Friday, June 24, 2016
I know I couldn't even come close to replicating the recipe from the infamous Wolf Gang Puck, so I don't even try. Instead, I come up with different variations, some utilizing the oven and some that are simple no-bake recipes. I remain successful doing this!
While a classic cheesecake is truly hard to beat, trying to execute them during the summer months isn't something I do unless it's a special request. You're talking about at least an hour or more of baking time, water baths and such. Among other things, heating up your house in the dead of summer. Ummm...no thank you!
Thursday, June 23, 2016
This year isn't any different. At the first sign of the heat I was in the kitchen whipping up a batch of ice cold lemonade and we've been sucking it down as quickly as I make it.
One of the batches I've whipped up so far included some basil from my garden and some big, juicy blackberries. And I must admit, it's incredibly delicious. Tart lemons, sweet blackberries and fresh basil make a tasty combination.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
We love our fruit by itself, but from time to time I like to change things up and add a little something to serve with the fruit. This fruit dip is one of our favorites. It's so good, flavorful and can be made in no time. I love making a big batch of this and spooning up a bowl whenever I cut up fruit to snack on.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The first time I made this salad was the end of last summer and I think it's safe to say I was instantly obsessed! I was only able to make it a few times before summer finally came to an end and I've been waiting on summer to roll around again just so I could make it again.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Not that it hasn't felt like summer for, oh, the past three or four weeks. I'm not sure about where you are, but here in good ol' Arkansas we went from pleasant spring days to deep summer heat over night. For those of you that love a nice steam in the sauna just zip over to Arkansas real quick and stand outside and you'll be set!
Our temps are in the 90's but the heat index is registering about 105 so I'm loving recipes that are easy, low or no heat needed and ones that help us cool off.