20+ Delicious AND easy back to school dinner ideas! There's something for everyone here!

Happy Monday, y’all! Also, happy debate day! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this day for months and I’m pretty excited about it.

So how was the weekend? I had a great one. I made an impulsively trip to Austin for shopping and tacos and then had a gloriously lazy Sunday. It poured all day so I used it as an excuse to get doughnuts and take 2 naps. It was amazing.

Anyway.

Today I’ve got a list of 20+ easy and delicious dinners that are perfect for this time of year. Several of my friends have come to me recently saying that they just don’t have the motivation to cook right or just don’t know what to cook or don’t have time. So here ya go, guys! Just start working your way through the list!
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20+ Best Summer Recipes - the best recipes for summer from all your favorite bloggers! Lots of sweet treats, grilling, salads, and more!

Can you believe next week is September?

Next week.

September.

How did this happen to us?

I mean, I’m excited because September 1st is when I decorate for Halloween (sorry) but I’m also terrified because I haven’t even thought about the holidays.

Anyway.

With summer winding down, some friends and I put together a list of our favorite summer recipes. Lots of delicious stuff here. Grilling recipes, sweets, salads, everything you could want!

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25+ Memorial Day Recipes! Everything you need for your Memorial Day party! Grilling recipes, pasta salads, easy desserts, and so much more!

Okay, so I know Memorial Day is still over a month away but my blogger friends and I have decided to prepare ahead of time.

Because we love grilling. And we love pasta salads. And we really, really love easy no-bake desserts. And all the other delicious recipes you’ll find in this list!

Plus, I’m really excited about Memorial Day because that means the pools on Fort Hood will FINALLY be open and you know I have been anxiously waiting this day since sometime in January. I mean, seriously, pools should open before June in Texas. It’s hot enough in March. Okay?

Plus, school will be out soon and I can roadtrip wherever I want without getting in trouble! So excited. Obsessed with this summer already. It’s going to be a good one!

Anyway, let me know what you usually serve for Memorial Day! I would love some new ideas in case I decide to get wild and have people over!

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Oh man y’all, when I left San Francisco on Friday, I was in a sleeveless shirt. And then I stepped off the plane into 3 degree weather. It was painful.

And yeah, that move to Texas isn’t looking so bad right now.

I was in a soup mood all weekend because of the weather so I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite soup recipes across the interwebs. I divided them into chicken, beef/lamb/pork, seafood, and meatless because long lists without categories makes my brain go all fuzzy. 

Chicken

1. Texas Tortilla Soup (Fake Ginger)
2. Chicken and Andouilli Sausage Gumbo (Table for Two)
3. Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Shugary Sweets)
4.  Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup (NeighborFood)
5. Verde Chicken Soup (She Wears Many Hats)
6. Crockpot Black Bean Taco Chili (Baked By Rachel)
7. Curried Coconut Chicken Soup (Garnish with Lemon)
8. Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (Taste and Tell)
9. Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup (Fake Ginger)
10. Chipotle Chicken Corn Chowder (Cookies and Cups)

Beef/Lamb/Pork

11. Pasta e Fagioli (Hip Foodie Mom)
12. Crockpot Beef Burgundy Stew (I Am a Honeybee)
13. Lamb Meatball Couscous Soup (Nutmeg Nanny)
14. Beef and Barley Stew (Fake Ginger)
15. Split Pea Soup with Smoked Gouda (The Food Charlatan) 
16. Crockpot French Onion Soup (How Sweet It Is)
17. Kale, White Bean, and Sausage Soup (Cooking Classy)
18. Creamy Leek and Potato Soup (Joyful Healthy Eats)
19. Old Fashioned Beef Vegetable Soup (Call Me PMc)
20. Crockpot Big Batch Chili (Pass The Sushi)

Seafood

21. Easy Lobster Bisque (The Suburban Soapbox)
22. Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque (Fake Ginger)
23. Roasted Poblano Crab Chowder (This Gal Cooks)
24. Seafood Bisque (Cooking and Beer)

Meatless

25. Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (I Am a Honeybee)
26. Crockpot Lentil Chili (Jeanette’s Healthy Living)
27. Broccoli and Cheese Soup (Peas and Crayons)
28. Tortellini Minestrone (Fake Ginger)
29. Tuscan Bean Soup (The Wanderlust Kitchen)
30. Sweet Potato Apple Soup (Not Just Baked)
31. Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup (Two Peas and Their Pod)
32. Roasted Carrot Soup with Spicy Chickpeas (A Cookie Named Desire)
33. Lentil and Collard Soup (Fake Ginger)
34. Quinoa and Cauliflower Chowder (Foodie Crush)
35. Smoked Corn Soup (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)

What’s your favorite soup for a cold day?

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Hey guys! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is ready for the new year. For the past few years I’ve done two posts around this time of year showcasing the favorite recipes (mine and yours!) month by month. First up is the favorites chosen by pageviews, pins, comments, things like that! See you tomorrow for my favorites!

January: Just in time for the Superbowl: Texas Cheese Fries! These are super simple and one of the best things on earth!

February: These Samoa Brownies are like a chewy, gooey version of the Girl Scout cookie everyone loves! And they start with a boxed mix!

MarchSlow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken was one of my family’s favorites and one of yours! I’ve gotten a bunch of emails from you guys saying how good it is.

April: Here’s another easy dinner idea: Smothered Burritos! The meat is cooked in the slow cooker and those kinds of recipes are always a favorite around here.

May: This one has become a favorite for my family so I’m excited that you guys loved it so much too! It’s Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Rice and if you haven’t tried it yet, you must!

June: Mozzarella, Tomato, Avocado Salad is perfect for hot summer days! And it’s so pretty!

July: I finally tried the famous Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies and loved them! I haven’t made chocolate chip cookies without pudding since then!

August: This drink was definitely a favorite for the whole year. It’s a copycat recipe for Sonic’s Ocean Water and it’s the perfect poolside drink!

September: Another easy dinner! Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packets!

October: You guys love pumpkin as much as I do! The Pumpkin Roll Bars are easier than a real pumpkin roll and just as tasty!

November: Y’all like to spoil your pups like I do apparently! The Peanut Butter & Oats Dog Treats were a hit!

December: And finally, Hashbrown Taco Casserole! My kids won’t eat tacos but they loved this! I’m glad you guys like it as much as we did!

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