I’m inspired by this NEW summer magazine that just came in the mail. And 33 fresh summer recipe ideas!

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And this spread on page 19. I was honored when Kraft Foods included me from this trip.

But more importantly, the magazine came in perfect time for my son’s 18th birthday dinner.

The cover photo looked SO good. And I had all of the ingredients! Love it when that happens!

Using lettuce from our garden.

I started with bacon and red onion.

Then boiled some eggs. Do you know how to boil the perfect egg?

And leftover green beans from the night before (apricot and balsamic – yum!)

I added avocado because it’s my son’s favorite, and then croutons. Beautiful presentation.

And then I added a small amount of Kraft Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing.

My kids were so happy. You can tell that a family grows up when they start loving salads! And the birthday boy was especially happy!

Does your family enjoy salads in the summertime? What’s a family favorite?

Don’t forget this amazing GIVEAWAY going on right now! 2 awesome books … winner announced on Wed. this week!

(This post is not sponsored by Kraft Foods, I just love their Food and Family magazine and their dressings made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil!)