Peaches are one of the best fruits of summer, so we totally thought they deserved their own week. We've loved infusing them with earthy, basil flavors, sweet and spicy, refreshing and minty, chocolate and caramel, deep-fried, and of course, right off the tree! Try one of our new recipes this week, or any of our classics. Millions of peaches, peaches for me... Peach Frozen Custard and Brownies with Salted Dark Caramel Sauce Peach, Ricotta, and Basil Crostini Sweet and Spicy Peach and . . .
All I can say about this salad is COME ON!!! This is so good that you won't even believe it!!! First lets talk about the dressing. A fresh basil vinaigrette that is BURSTING with freshness. I whipped this up in my blender and boy was it the finishing touch to this salad. It added a clean, herbal tang - that you just CAN'T get from a store bought dressing. I grilled my peaches for a little char and richness of flavor. It only took a few minutes and added just the depth of . . .
Dinner in 10 minutes?! Yes please! This tasty dish will be on your table before it is even set! I love shrimp, and I love summertime grilling. Add some juicy fresh peaches and you pretty much have heaven on a platter. My love of seafood started when I was a kid. I have really fond memories of camping with my family. My dad would get up early to go fishing and he would catch our dinner. We feasted on rainbow trout grilled over the camp fire during those trips. Since then I haven't been . . .
Crostini is one of my favorite appetizers. Classic bruschetta, mediterranean bruschetta, and now peach, ricotta, and basil crostini. Such an easy app to whip up, and hellooooo summer! Homemade ricotta really makes the dish. You boil milk and cream, add lemon juice, and let it strain for a couple of hours. That's IT! Thick and creamy, fresh ricotta pairs perfectly on the buttered, grilled toasts! Top with a juicy peach (or nectarine) slice, earthy basil, and a fruity balsamic glaze . . .
Movin' to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches. Movin' to the country, gonna eat me a lot of peaches... We're probably older than some of you, which means some of you don't know why I'm moving to the country and am gonna eat a lot peaches. It's a song! I was in 5th grade, and all the boys were singing it (that, and doing that wrist-flick thing...and wearing puka shell necklaces and sambas) and I still love it to this day! Welcome to Peach Week! My sister-in-law is from Georgia, and she . . .
One of my favorite things about summer is the juicy, fresh produce. Especially from our farmer's market. ESPECIALLY those of the sugary, sweet variety. Make your simple syrup with juice, lime juice, and sugar. Sometimes I go a little overboard and buy a ton of my favorite fruit, nectarines and peaches, so the other day I busted out a cobbler for a friend I took dinner to (while I ooh'ed and ahh'ed at her new, precious little bebe). Smoothies are always wonderful with ripe fruit, . . .
Peach soup- who would have thought? The sweet simplicity of this appetizer adds a nice charm to your dinner. Peaches are such a mild delicious fruit most people enjoy them, making it just the right pre-course to your dinner. I say pre-course because wouldn't serve this as a main dish, as it very light. That it also what makes it so refreshing. This recipe calls for canned peaches but if fresh peaches are in season, I highly recommend! Give them a little sauté with some sugar to soften and . . .
Ever since I was a kid I have loved fruit leather, fruit roll ups, fruit by the foot, and fruit snacks. So when I learned I could make my own with 2 or 3 ingredients I was pretty darn excited. Skip all of the added sugars and preservatives and treat your kids to something natural and delicious. This stuff doesn't last long in our house. My kids eat it up so fast and I don't feel guilty one bit. Fruit leathers are easy to make in the dehydrator or oven. For tips on dehydrating foods . . .
This post was inspired by a dinner at Meers Store and Restaurant my husband and I had while we were on rotations in Lawton, Oklahoma. It was recommended to us by one of our good friends who did a rotation there who happens to be a vegetarian. Don't ask. This place was straight up in the middle of nowhere, they raise their own Texas Longhorns for their famous burgers (which I thought were good, but I've had better), the diners consist of out-of-towners driving through, hunters decked out in camo . . .
Here's something about me...for years I have typically fixed up a protein smoothie for breakfast. They are quick, easy and packed with good stuff. A chocolate peanut butter is my go-to and I'm full until lunch. Pour it in a cup, drop the kids to school, and off to errands. Exciting I know, but that's my morning! The only problem I have had, is that I can't continue this routine when pregnant. (And my cup has spilled a time or too.) Many protein powders have trace metallic contents that are not . . .