Do you love entertaining? This Fabulous Fruit-Filled Dinner Party Menu guarantees to impress at the next gathering you host. Fresh fruit in each dish to adds a lightness and airiness that is unparalleled! Stop by the farmer’s market and stock up on all this season’s biggest and brightest produce to craft an experience your friends and family won’t forget. To celebrate my 100th blog post, this menu is consists entirely of recipes I’ve featured on my blog! Let’s keep reading.
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The Big 1-0-0
100 blog posts is worth celebrating!
That’s right, this right here is my 100th blog post on Abundance of Flavor. The little food blog that could! Thank you for all of your views, comments, shares, and support. They do not go unnoticed and I love getting to share this little piece of my life with you all!
I wanted to use this milestone as an opportunity to look back on all that has been accomplished in the past year.
Here’s the Numbers:
- 69 original recipes
- 30 informative resources posts
- 21 cooking worksheets
- 3 features in a magazine
- 1 fully-stocked freebie library
I’m so pumped to see what the next 100 posts bring!
This blog was started to fill my time in quarantine and has morphed into a daily ritual that I want to grow and flourish. It’s been challenging as the pandemic subsides and other aspects of life compete for my time, but for now at least I’m committed to making Abundance of Flavor bigger and better than ever before. I’ve found I really really love food photography and want to devote more time and energy into developing this skill and creating even more mouth-watering pictures for you all.
Enough with the sappy feels, let’s jump into the food!
Dinner Party Crowd Pleasers
The food & drinks you serve guests are the cornerstone of the fond memories created. Plus, it’s truly an amazing feeling to cook for others and see how much they enjoy one of your dishes.
Buckle up and get ready for these fruit-filled dishes coming at ya!
Raspberry Red Wine Spritzers
Raspberry Red Wine Spritzers are the perfect complement to a satisfying meal. Tart yet sweet raspberries balance with the lightness of seltzer and is rounded out with a generous portion of rich red wine. Top off with sprigs of rosemary to complete this simple spritzer.
Easy Homemade Lemonade
Sipping on ice-cold lemonade on a hot day is the epitome of summer in the south. Get your hands on a bag of fresh juicy lemons and create amazing easy homemade lemonade to enjoy all summer long.
Fresh Citrus Summer Salad
Light and refreshing, this Fresh Citrus Summer Salad will be the centerpiece or your next picnic or potluck. Topped with a honey drizzle and tangy goat cheese, this fruit salad combines a multitude of flavors to create a satisfyingly sweet salad.
A light and delicious salsa to snack on is never a bad idea in my mind! The colors are vibrant, the flavors are fresh, and it actually can be kind of healthy for you! (If you don’t factor in the bag of chips that gets devoured alongside it ) Add a hint of sweetness to a basic tomato salsa to create this tasty blueberry salsa!
Mango Chile Chicken
Mango Chile Chicken is a Thai-inspired dish that is bursting with sweet and tangy flavors. Juicy grilled chicken is first marinated in a chile lime and mango-based sauce that will have you licking your fingers clean. If you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal to spice up your routine, look no further.
Baked Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs
Brighten up your mood with Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs! Pineapple’s bright bursts of tropical flavor pair flawlessly with various veggies and marinated chicken stacked high on skewers. Bring the taste of Hawaii to your home with this easy recipe the entire family will love!
Pomegranate Basmati Rice
Few things are the worth the hassle of deseeding a pomegranate, but this side dish is one of them! Pomegranate Basmati Rice is filled with the subtle sweetness of pomegranate arils that burst with each bite. Hints of ginger and cilantro complement the sweet with a little savory, creating an incredible combination of flavors. This side dish is sure to satisfy and have you coming back for seconds.
Mexican Sauteed Vegetables (and fruit 😉 )
For our purposes we are classifying bell peppers as a fruit, as they rightfully are!
Mmm, Mexican food holds a special place in my heart. It isn’t always the easiest to find a healthy option, but these Mexican Sauteed Vegetables will do the trick! Filled with flavor and nutrients, these veggies are the perfect side dish for rice-heavy meals or stuffed in a tortilla!
Strawberry Dessert Nachos with Cinnamon Chips
Dessert nachos are a must next time your sugar cravings hit. Strawberry Dessert Nachos with Cinnamon Chips is a simple shareable dish that you’ll want to keep all to yourself! Crispy cinnamon chips are topped with juicy strawberries, drizzled with oozing chocolate, and finished with puffs of whipped cream and fresh mint. After taking one bite of these you’ll be wishing one platter would be one serving
Fresh Peach and Oat Crumble
Here in the south, we ADORE our fresh peaches. I love biting into a bright pink peach and slurping up the sweet juice that spills out before it runs down your face and your arms. This summer, turn your peaches into a Fresh Peach and Oat Crumble, a delectable dessert that you can enjoy for years to come.
