Tag Archives: summer

My Favorite Summer Crockpot Recipes

So life recently popped another one of my little “delusion bubbles.” You see…up until last year I’d never lived in a house with central air conditioning (true fact), so I had this delusion that if you live in such a wonderful, mythical place, you can turn on your oven in the middle of the summer time and bake with reckless …

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Summer Shrimp Salad with Watermelon Champagne Vinaigrette

  Ok so let me set the scene of this meal for you. It’s Wednesday – Hump Day – mid-summer. It’s warm, but not offensively so. There’s a slight breeze that feels really nice against your skin and it’s evening so there’s just enough shade for you to think to yourself, “It would be nice to have dinner outside tonight.” …

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Protein Orange Creamsicles (featuring Premier Protein)

They call this weekend the “unofficial” start of summer. Damn that. I’m calling it. It’s summer! I mean after the winter we had? We deserve it. (Unless of course you don’t like summer in which case…sorry…I love it so forgive my obnoxiousness over the next few months.) Raise your hand if the highlight of your summer day as a kid …

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Your BF 4th of July Menu Haz Arrived!

Ahhh…the fourth of July. The fireworks. The pageantry. The barbecues. Fear not, my faithful foodies! I’m hear to help! Is your family hosting the BBQ this year? If so, great! I have menu options galore. If not, you might want to give my “surviving the family barbecue” survival guide a read just to ensure you don’t take away someone’s life, …

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Peach-Mango (protein) Frozen Pops

First, a bit of business. Yesterday in the haze of excitement, I forgot to mention to you what I plan to do should I win the Magic Bullet Kitchen Magician contest. I think it’s important to know what you’re supporting (and I hope you DO support me on this!). I’ve been this close to finishing my protein shake recipe book …

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Thai Shrimp Salad

Are you gearing up for that family BBQ yet? If you’re early out (or if eating around non-ops works your nerves), be sure to check out my survival guide to summer BBQ’s to help you deal. In the meantime, let’s move forward with recipes you might pass. This one is for folks who have families that like (or are receptive …

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Your Best Hot Dog Options After WLS

Barbecue season is coming. Now aside from the mental preparation of surviving a family barbecue, I thought it might be nice for us to…contemplate our options with regards to traditional grilling choices. First up…the hot dog. I looooooove a good hot dog. Especially that one that the cook left on the grill too long so it looks like a fourth …

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Chili Dogs (WLS Style)

I’m not playing with your emotions. Tomorrow I am going to go over my picks for the best nutritional value for hot dogs but first we have to discuss something important. Chili. Hot dog chili. As in…to make…a chili dog.  I know, I know what you’re thinking. “Chili dogs, Nik??? Frickin’ chili dogs???” No, I promise I am NOT …

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