This week, I’m discussing my habits with you here – Tuesday it was my pizza issue. Today, it’s mangoes. The DamFam fights over mangoes the same way we do about greasy cartons of Chinese food leftovers. I guess there are worse things to fight about. So when mangoes go on sale, like they are this week, I stock up. I bring them [...]
I thought I’d put a breakfast “appetizer” idea out there for you all this week. Something healthy-ish to nosh on whilst you make your way through your marshmallow peep and jelly bean stash on Sunday morning – a little nibble while you wait for the egg casserole to finish baking. This breakfast bruschetta is a pretty little prelude to Easter Sunday brunch. Hope the Bunny is good to everyone. “Hoppy” Easter. : )
I’ve had a slight issue of late with my ice cream maker. And the issue is that I cannot seem to stop finding excuses to use it. In the past oh, about ten days or so, I’ve made four different flavors: chocolate gelato (both milk and dark; milk was better), cookies and cream (a great use for those stale Oreos I had thanks to people in my house who cannot seem to figure out how to properly seal packaging), and a fantastic mint chocolate chip. Mint chocolate chip was the absolute, hands down, bombdigity. I’m not even that big of a sweets fan, but I swear, I could not tear myself away from that stuff. Amazing.
Whether I’ve made this to serve to guests, or I’ve made it because I WAS the guest, this is the most awesome coffee cake I know how to bake. Well actually, I do have one that I think is even awesomer, but it doesn’t have fruit in it (hit me up for it sometime, I’ll spill it in a skinny minute). But in the fruit-filled category, this recipe wins hands down. And yes, you may remember seeing it here before. But when I made it for overnight guests this past weekend and my punks called it “the total bomb” (which in punk speak means, like, really really good), I had to make sure you all knew it was here.
By now you know that I’m not much for baking due to the fact that I pretty much stink at the whole process. So you might think that I paid someone off to make the fruit tart I’m discussing today, but that would be wrong. In fact, the tart pictured above was made by me, myself and I with very little fuss or muss. And believe it or not, I even managed to keep the use of questionable language in check.
If you need a little more inspiration for dinner ideas this week, here are a couple of great recipes that use the brand new Sendik’s Black Angus Ground Beef that’s on sale right now. Both recipes are 100% kid tested, mother approved. Both will get you in and out of the kitchen in record time. And most importantly, either one will help you out of any menu funk you might be experiencing this afternoon.
No need to thank me … I live for this stuff.
No, you’re not having deja vu …. if this dish looks familiar to you it’s because I first posted it here last July and I still remember the day quite clearly: I ate the photo shoot for breakfast and made no apologies.
Even though I love trying new recipes, I’m bringing this crisp back out today. It’s the perfect time to make it – blueberries and peaches are on sale, it tastes like summer, and it’s easy like Sunday morning! I can’t think of a more perfect dessert for weekend entertaining.
The muggy, buggy days of summer are here this week, and I’m doing my best to enjoy them while they last. Not the buggy part so much. They’re pretty awful and bug spray is disgusting stuff. The mugginess however, adds tons of delightfully (cough) unruly curls to my hair, an effect that can really only be achieved in the stickiest of summer months, or the steam shower at LeClub.
If you’re looking for a refreshing treat for the Holiday weekend, it’s your lucky day. And if you want it to be simple, easy, and fun to make at the same time, I’ve also got you covered!
But if you want it to be neat, tidy, and mess-free to assemble (jeepers, demanding much?) –- well, I make no promises. Not to dissuade you from whipping up this delicious dessert, but my hands and white t-shirt are now stained a vivid purple.
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