Monday, June 27, 2022

4th of July Dessert Ideas

Happy 4th of July! Today I am sharing some recent and past posts of ideas for celebrating our country's birthday. I hope you find something to inspire you!


Quick and Easy 4th of July Trail Mix


Red, White and Blue Celebration Cookies




Star Spangled Cookies



Red, White and Blue Popcorn Balls



4th of July Firecracker











popsicles, red, white and blue, 4th of July































 







Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you found a recipe or two that will help you with your 4th of July picnic or party.  Happy 4th of July!







Friday, June 24, 2022

Fresh Cherry Clafouti/#Dairy Month

 If you have not had the pleasure of enjoying fresh cherries on a summer day, you must try this dessert! If you have had the pleasure, you know how amazing fresh cherries are! Cherries are a "good for you" summer treat and during the peak season, I love to cook and bake with them as often as I can. They are also incredible tasting right from the bag, but don't forget to remove the pit!


What is needed for Fresh Cherry Clafouti?

You are going to need a cherry pitter. This is what they look like. Picture is below this paragraph. I bought this one about 2 years ago, and I use it quite often. To use it, simply wash the cherries with clear water and pat dry. Pull the stem off of each one. Place the cherry directly on the round silver base directly below the long silver stem looking piece.  Place the cherry so that the stem piece will drive directly into the top of the cherry, when you push the handle down. When that happens, the pit will be pushed out of the bottom of the cherry. Throw the pits away and keep the cherries together in a container and refrigerate them once the pits have been removed.

There are other ways to remove pits, but most of them are messy, and I have seen a couple that look dangerous!

Once the cherries are pitted, refrigerate them to keep them cold, especially if you are in a hot climate.


Fresh Cherry Clafouti Ingredients

(Makes 4, 8-ounce cups) 

1 1/2 cups fresh Cherries, pitted, then sliced

2 large Eggs

1/2 cup +1/8 cup Milk

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Sugar

1/4 cup All Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract



Today I made a Fresh Cherry Clafouti in individual servings. They are easy to serve, and it helps determine if you have made enough! Everyone gets one dish!

You are going to love the fresh flavors from the cherries mixed with the pudding like flavor. Comfort food!

Pit each cherry that you will be using. You do not want to miss any pits when making this dessert! Make sure to grease the sides and bottom of the bowls with butter.


Cut the cherries in half. Distribute the cherries evenly between the bowls or ramekins. If you are making this in one large dish, no distribution is needed. Just pour the cherries in the pan!

Using a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, vanilla extract and almond extract. 

Pour the mix into each bowl, distributing it equally. Place in 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. When checking for the degree of doneness, stick a toothpick in the cups to double check. If more time is needed for cooking, check in small intervals until done. 

Drop a dollop of whipped cream on the top of the Cherry Clafouti. Top the whipped cream with a cherry! A Fresh Cherry Clafouti is a treat! Enjoy! Find a printable recipe a little further down the page.

Here is a list of what everyone else in the blogging group made today! Check out these awesome recipes and Thank you for stopping by today. You made my day!

 

Friday #DairyMonth Recipes

  • 3 Ingredient Strawberry Cream Cheese Fruit Dip by Blogghetti
  • Tropical Milkshake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Cheesy Potato Casserole by Hostess At Heart
  • Cheddar Cheese Crisps by Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Chive, Onion and Bacon Crescent Rolls by A Little Fish in the Kitchen
  • Easy Cheesy Corn Dip by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Fresh Cherry Clafouti by The Freshman Cook
  • Fried Cauliflower Feta Balls by Magical Ingredients
  • Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Easy Alfredo Sauce by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Marinated Boccancini Salad by Palatable Pastime
  • Smoked Fish Dip by Art of Natural Living
  • Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Honey Butter by Jen Around the World
  • Three Cheese Garlic Grilled Cheese by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts by Karen's Kitchen Stories



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    Sunday, June 19, 2022

    Summer Fruit Tortillas/#DairyMonth

    Tortillas are the best! When I am preparing food that normally goes on bread or a biscuit, I try to see if the recipe will work using a tortilla. These Summer Fruit Tortillas are fresh and taste amazing! 

     Just for fun, I stuffed the tortillas with strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. 

    Add whipping cream, vanilla and sugar to a bowl. Beat the cream with a mixer until it thickens. Refrigerate until ready to use. 


    • Chop the strawberries into small bite sized pieces. 
    • Chop the bananas into small slices and then each slice into four pieces. 
    • Save a few pieces of strawberries, bananas and blueberries to garnish the tortilla when done.
    Place the strawberries, blueberries and chopped bananas into a bowl. Refrigerate.

    Spread the whipped cream onto the tortilla.

    Add 2-3 spoonful of the mix of chopped fruit to the top of the whipped cream.

    • Chop 1/2 cup of chocolate into small pieces.
    • Melt on the stove or in the microwave.
    •  As it melts add 1-2 teaspoons of warm milk to the chocolate and mix until creamy.

    Roll the tortillas into tight burritos.

    Garnish the top of the burritos with the fruit.

