Here is why I love summer:

This –

becomes this-

if you do this:

(The world’s easiest, best tasting bruchetta recipe.)


1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
4 cloves garlic sliced in half length-wise
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup chopped fresh basil
4-5 medium, ripe tomatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped and drained in a strainer for 20 minutes
pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Add together your basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pepper. Stir together to make dressing.

Toss with tomatoes and let sit for at least 15 minutes (can marinade overnight in the fridge.)

While marinading, toast bread and let cool. Rub the tops of the bread with the garlic. Place the tomato mixture on top of the bread slices.


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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