Saturdays with Nichole: Favorite Summertime Foods

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Even though summer doesn't officially start until June 21st, I consider Memorial weekend the beginning of summer. There are cookouts and barbecues, grilled foods and cold salads, fresh fruit and alcoholic beverages galore. Bathing suits, beach towels, sun block and pool floats. What in the world could be better than that?

Summer is absolutely 100% my favorite time of the year. Aside from all of the things above, flip flops are my shoe of choice. Iced coffee is even more delicious when its 80+ degrees out. Summer dresses. Free highlights in my hair from the sun. Weekends at the beach. I'm getting giddy just typing all of this out.

So in honor of the start to my favorite season, I wanted to share with you my favorite summertime foods.

Small Bites
Chicken Satay Skewers
Soft Pretzel Bites

Burgers and Sandwiches
Chicken & Onion Flatbread
Chicken Burgers
Corn & Black Bean Burgers
Crab Cakes
Jalapeno Pepperjack Burgers
Mango Habanero Chicken Sandwiches
Reuben Burgers
Sriracha Burgers
Tailgate Sliders

Desserts
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Fruit Salsa
Fruit Trifle
Peach Blueberry Crisp
Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Strawberry Pizza

Drinks and Frozen Treats
Cherry Sorbet
Lemon Ice in a Lemon Cup
Orange Smoothie
Strawberry Lemonade
White Wine Sangria

Salads and Side Dishes
Bread and Butter Pickles
Corn, Tomato and Onion Salad
Garlic Parmesan Potato Chips
Korean Cucumber Salad
Onion Rings (Baked or Fried)
Parmesan Asparagus
Roasted Summer Veggies
Sesame Green Beans
Sugared Asparagus
Of course there are other things that I definitely enjoy during the summer months that I haven't made. Ice cream, popsicles, snowballs, just about anything on a grill, fresh fruit...the list goes on and on.

I hope you have a happy and safe Memorial weekend and a great start to summer!

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