I grew up in Chicago, so there's not a part of me left that can be surprised when the thermostat shoots right past 90 in July and the air feels like it sticks to you. I have learned many a coping mechanism, central air foremost among them. I can recommend popsicles, a dash through the neighbor's sprinkler, baring more skin than you cover, and doing all of your cooking outside on the grill.
Happy Independence Day!
I love the Fourth of July. Honestly, it's a ridiculous celebration but just so American. Celebrating the birth of our nation with explosions and absurd amounts of food cooked over fire while hanging out outside? I love it. Someone go get me some sparklers.
I do hate to post back-to-back strawberry recipes. Wait, no I don't. Here in the Midwest, this week is probably last call for strawberries, and the end of the season berries are hard to beat for sweetness. Plus, these cakes received rave reviews from all who sampled them, myself included, so I figured it was my duty to share them as soon as possible.