Friday, June 20, 2014

Heat it Up Giveaway Blog Hop





Once again, I am joining the ladies at Runaway Bridal Planner and Neon Princesses for a Giveaway Blog Hop!
I was having trouble deciding what to give away this time! I have another giveaway coming up, but I wanted this one to be separate from that! I have been loving my FitBit lately, and since I can't afford to give one of those away, I went with this awesome Pure Via step counter instead. The lid flips open to reveal your steps! What a great way to make sure you are moving enough this summer!
Since you are moving, you might decide to move around outside, and you might need lip balm for your dry lips! It has an SPF of 15! AND you might also want some new tunes, or maybe a new app or 3, so I included a $15 i Tunes gift card!



The next decision was how to pick a winner. I could do a rafflecopter, or an old fashioned question and answer kind of giveaway. It's summer, so let's keep it simple!
Comment below and let me know what your favorite summer food is! Link it to a recipe for a bonus entry!
How easy is that? Piece of cake!
So let's hear it!

What is your favorite summer food?

Oh, and be sure to check out all of the other blogs that will also be giving away something! The giveaway will run from June 20-29th, so you have plenty of time to hop about.


124 comments:

  1. My favorite summer food is honestly anything that comes out of my vegetable garden, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be zucchini because I can pick it wash it, cut it into wedges, sprinkle with oil, salt, and pepper and grill it.

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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    1. yum! we love to eat zucchini that way! We are trying to grow veggies this year, but Sandy wrecked our ground and nothing at all grew last year, so we aren't sure how this year will go!

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  2. My favorite summer food is watermelon!
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  3. Who we fooling? I love icecream but my favorite healthy summer food is cherries

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    1. lol the hubs really likes cherries, and so does the boy! I like them, but not as much as those two do!

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  4. I love peaches.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  5. My favorite summer food is ice cream.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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    1. there is a truck that goes around here that sells it freshly scooped from a local place that makes it on site! yum!

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  6. I love a juice ripe watermellon!

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  7. I love ice cream!
    dez3b@yahoo.com

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  8. Fresh strawberries are a must have at the moment.

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    1. I just ripped through a container of these!

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  9. I LOVE summer panzanella.

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  10. And this is my favorite recipe for it:
    http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-panzanella-open-letter.html

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    1. i will have to try this, thanks for sharing!

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  11. My favorite summer food is a fresh fruit salad!

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  12. I love watermelon. Give me one large watermelon that's nice and cold and I'll be happy!

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  13. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
    Serves 12
    High in protein, low in fat, low in sugar, and roughly 150 calories per slice -- this No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake makes a perfect cool and creamy summer treat!
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    Prep Time30 min Total Time3 hr
    For the crust
    7-8 full sheets of graham crackers (about 1 1/2 cups crumbs)
    2 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature*
    For the cheesecake
    2.5 tsp. powdered gelatin
    3 Tbsp. cool water
    1 cup 2% cottage cheese
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup icing sugar
    For the strawberry mousse
    4 tsp. powdered gelatin
    4 Tbsp. cool water
    1 lb. strawberries
    1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
    1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    5 Tbsp. powder sugar
    For the crust
    Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add butter and continue processing until the mixture reaches the consistency of wet sand. Transfer to a 9-inch springform pan, pressing in firmly.** Cover with plastic wrap refrigerate while you prepare the next layer.
    For the cheesecake
    Prepare gelatin. In a small saucepan, pour cool water over gelatin, mixing until the water is fully absorbed. Place saucepan on the stove and stir constantly until the gelatin is completely dissolved; 1 or 2 minutes. Do not let it reach a boil. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.
    Add cottage cheese and Greek yogurt to the bowl of a food processor and process until they form a smooth paste. Add powder sugar and continue processing. Finally, add prepared gelatine, processing until fully incorporated.
    Pour cheese mixture over the graham crust, using a spatula to ensure that it is evenly distributed. Return to the fridge while you prepare the final layer.
    For the strawberry mousse
    Prepare gelatin. In a small saucepan, pour cool water over gelatin, mixing until the water is fully absorbed. Place saucepan on the stove and stir constantly until the gelatin is completely dissolved; 1 or 2 minutes. Do not let it reach a boil. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.
    Add strawberries to the bowl of a food processor and process until they become a smooth puree. Add Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and powder sugar and continue processing. Finally, add prepared gelatine, processing until fully incorporated.
    Pour strawberry mixture over the cheese layer, using a spatula to ensure that it is evenly distributed. Return to the fridge for several hours until it is fully set, preferably overnight.
    Notes
    * you can also sub with melted coconut oil.
    ** you can press down with a flat bottomed cup to make sure it's packed in tightly.

