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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Egyptian Feta Spread for #EatLikeAnEgyptian

A perfect mix of fresh herbs, lemon juice, feta, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil spread over pita. This would make a perfect starter for your next meal!

     I love getting to explore the world in my kitchen. I may not have the time or money to get all of the places I'd like to visit in person, but trying another culture's food is a great way to get to know a little bit more about them.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Caramel Apple Empanadas {With Cajeta or Dulche de Leche} #DairyMonth

These caramel apple empanadas are easier to make than you'd think and so good.  Try eating one still warm from the oven and you are sure to be hooked!

      Would you like to hear how these caramel apple empanadas came to be? I knew you would! Little dude and I were busy making homemade cajeta from Ol' McGrandpa's goat milk. We were supposed to be going to MiMi and Pops' that night for family dinner. So we called to say we'd bring cajeta and apple slices for dessert. I know, how virtuous of us to do fruit slices for dessert!  But in the background my littlest sister was requesting empanadas instead.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to Make Homemade Cajeta #DairyMonth

This Cajeta is liquid gold. It is thick, sweet and caramely. It is great over ice cream, pound cake, as a dip for apples or on a spoon! It is made with goat's milk for the full flavor, but this recipe could be easily made with cow's milk as well!

      We are so lucky to have such great parents and even luckier that they are all relatively close to us. We are even luckier yet that a couple of them have homesteads that produce delicious food... and sometimes they share!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Visit to Ol' McGrandpa's Farm for #DairyMonth

Checking out my father-in-law's homestead is always a treat. Getting a behind the scenes look at a small dairy goat operation is a perfect way to celebrate June being dairy month!

      I thought it would be fun to take a small break from recipes and celebrate dairy month in a different way for a day. My father-in-law and his wife have a small dairy farm. I would venture to guess that this farm is different than what you are picturing though.  Close your eyes and think dair farm.  What are you seeing?  If the only thing you can picture is a giant barn filled with black and white cows you may be in for a surprise when I tell you about their dairy operation!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cheesy Honey Chipotle Skillet Cornbread #DairyMonth

A giant skillet of cornbread that balances just a touch of honey with the sweet heat of chipotle cheddar.  It would be great at your next BBQ or perfect alongside some chili!

I did receive product for recipe development for this post. All opinions are my own. 

       It seems like if you are going to celebrate dairy month you had better make a recipe that focuses on cheese. We are definitely a cheese eating family. It is always on the grocery list in one form or another.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake #DairyMonth

This Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake is the perfect creamy mix of vanilla and orange in a fun cheesecake package. This is the perfect summertime dessert!

   The flavors of orange and vanilla are a match made in heaven. And (not so) shockingly I am not the only one who thinks so.  Pops loves creamsicles, so much so that my sister and her husband once got him a box as part of his Christmas gift!  There is just something so refreshing about the citrusy orange outside and the creamy vanilla center.  I like the popsicle version well enough, but that is not my favorite variation on the flavors.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Harvey's Inspired Lemon Pie with Honey Whipped Cream

A smooth and luscious lemon pie topped with honey whipped cream is just what a hot day calls for.  This may be your new favorite summer pie.

     Now this post is all sorts of silly.  First it is a Cake Slice post and I'm posting it on the 18th instead of the 20th.  For those of you who don't know the Cake Slice Bakers always post their monthly bakes on the 20th.  Secondly this cake is (dun, dun, dun).... a pie! Hee hee, if you are going off the rails, you might as well really go for it, right?!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 24

This week's menu is planned for you! We have 6 great family friendly dinner recipes and a sweet treat as a reward!

    It's my little sister's baby shower day!  You may remember her bridal shower brunch last fall.  Well, guess what? She liked it so much she decided to give us a reason for another shower! So as you are reading this I am likely running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  I am probably circling, foofing, recircling and wondering where the heck I put my phone. The about an hour before the party I will wonder where the heck everyone is. Is that just me?! Really, I've been trying to slowly work towards being ready all week.  MiMi and I picked out a theme we though would be easy to execute.

Friday, June 16, 2017

12 Fun Father's Day Ideas

     Are you ready to spoil dad rotten on Father's Day? If not, you are certainly not alone.  So I rounded up 12 ideas from our Celebrate 365 Father's Day link-up.  There is something here for everyone!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Breakfast Pizza With a Hash Brown Crust

This breakfast pizza can be customized with all of your favorite toppings.  The hash brown crust is what will steal the show though! What a fun base for a breakfast pizza!

    Apparently June is when I make breakfast pizza.  I originally posted this in June of 2015 and here I am again revisiting it!  This pizza has been a favorite for a number of years now.  MiMi made a bunch of them for Cori's bridal shower.  They were a big hit with everyone.  You can adjust the toppings to whatever you like.  I had some leftover ham to use and our green onions are going strong in the herb garden... so that was the combination we went with!  It would be good with sausage, bacon, peppers or mushrooms.  Anything you like in your omelets would be a perfect addition!