Very Berry No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
A can’t-miss dessert at this summer’s cookout is Very Berry No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream! Homemade vanilla ice cream couldn’t be easier with this 3-ingredient, no churn recipe. The addition of 4 kinds of berries creates a patriotic treat for all ages that helps beat the heat!
Mixed Berry Cast Iron Cobbler
Mixed Berry Cast Iron Cobbler deserves a spot on the table at your next cookout! With a homemade lattice crust and an assortment of ripe berries, this cast iron cobbler is the picture-perfect dish to show off your baking skills. Indulge the whole family on a hot, summer day with this dessert that’s sure to please!
It’s incredible to look back at my past 100 posts and how much Abundance of Flavor has grown since the initial Beginner’s Guide to Cooking for New Cooks and Picky Eaters (boy, that’s a mouthful 😝)
I’d love to hear which recipes you’ve tested out at home, what cooking skills posts have actually taught you something, and any feedback you may have for my next 100 posts!
Thinking ahead, my goal is to continue publishing new cooking content every Thursday, no matter how busy life will get. Whether it’s new recipes, a roundup of content from other bloggers, or some of my fave products out there, you’ll be hearing from me at least once a week.
One of my biggest goals is to refine my food photography skills by taking even more courses and masterclasses, providing you with more drool-worthy photos than ever before.
Thanks for sticking around! Your support is immeasurable and I can’t wait for #200!
27 thoughts on “Fab and Fruity Dinner Party Menu | Celebrating 100”
Woohoo, congratulations on 100 posts! Amazing achievement. I’ve loved reading your posts and recipes, so looking forward to the next 100. That first image looks absolutely OUTSTANDING. I’d absolutely love to have that for dinner at a dinner party & try and make my own one day!
Congrats on publishing 100 posts! It was interesting to see your breakdown of posts too.
The salsa & sauteed veggies make me want fajitas now & I need to try the dessert nachos!
I’m excited to see what recipes you come up with next!
Oh, my goodness — all of these sound absolutely amazing. I’d love to go to/host a party with this kind of menu.
Congrats on 100 posts! You’ve achieved so much already. I love your blog. The recipes are great and easy to make. We also appreciate your high-quality pics. That fruit citrus salad is mouthwatering… Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations 🎉. Amazing work you have done so far. Cheers to more to come🥂
Congratulations on your 100th post! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes and amazing cooking tips! I look forward to reading the next 100 posts!
Congratulations on 100 posts! I love looking at your posts and seeing what amazing recipes you come with..The recipes in this dinner menu look fabulous, and so perfect for summer nights!
Congrats on your 100th post, what an amazing achievement! That blueberry salsa looks SO GOOD xxx
Getting to 100 posts is a big deal. A lot of commitment and of course time and effort. Congratulations!
The Mexican sautéed veg and spritzer are so tasty looking. Wonderful blog! Congratulations on 100 posts.
Some great ideas here. Beautiful fruit. Love the idea of the pomegranate seeds in the rice. Also like the Hawaiian kabob idea. Good work!
Congrats on 100 posts! Such lovely ideas for a dinner party menu too x
Wow, What a blog post. I actually tried the wine with raspberries and rosemary recipe yesterday and it was surprisingly lovely. There are so many things I want to try. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations for making it to the big 100!!! I love all of these recipes, especially the Raspberry Red Seltzer.
Congratulations on 100 blog posts what an achievement! I love all of these, in Summer I always eat so much fruit I think just because of the warmer weather it is so refreshing so I will definitely be trying some of these out!
Sarah | http://www.aspoonfulofvanilla.co.uk
Congratulations! What a proud milestone. And everything looks so amazing as usual!
Wow! These look so amazing! Congratulations I know how much work it is to hit 100!
100 posts? That’s amazing! Great job! After COVID I have been wanting to host a dinner party. You gave me some great ideas.
What a great way to celebrate this milestone of yours! Filled with great easy to follow recipes. Congratulations.
A wonderful and fun variety, everything looks so healthy and delicious. Looking forward to the next 100!
Congratulations on your 100 posts. Your blog is amazing and so is your food. I love the photos, it looks so good. You should be very proud of yourself! Enjoy your moment. Can’t wait too see how much more you accomplish, good luck!
This is such a fun idea for celebration!
Congrats, Kalin! (I just published 100th today.) It’s been great following your journey and seeing all you’ve accomplished this year! Keep up the amazing work!
Congratulations on your 100th post! Fab ideas here, the blueberry salsa sounds delish x
Congratulations on 100 posts ! Your recipes are always simply amazing and I wish you 100 more posts and so much success in the blogging world. You put so much effort into all you do and I can’t wait to see you flourish !
Yay for 100! And this is such an amazing list of delicious recipes. I’m looking forward to what else you’ve got in store for us.
These are all fantastic ideas!! Everything looks so good I don’t know which to choose first.