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Garlic Yogurt Dressing

As I’m in the South, I day dream that we’re all just part of a Harlequin romance novel and that these are just parts of sultry, summer nights but alas, reality settles in and it’s just crazy hot, is all.  101, 105, 110…and rising.  It’s just hot.  Not sexy.  The weekend was full of impromptu storms and angry spills of hail and it’s suppose to thunderstorm all week, too.  My neighbors tree even cracked.  We’re living in those days when just stepping outside feels like suffocating–it’s a perpetual sauna with no mirage in sight.  I feel sorry those who have to make a living being outside all the time.  I had a friend who used to pour concrete and boy oh boy is that terrible to do when it’s hot like this.

I tried to keep cool with watermelon slushies:

Blended cubes of frozen watermelon + lime (or mint)+ agave (water as needed) = delicious refreshment.

Frozen cheesecake.  I love cheesecake so I shrugged, threw caution to the wind and ordered it.  The texture is different but the flavor is there and the cool bites are a welcome luxury in this heat.

Garlic Yogurt Dressing

  • ½ c Greek yogurt
  • 2-4 tb extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Fresh dill or parsley
  • S & P

  1. In a bowl, whisk to combine.


{Light summer salad of baby spinach, almonds, olives, local tomatoes, grilled chicken and garlic-yogurt dressing}.

I also love this salad with berries & grilled shrimp.

Now, if only the skies would open up momentarily and allow some snow to fall to alleviate us of this bitter heat, we could all have snow cream too

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48 thoughts on “Garlic Yogurt Dressing

  • CCU says:

    Talk about delicious food overload my friend

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I love watching your video. I sometimes don’t know common sense about baking (not much experience) so visual aid is so helpful! I hope you have a nice July 4th celebration…with lots of great food!

  • garlic romance says:

    That looks fantastic! nice and cool plus yummy garlic…I would smother it with bacon , even a little on the slushie. then take a romantic walk on the sidewalk.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Ah I can’t remember the last time I had romance period :/ I want the kind that comes with a side of bacon =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thanks, Nami! I hope yours is fantastic!!!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Cake def. makes things better =D

    Happy 4th, my friend!!!

  • Kristy @ The Life She Made says:

    Whilst you’re luxuriating in these summer delights, I’m indulging in soups, stews and hot desserts here in Sydney Australia. Happy 4th July to you!

  • Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says:

    Love the video!! What a pretty cake and you’re too cute for words.

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake says:

    Although I love summer more than the cold weather we’re having in Australia right now, hot and humid with thunderstorms doesn’t sound all that appealing either.

  • Raymund says:

    That frozen cheesecake looks interesting I never tried one of those. BTW thanks for visiting my blog

  • Jenny says:

    great fun! a real good read – and totally cute video. thanks for your lovely comment. Happy 4th to you too!

  • The Laughing Housewife says:

    I miss sunshine and hot weather. Nothing but rain here in the UK

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    Oh wow it sounds very hot there! It’s so cold here so it’s hard to imagine how hot it is

  • Frank says:

    Happy 4th Squishy! Enjoy the day and stay cool … (pass the frozen cheesecake please)

  • Jessica says:

    cheesecake is one of my faaavveeesss! and i will definitely have to try that dressing!!


  • Waegook Tom says:

    Watermelon slushie?! GENIUS! Although might be expensive to make here – it costs like $15 for one watermelon

  • Blackswan says:

    Thks for leaving your lovely comments @ Shirley’s Luxury Haven! Great tutorial on the video, love the personal touch

  • Lester says:

    Every thing looks delicious above Angie.I love every thing with watermelon also.

    97 and rising here to near 100 today!! Another hot

    Ah. Romance!!

    Happy Fourth of July to you and your family Angie.

  • Hannah says:

    Mmm, so many delicious, cool options… That watermelon slushie is seriously calling my name though. We even have a whole melon right now… I may just need to crack into it and start freezing.

  • Sissi says:

    Watermelon is my favourite cooling fruit. It’s so much better than water, ice-cream or anything really. I always have cheesecake straight from the fridge, so a frozen one must taste even better when it’s hot. Your slushie will be difficult to forget. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea.

  • thyme (sarah) says:

    Wonderful food video and an incredible cake! And…I’m so intrigued by your frozen cheesecake order. Yes, we’re steaming down here in Houston, too. Stay cool and enjoy the day!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Sure thing! =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Happy 4th of July! and thank you, that is too sweet! =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Ah, man…that sounds so cozy! also, I’ve always had a fondness for the word whilst, lol.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It really was interesting. I was impressed =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I have Australia on my list of places to go one day soon! …and the frozen cheesecake wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. Have an extra hot chocolate for me! =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    yuck! that’s no fun either…I hope you had a lovely weekend…I always love your jokes to start it off =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you, my new friend =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Luuuucky =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    My gf just returned from Japan and she said it was crazy expensive there, too…and that they were square, lol.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I hope you do, it’s delicious!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    If your name indicates anything, I’ll trade ya a frank or two for a slice of frozen cheesecake =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’m not ashamed to say that I kind of hoard it during the summer season and try to eat as much as I can…it’s my own personal red, squishy buffet =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I hope it catches on bc it’s faaabulous =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I love freezing stuff….it’s like a miracle when I have these slushies in the dead of winter (bc of course, I’m a weirdo and enjoy slushies when it’s 20 out, too) LOL

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Houston is my birth state!! ahhh! =D

  • Libby says:

    Hey, I’ll swap your hot Southern summers for Melbourne’s rainy winters!

    That chicken salad looks great for any sort of weather, though

  • Charles says:

    Happy belated 4th of July Squishy – hope you had a great day!

  • Joanne says:

    I love your methods of keeping cool through food. Delicious all-around!

  • Norma Chang says:

    We are experiencing a heatwave also and a bowl of that watermelon slush would hit the spot right now so will the frozen cheesecake. It’s watermelon season so I am going to freeze watermelon cubes to make slushies, thanks for the idea.

  • thehcookie says:

    nom nom nom YUM YUM YUM. I LOVE your vids!!! You are insane. I want to eat everrything right this second… ahhhH!!!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’m a fattie at heart, Unni =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    If you’re like me, you’ll peek into the waaay back of your freezer in say, January and be sooo excited to see watermelon there =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Frozen Hot Chocolate…that just popped into my head (cos that would rock my socks as well)! =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you, kind sir! I hope your weekend was a blast =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Ah, I shall also get to Melbourne too, very hungry caterpillar (*wink* the squishy monster) =D

  • Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) says:

    watermelon slushie? fantastic idea! definitely need to try!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It’s the diggity best =D

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