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  14. My favorite summer food is Amazing Coconut Oil Fudge (Dairy-free, Sugar-free)! Nice and cool since I store it in the freezer.
    I also love the fresh fruits and vegetables!

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  15. Here's a Link for Amazing Coconut Oil Fudge (Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

    http://www.thesweetplantain.com/amazing-coconut-oil-fudge-dairy-free-sugar-free/

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    1. oh my! Thanks for sharing, I have to try that!!!

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  16. My favorite summer food is strawberry shortcake, homemade with fresh from the garden strawberries:) Yum:)

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    1. yum! I wish we could grow berries. I have never tried though. Hmmmmmm

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  17. Sweet corn on the cob! And fresh fruit salad!

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    1. we are having corn on the cob tonight! The hubs wraps it in foil and grills it!

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  18. Watermelon and strawberries! I love summer fruits. I also love the 4th of July so anything red white and blue! Like fruit and jello cups. :-)

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    1. Yum! U love angel food cake with blueberries and strawberries on the 4th!

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  19. My favorite summer recipe is Organic Fruit Pizza! Yum! See link below :D

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  20. http://deliciouslyorganic.net/fruit-pizza-recipe/

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  21. I LOVE grilled shrimp in the summer!

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    1. the hubs loves shrimp, but I don't think we ever grilled it! Hmmmmmm

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  22. I love all the fresh fruits! We have so many strawberries from the garden this year, it's great!

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  23. My favorite summer food is ice cream! Why does it have to be delicious??? Why? :)

    teffgossett@gmail.com

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    1. right? I am lactose intolerant, but I can do froyo. you know, covered in reeses cups lol

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  24. Homemade Matcha Ice Cream! :]
    http://fairyburger.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/recipe-redux-matcha-ice-cream/

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  25. I love love fresh fish on the grill!

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    1. I live at the shore, we have fresh fish everywhere, it's such a superfood!

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    1. I am not a huge fan of watermelon, but my family is! I cannot contact you if you win, I will need some way to get in touch!

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  27. My fave summer go-to recipe is my Zucchini Brownies. They're a bit of heaven in an unusual but absolutely yummy way! Find them here: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/other-dessert/zucchini-brownies-2.html

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    1. OMG that is awesome! I have made black bean brownies, I will have to try these!

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  28. My favorite summer food is sweet corn and I also love watermelon fruit salad. You can always reach me at the Nishhomeschool.blogspot.com

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  29. My favorite summer food is watermelon. Does a cocktail recipe count? http://eatingaroundwdw.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/margarita-of-the-month-june-2014-watermelon-margarita/

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  30. My favorite summer food is grilled asparagus. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. OMG me too! I can't always get decent fresh asparagus, but I love to grill it when I can!

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  31. I love Cowboy Caviar. I linked the recipe but I use a bag of frozen corn and not canned. I also chop up and add any type of peppers that I have: red, green, yellow, orange. Love it! http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=29527

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    1. LOVE the name, and anything with corn and peppers has my vote!

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  32. I like eating summer salad such as the recipes below:

    Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

    http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/quick-easy-summer-recipes/stone-fruit-salad-almonds

    Creole Tomato Salad

    http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/quick-easy-summer-recipes/creole-tomato-salad

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  33. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/couscous_fruit_salad.html ALL I can say about it is YUM!

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    1. we just started eating couscous, love this!

