Category Archives: really good recipes

7 scrumptious raspberry recipes

7 scrumptious raspberry recipes
The sweet raspberries of the summer season are ready for the picking and ready for a recipe! You can relish your raspberries in a dessert, breakfast food, or a salad–all equally enjoyable. Scroll down to check out the 7 new tasty ways we found to savor the delightful raspberry… Each and every bite of Vera’s Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is moist, buttery and filled with raspberries and a crunchy streusel topping–it’s so good, .

chill out with a cool coffee creation

chill out with a cool coffee creation
Coffee lovers gather round… we know most of you enjoy it in every form, but now is perfect the time to indulge in an icy, creamy coffee refreshment. Whip up one of these brews to get your day off to an amazing start or treat yourself to one for a mid afternoon pick-me-up. Keeping yourself caffeinated can become quite costly at the local coffee house–save yourself a little time and money by becoming your .

8 perfectly peachy recipes

8 perfectly peachy recipes
They’re the darling of the summer fruit season…juicy,sweet peaches! This versatile fruit is equally delicious in a sweet or savory dish. We’ve found recipes that range from salads to desserts featuring the perfect peach. What’s your favorite way to savor this tasty summer flavor?   This is not any ordinary french toast–this decadent dish was meant to be enjoyed on a lazy Saturday morning. Maegan’s Stuffed Peach Bread French Toast is oozing with cream .

shake up your routine menu with a foil pack recipe

shake up your routine menu with a foil pack recipe
Food in foil…it’s just plain fun. The kids will love it and the even bigger bonus (in my opinion) is that fact that cleanup is so easy! No scrubbing pots and pans–just take the food out, then the foil goes into the garbage. These recipes can be made on the grill, over a campfire, or in the oven and we’ve got everything covered–from the main course to snacks and desserts. Wake up your tastebuds .

7 summer drinks that deserve a little umbrella

7 summer drinks that deserve a little umbrella
There’s nothing more refreshing than an icy, slushy drink to help cool you off on a hot summer day–but these tasty quenchers are reserved for the adult crowd.   We’ve rounded up a few favorite summer cocktails for you to try (and do insist that you add that little umbrella!) Add a shot of brandy, white wine, or vodka to Alex’s White Sangria Slush for the adult version of a sno-cone. She discovered this .

homemade granola to enjoy by the handful

homemade granola to enjoy by the handful
Wholesome and delicious…granola is a satisfying treat all by itself but can also be sprinkled on your favorite foods (think yogurt or ice cream)–or pour it right into a bowl for a filling breakfast, the possibilities are endless.   Here are a few recipes to get you started on creating a scrumptious snack. The beauty of these recipes is that they are a great starting point for devising your very own custom interpretation (add .

7 savory homemade salad dressing recipes

7 savory homemade salad dressing recipes
You can always tell when a salad dressing is homemade…the difference is amazing! Gone are the preservatives and other (sometimes weird) ingredients in bottled dressing from the store. These delicious dressings are VERY easy to make and packed with lots of flavor. Impress your family and friends with Marzia’s 2 Minute Caesar Salad Dressing (they’ll think they’re dining in a restaurant). Going gluten-free? Then you’ll definitely want to drizzle this Avocado Green Goddess on .

blueberry lemon tiramisu

blueberry lemon tiramisu
Whenever we get invited over for dinner I always offer to bring the dessert.  I do this for a couple of reasons… I love sweets and it gives me an excuse to create cute desserts packaged perfectly in little mason jars. Since it’s finally June and berries are becoming in season I decided on a tiramisu twist.   Here’s what you need: 1-2 lemons 4 c. blueberries (2 pints) 3/4 c. sugar 4 tbsp. water 16 oz .

kick off grilling season with a delicious hot dog

kick off grilling season with a delicious hot dog
Plain old ketchup and mustard take a back seat to these flavorful ways that we found to top a hot dog!   So grab a pack of hot dogs and get ready to decide on your favorite…will it be something spicy-like a buffalo dog, or the more traditional chili cheese dog? It’s the old-school classic that almost everyone loves–the Chili Cheese Dog. Check out Lacey’s awesome recipe for chili on he blog, A Sweet .

waffles are working their way up the menu

waffles are working their way up the menu
Don’t know if you’ve heard the buzz yet, but waffles are one of the trendiest foods around right now. Once, only a staple at the breakfast table–now this tasty, crispy cuisine has become the darling of dinnertime too (a couple of these fruity versions would probably make a delicious dessert, too!)… With or without maple syrup, these Churro Waffles from The Cupcake Diaries are a real winner. Top them with vanilla ice cream and .