Need a vacation? Don’t know what to have for breakfast? Like quick, easy, and make ahead food? We hit the trifecta with these Instant Pot Tropical Steel Cut Oats. Frozen fruit, steel cut oats, and a little coconut cream takes you straight to the tropics!…
Good Food Reads: Popsicle and Sorbet Recipes Part 2!
YAY!! It’s time for Good Food Reads: Popsicle and Sorbet Recipes Part 2! And the timing couldn’t be better, because I’m heading up to the cabin this weekend where we live on popsicles! YUM! This edition brings popsicle and sorbet recipes from some stunning bloggers: fun flavors, creamy dreamy textures and of course refreshment for all! Read on, you might just discover your new favorite flavor!
Good Food Reads: Minnesota Summer (There is Nothing Like It!)
Hello Summer, beautiful Minnesota Summer! After surviving the months of frigid cold and snow, Minnesota shows it’s amazing summer beauty with gorgeous temperatures, amazing greenery and sunny days. And ya you betcha- these long Minnesota summer days come with glorious Minnesota summer food! Grilling, farmer’s markets, backyard gardens…all of the fresh flavors of summer!
I decided for this one I would get a little help from my friends. Read on for a sampling of Minnesota summer food, highlighting some amazing summer ingredients. All of the recipes in this Good Food Reads are from fellow food bloggers based in this amazing state!
Chocolate Strawberry Eggrolls
You know when you are looking for something indulgent but simple? ME TOO!
Something fairly quick but unusual? ME TOO!
A recipe that will impress your kids? Well maybe not so much on that one…but if it happens (and it did) then bonus!
These Chocolate Strawberry Eggrolls will check ALL of the boxes!
Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup
A simple syrup is both simple and extremely versatile. Easy to make, simple syrups typically consist of a base of equal parts sugar and water and then you can get creative! They can be used to flavor cocktails, coffee drinks, or even add a little something extra to a basic fruit salad. I love getting creative with syrups and with such easy and accessible ingredients, the sky really is the limit. A few weeks ago, I had a bunch of strawberries and my basil plants were exploding! I decided to combine the two and make a simple syrup to flavor some basic iced tea and quickly, my easy Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup was born….
Good Food Reads: Berry Season
There are a lot of things to love about June but one of my favorites is that it is finally berry season! I am a fairly equal opportunity fruit eater but give me a fresh pint of raspberries or a bowl of plump, just picked strawberries and I will eat the entire thing every single time. There is just nothing like fresh berries at the height of the season. My four year old son is also a berry lover and on the days when he eats an entire container of organic blueberries by himself I am grateful for Costco and their amazing organic fruit options! Since my personal fridge is currently filled to the brim with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, I thought a collection of berry themed recipes might be just the thing for this week’s Good Food Reads. I hope you enjoy a few of these treats this weekend!…
Balsamic Strawberry Lemon Shortcake
It’s summer and strawberry shortcake is on everyone’s minds! This one is extra special made with a strawberry balsamic reduction and a hint of lemon. Balsamic Strawberry Lemon Shortcake will have you all raving!
You guys! I am so excited to tell you about a partnership that we have entered into with Queen Creek Olive Mill, the coolest destination olive mill in Arizona. If you haven’t been to Queen Creek Olive Mill or used one of their products, let me just say, prepare to be amazed. I discovered this awesome place while visiting my in-laws a few years ago. I was amazed by both the quality and the sheer selection of their olive oils and vinegars. So much goodness! So many ideas for great foodie creations! Like this fun take on strawberry shortcake, Balsamic Strawberry Lemon Shortcake!
Happy 4th of July!
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Happy 4th of July all of you loyal readers! We had actually decided not to do a 4th of July post since both of us had family events to host. However, that was before stumbling across an amazing post by Lady Behind the Curtain! Who is that you ask? Well, a fellow blogger that I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with through social media. She creates unbelievable food and gives great entertaining tips.
One of her latest creations was a stars and stripes pie that was just calling to me! Anyone that knows me, knows that I am the least Pinterest-y person around. I never decorate for holidays (minimally for Christmas-and really only because I have kids), I’ve never made cute little kids projects (even though I have 2 kids), and I’m not at all crafty! A patriotic pie? With stars and stripes? Laugh if you will, but just you wait-I think I actually pulled this one off!