Observing National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month on Food Porn Friday

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, Farmers Market, Fruits, Vegetables

Oh, the brilliant rainbow of bold colors that you see displayed in the fruit and vegetable bins when you visit your local farmers market or free standing produce stands. Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month? This is another great reason to celebrate eating healthier during these hot summer days while getting your heart-smart grub on. 

There is a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in your area that provide some amazing health benefits, which include lowering your cholesterol, helping you to lose weight, contains beneficial fiber, improves your vision and cellular growth. Fruits and vegetables also contain natural sources of daily recommended vitamins and minerals. Here are 40 Garden-Fresh Vegetable Recipes that are quick and simple to whip up from the folks at Midwest Living.

Happy #NationalFreshFruitandVegetablesMonth on #FoodPornFriday!

 

Honey Yogurt Semifreddo on Food Porn Friday

National Frozen Yogurt Month, Yogurt, Dairy Dessert

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In celebration of National Frozen Yogurt Month, we are featuring this refreshing semifreddo dessert on Food Porn Friday.

Semifreddo, whose origin is Italian, has the texture of a frozen mousse because it is a semi-frozen dessert. The principal ingredients for this recipe usually consist of eggs, sugar, and cream.

I just loved the elegant presentation of this dessert created by Gourmande in the Kitchen. This Honey Yogurt Semifreddo Recipe with Raspberries and Pistachios serves 6 to 8 people. It is an easy, delicious summer dessert made from simple ingredients: yogurt, honey, raspberries, and pistachios.

Delight your palate with this cool sweet, soft, delicate treat and your taste buds will love you forever!

Buttermilk-Brined Chicken on Food Porn Friday

As we celebrate National Dairy Month on Food Porn Friday, we are featuring this delicious, savory dish, Buttermilk-Brined Chicken from the good folks at Midwest Dairy Association. This recipe from Chef Marshall O’Brien Group makes 6 servings and is easy to make using the following ingredients: 

1 whole lemon
10 to 15 aprings fresh thyme
3 large garlic cloves
1 tbsp plus 1/4 tsp salt divided
1 quart low-fat buttermilk
1 (4 1/2 pound) whole Chicken
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Happy #NationalDairyMonth on this lip-smacking #FoodPornFriday!

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day on Food Porn Friday

Cheesecake, Dessert, National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

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Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. Check out this simple, No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust recipe from the good folks at Discount Queens. What a perfect dessert to prepare for your Memorial Day celebration!

Happy #NationalBlueberryCheesecakeDay on #FoodPornFriday!

 

Lip Smackin’ Barbecue on Food Porn Friday

National Barbeque Month, Grilling, Barbeque

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Get your grills smokin’ cause we’re celebrating National Barbecue Month on Food Porn Friday. What mouthwatering good eats are you craving for? Barbecue chicken, pork, sausage or beef? Whether you call it BBQ, Barbecue or Barbeque, fire up that grill, grab some savory side items and your favorite beverage, then take it outdoors and enjoy the feast.

We simply couldn’t decide which one of these lip-smacking recipes to feature, so click here and check out some of these easy recipes from the Food Network UK. These recipes are so good they will make you wanna slap somebody. Some of their featured greatest barbecue recipes from around the world include BBQ Chicken Burgers, Grilled Lamb, Tequila Lime Chicken, Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Beer Can chicken and Grilled Shrimp with Garlic. Ooh-la-la!

So, let’s get fired up during #NationalBarbecueMonth on #FoodPornFriday!

Soft Pretzels on Food Porn Friday

National Soft Pretzel Month, Food, Pretzels

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Awww pretzels…the comfort snack that we love to sink our teeth into. Do you like your soft pretzels in a stick, a roll, bites or the traditionally recognized crisscrossed twist? Do you pair your pretzel with beer, wine or soda pop? Do you dip your soft pretzel in honey mustard, cheese fondue or a sweet hot sauce?

Well since we are ending National Soft Pretzel Month in April, we wanted to celebrate this comfort food snack on Food Porn Friday. Here is an easy soft pretzel recipe from the folks at Everyday Dishes that you can prepare at any time, for any occasion at home.

Say CHEESE on Food Porn Friday

How many ways can you say cheese? How about 1,778 ways? No joke. According to Cheese.com, you can search their database containing 1778 kinds of cheese by names, by country of origin, by kind of milk that is used to produce it, or by texture.

April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Typically cheese such as Pepper Jack, Muenster, Sharp Cheddar, Provolone and American cheese are creamy yet great for melting between two slices of bread. However, that does not stop you from combining different types of cheese and creating your own innovative cheesy sandwich concoction.

Check out these mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwiches from The California Milk Advisory Board. Today’s tasty features include The Havana, The Tuscan, and The REAL Californian grilled cheese sandwiches. The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1300 dairy families. As we honor National Grilled Cheese Month, prepare a delightful melt in your mouth sandwich of warm, gooey, cheesy goodness.

Happy #FoodPornFriday