Easy Summer Entertaining with Babble Boxx

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.  All opinions are my own. #babbleboxx  #ad #bboxxbbqgreats

One fun thing about being a food blogger, is that I get to try fun new food products all the time.  When I do a sponsored post, sometimes, I am actually developing a recipe and writing about products that I have not tried before.   More often than not, those products actually become food staples in my home.

Babbleboxx sent me a great assortment of products to help me with summer entertaining.   Can we talk about summer entertaining for a minute?  I have a few rules that I follow.

Rule #1-  Prep everything in advance. Clean up too.   When your guests arrive, just whip out your prepared dishes out of the fridge and act like it was nothing.

Rule #1- If you’re planning on having a big group of people, make your menu as easy as possible.  And No.  You don’t need to make everything from scratch.  Use shortcuts and delicious pre-packaged food, in order to make everything as easy as possible.  There’s no need for unnecessary stress. 

Let’s go over these summer goodies.  Shall we?

Drinks first!

SVEDKA is the #1 imported vodka in the US, and makes excellent cocktails.  You can find some really wonderful summer cocktail recipes on their website. 

One of the Patriotic cocktails included on the Svedka Website is SVEDKA‘s AMERICAN DREAM PUNCH.  I can contest, that this is refreshing and totally delicious.

Ingredients 

2 parts SVEDKA Vodka

1/2 part Orange Curacao

1/2 part simple syrup

1 part fresh lime juice

Dash Grenadine

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a pitcher and top with ice. Garnish with berries and mint.

My babbleboxx also contined New Newman’s Own Citrus Splash salad dressing.   I LOVE this dressing.  I have seen so many salad recipes lately that call for a citrus dressing.  This was so refreshing and light!  You can use this Citrus Splash as a marinade too!

I love that Newman’s Own donates 100% of their profits to charity! Plus, all of their products contain no artificial preservatives and is kosher certified.   Find a store near you that carries it!

I made this easy Zesty blueberry/goat cheese salad and tossed it with Newman’s Own Citrus Splash salad dressing

Zesty Blueberry-Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients 

1 head of romaine lettuce

2-3 sprigs of dill – chopped

1/3 cup of blueberries

1/4 cup of chopped cashews

1/4 cup of goat cheese

zest of one lemon

1/4 cup of  Newman’s Own Citrus Splash salad dressing

Method: Wash lettuce and blueberries.  dry.  Place in a bowl, top with dill, goat cheese, and cashews. toss with salad dressing and serve.

I love Newman’s Own products.  I loved this Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce.  Newman’s Own Sweet and Spicy Barbecue sauce has no high fructose corn syrup.  This sauce is wonderful for marinating or dipping. together!

Check to see if a store near you carries Newman’s Own Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce 

Baked Beans are the best side dish to serve at summer parties, or really any party.  I love how easy they are.  You pop a can open and you’re done.   I love these Green Giant Baked Beans!  They are Slow-baked to perfection™  Green Giant has just released a new line of baked beans at Food Lion, Schnucks and Giant Eagle just in time for summer.

I can tell you, they’re outstanding!

Also in my babbleboxx, was Mario Camacho Snacking Olives.  Wow. these were so flavorful, I was not expecting all that flavor at all!  These are perfect for any summer gathering.  You could add these to a recipe, or just eat them plain.  These olives come in four flavors.

Garlic, Savory Pepper, Sea Salt Green, and Sea Salt Ripe.  1 package of these contains only 60 calories.

Right now, Maio Camacho is offering a Coupon and is also offering 20% off on Amazon until August 31st, 2017.

Here are some great finger foods to serve your guests this summer!  These hummus- olive bites were incredible!

RITZ Crisp & Thins are so light and crispy!  They can be made into a cute appetizer, and are also delicious just by themselves.  RITZ Crisp & Thins come in four flavors.

Sea Salt

Cream Cheese & Onion

Bacon

Salt & Vinegar flavors

RITZ Crisp & Thins are now available nationwide.

I really enjoyed all the items in this summer Babbleboxx.  All of these items really do make summer entertaining easier!

What is your secret to entertaining guests?

 

One Comment

  1. Babbleboxx LOOKS LIKE A REALLY FUN THING TO TRY. i’M GOING TO CHECK THAT OUT!

     

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