Grilling is Easy

Labor day just passed, but I’m still going to wear white.

I’m also still going to use my grill! SCREW THE RULES!!

I’ve been grilling all summer, on and off. It’s so easy, and it brings people together. You could say the same about cooking anything – anywhere. But since the grill is outside, makes everything smell amazing, and reminds people of happy times, I am going to continue endorsing grilling as my favorite method of cooking.

Here is an assortment of instagram photos I have taken while grilling this summer.

The beauty of grilling is the ability to be as creative or plain as you want – and (as long as it isn’t too burned) it tastes great!

some of my favorite things to grill include:

  • onions
  • corn (husk or no husk)
  • pineapple
  • peaches
  • meat (duh.)

My only additional advice is: Salt and pepper goes a long way, and serve anything with a cold beer. Cheers!

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Celebrate with Red White and Blue Watermelon Cake!

Happy Independence Day! I have a feeling you are preparing for a long day of outdoor gatherings and potluck munching, coming up this Thursday. Among the Hamburgers and Apple Pie, your body might also crave something a little healthier, but a platter of fresh fruit is so last year. I present to you a new solution:


The Watermelon Cake!

Easy enough to make in an hour, healthy enough that you can indulge and feel guiltless.

What you need:

  • Red  – Watermelon, Strawberries
  • White – Cool Whip
  • Blue – blueberries
  • Festive! – sprinkles, or anything else lying around your kitchen.. chocolate? white chocolate? almonds? pineapple?

What to do:
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Shave off rhine with a knife, start from the top of the curve and work your way down, follow the curve of the watermelon.


Discard rhine and observe how watermelon looks like raw meat, gross. Forget I said that.  Remove excess moisture from outside of watermelon with paper towel, this will help the whipped topping stick better.

add coolwhip

Cover the watermelon in cool whip.  I used a spreader, (if you do not have a spreader a spoon will work). Start from the top and allow whip to drip down the sides, this will give you a clean glazed look.  Continue until watermelon is covered.

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Sprinkle blueberries on top of mound, let blueberries fall from the top and stick to the sides.

Watermelon Cake

Line base with sliced strawberries.

Watermelon Cake

Sprinkle on extra decoration, I used blue sprinkles and yellow edible glitter flakes.

Watermelon Cake

Refrigerate or serve right away.

Tell your guests you brought a watermelon cake and watch their surprise as they realize you really did bring a cake made from a watermelon!  Enjoy

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