Nine months. That’s how long I have to accomplish my New Year’s resolution of breaking a Guinness World Record for something — anything — related to watermelon. I’d like to be brave and attempt on the current watermelon records for smashing watermelons with my head or crushing them with my … [Read more...]
WHAT SHOULD MY 2016 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION BE?
Well, I did it. My New Year’s resolution at the beginning of this year was to prepare more meals using watermelon and I achieved my goal. From Sweet & Sour Watermelon Chicken in January to Cheesecake with Watermelon and Blueberry Sauce in March (my personal favorite this year) to Watermelon … [Read more...]
A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION UPDATE: WATERMELON CRANBERRY SAUCE
Eleven months into 2015 and I’m still chugging away at my New Year’s resolution of creating more dishes with watermelon! Being only one month away from completing my goal has me thinking about next year’s goal. If you have any ideas, leave a comment below. It’s been quite a year of fresh, new … [Read more...]
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION UPDATE: SMOKED MOZZARELLA PUMPS
I’d be lying if I told you that I picked this recipe for any reason other than that it looked so different from anything I’ve featured here on the blog before. I’ll also admit, rather embarrassingly, that I thought that “pump” was a new term for sandwich. It’s not, in case you were wondering, too; … [Read more...]
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION UPDATE: GRILLED CHEESE ARUGULA PANINI
When I first discovered this recipe I had to scratch my head. Being a self-proclaimed “foodie,” I must admit that I had only a fleeting knowledge of what was arugula was. Arugula, pronounced “a-roo-guh-lah,” is sometimes referred to as “rocket” or “rucola.” This leafy green is similar to lettuce, … [Read more...]
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION UPDATE: MAKING WATERMELON PAD THAI
When it comes to Asian cuisine, pad thai is probably my favorite dish. Maybe it’s because of the wide fettucine-like noodles. Maybe it’s because of the chopped peanuts. All I know is that it’s good, and I’ve never met a pad thai that I didn’t like. So, when I found this recipe for Watermelon Pad … [Read more...]
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION UPDATE: MAKING WATERMELON JELLY!
Okay, first thing’s first. When I found this recipe for “watermelon jelly,” I was excited. “Oh, I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,” I thought to myself, “I’ve never made jelly and I’ve definitely never had watermelon jelly, so this will be great!” But then, about half way through the … [Read more...]
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION UPDATE: WATERMELON PIE A LA MODE
Last month’s attempt to make a New York Cheesecake with Watermelon and Blueberry Sauce was so successful, I made another cheesecake two weeks later. It’s true! Oh sure, I gained about five pounds over those two weeks, but it was totally worth it. For this month’s attempt to keep my new year’s … [Read more...]