Strawberries are everywhere right now. I know our berry patches are turning out some amazing strawberries and they are just begging to be eaten, cooked with and enjoyed while they are at their peak. I love eating strawberries on their own but also like to add them to desserts during the summer. For dessert not too long ago, I decided to do a slightly different take on strawberry shortcake and use a cheesecake style filling in place of the traditional whipped cream.
Mathlete and I try to make sure we take time out from our crazy schedules to spend time as a family. Sometimes this comes in the form of a Sunday morning trip to the pool for a few hours and sometimes we decide to have a family movie night. We’ll pick a movie and plan to go down to the theater area in our basement and hang out. Of course, for movie night, the snacks we choose can be just as important as what movie we are watching!
Mathlete is a scone lover. Every time we go to the coffee shop or pick up pastries for breakfast, he always chooses scones. I had never really thought about making my own scones until I was chatting with a blog friend of mine about ways to use her awesome basil simple syrup. I decided right then that I was going to try my hand at making strawberry basil scones with a basil glaze.
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Summer is here and it is a hot and steamy one. Yesterday had temperatures near a 100 and it had me searching high and low for summer refreshments. Something super cool is what I needed to help me cool down. In my search, I came across these nine tasty summer drinks that I will be keeping close at hand for all of the hot and steamy days to come.
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Our house is pretty much always filled with music. If it isn’t music from the iPod or iPad, the kids are playing with their toy instruments. My daughter loves to sing and pretend to be a rock star. Of course, every rock star needs the perfect microphone so we decided to make her a toy microphone from some simple and inexpensive supplies.
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I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If I am not cooking dinner for my family or creating recipes to share here, I am chasing around my kids during their multiple snack times throughout the day. All of those things lead to one major battle: keeping food off the floor and our house free of ants. My oldest is 6 and does a pretty good job of keeping most of her snack on the plate. My youngest, though, things that all food should end up on the floor at some point.
Think I am kidding? Check out what our floor looks like after pretty much any snack…these were the items he thought were meant for throwing and then promptly stepped on. Blueberry juice and crushed Pirate Booty for the win!
I love ceviche but don’t get the chance to eat it very often. I had been dreaming of it ever since we went on the Miami Culinary tour during Blogher Food so I dragged Mathlete to the Mexican place that I usually order it from. They have the most amazing shrimp ceviche. Well, #sadpandaface, they don’t have it anymore! The only ceviche they have has scallops and I really dislike scallops. So, I decided I was going to make it at home and made spicy tilapia ceviche for dinner one evening.