Experiencing the different seasons and flavors through food
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, but with summer right around the corner, I am daydreaming about lazy pool days and backyard cookouts.
There is nothing better than coming together for dinner after a day in the sun when everyone’s face is tan and sun-kissed, and the smell of sunscreen lingers in the air. Plates are full of tangy barbecue, and sweet and crunchy farm-fresh corn, washed down with a tall glass of sweet tea. For dessert: watermelon that drips down your chin as you sink your teeth into its sweetness.
Honestly, give me all those foods now!
For those warm days ahead, share foods like fire-roasted s’mores and ice pops, and use the grill for all the cooking. Add shareable appetizers, a key to outdoor entertaining.
Cowboy caviar has been a staple dip of mine since I was in college. It’s easy to toss together and is always a crowd favorite. Double it for a large group and serve with your favorite salty tortilla chips!
HEATHER BILYEU, raised in southern Kentucky, is the owner and voice behind the food blog, Fueling a Southern Soul.