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Strawberry Walnut Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 4, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Strawberry Walnut Salad with a Homemade Poppy Seed Strawberry Dressing

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer, especially a hot summer like we’re already having, is a salad. I could, and often do, eat one (sometimes two) a day. Salads are one of those dishes that can be a side or an entree, they are refreshing, and they can be light or […]

Orange Sizzle Drink Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 9, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Non-Alcoholic Orange Sizzle drink recipe for a summer cookout...

School is about out here and I’m so ready for a summer break. It’s time for picnics, cookouts and BBQs. So I’ve been looking for summer recipes, for both food and drinks. I like to keep us refreshed and hydrated during the summer and one of my favorites is what I call an Orange Sizzle […]

Summer Time Salads with Suddenly Salad + $15 Cash Giveaway #SuddenlySalad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 15, 2015 | Categories: Coupons, Food, Giveaways, Recipes

It’s spring, but it feels more like summer here already with temps in the upper 80s and low 90s this week. I’m not complaining (not yet, anyway), but it seems like we went straight from winter to summer. One thing I love eating in the summer (or when the temps are warm) is salads. I […]

Happy Picnic Month: 13 Must Have Picnic Foods @foodie #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes

This celebrating National Picnic Month post is brought to you by Foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Check out 13 Must Have Picnic Foods by DonnaChaffins at Foodie.com July […]

12 Fresh and Light Spring Salads

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 29, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes

This post is brought to you by foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I am a huge salad lover. Whether it’s a side salad or as an entree, nothing […]

Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 24, 2014 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden, Recipes

I love spring and the warmer temperatures. I also love this time of year because we can finally start grilling out and going on picnics. And eating salads. I love salads. Whether it’s spring salads, cucumber salads, potato salad and macaroni salads, to name a few, I enjoy making and eating salads. I also love […]

Have A Safe Barbecue Season – Food Handling And Safety Tips For Eating Outdoors

Guest Post Image Source With barbecues, picnics, garden parties, tailgating and camping, there are lots of great opportunities to enjoy the summer sunshine and spend time with friends and family that involve eating outdoors. Warm temperatures, combined with making do with more basic food preparation equipment and surfaces than you have in your kitchen, mean […]

Planning a Healthy Picnic for the Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 8, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness

Guest Post Looking for a fun outdoor summer activity that the entire family can enjoy? Why not pack a healthy picnic and venture to a local park, a zoo, or even your backyard! Make the entire event a family experience from planning the meal to writing the grocery list- from visiting the supermarket to preparing […]