lemonade from Kate @ Centsational Girl

 

Grapefruit and Rosemary Mocktail from Katie @ The  Casual Craftlete

 

 

Looking for something fun and fabulous for your drinks? Try these DIY Bug Umbrellas For Party Drinks. Your guests will love them, and you can match whatever decor you use.

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Bathtub Full Of Bubbles – A Great Way To Relax

Relax and de-stress with a bathtub full of bubbles and a little personal time. Find out my 5 must-haves for a great bubble bath.

 

Bathtub Full of Bubbles

A Great Way to Relax

 

Life can be stressful. And stress isn’t healthy for anyone. So, one way I try to slow things down and take charge over stress is with a nice hot bubble bath. I love to relax and take a bit of time just for me.

 

5 Things I Need for a Luxurious Bubble Bath

Bubble Bath

A wonderfully scented bubble bath is a must. My favorite is lavender (very relaxing), but sometimes I mix it with other scents as well, chamomile, mint, etc. Quite often I will also include Epsom salts, which helps with aches and pains. If you like DIY projects, try this easy to make Homemade Lavender and Rosemary Bath Salts from At Home with Zan.

Snack

If you are going to soak in the tub for awhile, take a snack with you. I enjoy my baths with fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, and of course, a glass of wine, ice water, or maybe even a Sparkling Orange Cranberry Spritzer from An Alli Event or my Dulce de Leche Cocktail.

Candles

The glow of candles always adds a nice ambiance — serene and tranquil.

Movie

While I am laying in a luxurious and relaxing bathtub full of bubbles, I want to be entertained, get lost in some other place. Sometimes that means listening to my audiobook, but more often I will stream a movie or TV show. I am a sucker for cozy mysteries, so some of my favorites are Midsomer Murders, Miss Fisher’s Mysteries, and of course, anything from Agatha Christie. If you haven’t seen these, I highly recommend them.

Soft Cozy Towels

Finishing up my time in the bathtub, I like to dry off and wrap up in a soft cozy towel. There is something warm and comforting about a big soft towel.

I think it’s time for a lovely and relaxing bubble bath right now. How about you?

If you’re looking for more bathtub ideas or tips, check this out.

 

 

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Winter Tomatoes with Recipes

What a Delight ~ Winter Tomatoes!

Luke and I still have four tomato plants in our garden that just do not want to give up the ghost. This is the second winter for my Lemon Boy tomato–can you believe that?! We also have a green bell pepper that has 4 or 5 peppers growing.

Sunday we picked a full dozen tomatoes from those vines. It was so exciting. So, I thought I would look around Pinterest and see what I could find for Winter Tomatoes. Here are a few of the yummy ideas I came across. Check out the recipes; I hope you enjoy.

Gabrielle’s Winter Tomato and Corn Soup by White on Rice Couple


Doesn’t this soup look absolutely delicious? I think I may try this using my fresh from the garden winter tomatoes and supplementing with canned tomatoes if need be. Yum!

Tomato-Rosemary Confit Croustades by Cooking on the Weekends

What a great snack or appetizer! The color is so pretty. I can almost taste the crunch of the croustades, the succulent tomato and rosemary… scrumptious.

Provencal Rosemary Tomatoes by Alicia Ross, Kitchen Scoop – Toledo Blade

Can’t you just smell the wonderful aroma of roasting tomato and rosemary? This would be so good with baked chicken or beef roast.

I can’t wait to give these recipes a try. Our little bushes are full of tomatoes waiting to ripen. It’s going to be a delicious winter!

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Do you ever get Winter Tomatoes?

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