July 19, 2019

Blueberry buckle

Blueberry buckle is a rich cake studded with blueberries and topped with a streusel and it very similar to a coffee cake. For years I've been wanting to make/try a buckle. I was never even really sure what it was until I looked it up. It's very similar in style to a coffee cake with a rich cake batter and a buttery streusel topping. The blueberries keep it moist and provide a nice pop of flavor and color. We enjoyed this buckle a lot and ate it for both dessert and with breakfast a couple of times! I slightly adapted this recipe from here and it turned out perfect. I'm looking forward to trying out this recipe with other seasonal fruits in the future such as raspberries.

This is my last recipe post for #BlueberryWeek and I hope you have enjoyed all the delicious recipes ideas this week as much as I have enjoyed them! Please visit the bottom of this post to see all the other recipes being shared today.

July 18, 2019

Blueberry ketchup

Jazz up your burgers, steaks, fries, and more with this homemade sweet and tangy blueberry ketchup! Blueberries are one of my kids' most favorite things to eat and we've been going blueberry picking with them the past few years now. They love it and we always have a lot of blueberries to eat fresh and that we freeze for eating throughout the year. We never seem to have a shortage of ways to eat them up, including in savory recipes.

This blueberry ketchup is a little thinner than a bottled ketchup, but has a lot of the same flavors. We ate it with grilled sirloin steaks and crispy oven fries. It was a really delicious compliment to both. I always enjoy fruits with meats and since the flavors are very similar to regular ketchup, it goes perfectly with potatoes. It's also delicious for a burger paired with some red onions and a sharp cheddar cheese or brie.

July 16, 2019

Sour cream blueberry pie

This sour cream blueberry pie is slightly tart, creamy, and lightly sweetened with a bit of crunch on top! I hope everyone is enjoying all of the delicious recipes that are being shared during #BlueberryWeek (check out all of today's recipes at the bottom of this post)!

I'm really excited about this pie. It's basically the same recipe as my sour cream apple pie, just with a few tweaks. Both are completely delicious! I love using sour cream in pies for that extra bit of tangy flavor which helps keep desserts from becoming overly sweet. Plus, blueberries tend to not be overly sweet either, which is perfect for me. My readers know that we are totally a pie family and I post a lot of pie recipes on the blog. I think this pie is going to be making a frequent summer appearance in our house and has quickly moved into a contender for a favorite of mine. That says a lot! I'm looking forward to our family's annual blueberry picking day coming up soon. We like to go to a local farm and freeze a few gallon bags to enjoy all year round.

July 15, 2019

Blueberry bison chili

A summertime chili made with blueberries, black beans, ground bison, and a surprise ingredient -- blueberries! Welcome to #BlueberryWeek! I'm super excited to be sharing four new blueberry recipes this week as we celebrate blueberry season. Blueberries pair beautifully with red meat and for this chili I decided to use bison. I think venison would work nicely as well (ground beef is also good, of course). I can find bison at our local grocery store and I like to use it on occasion. I know you may be a bit skeptical (like that time I made chili with apples), but this chili was a big win at dinner time in our house. The flavors all come together very nicely and the blueberries provide a hint of both sweetness and tartness. Adding fruit to your cooking is a fun way to change up your meals.

We recently went camping and took our twins (who will be turning three at the end of the month -- where has the time gone?!?) for the first time. We were a little nervous, but they ended up doing really well and we had a great time. Chili is something I would often make when my husband and I would go camping because it freezes so nicely. Then you can put the frozen container in your cooler and it lasts a couple of days before it needs to be heated and eaten - giving you have a quick and easy dinner. I love the idea of taking a chili with seasonal blueberries in it for a summer camping trip, but it's good anytime you have blueberries!

July 8, 2019

45+ Recipes for Zucchini Season

Images courtesy of Cooking with Carlee, Juggling Act Mama, Savory Moments, Karen's Kitchen Stories, & The Gingered Whisk.

It's the time of year when zucchinis are everywhere! Whether you grow them in your garden, receive them in your CSA each week, or are gifted them from your friends, relatives, and neighbors, it seems people are always looking for new ways to use up their summer zucchini bounty. I've rounded up more than 45 delicious zucchini recipes from my blog and many of my blogger friends for you to try out - everything from breakfasts, snacks, main dishes, sides, pickles, desserts, and more! There are sure to be at least a few new zucchini recipe ideas for you in this post.