Jul 04

Dips, Dessert, and a Drink

Happy 4th of July!


aka National Sunburn Day.

I have a tradition of running the Peachtree Roadrace (the world’s largest 10K) and enjoying the sweltering heat sunshine.  Since I’m off doing that, today’s #strangebutgood is a round of of things you might like to enjoy during your weekend festivities.

Some are stranger than others, but I assure you they’re all good.  And they’re relatively quick and easy – especially the oh-so-addicting S’Mores Brownies!

Chipotle Corn Hummus

Chipotle Corn Hummus


Cilantro Hummus Salsa

Hummus Salsa


Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats (Lightened Up)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats



S’mores Brownies

Smore Brownies


Piña Mezcalita

Piña Mezcalita


How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.

If you’re not a blogger, you can still share your recipes on Instagram with the #strangebutgood hashtag.

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Remember to use #strangebutgood in any Tweets and Instagrams of your creations. :)


I may have to cool off at the mall.  There are sales… all the things… this won’t end well.

What are your plans for the 4th?

What is your favorite poolside treat?



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  1. Running Hutch

    Smores Brownies!? Yes please! Hope you have a great time at Peachtree!

    1. Laura

      I only make them to take to parties because I can’t be trusted alone! ;)

  2. GiGi Eats

    Pool side treat = a cabana boy in nut huggers feeding me salmon skin and spritzing me with some lime flavored seltzer water.

    1. Laura

      Have I told you lately that I love you? Nut huggers. I’m still laughing.

      1. GiGi Eats

        I am just envisioning Mr. Peanut wearing a speedo….

        And you never gave me your ADDY!!! I HAVE TO send you a birthday gift! LMFAO!

  3. Khushboo

    Happppy 4th of July Laura- hope it’s a super one, both in terms of the race and sales! I am craving some pool time…even better when copious amounts of fruit is included, preferably cut up by somebody else!

  4. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Okay how did I miss the ‘smores brownie?

    PS can you please remind me to tell you about my mum’s ‘go to’ meal which is totally strangebutgood

    1. Laura

      Yes. Please do tell. And make me more brownies.

  5. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    I’m all over that S’mores brownie!

  6. lindsay

    go get em tiger!

  7. Kierston

    Have fun!

  8. Megan @ The Skinny-Life

    Good luck with the race! I’m racing this morning too. It’s only 4 miles so my calves should hold up. It’s a question if I will survive the heat.

    1. Laura

      I was soooo lucky – we actually had a cold front. If it had been a day earlier… whew!

  9. Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake

    Those rice crispy treats with peanut butter!!! AH, yum! Yes, please!
    Have fun running Peach tree! Heard its a good race :D

    1. Laura

      They were awesome! We paired them with doughnut beer. ;)

  10. Abby @ BackAtSquareZero

    Smores brownies look like heaven.

  11. Jennifer F

    YES to everything you have one here :-)

  12. Jenny (VintageSugarcube)

    I always enjoy your posts, pics, and stories. Gimme Gimme Gimme those smores brownies please. Happy belated 4th!!! :)

    1. Laura

      Hey friend! How have you been?! Hope you had a great 4th and are having an appropriately awesome Hump Day!

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