Summer recipes: Sweet treats
Summer is here! That means desserts should be light, and should not require using the stove or oven to add extra heat in the house. Use these recipes to impress your kids or some guests without breaking a sweat.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 22:03
ORANGE YA THIRSTY? It's like a hybrid of orange soda and water, only better for you. (Photo: Sandra Marek/Flickr)
Summer invokes images of fruit, and light meals. Most importantly, summer food has the obligation to replenish the body with important nutrients. For some tasty treats that are sure to impress, use the recipes below.
For a delightful snack or appetizer (or dessert!), try eating a pineapple with just a little tasty twist to it. The final product is a miniature, but tasty combination of pineapple and cherry.
1 pineapple (or pineapple pieces)
1 pack of cherry Kool-Aid
1. Cut the pineapple in pieces. If you are using canned pineapple, be sure to drain the pieces.
2. Sprinkle Kool-Aid on the pieces.
3. Serve with toothpicks in individual pieces.
Drinking soda may have some gratification, but water is definitely better for you, especially after sweating in the summer heat. Instead of chosing between the two, use this recipe to make water flavorful and full of vitamins. The final product is a refreshing way to rehydrate after a long summer day.
1 8-ounce bottle of sparkling water
1. Juice the tangerines and orange and split between two goblets.
2. Pour half of the sparkling water in each goblet and top with ice. Makes 2 servings.
A meal is not complete without dessert, right? Use this recipe to make a quick, simple (and cheap!) dessert that does not require heating the oven. The final product is like ice cream, only lighter (like mousse) and with fruit in it.
Jimmy's creamy fruit dessert
1 tub cool whip
1 can (any) fruit pie filling in heavy syrup
Honey graham crackers
1. Make pudding via directions on back of box.
2. Mix pudding with all ingredients except graham crackers. Be sure to pour the entire can of fruit filling (syrup and all) into the mix.
3. Chill 1-2 hours before serving.
4. Serve with graham crackers sprinkled on top.
Photos: DrStarbuck/Flickr and Shawna Feinman
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