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Grilled Corn Salad

May 20, 2015

Grilled Corn Salad Recipe at a PicnicPicnic Ideas: Grilled Corn Salad

When packing for a picnic, I always try to keep the menu seasonal and simple.  By sticking with foods that are easy to transport and that require minimal utensils, you’ll serve a spread that is inviting and also low-key. My recipe for fresh grilled corn salad is truly a no-brainer and always a hit when serving at the perfect picnic.  The combination of grilled corn, fresh cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs (with a little kick of course) just screams summer!  Truly, MKR

Grilled Corn Salad
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 6-8 cups grilled corn (cooled to room temperature)
  2. 1 small pint cherry tomatoes
  3. 1 onion sliced
  4. 1 green pepper sliced
  5. 1 jalepeno diced
  6. 2-5 sprigs of basil chopped
  7. 2-5 sprigs of cilantro chopped
  8. olive oil
  9. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients above and serve room temperature or chilled.
Notes
  1. While you can serve this right away I prefer allowing it to marinate overnight allowing the flavors to really work together.
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11 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

May 19, 2015

Bring on the barbecue, white jeans (for all of you who still believe in this silly rule!), and turn off Monday’s alarms. The pools are open, and another summer is rolling in. Check out the inspiration above for eleven ways to celebrate Memorial Day. But hey, let’s remember why we’re celebrating Memorial Day and enjoying this long weekend by taking time to honor and remember those who have sacrificed for our great country, too.  What do you have planned?  Cheers, Kat

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REFLECT & REMEMBER

REFLECT & REMEMBER

REMEMBER WHAT THIS HOLIDAY IS ALL ABOUT, AND ALL OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED AND CONTINUE TO SACRIFICE FOR OUR COUNTRY. PROUDLY DISPLAY YOUR AMERICAN FLAG AND FESTIVE DECOR TO PAY RESPECT.

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FIND THE LAKE

FIND THE LAKE

IT'S A PROVEN FACT THAT LONG WEEKENDS AND LAKE DAYS GO TOGETHER PERFECTLY. PACK THE YETI AND MAKE YOUR WAY LAKESIDE. WE'RE STILL WAITING ON JCREW TO RESTOCK THIS GUY.

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BARBECUE

BARBECUE

WHAT'S A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITHOUT FINGER-LICKING-GOOD BARBECUE? MAKE SURE THERE'S SOME OF THIS GOODNESS ON THE MENU PLANNED.

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STARS & STRIPES (AND WHITE PANTS)

STARS & STRIPES (AND WHITE PANTS)

THOUGH WE DON'T BELIEVE IN THIS FASHION RULE, FOR THOSE THAT DO - IT'S NOW OFFICIALLY WHITE PANTS SEASON, SO ROCK THOSE PAIRS WITH FESTIVE STRIPES.

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SEE THE OPEN ROAD

SEE THE OPEN ROAD

HOP ON YOUR CRUISER BICYCLE AND ENJOY THE REFRESHING BREEZE ON YOUR FACE AND THE FREEDOM OF HAVING NOWHERE TO BE.

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PACK A PICNIC

PACK A PICNIC

DON'T FIND YOURSELF ON A PICNIC WITHOUT ALL OF THE NECESSITIES. TAKE A FEW NOTES ON HOW TO PACK THE PERFECT PICNIC AND HEAD TO THE NEAREST PARK.

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DINE OUTSIDE

DINE OUTSIDE

GRAB THE STRING LIGHTS AND TAKE THE DINNER PARTY OUTSIDE...THE BRAISED SHORT RIBS WON'T EAT THEMSELVES!

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BAKE HAND PIES

BAKE HAND PIES

HEAT THE OVEN AND BAKE THESE EASY RUSTIC HEART HAND PIES AND FILL THEM WITH APPLE, BLUEBERRY, STRAWBERRY, OR WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES.

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GET POOLSIDE

GET POOLSIDE

NO PLANS THIS WEEKEND? NO PROBLEM. FIND YOUR WAY TO A POOL, HIDE UNDER YOUR SUN HAT, AND LOSE YOURSELF IN A GOOD BOOK.

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TAKE TIME

TAKE TIME

ENJOY A LAZY HOLIDAY MORNING AND HAVE BREAKFAST IN BED. ARRANGE A DELICIOUS SPREAD ON A STURDY TRAY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LEISURELY MORNING.

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INDLUGE IN YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM

INDLUGE IN YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM

NOTHING BEATS A GOOD OL' ICE CREAM CONE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SUN IS OUT. INDULGE IN YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OR TRY THIS DELICIOUS-SOUNDING COOKIE BUTTER FLAVOR.

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Packed For A Picnic

May 18, 2015

A perfect picnic in the park A kite in the park What to pack on a picnicPacking for a picnic: don't forget your picnic basket and turkish towelLet's go fly a kiteSummer entertaining ideas in the park Picnic Season A picnic in the park (with games of course)A perfect picnic How to pack for a picnicFly a kite Picnic season

One of my absolute favorite things to do all warm weather season is take advantage of Atlanta’s gorgeous green, hilly parks and pack a picnic with friends.  I do it so often that in my humble opinion I’ve become somewhat a master of the picnic pack.  In fact, I’d say I’ve got it down to an art form at this point. 
 
First when packing a picnic, keep the menu light, seasonal and simple.  I opt for food that is easy to transport and can be eaten with minimal utensils, like a cheese platter and my fresh grilled corn salad (recipe coming Wednesday of this week).  And I love bringing melamine platters and trays such as these to serve drinks on because the ground tends to not be the most even of surfaces.  Don’t forget to factor in the the heat; whenever entertaining in the hot summer sun, I always use festive reusable ice cubes to keep drinks cool without watering them down.  And what’s a picnic without the necessities: soft, light blankets and a great picnic basket, of course.

Lastly, don’t forget to pack a little entertainment and outdoor games.  Paddleball, horseshoe and a classic kite will provide hours of play and are great for both kids and adults alike.  Turns out, I’m pretty skilled at the art of paddleball, kite flying not so much.  Tell me Loves, are you planning to pack a picnic this summer?  Truly, MKR  

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