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  34. I like to eat my family's fruit salad in the summer http://shaneskillercupcakes.com/2013/07/skeetie-salad-a-k-a-fruit-salad/

    shangelx at gmail dot com

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    1. love the name, thanks for sharing!!!

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  35. I love a good pasta salad during the summer, and I recently discovered this recipe that I love. It's really adaptable to whatever you like best, too.

    http://www.budgetbytes.com/2011/06/summer-vegetable-pasta-salad/

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    1. cool! My teenie loves pasta salad!

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  36. My favorite summer food is grilled corn on the cob!

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  37. My favorite has to be these turkey burgers http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/39748/actually-delicious-turkey-burgers

    Granted, I eat them year round, but great during the summer to grill outside, maybe with some corn on the cob. Tasty.

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    1. LOVE turkey burgers, will have to give this a try!

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  38. I love watermelon and bbq ribs. Family time outside with those 2

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  39. My favorite summer foods are all the different fresh in season fruit.

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    1. yum! I just bought the prettiest blueberries! Can't wait to eat them!

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  40. My favorite summer food is salad! I especially love salads like this one: http://bakingwithblondie.blogspot.com/2013/01/southwestern-chopped-chicken-salad.html

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  41. My favorite summer food is watermelon.

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  42. My favorite summer foods are shrimp cocktail and salad.

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  43. My favorite summertime food is watermelon.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. Rainer. Berries, they are in season right now and I adore them!

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    1. they are all so perfect right now, I am loving them!

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  45. I love grilled chicken and watermelon in the summer CharlesMay609@aol.com

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    1. I could eat chicken every day, especially from the grill!

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  46. Watermelon without a doubt! No link required!

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  47. This grilled corn salad - heaven!
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/grilled-corn-and-tomato-salad-recipe.html#!

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  48. melons and berries for sure!
    mud child tuesday at yahoo dot com

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  49. My favorite summertime food is watermelon and corn on the cobb
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  50. This is one of my favorite peanut butter recipes and easy to make.
    http://www.ericksonandco.com/2014/03/recipe-healthy-peanut-butter-balls.html

    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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    1. peanut butter is my happy food, especially when i am stressed! yum!

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  51. Favorite summertime food has to be corn on the cob.
    Nom nom nom

    Or a cold salad like summertime succotash or 3 bean salad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntrlUm8apv8)

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    1. I will have try these, especially the succotash!

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  52. My favorite summer food is watermelon. my favorite summer recipe is grape salad. I know, grape salad? sounds insane, but SWEET GOODNESS you have to try it. I will confess the first time I had it at a summertime potluck I went back three times to the dessert table and then hunted down the recipe on the internet! http://womenlivingwell.org/2011/01/low-fat-dessert-grape-salad/ here you go!!

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    1. I have never heard of this, but I will HAVE to try it! OMG it looks good!

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  53. I love summer fruits, especially watermelon.

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  54. My favorite summer food is blueberries.

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    1. I love blueberries!!! and cobbler? Even better!

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  55. This recipe is for blueberry cobbler http://allrecipes.com/recipe/very-best-blueberry-cobbler/

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  56. My favorite summer food is...cupcakes. Because of all the family get togethers required during the summertime, I make them a lot. Here is my most favorite cupcake recipe website.

    http://alchemybaking.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-best-moist-chocolate-cupcake-recipe.html

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    1. cupcakes are the perfect food! For real, I cannot turn one down!

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  57. My favorite summer food is frozen grapes! They are the best!!!

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  58. Link to favorite food :-)

    http://m.wikihow.com/Make-Frozen-Grapes

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  59. My favorite food in the summer is watermelon and cherries. Both go great in fresh water, salads, or by themselves.

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    1. we just got cherries, they boy and the hubs LOVE them!

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  60. fresh picked strawberries..... http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Kiwi-Strawberry-Smoothie/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

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  61. My favorite summer food is Fried Dough. It's Fair Season so it's easier to come across.
    samimcsamsam(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. OMG or fried oreos? I only get those at ball games, they are so fabulous!

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  62. My favorite summer food is BBQ chicken on the grill!

    commonsenseandstilettos@yahoo.com

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