Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Beat the August Heat

Summer is great, but all that heat can wear us down. Luckily, there are plenty of summer foods perfect for beating the August heat. We immediately think of Watermelons, Popsicles made from fresh Raspberries or Blueberries, and Ice Cream Floats with the great summer flavors of Root Beer and Coca Cola.

So, sit back and relax near a fan and let us show you which recipes will get you through the dog days of summer in style.

To help you find the most refreshing dishes for August, we fired up the FoodPair search engine and found a handful of great recipes from across the Web.

Watermelon Ice Cubes
Now you can add watermelon ice cubes to your favorite drinks.
Ingredients: Watermelon, that's it!

Roasted Watermelon Seeds
Don't throw out those seeds! They're a classic Middle Eastern snack.
Ingredients: Watermelon Seeds, Salt, Water

Fresh Fruit in a Watermelon Bowl
Plus, you can use the watermelon as a bowl for a great fruit salad.
Ingredients: Watermelon and your favorite seasonal fruits

Triple Berry Popsicles
Nothing hits the spot like a popsicle exploding with fresh fruit.
Ingredients: Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon Juice, Sugar

Honeydew-Lime Popsicles
For a more sophisticated popsicle, Honeydew and Lime are perfect.
Ingredients: Honeydew, Lime Juice, Sugar, Water

Let's get cooking!

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