Yesterday marked the end of summer and the beginning of fall or autumn as some people say. For some of us, that means wonderful things. Holiday family time, pumpkins, leaves changing, sweaters and so much more. Living in Michigan, we’re blessed with an amazing fall season. The weather is amazing, the leaves are vibrantly bright and we’re blessed with the tastiest of apples. So, I figured why not commemorate the start of fall the right way with some homemade apple cider. It’s much easier to make than you think and it’s a lot tastier than the store-bought version. Give this a try yourself.
Whether it’s for a game day or just a cozy day in with the family, these sheet pan nachos are perfect. They’re so easy to make and come together in less than twenty minutes. You can customize the toppings as you please and get creative with the arrangement of the tray. Also, it’s so delicious. Cheese, meat, veggies…where’s bad? Give this super easy recipe a try and I know you’ll love it too.
I will always be a baker at heart. Pastries and desserts will always be a passion of mine. However, over the last year, I’ve discovered a new passion also. That passion is fitness. A girl that used to avoid working out like the plague now can’t get enough of it. Going to the gym is actually fun for me now. I’m so proud of myself. Admittedly, the nutrition piece is an adjustment though. There are some things I just can’t do as of now (looking at you brown rice). However, there are some things that I’m discovering that are healthy but also very tasty. This granola mix is one of my new favorites in that category. It’s so easy to make and it’s so tasty. It tastes like an oatmeal cookie almost. I love eating it straight out of the bowl after a workout or in the morning. It’s so good and versatile. Give it a try.
I couldn’t end the summer without at least one more s’more recipe. I can’t help it. I’ll be on my best behavior and leave out yet another “The Sandlot” reference. You’re welcome. Anyway, this pie is very easy to make. Your kids will absolutely love you for it. It’s rich, sweet, gooey…it’s a s’more supersized. The perfect end to the summer.
Anyone that knows me knows that bread is one of my love languages. You really can’t go wrong with fresh homemade bread. Add in cheese, garlic, and marinara sauce and you have me totally all the way in. These garlic knots are so delicious! They’re very flavorful. We put garlic in the actual dough as well as brush some on before and after baking. We also stuff them with cheese along with a sprinkling before and after baking. They’re soft on the inside, buttery, and crispy on the bottom. To me, they’re truly the perfect flavor and texture. The dough is incredibly easy to work with and has become a favorite in our home. I know it will become a favorite of yours as well.
Growing up I was a huge fan of the Little Debbie Swiss Rolls. Admittedly, I still am. Cake and cream is a pretty unbeatable combination if you ask me. The chocolate version is heavenly but so is this homemade fruit adaption. With this cake, you get wonderful flavor combinations such as strawberries, cream, vanilla, and lemon. The cake is very spongy, moist, and light. The filling contains real strawberries and cream and adds a wonderful sweetness and tang to the mix. This recipe takes just a bit of prep work, but it’s well worth it as this cake roll is an absolute stunner for the summer.
Mjuduara is a Middle Eastern dish typically found in the Levant region. It’s comprised of rice, lentils, and caramelized onions. Besides being very flavorful, it’s also incredibly healthy and filling. It’s a wonderful option for vegetarians and vegans as well. It’s easy to make, filling, and tasty. It’s a great summer dish as well as it’s topped with a refreshing cucumber and tomato salad. Give it a try!
Angel food cake can get a bad wrap sometimes. It’s one of the older cakes in our history and it shows. People say it’s too complicated. People say that it’s bland. People say it’s boring. Well, I set out to flip the script on that old narrative. Angel food cake does not have to be complicated, bland, or boring. In fact, this recipe makes the process incredibly easy and it yields a light and fluffy cake that is full of flavor. This isn’t the same old cake you’re used to. It’s a modern angel food cake.
I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of fish. I liked it much more when I was younger, but now it’s just sort of “meh” for me. There are only a few recipes that make me excited about fish. This is one of them. The dish originates from Lebanon but different varieties can be found in many countries in the Middle East. We make ours a bit different than what you’d find in Lebanon. They tend to use a variety of spices, while we just use curry powder. Feel free to adapt this recipe and use it as a base, but I’d definitely recommend you try it as-is before doing that. It’s pretty great as-is. This is a dish that is full of flavor, healthy, and filling.