Easy Pasta Salad Recipes - The BEST Yummy Side Dishes for Barbecues, Potlucks and Summer Dinner Parties - Crowd Pleasing Favorites - Dreaming in DIY
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Easy Pasta Salads Recipes – The BEST Yummy Barbecue Side Dishes, Potluck Favorites and Summer Dinner Party Crowd Pleasers


Easy Pasta Salad Recipes - The BEST Yummy Barbecue Side Dishes, Potluck Favorites and Summer Dinner Party Crowd Pleasers - Dreaming in DIY
Everyone will be asking for a copy of your recipe when you bring one of these yummy pasta salads as your side dish to the next block party.   Spring,  Summer and Fall are packed with outdoor dinner parties, BBQs and potlucks, so be prepared with the best, easy and delicious crowd pleasing recipes!  4th of July holiday picnics in the park, Easter and Mother’s Day brunches, Father’s Day dinner and summer birthday party feasts galore all call for a fresh side dish or three!  No party menu is complete without a few quick and yummy pasta salad side dishes!  Macaroni salads packed with mouth-watering flavors, bowtie pasta delights, surprising cold spaghetti dishes everyone will be raving about and then some.  Whether you need to make a big batch for an extended family reunion or a small side dish for family night dinner out back by the grill – we’ve got you covered.  Even the really picky eaters will be going back for seconds.  Bring on the barbecues and potlucks!   Don’t plan on taking home any leftovers and watch your fingers – these family favorite hits will be devoured in a flash.

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Favorite EASY Pies Recipes - Brunch Dessert No-Bake + Bake Musts for Holidays and Parties - Dreaming in DIY

Favorite EASY Pies Recipes – Brunch Dessert No-Bake + Bake Musts

Favorite EASY Pies Recipes - Brunch Dessert No-Bake + Bake Musts for Holidays and Parties - Dreaming in DIY - Perfect for for Easter and Mother's Day Spring and Summer brunch dessert tables, 4th of July barbecues, summer potlucks, neighborhood block parties and birthdays. Are you ready to brunch SO hard this year?  Pies are always a must for Easter and Mother’s Day Spring and Summer brunch dessert tables,  4th of July barbecues, summer potlucks, neighborhood block parties and birthdays.  Totally a given for Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.  But really –  when isn’t pie a welcome treat?   I’d prefer Birthday Pie to predictable cake every single time.  These recipes are going to make your mouth start watering and test your willpower.   I hope you are ready for the yummiest bake and no-bake versions around!   We’ve gathered the most popular classics, All-American favorites, family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.  PLUS, we stumbled upon some new, exciting flavor combinations you and your guests are going to love!   Scooch on over same ole boring cake.  Let’s make a whole buncha room for a pretty and scrumptious PIE or three on the party menu! 

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The Best EASY Sheet Cakes Recipes - Simple and Quick Party Crowds Desserts for Holidays and Family Celebrations - Dreaming in DIY
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The Best EASY Sheet Cakes Recipes – Simple Party Crowds Desserts

The Best EASY Sheet Cakes Recipes - Simple and Quick Party Crowds Desserts for Holidays, Special Occasions and Family Celebrations - Dreaming in DIY

Hands down, sheet cakes are the easiest and most scrumptious way to serve dessert to a big crowd of hungry, sweets craving party people!  Most take less than 30 minutes and are so simple to cut into neat little squares for your guest!  Perfect for Easter and Mother’s Day brunches, big monumental birthday bashes, the epic graduation party, large crowds for Thanksgiving, weddings, anniversary milestones, extended family reunions, office staff Christmas parties and more!  Whatever the special occasion or reason for your large group get together – any of these yummy, easy sheet cakes will be perfect!   We’ve found all of your favorite popular cake and yummy frosting flavors PLUS some fresh new ideas that will have your tummy growling and mouth watering.   Pre-heat your oven and let’s get ready to bake up some delicious big batch desserts! 

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The BEST Cheesecakes Recipes - Favorite Easy Party Desserts for Easter, Mother's Day Brunches or any celebration - Dreaming in DIY
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The BEST Cheesecake Recipes – Favorite Easy Party Desserts

Cheesecake is always a dessert menu MUST at any holiday dinner, Spring, Summer, Easter and Mother’s Day Brunches and perfect for Baby and Bridal Showers!  But when isn’t it the absolute best choice?  Your dessert table isn’t complete without some version of this all-time favorite celebration treat.   For Father’s Day, Christmas and his Birthday, homemade cheesecake is the only gift our Dad requested (demanded) every single year!   And with good reason,  it’s truly happiness in dessert form.   Don’t be intimidated – we found yummy versions for everyone’s baking and kitchen skills level (including level:  I don’t bake.  Ever.) and in every imaginable flavor combination!  From bite sized, darling mini individual servings recipes and easy no-bake quick favorites, to decadent full sized versions to serve to a big crowd.   Make any day memorable and EXTRA special with one of these amazing dessert recipes.  Get ready to save your favorites for every upcoming special occasion, holiday party and family fun night get together! 

