Watermelon Gazpacho

Calling all soup lovers, or non-lovers Have you tried gazpacho this summer?  I sure hope so. A few years ago I started making gazpacho and I've since become obsessed. The best part about Gazpacho (in my humble opinion) are the medley of flavors that BURST in your mouth, the texture of the soup, and the fact that it's served COLD.  It's perfect as a summertime side and seriously can't be any easier to make. So, maybe you've avoided it because of the quirky name? Maybe you're not into chilled soups? I promise this recipe for … [Read more...]

Scallion Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

It's HOT outside.  So hot that the idea of cooking anything in the kitchen becomes incomprehensible. When the mercury rises, I always take my food to the grill. Many envision grilling dogs and hamburgers, creamy potato salad and greasy chips during the dog days of summer. I'm not denying that they're all delish, but they're not so great for your waistline. Why not try to trim the fat a little bit?  After all, we are still smack in the middle of bathing suit season so we should be cognizant of our middles! Looking for something to grill … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding

Face it.  No one wants to slave over the stove on a hot summer day.  This no-bake Banana Pudding will definitely satiate your hunger without heating up your kitchen. We took a much-needed mid-afternoon break from the blazing sun so we were thrilled to start concocting the Banana Pudding. My helper was an adorable 4.5 year old who approached the pudding creation with the precision of an art project. She blended and mixed and lined up the ingredients to create a beautiful masterpiece The recipe is as creamy as it is sweet.  Its … [Read more...]

Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor Giveaway

What's better than making your own refreshing juice in the summertime? Since it's important to start your day the right way, we're thrilled to host a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive their very own Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor! I'm not exaggerating when I say your whole world will change with your new juicer.  Forget about your every day orange juice.  You now have the opportunity to expand your horizons  and experiment juicing with everything: apples, carrots, grapes, cucumbers, lettuce, parsley, spinach, kale, … [Read more...]