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Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

It is that time of year…if you are a good gardener (unlike me;) you may be left with an abundant of fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. This is a perfect little salad to whip up that makes great use of them ;)

My mom made this every summer. We would pick the cucumbers and tomatoes out of Grammie’s backyard garden. To be honest…I got a little tired of it. She would want to use the fresh veggies everyday…so everyday we had some form of tomato and cucumber concoction. But it is the perfect summer time salad…cools you off and fills you up:) It immediately reminds me of summer…which seems to fade away too fast…

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I usually make the dressing first in a large glass bowl…then just toss in the veggies. Letting it marinate in the fridge for a couple hours produces the best flavor.

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Summer in a bowl:)

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Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: side dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cucumbers peeled and sliced
  • ½ onion sliced thin
  • 1 large tomato (or a couple small) chopped large
  • Dressing:
  • ½ C vinegar
  • ¼ C canola oil
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 1 C water
  • 1 T dillweed
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a large glass bowl.
  2. Toss in veggies and combine
  3. Cover with saran wrap and chill for a couple hours.

 

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Make a Road Trip Snack Tray

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I know a lot of us spend some serious time in the car during the summer months. And I also know that kids are best behaved when there is something in their mouth…I joke I joke…sort of. So I was on a mission to create a tray of some sort that could be wiped clean, kept in the back pocket of the car seat, and was easy and cheap to make. The kids used them this past weekend and both said it was much better than a load of napkins on the lap. Score! I purchased 2 cookie sheets from the dollar store and a vinyl table cloth from Wal-Mart. The materials cost me $5 total. I used a glue that works on metal and fabric…but I am sure a good white craft glue would work just as well. road trip

Cut your tablecloth to fit the tray. I used pinking shears for a nice finished edge. Glue on and smooth out…let it dry. What is nice about the vinyl tablecloth is that it easy wipes clean…ready for the next time!

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It is a thumbs up project…happy campers :)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Smores…

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I may…have maybe…

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eaten….more…

 

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than one….of these….

 

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this weekend. They made me

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do it.

Gosh, they are yummy ;)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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