The first blackberry I see every summer reminds me of one of my favorite moments with my grandpa while Friday campin’. He grabbed an old Folgers Coffee can and said, “Hey, let’s go find some blackberries. We gathered five berries over five hours. Grandma laughed but the blackberries never really mattered cuz it was the best day ever.
Walnuts. Plums. Brown sugar. Basically, we re going back into time. The month is August. We’re reaping the blessing of summer but ready to enjoy the dark, moist desserts of fall. We are in heaven… or, you know, at a family reunion where great aunt Margie is still making her best homemade treats for the family reunion – treats we shall never fully appreciate until they are gone.
Nothing makes one feel more like an old-fashioned kid like balancing while walking across a log and picking fresh fruit from a tree. One of the most underrated fruits of all is the plum. How could we possibly overlook the colors, the smells and the taste of the gorgeous plum? Let us go hipster and bring it back, shall we?
It is estimated that between 20,000 and 30,000 laborers were needed to build the Great Pyramid at Giza (pronounced “gee-
In this post we will explore how to cook a perfect chicken breast. We will explore traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu filling and try a new, melty, and delightful alternative recipe. And, perhaps most importantly, we shall splurge and top it all off with a new heavenly cheesy, garlic-y sauce which will change your life forever. Amen.
Zip! Zap! They are like an exciting comic book on a plate. You enjoy the bacon and cheeses then suddenly. Zowie! You have found an adventure. You have found a stuffed jalepeno popper.
- 12 fresh jalepeno peppers, cut in half and seeds removed (It is best to use disposable gloves for this process to prevent accidental burning. Don’t ask me how I know. I just do. )
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2/3 cup high quality bacon bits
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
- 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. Place jalepeno peppers on a baking sheet.
If there is one combo I am sure of on this planet, it is maple and peanut butter. I’ve known this since I was five and my grandpa sat beside me giggling while I ate my pancakes topped with peanut butter and maple syrup. He called me his “Peanut Butter Girl”. Ever since, it has been my goal to share this beloved combo with the world.
One of my very favorite things to make is pizza crust. It is easy to work with, opens the doors to so many flavors, and makes everyone oh so happy. This luau on a flatbread is so refreshing yet comforting – the best of both worlds with chicken, pineapple, melt-y mozzarella, and cilantro. And, yes. It includes bacon. Because, well, bacon.