Boozy Strawberry Sweet Tart Slushie

Boozy Strawberry Sweet Tart Slushie | The Suburban Soapbox

Cool off with a Strawberry Sweet Tart Slushie for grown ups.  You will not find these at your local convenience store because (besides the alcohol) this version has just four ingredients and no refined sugar or corn syrup.  Healthy and fun, you can whip these up in just a couple of minutes for an impromptu party anytime. Landon loves to go to Wawa.  For those of you not in the mid-Atantic region, Wawa is a gas station/convenience store that sells everything...even freshly made sandwiches … [Read more...]

Golden Beet and Whipped Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Mint Pesto

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A beet salad that's as beautiful to look at as it is to eat.  Creamy goat cheese is whipped until light and fluffy and then stacked with a roasted golden beet.  The Walnut Mint Pesto is the perfect topper for this easy to make and easy to impress dish. Beet and Goat Cheese Salad is pretty much a summer staple.  It’s on every restaurant menu and, as simple as it is, many people don’t make it at home.  Which is surprising, given the number of friends I know that absolutely go bananas over … [Read more...]

Open-Faced Pulled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

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These easy to make sandwiches require very little prep time!  The chicken is made in the slow cooker and takes only two ingredients....no browning required.  A few minutes of assembly and some time under the broiler make them the best for busy weeknight dinners. You know those days....the days that go horribly wrong and all you want is something comforting to eat.  Those days that you were late to work because you may have overslept but still didn't get enough sleep because that was the … [Read more...]

Spicy Corn Chowder with Bacon

Spicy Corn Chowder with Bacon | The Suburban Soapbox

Sweet corn and jalapeños give this summertime chowder an extra spicy kick.  Salty bacon and Cojita cheese take it over the top.  Pair with a side salad and dinner is ready in under 30 minutes.  There's nothing better than summer corn.  Like tomatoes and peaches, sweet corn is one of those things that I wait for all year.  Inevitably, I get impatient when I start seeing it in the store.....already shucked and wrapped in plastic.  All signs point to "Don't you dare put that in your cart" … [Read more...]

Blueberry Mojito Popsicles

Blueberry Mojito Popsicles | The Suburban Soapbox

Fresh blueberries and mint make for a tasty mojito.....even better when frozen into a chilly treat.  Even better...these popsicles are actually good for you! (Well, if you skip the rum...but who would do such a thing?) I can't think of a more refreshing cocktail than the mojito.  The Cubans knew what they were doing....I guess it was out of desperation since it's as hot as cake balls down there.  Well, cake balls are not hot but my point is it's hotter than here and I complain  talk about … [Read more...]

Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostata

Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostata | The Suburban Soapbox

Ripe, juicy tomatoes and creamy, tangy goat cheese top a flaky pastry dough to create a savory crostata.  An easy and light summer dinner ready in minutes.  Pair with a green salad and this dish is great for entertaining. Summer tomatoes are here.  In all their perfect glory, they are finally here.  This is the only time of year I will eat a fresh tomato and I definitely try to get my fill.  Tomato sandwiches.  Check.  Tomato Bisque. Check.  Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostata.....checkity … [Read more...]

Cucumber Bruschetta with Tomato and Kalamata Olives

Cucumber Crostini with Tomato and Kalamata Olives | The Suburban Soapbox

This refreshing summer snack replaces the bread in traditional bruschetta with crispy, crunchy cucumbers.  Topped with a flavorful, tangy tomato, olive and caper mix....you won't be able to eat just one....or two.  Or three.  (I stopped at 5.) The winter took a toll on me.  I ate so.much.food. And sat around....a lot.  Before I knew it I had gained an extra 10 pounds.  I say extra because it was on top of some weight that I had already decided was extra.  So this was additional "extra" … [Read more...]

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

This sweet-tart Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream will be the showstopper at your next barbecue or picnic. Basically, a freeform pie….it’s so easy to make you will never want to painstakingly crimp pie crust again.   I struggle with crimping….anything. Pie crusts, hand pies, dumplings….it’s just not a skill I’ve ever improved on in my lifetime. I try over and over again but I run into the same problems every single time. Shrinking pie crusts that barely cover … [Read more...]

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream and 11 More Chilly Treats

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

Chill out with a dozen cool concoctions! Creamy, frozen, fruity and even healthy! I've rounded up 12 of my favorite chilly treats to help you stay cool this summer. The dog days are here, my friends. Seriously...we got a dog. I'm seriously thinking I'm insane right now because in the midst of trying to potty train a toddler I'm now trying to housebreak a dog. And it's hot outside so the dog doesn't want to hang out there longer than a nanosecond. It's going to be a long week. Or month. Or … [Read more...]

Campfire Quesadillas

Campfire Quesadillas | The Suburban Soapbox

Ooey, gooey, crispy quesadillas filled with chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers.  The perfect twist on an old favorite summertime snack! I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to join We're Parents and over 15 other bloggers to bring you Let's Grill!, a Grilling Extravaganza. We're bringing you tons of recipes, grilling tips and tricks, and more! And we're making this post even HOTTER because we partnered with a host of incredible sponsors to make three of our internet friends big … [Read more...]