This weekend we came out to the “country” – aka my Mom’s place in the suburbs – to be closer to the beach, to sleep in without the sounds of busses and drunk hipsters, and to grill baby, grill! Even though I grew up here, it seems so quiet now after living in the city for so many years – especially at night. And groceries? So much cheaper! So I spent a better part of the weekend whipping up some delicious recipes for you that perfect for the 4th of July, barbecues and outdoor fun! And since, I’m not quite ready to go off the rails of my diet, they are all pretty healthy!
First up is this rustic rum & pineapple shortcake. I’ll be honest, Joe and I sat around for about 20 minutes trying to figure out what to call this thing. (Grilled Boozy Bread & Fruit was also a strong contender. ) Let me explain why this dessert will rock your world this summer:
It’s so easy!!!! It has 5 ingredients (that you probably already have on hand)and is ready in about 15 minutes. It’s sweet and savory all at the same time – so people with a sweet tooth (like me ) will love it – and non-dessert people (like Joe) will love it too. It’s great for that – Oh no, we forgot to buy dessert, what can we make in a pinch? – moment. But it’s delcious enough to be worth planning ahead for too. And if you’re serving kids? I’ll give you my simple trick on how to skip the booze and keep it just as delicious. So let’s talk about just how easy/ yummy this is! [Continue Reading]