Take Your Summer Cooking Outdoors

I believe the space outside our homes should be counted as living space. Too often, we discount it or under use it. Why spend beautiful summer days & evenings cooped up inside when you can enjoy your outdoor living space. This is especially true of outdoor kitchens. Once upon a time, large home featured summer kitchens. No one wanted the heat of cooking to make the rest of the house unbearable. This is still true. Move your kitchen outside this summer with these fabulous ideas from BHG. They offer a design for every budget. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to work! Enjoy!

25 No-Cook Potluck and Picnic Recipes

25 No-Cook Potluck and Picnic Recipes

I love picnics & potlucks but what really got me about this article from Midwest Living were the words “No-cook.” During the dog days of summer, it’s great to take a break from the heat of the stove with great recipes that require no cooking. This selection should help you through the entire summer, allowing you to not only avoid the stove but to also be able to bring something fresh & new to each of you summer events! Enjoy!

Picnics & Potlucks