Monday is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, my favorite season! It’s also, for many, the start of cookout season. So, maybe you are looking for new cookout recipes to enjoy this summer? Well, stop right here! I’ve put together a great collection of cookout recipes!
Cookout Recipes to Enjoy This Summer
Cooking on the grill, I love it! There is just something about the smell of food on the grill that makes it great! Did you know you can even make awesome desserts on the grill? The fabulous side dishes, of course I had to share a few! Then, I thought a pitcher of margaritas would be great! I hope you enjoy these cookout recipes, which you can find here: The Best Cookout Recipes to Enjoy This Summer, and if you wouldn’t mind indulging me and reading on a bit here, I have something to say.
It’s time for me to be honest. I love cooking, and I love sharing recipes with you all. I’ve been doing it for three years now. But, this blogging thing hasn’t quite worked out the way I wanted it to for awhile now. I do want to keep doing it, but I have to change how I’m doing it. I can’t stress over not getting views or posting new recipes all summer while my daughter wants to be outside, or at the beach, or playing with friends. She’s only going to be six, and since I work (this blog) from home, it’s hard to explain to her that I have to work. I don’t think it’s really fair to her, or even to myself, to justify working over just having a great summer when my views and income aren’t there to support it. I’m not lazy, or giving up, if I was there with the views I would keep doing it, but for now I want to have cookouts more than I want to write cookout recipes. At the same time I do want to share the cookout recipes I do get to make this summer. I hope that makes sense to at least some of you. Having explained that, I also stepped down from being a brand ambassador for this year’s Food and Wine Conference. I wanted to go, but I also wanted to take Amanda to the beach for the first time, and we just can’t afford both. As some of you know, I have been contributing to Community Table Recipes, where this round-up is located, in case you haven’t checked it out yet. I like doing it. I still like sharing recipes here. What I hate is the technical parts of doing this, and the photography. Supposedly, long, vertical, bright photos are what everybody wants to see. Then why are my most viewed recipes still those with very small, square, and not well styled photos? Why do technical things (too many to explain) work for other bloggers when they don’t work for me? I don’t know, and I’m tired of trying to figure it out. I also don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me. So, here’s the deal. This summer, like previous summers, I have lined up guest posters to share recipes I’m sure you, my friends and readers, will love. I will also keep sharing my own recipes, both here and on Community Table. But, I’m going to relax and enjoy the summer, and then see how I feel in the Fall. If you made it through all that, happy Memorial Day Weekend and have a great Summer!!