Best of Blueberries

I love all the fresh fruits and vegetables of summer!  One of my favorites to eat right off the bush is the blueberry.  I also love recipes with fresh blueberries too!

Breakfast Best

Blueberry jam

Blueberry sunrise smoothie

Whole wheat blueberry muffins

Blueberry pancakes

Whole grain blueberry biscuits

Blueberry crumb cake

Blueberry scones

Delicious Desserts

Blueberry hand pies

Lemon blueberry cheesecake

Coconut blueberry cheesecake bars

Whole wheat chocolate blueberry cake

Blueberry pie

Blueberry walnut twirls

Blueberry ice cream pie

Blueberry ice

What are your favorite things to make with blueberries?

I Scream for…

Today we’re screaming for ice cream!  Last week it was really hot, and while this week it’s been cooler, it’s still the perfect temperature for some delicious ice cream!  Splurge and buy a homemade ice cream maker so you can make these delicious recipes any time you want.

Vanilla

Mocha madness

Chocolate decadence

Mint chunk

Blueberry cream

Coconut

Cookie

Coffee

Margarita

Key Lime pie

Caramelized peach

Fig and chocolate chunk

Black plum, port and cinnamon

Banana caramel

Spearmint

Vanilla caramel tea

Earl Grey

Green tea and lemon

What are your favorite ice cream flavors and recipes?

Plan a Picnic

Today I feel like going on a picnic!  You know, getting a bunch of people together (or just you and your partner), and heading out to a local park with lots of boxes and baskets and a Frisbee or two and just hanging out on a beautiful summer day!

Crafts:

Simple picnic blanket

Origami picnic basket

Waterproof blanket

Tie-dye picnic blanket

Pinwheels

Let’s Eat:

Tortellini and ham salad

Corn bread Cobb salad

Potato and chicken salad

Broccoli coleslaw

Corny bean salad

Quick pickle ribbons

Pressed salami sandwiches

Bacon, spinach and tomato salsa sandwich

Spinach and artichoke wrap

Curried chicken wraps

Mini picnic rolls

Southwestern chicken wrap

California veggie sandwich

Lemon poppy seed muffins

Cheesecake in a jar

Fudgy brownies

Brown sugar chocolate chip cookies

Zesty lemon bars

Let’s Drink to Summer

What is summer without a few cool drinks?!  Today I’ve got a variety that can be enjoyed with or without alcohol depending on your preferences.

Strawberry coconut cream soda

Watermelon punch

Honeydew lime cooler

Mint julep

Mojito limeade

Frozen mojito

Blackberry bourbon iced tea

Tropical sangria

Ginger slushy with vodka

Pineapple chile margarita

Pomegranate fizzes

Sweet cherry sangria

Black patent

Sparkling peach punch

June bug

Citrus tea cooler

Herb tea smoothie

Sparkling strawberry ginger lemonade

Cherry vanilla smoothie

Pineapple crush smoothie

Peanut butter blast

What are your favorite summer drink recipes?

Fun for the Fourth

Today we’re celebrating July 4th, the famed Independence Day in the USA.  Of course I’ve got lots of fun and festive patriotic goodies for you!

Fun:

Fireworks T-shirt

Striped stars T-shirt

Wings of freedom T-shirt

Star spangled wavers

Festive fans

Vertical flag garland

Tie-dyed fourth of July bunting

Can-do stilts

Food:

Lunch and dinner:

Chipolte and lime roasted potatoes

Loaded lobster roll

Grilled shrimp with lemon Parmesan aioli

Crab cake sliders

Dijon chicken wings

Red, hot and blue wings

Memphis dry ribs

Smoked ribs with sweet Carolina BBQ sauce

Dessert:

Berry chocolate fools

Pudding pops

Patriotic sandwich pops

Frozen Neapolitans

Red, white and blue cupcakes

Sparkler cupcakes

Red, white and blue cupcake tops

Doughnut hole pops

Pinwheel icebox cookies

Double-decker flag cookies

Cherry berry shortcake stars

Mini-smores

Fruit tart flag

Drinks:

Fourth of July cocktail

Blackberry bourbon lemonade

Red, white and blue daiquiris

What will you be doing this Fourth of July?