Am I the only one who seems to have two people who live inside of me and like COMPLETELY different types of food? There's Winter Alex-- She likes all things creamy, starchy and savory, and Summer Alex, who prefers tart, zingy and crisp flavors. The yearly change is not gradual, either. One day I wake up and hate all the food in my kitchen and have to do a big shop.
Here's what I've been craving the last few days....
Pinot Grigio Chicken
Eat, Live, Run is one of the first blogs I ever began to follow, and many of Jenna's brilliant recipes are now staples in my home. Recently I tested out her Pinot Grigio Chicken, and absolutely loved the fresh, light flavors of this dish. It's definitely earned a place in my regular summer cooking rotation!
Avocado Chicken Caprese Salad
Another blog I find myself turning to again and again for recipes is Iowa Girl Eats. I feel like I've been following Kristen since before I even knew what blogs were, and I keep coming back again again for great recipes-- and now since the birth of her son I also come for cute baby pictures! This salad is definitely of my all time favorites from her. It's zingy, refreshing, and perfect for summer eating!
Cucumber Feta Boats
Bite Delight isn't a blog I am super familiar with, but this recipe is a winner. The flavors of the cool cucumber and the earthy feta work wonderfully together, and the fact that these make excellent finger food makes it a perfect recipe for summer cookouts and BBQs.
Pool Water Punch
If you go on Pinterest in the summer you will see some version of pool water punch, and with good reason. It's a delicious addition to any summer party, themed or not. I am partial to this version from Food, Family and Finds. Full disclosure: If you visit me over the summer you should expect to drink this. I will be serving it approximately 11,000 times because I never get sick of it!
Mojito Jello Shots
If you spend much time online chances are good that you've already seen this brilliant recipe for mojito jello shots from A Beautiful Mess. Don't just pin this bit of genius and forget about it though-- I tested it out last night and it is one for the history books. You know, if there were jello shots in the history books. Which there totally should be. These ones, to be exact.