July 2017

Filling Foods That are Mostly Water

It's hotter than hot and you're hungry, but you know a full belly is just the thing to make you feel sick in this heat. What do you do? If you're like me, just the thought of heavy foods makes you queasy while it's hot. You want something that will satiate your hunger without making you feel like that Violet in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but what should you eat?

Wholey Cheese!

Are you a cheese lover? I adore cheese! Cheese snacks are among my favorites, but I don't like the flavor of cheese-like powder. I really prefer the flavor of real cheese, so I tend to make my own cheese chips in very small batches. You can make them easily by grateing a favorite cheese (I love asiago or parmesan!), making small "puddles" of the cheese on parchment paper on a baking sheet, and baking it for about 10 to 15 minutes for a crispy snack. This is expensive, though, and it's not very portable.

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Cake

Blueberries and lemons are plentiful and gorgeous this time of year. What better way to celebrate that sweet and tart, tangy combo than to enjoy lemon glazed blueberry cake with the people you care about after dinner? It's the perfect backyard dessert to follow a barbecue or to serve alongside a cool glass of lemonade over brunch with friends. It's so fresh and inviting that no one is going to turn it down!