The heart of summer is such a fantastic time to be a cook. Despite some days where the heat definitely makes the idea of standing over a stove less than appealing, the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables makes up for it and this week’s Good (Food) Reads is filled with recipes that take advantage of all of that summer produce! Do you have a go-to summer recipe? Send it our way and we’ll feature it on Good (Food) Reads!…
Hello, friends! Welcome back to Good (Food) Reads. It’s hard to believe another week has passed and after a gorgeous, long, holiday weekend I’m actually finding it a little hard to be excited about food – I’m still SO FULL. But, for those of you who are ready to dive back into your kitchens, here’s this week’s collection of web inspiration that we call Good (Food) Reads.
For cooling off on those hot summer afternoons (and a perfect non-alcoholic option for parties!), I am really excited to try the Pineapple Mint Cooler from Honestly Yum.
Similarly, this Summer Bliss Juice from The First Mess sounds perfect for happy hour. I’ve been on a real watermelon kick lately so this one is right up my alley.
In a slightly less “healthy” direction, I’m planning on whipping up a batch of these Magic 5 Cookies later this week. We’re having some work done on our house and I think it will be a great treat for all the workers, or as my son loves to call them, “construction guys.” (Recipe via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
And since I am on the subject of sweets, has anyone tried these Peach Creamsicles from Meaningful Eats? They are vegan and dairy free, which basically negates the calories, right?!?!
As we really head into the heat of summer (yes!), I’m always looking for lighter dinner options. I am thinking these Turkey Thai Peanut Lettuce Wraps (The Creative Bite) or Grilled Monterey Chicken (A Kitchen Addiction) would be fantastic weeknight options. What are your favorite light(er) summer dishes? The Fed Up Foodie also posted a recipe for Mediterranean Tuna Salad that is calling my name…
Because of our construction project, grilling will be a little challenging the next few weeks. This One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus (Chelsea’s Messy Apron) could be a great and easy oven friendly option. Plus, limited clean up! Total winner already in my book.
And because I can’t pass up a good quinoa salad, I’m itching to try Cookie + Kate’s Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad.
Finally, I’m putting this out here really so that I can find it later! I’m always looking for new meals to bring to new parents and here’s a great compilation of ideas from The New York Times: Almost As Good As A Full Night’s Sleep – 26 Dishes to Cook for New Parents.
Friends, that’s it’s for this week’s Good (Food) Reads. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and we’ll see you on Friday with a new post! Until then, send us your new favorite or must make recipes and we would love to feature them on the blog!!
I think it’s fair to say that (almost) everyone loves nachos. A staple at parties, most tend to lean toward the southwest in their flavor profiles – cheese, spicy meats, peppers, and salsa. This summer, we wanted to come up with a twist on the classic. Something a little lighter, with fresh, bright flavors but still a great party food that is easily assembled for even the most spontaneous of gatherings. Enter: Greek Nachos with Tzatziki….
This upcoming holiday weekend is a big one in my family. Each year we gather at my grandmother’s lake cottage and spend at least 3 days eating, swimming, boating, and relaxing by evening bonfires. It is heaven. And we are always looking for new foods to try out on the ever expanding family. With that in mind, here are this week’s Good Food Reads! Enjoy.
Olive Oil Zucchini Bread, perfect for that summer bumper crop of zucchini that is on the way.
Mark Bittman’s Salmon Burgers. Because sometimes you just need to mix up the summer grill. I think these sound perfect for the holiday weekend!
Momofuku’s Soy Sauce Eggs. I’m completely intrigued by these. Has anyone tried them?
I do love a good Cooking Light recipe when trying to be mindful of calories. Here’s a Sausage, Shrimp and Quinoa Skillet that looks amazing!
Speaking of shrimp, I can’t wait to make this Hot Honey Shrimp. I’ve been so into the spicy, spicy foods lately and this one seems right up my alley.
Simplest Cabbage Slaw, via Alexandra’s Kitchen. Perfect for all those CSA boxes!
And another classic from Alexandra’s Kitchen, Zucchini Bread. I love to double the batch and freeze some for later!
Loving this collection of 10 Vegetarian Recipes from Love + Lemons. I’m filing it away for Meatless Mondays! I’m especially excited about the orzo stuffed peppers. Yum.
Two Bean Summer Vegetable Chili. Because even though it’s 90 degrees out, I still could eat soup/chili all day, every day. This is a light and summery take on a classic.
Also curious about this Curried Fried Rice. Would be great for leftover rice or maybe even quinoa!
I had this post all ready to go and then I got an email from Better Homes and Gardens (random, I know) with Copycat Recipes That are Better Than the Originals. I can’t wait to try the DQ Crunch Cone dupe, the At Home Animal Style Fries, and the Dole Whip! Yum.
And finally, Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip. Because it’s a holiday weekend and calories don’t count. Right? Right.
Happy (almost) Fourth of July, friends!!
