Cooking fancy breakfasts for friends is always a ton of fun for me, but I don’t get to do it often. Usually, when a large group of friends end up spending the night at the same place, breakfast doesn’t get made for everybody for one of three reasons; 1- they wake up with the thought “Man I need to go home”, 2- nobody is in the mood to cook, or 3- you don’t have the ingredients or kitchen to use. If you are not a twenty-something year old you probably hardly ever wake up in a random friend’s house. This means planning a breakfast party if you ever want to have a big breakfast with friends, which for some reason just doesn’t happen as often in our busy lives. I am happy that I was able to cook these delicious crepes for a group, rather than just myself! These are also the perfect idea for a Father’s Day surprise!
This is also my entry for the Highbush Blueberry Council’s recipe contest!
How many of you liked fish or veggies when you were a kid? Now, how many went through that phase in your life where you magically began to like all sorts of food? As a kid, I would not even eat fish sticks, let alone a real fish! My vegetable category consisted of mashed potatoes, peas and corn. In only the past two years, my taste buds have matured. Now the only vegetables I really don’t like are mushrooms; except I must admit I ate a grilled portobello with cheese the other day and it was delicious! Also, I also absolutely love seafood now. Living in Colorado I have not had the luxury of tasting a huge variety, but I have fallen in love with it.
It was recently one of my best friend, Kevin’s, 21st birthday. We have been friends since the 6th grade, so I felt the need to bake him very special birthday treats! I don’t really like to mess with all sorts of baking flour, so I just bought packaged cupcake mix. I think that you can still get creative by making your own frosting and adding your own twist to cupcakes- such as filling them with little tasty surprises like cookie dough and raspberries!
These cupcakes were devil’s food cupcakes with a homemade buttercream frosting that is to die for. For an extra treat, I cut out a small circle of each and filled half of the cupcakes with cookie dough and the other half with raspberries and strawberry syrup. These cupcakes are easy to make for those of you who don’t feel that you are a baking expert, but still are a bit above your average cupcake.
This week’s Throwback Thursday recipe is probably my favorite pie recipe that I have made to this day. The plums have the perfect amount of tartness that makes this pie so amazing. Also, if you ever have the opportunity to pick your own plums, take advantage of it, you’d be surprised how many plums you can get from even just one tree! =)
I have finally made my first sugar-free, gluten-free dessert! Well, except for the vanilla frozen yogurt that I ate with it…I have to say it was amazing! This recipe shows how easy it is to cut out white sugar and gluten from your desserts without sacrificing any flavor. Of course, you can always make the dessert the old fashioned way if you want.
I was given two bins of blueberries this week by my mom, so of course dessert was on the menu. Conveniently, I saw multiple blueberry dessert recipe posts the day I came home, including one for blueberry cobbler. Cobbler is a great dessert for a small kitchen, because it doesn’t require the rolling of any dough. It is a great dessert for the winter because of the warm gooey fruit. Even in winter, adding vanilla ice cream is definitely recommended.