As an apartment renter, sometimes I miss having a yard.
I love when I go to my parent's house and sit on the front or back porch and just listen to the dozens of different bird calls and smell the earthy grass and trees.
I find that backyards are a great place for quiet as well as good conversation.
I look forward to having a house and yard again one day (and my husband can't wait to get a grill), but right now I feel privileged to be invited to people's homes for cookouts and pool parties.
I treasure time in a backyard spent eating, laughing and hanging out with new and old friends.
Whether you're living it up in your backyard or someone else's, I've got not one but TWO recipes that are perfect for your party or your neighbor's.
Both of these dishes use fruits in creative, exciting ways and are sure to wow even though they only take like 10 minutes tops to make!
Summer in the backyard is looking really good, my friends.
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