while attending a pampered chef party tonight, held by my roommate, i realized, who doesn’t love talking, looking, smelling, and enjoying food? food brings us all together through the love and comfort of it and people agree on it. there are so many wonderful things about food that makes us all a little bit happier.

during the summertime, i love to try fresh new recipes with seasonal fruits and veggies. because i live in a farmer’s town, it is basically always a farmer’s market. fruits and veggies are always readily available and prepared to jump into my meals. all of the parties and picnics that i attend are perfect times to try these new recipes and tastes.

currently, i cannot wait to make a recipe from Woman’s Day:

Raspberry-Lime Cake Recipe

Raspberry-Lime Cake RecipePhoto: Antonis Achilleos

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 store-bought 8-in. angel food cake
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 T bsp lime juice
  • Garnish: grated lime zest and raspberries, optional

i love raspberries, cake, and pudding. this recipe looks absolutely delish! instead of frosting though, i’m going to use cool whip for the top of the cake.

i also can’t wait to make specialty popsicles, gorgeous fruit pizzas, and fresh salads. i love summer and food and enjoying all of these things together.

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