Cool Off With Light Food and Drinks for the Dog Days of Summer

Tim Laird, America's Chief Entertainment Officer, shows off some treats to beat the heat.
4:01 | 08/14/14

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Now officially -- the dog days of summer but if the -- making you feel a bit wilted we've got some easy breezy summertime treats that are guaranteed to cool you down joining us this morning. Air America's chief entertaining officer Tim -- -- it is always great to see you thanks so much for being here. -- -- to be here absolutely we've got -- cocktail to kick -- we do you know what I always talk about you know ways to beat the heat you know and it will get something refreshing in this is what I call -- -- you know I love this because you can use either watermelon cantaloupe. To -- under the use honeydew melon. And I put a freeze of a little bit put -- -- three cups into a blender. To that company at two ounces of honey syrup which went one Tony Parker one part water that's all -- -- -- two ounces of that. And -- one ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice you gonna have been Frontline have used to give little zip and taste. And then and a little spice in their little Teradata about a teaspoon of fresh paragon leads -- they're gonna give -- a little herbal. And then. I always like to kick it up you can leave -- resident Ed but if you wanna really kicking up by use about two ounces of -- -- door Blanco tequila it's a great -- -- value about two ounces of that voted. Vogue just like that or there that's my two -- got -- got it sees value of the other two ounces might not be that the Betty White give adequate plan. And there -- go. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This -- one -- pressure here's another idea especially like to do it parties are you wanna take -- party to go at a picnic. I'd like to take my lemonade iced teas and just kick it up with a little bit above Blackberry syrup -- strawberry syrup -- -- notes Europe. -- -- -- -- -- -- And is a great blackberries are just a little bit -- dash and there. You could have Blackberry lemonade or Blackberry -- cup unsweetened that's a little sweetened soda tax again just a little bit goes a long way but it really taste great Blackberry and lemonade plaque -- your iced -- delicious absolutely fabulous. Another great idea and this is something easy is believed -- easy entertaining. All this is is -- -- of fed up. Watermelon and Mintz and you can present it like we did on a watermelon but those are very nice and that goes on a picnic you can ball with you that looks really easy to pack and obedience and I'll -- -- That salty -- in the -- goes great with a sweetness of the Mellon in the little minute tape around their perfect. Anyway another thing I loved during the heat are chilled soups -- just love it it's nice refreshing. And you can't beat a good good spot -- and I love it cannot say what they're easy to do. So we end here I have one can of diced tomatoes can't just that simple. We're gonna buy and I now have a couple cucumber little bit of half of Brett hopper in there little bit of onion run red -- in. -- I have the garlic got to have are like little bit of little red white vinegar little Cuban goes in -- by the way and all these recipes are on -- your sights a little -- and check out our FaceBook fan -- -- -- -- -- -- -- you -- this up and what I like to -- After that all -- certain these little and how the process. Nice light from this also that you can make it's that they had absolutely perfect he wanted in the -- keep it -- all those ingredients come together a day at a time very nice refreshing is an -- -- -- -- about -- what we have here cucumber -- is cool is to convert these -- great simple. Basically the secret is. A little bit of cream cheese and you add a little bit dry ranch mix to it and that overnight -- so versatile all -- absolutely that seizes -- -- -- overnight and spread just a little bit on that would just fresh cucumbers and you got it and wrap it up something -- here it is I love this this is a -- mousse made with real -- this a little bit but sugar free orange gelatin. And little bit of honey it's going to be running and light you can use that not that whipped cream if you wanna put it in their -- -- fat anyway very light area you heard it here America's -- I didn't -- that always great to have you tenth thanks so much -- all of our recipes this morning our FaceBook page WNN fans dot com.

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