{Friends First with Nutmeg Nanny} Bay Scallop Ceviche

A simple and fresh bay scallop ceviche packed full of citrus and kissed with a touch of jalapeño.

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Iiiiiiit’s August!! Man, has the summer ever flown by around here. I suppose that is part of getting to enjoy mild summer weather instead of feeling like you are drowning in your own sweat 98% of the time. August is going to be a big month for this site (which you will – fingers crossed – learn more about next week), so I am especially excited to kick off this month and have a killer recipe with which to do it.

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This month’s Friends First guest is someone I just adore. Brandy is the blogger behind Nutmeg Nanny, and is one of the funniest people you will ever meet. She and I actually “met” because of her hilarious live-tweeting of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Girlfriend loves mocking the dingbats on trashy reality TV shows, and for that I couldn’t love her more. Aside from loving a good cocktail, Brandy loves to combine her small-town roots with influences from her travels when creating the dishes on her site. Oh, and her photos simply make me drool (rather unattractively, I might add). Today she is bringing you a Bay Scallop Ceviche recipe that I think you’re just gonna love every bit as much as you’ll love her. 

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The Best Peach Ice Cream

Everything you’ve been looking for: The perfect peach ice cream recipe to use the best of summer’s bounty.

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I have been blogging for nearly 3 years (um…wait…what?! yowza.) and realized that – in spite of owning an ice cream maker for two of those years – I am yet to bring you an ice cream recipe.

I am sorry. I know that you need ice cream in your life.

You need ice cream to get you through Mondays. You need ice cream to celebrate promotions and birthdays and anniversaries. You need ice cream to help you survive painfully-long Bachelorette finales. You need ice cream just because it is Wednesday and the sun is shining.

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30+ Recipes for Girls’ Night In

All the drinks, snacks, and desserts you could need for a fabulous girls’ night in.

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Guys, the moment has come. The day Boyfriend and Stef’s husband have been waiting for:

Tonight is the finale of this season of The Bachelorette and the end of #TheBacheloretteParty.

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But before we move on from all of the dramadramadrama (at least for now), I took a few minutes to collect some recipes for throwing the perfect Girls’ Night In from a few of my favorite blogs.

Cocktails? Check.

Mocktails? Got those, too.

Snacks? Done.

Desserts? Was there ever any doubt?

So take a moment to click through and visit each of these sites, check out their delicious (and sometimes boozy) recipes, and plan away for the perfect girls’ night. Then meet Stef and I on Twitter tonight for a finale version of #TheBacheloretteParty. You know you can’t wait for the man tears. [Read more...]

Paleo Strawberry Crumble

Grain-free strawberry crumble uses almond flour and the natural sweetness of summer strawberries for a dessert that is healthful and easy to make!

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Happy Friday, my sweet readers! I have a treat for you today! Remember our friend Julia? Of course you do – we were just oo-ing and ah-ing over her new cookbook last week with this Massaged Kale Salad with Creamy Blueberry Vinaigrette! Well, she knows that things have been a little loco over here for me and offered to share a super fantabulous recipe with y’all today – how could I turn down that offer?? So, without further adieu…here she is!

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The Bachelorette Party: Men Tell All Recap

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This week was the Men Tell All. I always love Men/Women Tell All – I love getting the dirt on everyone and the opinions from the contestants once they have actually watched the show.

I like the drama, ok? #shocker

This season, we got to spend the first 20 minutes of the show learning that…former contestants (now married) Ashley and JP are pregnant! And they’re moving to Miami! And they did a live ultrasound and it’s a boy! Because we definitely cared about all of that and none of it was weird to do on live TV.

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