Soft Lemon Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm tempted to name these Uglies, because they are. Visually ugly, that is. But don't, for one moment, convince you that these cookies aren't absolutely mouthwatering! The one descriptor I use the most with these cookies is fresh. No extracts, nothing artificial. These are loaded with lemon zest, lemon juice, and fresh blueberries, and you … Continue reading Soft Lemon Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Watermelon, Grilled Peach, and Blackberry Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce

I honestly thought this would be just another fruit salad. Just a sweet side dish on a hot summer day. I should've trusted the great Bobby Flay, because this is really delicious! It's the yogurt sauce, a simple combination of yogurt, honey, and lemon juice. I was surprised how much I loved the flavor itself, … Continue reading Watermelon, Grilled Peach, and Blackberry Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Talk about summer harvest in a bowl! This filling pasta salad celebrates everything we love about summer flavors. Juicy tomatoes and tart lemon juice balance fresh basil, salty cheese, and creamy avocado. Grilling the chicken and corn gives the salad that char-gilled summer flavor, all balanced by the whole wheat pasta. In addition to delicious, … Continue reading Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding

The summer heat always makes me crave tropical flavors, and what is more tropical than coconut and mango? This Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding mimics my favorite Thai dessert, Mango and Sticky Rice, with one bonus difference: a lot less sugar! Using unsweetened coconut milk and a mere third cup of sugar, versus the traditional sweetened condensed … Continue reading Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding

No-Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake

July's Birthday Celebration Dessert recipient couldn't decide between cheesecake and German chocolate cake. I immediately thought, "Why not combine them?!" As a bonus to make in the summer heat, this no-bake recipe does not require the oven! TIP: There are three parts to this recipe: the Oreo cookie crust, the chocolate cheesecake layer, and the … Continue reading No-Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake