The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Recipes for a Summer Potluck & Weekly Link Party

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Recipes for a Summer Potluck & Weekly Link Party

Summer is the perfect time to gather family and friends together for an outdoor potluck. Whether you are hosting or attending, these delicious recipes have you covered. From grilled chicken to salads and even desserts, you're sure to find a recipe that will wow your crowd! Get ready to fire up the grill, mix-up a salad, and sample a delicious dessert at your gathering this summer.

Oh, and happy first day of summer! I hope the season is filled with tasty dishes, sweet treats, and even sweeter memories.
1. Maple Dijon Grilled Chicken / Simply Stacie
No backyard barbecue would be complete without something cooked on the grill. Here's a tasty way to prepare grilled chicken.

2. Watermelon Feta Salad / Simply Stacie
Who else loves watermelon during the hot months of summer! This salad has the watermelon chopped right in, and it looks so good!

3. Potato Salad / Strength & Sunshine
Here's a classic potluck staple! And this version is gluten-free and vegan. That makes it a winning recipe for a gathering of guests with diverse dietary needs.

4. Vegan Chickpea Salad / All That's Jas
This quick and easy salad recipe is a healthy choice for a summer meal. It has it all--color, texture, and flavor!

5. Chocolate Raspberry S'mores / Simply Stacie
The classic summer treat takes on a new twist with the addition of raspberry jam. What a delicious recipe idea!

6. One-Minute Garden Fresh Salsa / Little House Living
During the months of summer, I'm always looking for recipes that can be made from the vegetables I have growing in the garden. This one first the bill! It's a fresh and easy recipe for summer snacking.

7. Strawberries and Cream Sugar Cookies / Lolly Jane
Fresh strawberries and sugar cookies come together to form this scrumptious treat. I can't imagine them lasting long at a summer cook out.

8. Chocolate Chip Pancake Ice Cream / The Simple Sweet Life
What's a summer gathering without some ice cream? And this no-churn version looks amazing!

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Now it's time for...

Meet your hostesses!
(Be sure to give them a follow!)

Tanya  |  The Natural Homeschool  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Jennifer  |  The Life of Jennifer Dawn  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Vanessa  |  Mama's Happy Hive  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest

Are you ready to share your own posts and projects? We can't wait to see what you've been crafting, creating, decorating, mixing, and posting!

If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a button...

Party time! A Little Bird Told Me that you've been doing some amazing things! I'd love for you to share! Link up a recipe, craft, home decor project, home school post, activity/craft for kids, or any other post you're proud of! Your post will be shown on each host's blog where we will individually pick features each week. We're teaming up to bring you an even bigger and better party!

Follow each host, grab a button, link up, visit others, and be sure to leave some comment love on each other's posts!  That same little birdie told me that we all love comments! If you don't have anything to link up, that's okay! Sit back, get comfy, and glean inspiration from the amazing posts shared below...

Remember that you must link back in order to be featured.  If your link does get featured, I have a special Pinterest board to further showcase your tremendous talent! Just a few more things... This party is not for giveaways or other link parties. Be sure to link to the specific post and not your blog's homepage. By linking up, you are giving us permission to feature your post. All features will be given credit and a link to its source.

Here we go! I can't wait to see what you're sharing this week!


  1. Thank you for hosting! This is my first time linking up to your party! Thanks much!!

    1. I'm so glad you joined in. I hope you'll come back and visit often.

  2. I am thrilled that you've included my chickpea salad in your features, Jennifer! Thank you so much and thanks for hosting!

    1. It looks amazing and so healthy! I have to confess that I've been really watching what I eat lately. Three babies and grief from losing both my dad and sister in recent years had me eating my emotions. About two months ago, I resolved to stop and focus more on clean, healthy eating. I guess you could say that it was a step at trying to reclaim a little of my old self before our losses. I'm down 18 pounds and always on the hunt for delicious and healthy recipes like your salad. Thanks for sharing it with me.

  3. Those features look seriously yummy! Thank you for hosting this great party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    I co-host a couple of link parties myself each week. If you have time, I'd love for you to join the fun at my place. No pressure, of course! ;-)

    1. I'd love to stop by and visit your link parties! Off to take a look now. :)

  4. Thanks for a fabulous link party! I can't wait to join again next week.

  5. Thanks for the invite. I'll go take a look.


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