These pumpkin muffins are becoming a quick staple around our place. Fluffy + moist + chocolate = devoured.
A couple years ago when I was visiting my older brother’s family in San Francisco, my sister-in-law, CarrieLyn, whipped up a batch of pumpkin muffins for breakfast one day. And I seriously loved them, like in a seriously way. I’m talking serious. Served with a side of raspberries, the perfect start to a cool crisp Fall day. Read more ›
Don’t let Summer escape just yet! Try this simple yet flavorful Roasted Grape Tomato Salad with Herbs. Comes together in 10 minutes and you can enjoy it in a variety of ways.
With Fall about to step in (September 23 – I have this memorized, btw – it is helpful that my best childhood friend’s birthday is on this day), it’s easy just to go full blast into pumpkins, apples, spices, caramel, and all the likes! And believe me, I am in the mood! But I can’t help but pause for a minute to celebrate the last whims of summer. Especially since right now, it’s all about tomatoes!
We seem to have a plethora of them right now, and no, I don’t even have a garden. Just a lot of good friends and family who like to share! I’ve had an abundance of bruschetta this summer, caprese salad, fresh garden salsa….thinking of trying my hand at some slow cooker marinara sauce that I have made in the past to freeze up for colder days ahead. Mmmmmm…..tomatoes. Garden tomatoes are so much better than tomatoes from the store, too. The flavor just doesn’t even compare.
Well, this little Roasted Grape Tomato Salad with Herbs below is a favorite of mine when you find yourself with a load of cherry or grape tomatoes. Read more ›
Try this fresh corn salad with chips, on tortillas, or plain!
I love fresh corn. Wait let me restate that, we, as a Blankenship unit, love fresh corn. So when the grocery ad comes out saying corn is 3, 4, or even better 5 cobs for a dollar, we load up our cart. We like the white, the yellow, the sweet….all of it! We don’t discriminate as long as it comes on a cob. Read more ›
For an easy appetizer, try this tomato basil bruschetta. Your mouth will thank you!
When we made this Fresh Minted Pea Soup the other day, it was just crying to be accompanied by some Tomato Basil Bruschetta. You know, while at the end of the day, the most important to me is what something tastes like, food always scores bonus points to look pretty as well. And well, it’s tomato season, too. So bring it on! Read more ›
This Strawberry Italian Cream Soda is the perfect way to hang on to summer for just a bit longer. For a real treat, throw some mint and basil into the syrup for a nice mix-up.
You know, this August has been a little strange around here. It’s still had its scorchingly hot days, that’s for sure. But there have also been a lot of rainy days and just generally overcast days, and it’s been getting cool at night. I love it! But, it is a reminder that cold weather is just around the corner.
I don’t like to jump the gun though. While a lot of fruits and veggies are still hitting their peak right now for harvest, gotta take advantage, for now, as well as for a future rainy day! I’ve still been enjoying my fair share of strawberries at the end of the season, and just froze up a few for future use. And I just bought about a million peaches yesterday. Yes, you heard me. One Million. Or maybe just 1/2 bushel. But it’s a lot. We can pound them quite quickly around here though, and with any leftovers I’m thinking I’ll have to freeze them up for future pies, cobblers, and other likeness when a cold day calls for it. Or maybe a peachy variation of this italian cream soda…. Yes, that would work nicely. It seems I’ve pondered on this with past cream sodas as well, so I think it’s time to give it a go. Read more ›