These soft and flavorful lemon blueberry scones are a delightful treat any time of day.
Lemon + blueberries is one of those flavor combos that can’t be beat. And every time I bake with the two I wonder why I don’t do it more often.
I pulled these lemon blueberry scones out of the archives (from way back in 2010!) one afternoon last week because it was high time we got reacquainted, and because scones are one of my favorite things to bake. Scones are quick and easy, and always feel a little bit special. And lemon + blueberries + scones = super special.
These scones are every bit as wonderful as I remembered. They’re soft, a bit flaky, and bursting with fresh flavor from the blueberries and lemon. They’re the perfect treat for lazy mornings or any time of day! (more…)
This ice cream pie has all the classic s’mores flavors in one incredibly irresistible frozen pie— with a graham cracker crust, easy no-churn marshmallow ice cream filling, and topping of chocolate fudge, mini marshmallows and more graham crackers. Plus, with less than 10 ingredients and no more than 30 minutes of prep it’s easy enough for any occasion. (more…)
This is the ultimate summer fruit cobbler filled with peaches, plums, cherries and berries!
All of the credit for this fabulous summer dessert goes to a reader, Diana, who commented on a facebook question I posted asking for summer recipe requests. She replied:
“The ultimate summer fruit cobbler. Maybe peaches…blackberries. And not the shortcut one where they tell you to use bisquick- yuck! One with a real topping made from scratch. Would love to see that!”
Well here you are, Diana. This is the ultimate summer fruit cobbler, filled with all the fresh fruit and berries of the season and topped with a from-scratch (but still easy!) buttermilk cake-like crust. (more…)
This fresh corn, tomato, pesto and mozzarella salad is perfect for summer!
Pasta salads are one of my favorite summertime make-ahead meals and I tend to make them all season long. We have them at least once a week! I can prep the ingredients— like boiling the pasta and cooking any mix-ins— in the morning before the day heats up, and then it chills in the fridge until dinner.
This corn caprese pasta salad is one of my new favorites, made with lots of fresh corn straight off the cob, cherry tomatoes, pesto, fresh basil, mini mozzarella balls, and pasta shells. (more…)
This summer fruit pie is filled with blackberries and blueberries and wrapped in a flaky all-butter pie crust.
You don’t mess with a classic, you know? This blackberry and blueberry pie is simple, traditional, and absolutely wonderful. No re-interpretation needed!
Often overlooked for other fruit pies like cherry or apple, I think blueberry is one of my faves. Mix in some blackberries and the sweet summery flavor is even more magical. I prefer this pie with fresh in-season berries, but since berries freeze really well you can certainly enjoy the pie all year long! (more…)
This simply summery sangria wine can be made with either red or white wine!
I like to think that sangria is one of my specialties as it’s one of my favorite beverages to serve to guests all summer long. I’ve made a lot of sangria over the years and no two pitchers are ever the same, though I do always start with the same basic base. And I thought it was about time I shared it here with all of you!
This is a classic sangria recipe that you can use with either red or white wine and customize however you like with your favorite summer fruit. It’s sweet but light, fruity, and very boozy! (more…)
Earlier this month I spent a few days in Kansas with the Kansas Wheat Commission and Red Star Yeast. I was there with several other baking bloggers and together we stopped by a wheat farm, visited a stone-ground flour mill, toured the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center, and spent an afternoon baking bread with Zoë of ZoëBakes. And we crossed much of Kansas in the process! It was a packed but fun trip, and I’m so excited to tell you all about it. (more…)
But I wanted to do it right and figure out how to make the ultimate, best-ever strawberry shortcakes. And here they are! These shortcakes are built with simple drop buttermilk biscuits, juicy summer strawberries, and very vanilla-y whipped cream. Plus I share some tips for making these the best strawberry shortcakes you’ve ever had! (more…)
This southwest chicken skillet with zucchini, bell peppers, and corn is a delicious and light summer meal!
For me summer meals must fit the following criteria— 1) quick and easy, 2) seasonal as much as possible, and 3) versatile. Or at least these are the types of meals I’m drawn to and make over and over again. And this southwest chicken skillet is definitely a meal I’ll be making a lot this summer.
This skillet takes just 30 minutes start-to-finish and it’s so simple, just a bunch of chopping and stirring. It’s perfect for summertime, using zucchini, red bell pepper, and corn. And this dish is so versatile! It’s perfect for lunch or dinner, makes great leftovers, and works all by itself or as part of a larger meal. (more…)
Layers of oreo cookies, chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, and strawberry ice cream make up these fun and easy Neapolitan ice cream pops!
It’s that time of year where I abandon my oven, and frozen and no-bake treats reign supreme. Because it’s just too hot for anything else!
I spotted these Neapolitan ice cream pops in a magazine a few weeks ago and immediately knew I had to try them. Such a fun idea! And they turned out just as easy to put together as I’d guessed— there’s just a few ingredients, almost no prep time, and the freezer does all work. They’re perfect for summer play dates and parties, or simply for storing in the fridge for a cool treat on a hot afternoon. (more…)