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.
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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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 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!
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!