I love hanging around all day with friends, and when it’s hot out, the more simple the food, the better. Here are a few treats served this weekend at my folks’ house.

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This was a Pinterest-inspired treat that was super-simple and the perfect flavor combo: just slice up some Granny Smith apples and stick them on toothpicks with a little piece of Brie. On Pinterest they drizzled caramel sauce over the top, but I just put it in a ramekin next to it so people could dress theirs however they liked – what a win.

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My Mom put this beautiful plate together using a picture from a magazine for inspiration – just raspberries, blueberries and marshmallows on kabob skewers make a big visual impact!

And finally, I didn’t get a picture, but the simple dip that everyone raved about was a creamy corn dip:
2 blocks cream cheese
1 packet buttermilk ranch dressing mix
1 red pepper, chopped
1 can of corn, drained
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (I remove most of the seeds to keep it mild)
Mix and serve with chips, crackers or veggies

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