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The BEST Easy Non-Alcoholic Drinks Recipes - Creative Mocktails and Family Friendly, Alcohol-Free, Big Batch Party Beverages for a Crowd! - Dreaming in DIY
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The BEST Easy Non-Alcoholic Drinks Recipes – Creative Mocktails and Family Friendly, Alcohol-Free, Big Batch Party Beverages for a Crowd!

The BEST Easy Non-Alcoholic Drinks Recipes - Creative Mocktails and Family Friendly, Alcohol-Free, Big Batch Party Beverages for a Crowd! - Dreaming in DIYLooking for the perfect, creative, non-alcoholic drink recipes for the baby shower you are hosting,  your teen’s epic birthday party or big ole happy family holiday party?  Kids and adults of all ages will LOVE these delicious, easy, thirst quenching beverages.  Whether you want to sit out on the patio and enjoy a scrumptious alcohol-free mocktail with your favorite book –  or whip up a big pitcher of something sweet to share with the kids, there is something for everyone.   We found frosty blender tropical virgin concoctions, easy large batch crowd pleasing party punch recipes and more.  These delicious and refreshing drink recipes are SO easy and perfect for your family friendly celebrations all year round.   Every day can feel like a staycation – just grab your favorite pretty party glass and your festive paper straws and let’s get sippin’!  

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The BEST Easy Lemon Desserts and Treats Recipes - Perfect For Easter, Mother's Day Brunch, Bridal or Baby Showers and Pretty Spring through Summer Holiday Party Refreshments! - Dreaming in DIY
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The BEST Easy Lemon Desserts and Treats Recipes – Perfect For Easter, Mother’s Day Brunch, Bridal or Baby Showers and Pretty Spring and Summer Holiday Party Refreshments!

If you are anything like us and LEMON is your favorite dessert flavor in the history of ever – you have come to the right place!  Lovely lemony yumminess is perfect for Spring and Summer – but we show it culinary love  ALL.  YEAR.  LONG!  Because:  YUM!  We’ve found the best of the BEST, easy zesty desserts and treats recipes in scrumptious lemon to complete your holiday brunch menus for Easter and Mother’s Day, Bridal and Baby Shower Dessert Tables and Spring Dinner Party Menus!   And let’s not forget the birthday parties of your friends and family who also love all things LEMON (good genes)!  Quick and easy lemon cakes, lemon cookies, lemon pies, lemon scones and bars and lemony treats you never even knew you needed.  Pucker up – this is you hitting the lemon recipe jackpot!   Cha-CHING!

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The Best Easy Party Appetizers, Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Dips and Finger Foods Recipes - Quick family friendly snacks for Holidays, Tailgating, New Year's Eve, Birthday and Super Bowl Parties - Dreaming in DIY
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The Best Easy Party Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres, Delicious Dips and Finger Foods Recipes – Quick family friendly tapas and snacks for Holidays, Tailgating, New Year’s Eve and Super Bowl Parties!

 Looking for easy crowd pleasing finger foods, hot dips and appetizers recipes for a party or special occasion, weekend tailgating or the Super Bowl?  Whether it’s New Year’s Eve or family board game night, these are the BEST, family friendly, simple to make hors d’oeuvres recipes around!  Party food has never been so easy or soooo delish.  Whether it’s the big game, a baby shower, the wedding of the century, or your niece’s first birthday party – these will be a BIG hit and disappear fast.  Even the picky eaters are going to want seconds and third of these tried and true quick tapas recipes!    

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Do it Yourself 4th of July {The BEST DIY Patriotic Holiday Party Ideas}

Ready to celebrate the 4th of July Holiday and party in full DO IT YOURSELF style?  I freaking LOVE celebrating ANY TIME I can do it up all out RED, WHITE and BLUE!   Memorial Day, 4th of July {Independence Day} and Veterans Day are all wonderful holidays to pull out all of these stops – but really… is there a BAD time to decorate and treat yourself to all things red, white and blue?  We think not.  And luckily, neither do these AMAZINGLY creative and talented people.

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