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Patriotic Summer Fruit Salad with Honey, Lime, & Mint

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July is here and summer is officially in full swing! Our weekends are jam-packed with family get-togethers and BBQs with friends. Plus, it’s almost my birthday, and I love birthdays (and birthday cake).

Yesterday, we celebrated a friend receiving his American citizenship. And what better way to celebrate than with food and beer? There were various meats – smoked, fried, and grilled. Laura made her famous bacon-cheddar meatloaf. Tina made homemade apple pie and vanilla ice cream. We went through three cheese and cracker platters – how frickin’ American is that?

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Homemade Maki Sushi Rolls

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Hi, my name is Melissa, and I’m addicted to sushi.

Sushi is so. freakin’. delicious My favorites are avocado rolls and sake (salmon) sashimi or nigiri, served with a touch of wasabi. And practically anything with jalapeño or spicy mayo.

Mayonnaise mixed with sriracha… who thought that up? Somebody give them a medal.

Unfortunately, sushi can be expensive. Especially if you’re like me and you like to order the $15 specialty rolls. Even my favorite avocado roll can cost $5, and I’d probably be broke if I ate sushi as often as I wanted. Making sushi at home seems intimidating, but it’s surprisingly easy and less expensive. Plus, you can customize the ingredients to your liking.

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