Wednesday, July 27, 2011

bing cherries.

i can't wait to bake something with these.
i just keep snacking instead!

yellow butt(::)n

Thursday, July 21, 2011

jersey fresh.

sweet jersey corn
jersey tomatoes
homemade potato salad
turkey burgers stuffed with basil & mozzarella
picnic food for dinner, my favorite ♥

i love cooking with ground turkey, especially when making burgers.
the flavor is so much better than beef and the meat is super lean.
i used this recipe for the meat.
i highly recommend it. the burgers were so juicy and flavorful.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

morning parfait.

start with your favorite homemade granola

add vanilla yogurt, and top with fresh blueberries.

add another layer of granola + yogurt

top with freshly sliced peaches

good for me.
good for you.

yellow butt(::)n

homemade refrigerator pickles.

you may be wondering...
pickles?? from a baker?? why?!
simply because they are the easiest homemade thing to make
and you save money making them yourself!

refrigerator dill pickles ♥

put fresh dill in the bottoms of the jars.

add your fresh & washed cucumbers
[preferably pickling ones, if not, just short ones from your local farm stand]

add the vinegar, water, salt, pepper, coriander seeds,
sugar, red pepper flakes, and sliced onions.

put the lids on, place in your refrigerator for 24 hours.
open & enjoy!
[eat within 2 weeks]

yellow butt(::)n

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

zucchini bread

always smitten by smitten kitchen ♥
the best ever, barely sweet, zucchini bread

this recipe is great because it allows the zucchini to be the star.
i only added golden raisins this time,
but i can't wait to make it again with nuts & chocolate chips!

yellow butt(::)n

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

brown shelled eggs.

i absolutely love when 2 1/2 dozen farm fresh eggs are given to me randomly!
it really makes me appreciate people & their understanding
on how important it is to bake with fresh, local ingredients.
thank you! [i'll return the cartons!]

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Monday, July 11, 2011

homemade granola

stove top granola!
2-3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon oil
1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
(raisins, walnut, dried fruit, coconut all optional)

heat oil in large skillet.
add oats and cook over medium for 5 minutes [you will smell the oats toasting]
pour oats onto a sheet pan
return skillet to heat, and melt the butter, honey, & brown sugar. stir.
add oats back to the skillet, combining with the butter mixture.
add raisins, dried fruit, coconut, nuts [optional]
add vanilla and cinnamon
pour back onto a sheet pan and let cool.
store in an airtight container for 2 weeks!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

plum-nectarine buckle.

nectarines & plums coated in sugar + lemon juice.

butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, egg, vanilla, nutmeg, &salt.
 top with fruit
add your favorite crumb topping

and there you have it!
a simple cake that will leave your home with the sweetest aroma.

baking in the summer is unlike anything else.
beautiful & seasonal fruit.
simple ingredients.
one happy girl
& hubby!

yellow butt(::)n

Saturday, July 2, 2011

berry cobbler.

berry cobbler with an oatmeal coconut topping.

dalloped with homemade whipped cream.

[this is my favorite picture i have ever taken of my desserts]

so many options when making cobbler, crisp, or crumbles.
fresh, local fruit
good butter & oats
the perfect size baking dish
good friends to share it with.

yellow butt(::)n

cooking with friends!

such a lovely evening.
good food, great wine, awesome friends.
i love summer!

yellow butt(::)n