Since what goes on the grill gets so much play (especially on holiday weekends) I thought I’d feature some of my favorite side dishes that are anything but ordinary and deserve center stage. I thought I’d start with dessert because this is too pretty and delicious for words. From one of my favorite bloggers, a berry tart from Simply Recipes. 



This Tomato Peach Burrata Salad couldn’t be easier. From Two Peas & Their Pod




And from The Slow Roasted Italian (how could I not share this with a name like that) Sriracha Honey Slow Cooker Meatballs.



From A Spicy Perspective…a sensational Broccoli Salad that’s sure to please even people who say they don’t like broccoli. The bacon of course helps…and easy to leave out if you’re a vegetarian.



And from yours truly, this year’s alternative to a lobster roll (not that there’s anything wrong with a lobster roll but more of us tend to have shrimp in the freezer than lobster) Sautéed Shrimp with Aioli. 


And finally…some food for thought…

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples don't count on harvesting golden Delicious .

  1. Suzanne June 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Silvia! I just wanted to let you know that I just love your emails! Every one of these recipes look like something my family will love and I intend to try them out this weekend (I know they love broccoli salad!). I also wanted to say that I love the last part just as much – “food for thought” – very clever! Much love to you! Hope your weekend is relaxing!

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