August and everything after, or at least during

Let's continue Pinteresting our way through the mid-to-late summer, may as well, nothing else on the schedule really.

Category: "Salads." Recipe: Strawberry Kale Salad with Granola Croutons.

Guys. Listen to me. I command you to put granola on your next salad. I command it.

You know I don't like to get stern with you unless it's important.

Category: "Cookies and Bars." Recipe: Toasted Sesame Oil Cookies with Bittersweet Chocolate.

I do not command you to add toasted sesame oil to your next chocolate chip cookies.

But it wouldn't hurt.

Category: "Pasta and Noodles." Recipe: Broccoli-Almond Pesto Pasta.

You can make your own call as far as putting mushed broccoli in your noodles.

"One out of two children ate this!" --Erica's middling pull-quote

Summer Activities:

Fighting the crowds at the cinema!

Forcing things to compete and then judging them accordingly!

Wow, box of frozen vegetables. That's pretty rough.

Just being generally prepared because you never know!

Never let the heat dull your senses. That's what it wants.