Usually when it comes to breakfast foods, I am solidly in in Camp Salty. I love a good omelet, studded with veggies, cheese and bacon. I love breakfast potatoes, roasted and crispy. That being said, I also have a weak spot for really good waffles. A good waffle (in my mind, at least) is a bit crisp on the outside, and perfectly light and chewy on the inside with just a hint of sweetness. I have been searching for a go-to recipe for a few years now. …
It’s hard to believe that the Fourth of July is so quickly approaching! As I’m preparing for our traditional cabin weekend filled with family and (way too much) good food, I’ve been stockpiling new recipes to try. This week’s Good (Food) Reads is a collection of some of the best recipes I’ve stumbled upon this past week and can’t wait to try.
Easy Corn Fritters via Sally’s Baking Addiction. Because nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn.
Simple Roasted Red Pepper Pasta from Half Baked Harvest. A gorgeous summer pasta studded with arugula and fresh burrata! I will forever be a carb lover and this recipe looks like the prefect excuse to eat some carbs and cheese. YUM….
Some recipes really are the simplest ones. Lane and I spent last weekend at her cabin with a dear friend (Hi Em!) soaking up the summer weather and doing a little blog work. In addition to some R&R, we had spent some time in the kitchen developing and testing recipes that we will be sharing with ya’ll soon! One of the easiest and most versatile creations to come out of that weekend is this Bourbon Vanilla Whipped Cream….
It’s Wednesday and time for another Good (Food) Reads, the weekly post where we highlight recipes and foodie articles from around the internet. There’s a whole lot of goodness out there on the web this week so let’s dive right in, shall we?
Skillet Chicken with Tomatoes, Pancetta, and Mozzarella. I’m a sucker for anything with pancetta and ooey-gooey bocconcini so this recipe will be happening in my house ASAP. Plus, I love any excuse to use my Le Creuset cast iron skillet!
My husband hates tomatoes so I stockpile tomato recipes for those nights when I’m eating solo. I think this Tomato and Basil Risotto will be next up on my solo-cooking list! Yum.
Speaking of skillets, I’m super excited to try these Summer Vegetable Skillet Enchiladas. I’m thinking they’re just the answer for this coming Meatless Monday!
As grilling season continues to heat up, I am looking forward to trying these Maple Balsamic Chicken and Bacon Skewers. A step up from standard BBQ fare, for sure. I’m also intrigued by these Balsamic Honey Chicken Peach Skewers.
Chocolate Banana Nut Crunch Cupcakes. Because I can only be virtuous in my diet for so long.
Right now I can’t stop eating ALL. OF. THE. WATERMELON. It’s a real problem. Camille Styles rounds up 20 great watermelon recipes for any of you out there having the same issue I am!
I’m also loving pineapple these days. YummyMummy has a recipe for Vegan Pineapple Ice Cream that I can’t wait to try, right after I make up a batch of this Super Quick Raspberry Ice Cream. Can you tell I’m all about fruit and dessert these days?
Lane and I recently attended a spectacular dinner party which included the best dates as an appetizer. Those were savory – covered in a blue cheese sauce and wrapped in bacon (SO GOOD) – but these dessert style Almond Joy Dates sound just as fantastic.
Quiche. I have a life long love affair with quiche and this Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Roasted Red Pepper Quiche is my latest obsession. My love for all thing quiche started when I was a teenager. Having stubbornly become a vegetarian as a pre-teen, eggs were a staple of my diet and one of the recipes that my (very understanding) mother came to master for me was a crustless vegetarian quiche filled with broccoli, cheese, and onion. It was always such a comforting and filling meal and I know my mom was thrilled that my meat eating dad and brother would devour it as well. …
Happy Wednesday, Foodie Friends! This week’s Good (Food) Reads is a fun collection of recipes to try this week from around the web. No real theme, just good, solid food inspiration. What have you been making lately? I’m loving easy summer salads as the weather heats up. And just so I don’t sound too virtuous, I’ll confess that I’m also really loving ice cream and frozen treats! In fact, I can’t wait to try these Watermelon Popsicles, from the great Mark Bittman. Do you make your own popsicles?
Banana Everything cookies. The perfect recipe for when you have just one, overripe banana! This happens to me all the time and I’m admittedly not great about freezing those bananas for bread later. Maybe this recipe will be the solution to my lone banana problem.
10 Food Myths That are Hurting Your Kids. A great article on feeding our families, from The Washington Post.
Sweet Potato Corn Chowder from Cook Nourish Bliss. I know it’s summer, but I am one of those people who can eat soup all day, every day. Really looking forward to trying this one!
Strawberry Pistachio Crumble via Love and Lemons. Oh man, does this recipe look good. I love the idea of smaller, individual crumbles and can’t get enough of the pistachio!
Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto from Cookie + Kate. Spiralizing is still all the rage. Here’s another take on zoodles.
Egg Yolk Ravioli. I am so intrigued by these. They look so simple and yet so elegant. Do you make your own pasta?
How to Make Your Own Waffle Mix via Simple Bites. Aimee never disappoints and I cant wait to make up a batch of this waffle mix to have on hand all summer. My toddler will love it!
Cake Batter Ice Cream. Because summer is HERE!
Spaghettini with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs. I’m hoping to try this recipe this weekend while on a girls weekend. My husband despises tomatoes, so I have to look for opportunities to sneak in recipes like this one when he’s not eating!!
That’s it for this week’s Good (Food) Reads. Let us know what internet inspiration you’re enjoying!