I’m not gonna sing.

I’m not gonna sing.

I’m not gonna sing.

I have an idea. What if I sang something NOT patriotic? Like a good ole Wilson Phillips tune? A favorite ’80s sitcom theme song? A nice hum of Claire De Lune? Mmmmmmm mmmmm mmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmm? Yeah that doesn’t work.

Fawn, yew gawz. We’ll take a rain check on the tunes (this time) and take a quick stroll through a super easy roundup I put together for ya!

I’m going to keep it short because I know many of you are already splitzville and lake-bound. Plus I need to pack my stuff and figure out how to apply self tanner without looking like a safari gone horribly wrong.

1) Lemony Potato Salad: THIS is good stuff, man. The potatoes are roasted and tossed with a bunch of lemon juice and Greek yogurt. Your mind is gonna freak itself.

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2) Grilled Pineapple and Corn Salsa: I posted this salsa semi-recently and it’s still all I can think about. I’m talking about GRILLED pineapple. And the people said omg amen.

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3) Late Summer Grilled Corn Salsa:  Seriously another dreamboat salsa. Except this one has okra in it. Gives you the excuse to overuse “y’all.”

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4) Cajun Shrimp Guacamole:  This guacaheaven recipe belongs to Gaby, but I know know know that if it found its way to your party this week, you’ll get like, 43 phone numbers. Do people still do that?

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5) Peach, Blue Cheese and Honey Crostini: And THIS dreamy crostini recipe belongs to Heather. But I know know know that once that blue cheese hits your lips, you will see stars. HAHAHAH, get it?! Stars? You’ll see stars? Like in the fla – never mind.

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6) Southern Fried Okra: Dudes. Fried okra. The end.

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7) The Weidner Steak Marinade: I know this photo is extremely awkward, but if you’re in the market for a new steak recipe, give her a go! P.s. Those are not my fingers. Thank you.

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8) BBQ Pulled Chicken Tostadas: BBQ. Pulled. Chicken. Tostadas. Are you sure you don’t want me to sing something?

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9) BLT Tostadas: More tostadas! I know I JUST posted these like 25 seconds ago, but a slew of you have already made and posted them to your IG and it makes me squeal like a baby kitten. Dew eet!

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10) Turkey Burger Salad with Pub Dressing: Remember when I put a cheeseburger on a salad? Me, too.

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11) Curried Bulgur Sliders: And for your veggie & veganites, here’s a quick bulgur slider recipe that is SOOOO stinkin’ gerd. They aren’t grilled or anything, but you’re still a good person.

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12) Watermelon Spritzers with Lemon and Honey: This one is an oldie but a goodie. SUPAH refreshing, bebe. And it’s booze-free, in case you’re knocked up or detoxing or incredibly hungover.

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13) Lemon Balm and Crystallized Ginger Granitas:  Is it dessert? Is it a drink? Is it time to make some? Yes.yes.yes.

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14) Strawberry Puff Pastry Bites:  And lastly, a quicky bo-bicky strawberry dessert thingy! You could always add blueberries to make it more America-d. Or not. Or you could. Or you don’t have to. Or you might want to. Or you might not. Are you SURE I’m not allowed to sing?

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Hope you all have a fantasticalized long holiday weekend! Please don’t put your head over the fireworks as you’re lighting them. Also, wear bug spray. And eat a bunk ton of ice cream.

AND THE ROCKETS’ RED GLAAAAAAAARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AAAAAAAAIIIIR.

Oh as if I could hold that back.