    Drizzle the chocolate onto the plated fruit tortilla and enjoy!


    This week I joined with a group of bloggers to present a blog post that highlights dairy.  I hope you enjoyed the recipe. Find a printable copy at the end of this page! 

    Check out the list below of blogger friends who participated. The recipes all look amazing! 

    Monday #DairyMonth Recipes

  • Asiago Cheese Bagels by Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Berry Cream Pops by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole by Art of Natural Living
  • Gochujang Paneer Bowl by Magical Ingredients
  • Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Shake by A Little Fish in the Kitchen
  • Macaroni Salad Caprese by Palatable Pastime
  • Milk Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • One Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta by Hostess At Heart
  • Pimento Cheese Mac and Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Reese Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream by Blogghetti
  • Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chili Chicken by Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • S’mores Ice Cream by Jen Around the World
  • Summer Fruit Tortillas by The Freshman Cook
  • Vanilla Bean-Nutmeg Milkshake with Blackberry Swirl by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Friday, May 27, 2022

    Lemon Doughnuts/#LemonWeek

    This is the last day of Lemon Week. It has been such a fun making and sharing lemon recipes and checking out what everyone else cooked. All the recipes were so impressive and mouthwatering! I can't wait to try them!

    My last recipe for the week ~ Lemon Donuts! These tasty donuts have lemon in the recipe, a           vanilla glaze, and a lemon curd in the middle of the doughnut. Full of fresh lemon yumminess,
     these doughnuts can be made the day before you want to serve them. Make this recipe easy by cooking the lemon curd first and refrigerate it, once it cooled down.

    Cook the doughnuts the next day and store them in an air free container in the fridge, until you are ready to finish the doughnuts.

    When you are ready to put your recipe together start by making the vanilla glaze, then set it aside.

    These lemon doughnuts come together nicely, and they are fun to eat!

     Lemon Doughnuts

    ( makes 6 doughnuts)

    (printable recipe at end of page)


    Lemon Curd

    3 Large Eggs at room temperature

    Grated Rind and Juice of 2 Large Lemons

    1/2 cup Salted Butter at room temperature

    1 cup Superfine Sugar


    Doughnuts

    2 cups Flour

    3/4 cup Sugar

    2 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1/2 teaspoon Salt

    1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

    2 large Eggs, room temperature

    3/4 cup Buttermilk

    2 tablespoons unsalted Butter, melted and cooled a bit

    1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

    Zest of 1 Lemon


    Vanilla Glaze

    1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

    1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

    3 teaspoon Water



    To make the curd, beat the eggs lightly in a medium bowl. Mix in the lemon rind, juice,
    butter and sugar.  Place the bowl over
    a pan of hot water and heat gently. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the curd becomes thick. Pour the curd into a bowl with a lid and set aside.


    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.



    In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and lemon zest.



    Pour the liquid mix into the flour and stir together. 


    Spray the donut pan with La Tourangelle All Purpose Baking Spray. 


    Pipe the batter into the donut pan. Bake 12-12 minutes. Remove from oven when done and let the doughnuts cool for 5 minutes.



    Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and water in a small bowl to make the vanilla glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts and onto the plate. 


    Add the lemon curd to the inside of the doughnuts. Enjoy!

    Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed todays recipe, my last recipe for #LemonWeek!

    You can find my first recipe for this week, @  Lemon Refrigerator Cake  
    and my second recipe of the week, @ Lemon Blueberry Tortilla Layer Cake.

    Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter our giveaway!

    Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

    Please let me know if you have any questions and don't forget to enter the #LemonWeek Giveaway!


    Friday #LemonWeek Recipes

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    Prize #1: Rodelle Prize Pack Rodelle Prize Pack includes: 2 count Gourmet Madagascar Vanilla Beans 2oz Almond Extract 4oz Natural Baker’s Extract 4oz Vanilla Paste 8oz Gourmet Vanilla Extract 25oz Organic Baking Cocoa Prize #2: La Tourangelle Prize Pack La Tourangelle Prize Pack includes: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Roasted Walnut Oil Regenerative Sunflower Oil 4oz Vanilla Paste Fleur de Sel Almond Butter Who are Rodelle and La Tourangelle? Find out about our wonderful sponsors!! RODELLE https://rodellekitchen.com https://www.instagram.com/rodellevanilla/ https://www.facebook.com/RodelleVanilla/ As a company, Rodelle offers a complete line of superior baking ingredients, pure vanilla products, and gourmet spice blends that will elevate your meals into memories! If you’re looking for their products, they are available in stores nationwide and on Amazon and Walmart. Learn more about them and their focus on responsible sourcing of vanilla beans and supporting farmers through their partnership with Sahanala at www.rodellekitchen.com. LA TOURANGELLE https://latourangelle.com https://www.instagram.com/latourangelle/ https://www.facebook.com/latourangelleusa/ At La Tourangelle we are passionate about making high quality ingredients that are good for the table, community, and planet. Our natural products are crafted locally in California and France using traditional practices. We believe in making products that are authentic, delicious, and sustainable, and by doing so we can spread joy and well-being through food.