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Summer is well under way, which I finally realized after a quick trip back to Alabama this past weekend; after a torrential afternoon downpour, my sleek blowout looked more groomer than glamour. Unfortunately no amount of expensive hair product can tame the Southern humidity beast! I guess it's going to be ponytails from here on out... On the food front, my cooking style is definitely reflecting the rising temperatures. In this Georgia heat, I'm all about ease. Hope you enjoy these warm weather treats!

— I turned banana pudding into ice cream! And pie! Yep, you heard me right. I made the ultimate Southern dessert even better with my banana pudding ice cream pie. (via The Kitchn)

— Detoxing from homemade ice cream overload is the mother of invention. This lightened-up smoked trout salad is a new lunchtime fave! (via The Kitchn)

— This peach and prosciutto bruschetta is perfect for when you get sick of eating your peaches plain... as if that would ever happen. Even so, it makes a gorgeous (and easy!) summer appetizer. (via The Kitchn)

— I've been a grilling machine since I gifted Walt his new birthday present. Smoky salmon BLT's have been the biggest hit! (via The Kitchn)

— Remember when I mentioned having some spare bananas around? Well these grilled banana bread ice cream sandwiches are why. Talk about the perfect way to beat the summer heat! (via Cooking Channel)