These last two weeks I have been so busy, I haven’t made time to sit down and have a good ole crafternoon. This last weekend I actually went to two weddings, 400 miles apart. I am in the process of editing all the photos of my lovely bride friends, and a post with the deets on those weddings should will be up soon!
In the meantime, here is another simple recipe that is a refreshing and oh-so-tasty! For my photos, I only used one tomato and resulted with a smaller platter.
To make your own caprese salad, you will need:
- Large ripe tomatoes
- Mozzarella cheese (I prefer fresh versus the processed type, as it has more flavor and moisture.)
- Fresh basil leaves
- Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- Parmesan cheese
Slice your tomato(es) into disks and arrange on a platter. Slice your mozzarella in the same manner and arrange on top of the tomato slices. Either chop or tear your basil leaves and sprinkle over your platter. Drizzle EVOO on top, and finish by sprinkling grated parmesan cheese over everything. Serve immediately.
Cheers! The fair is this upcoming weekend in my area, and I entered five DIY projects I made this last year. Fingers crossed I win a ribbon! Did you enter anything this year?
When the weather is blazing hot, I love meals and snacks that are both refreshing and filling. Back when I was in college, one of my roommates would make snack wraps filled with peanut butter and apples. Sometimes she would dip the snack wrap in yogurt. I built upon her recipe, and made some snack wraps of my own recently, and they were pretty tasty!
I love recipes that don’t have exact measurements. They are quick, easy, and you just add more or less of an ingredient to make it to your liking. To make your own snack wraps you will need:
- Whole Wheat Tortillas
- Peanut Butter
- An Apple
- Optional: Vanilla Yogurt
Simply just spread peanut butter on your tortilla, cut/chop up your apple, and place in the tortilla. Sprinkle granola on your tortilla, and drizzle honey over it. Fold your tortilla closed, and warm up your snack wrap in the microwave for 10 seconds. Eat it plain, or dip in vanilla yogurt.
I found that one apple can make two snack wraps.
If you cut up your apple into smaller pieces, you totally could slice your filled wraps into smaller pieces, and arrange them on a platter as finger food for a party/BBQ.
What’s your go-to summer snack?
Back in the homesteading days, my now neighborhood was farm land full of fruit trees. Many of the fruit trees were removed to make room for homes and such, but my yard still has a few fruit trees. I have apple, pear, plum, quince, and cherry trees, that all look so beautiful when they bloom in the spring! As it is cherry season, I recently picked some and decided to switch it up and make something besides a pie.
I searched online, and found this recipe to make cherry lemonade donuts. I didn’t have a donut pan, so I went shopping to find one in my city. I looked for one at Target, Walmart, T.J.Maxx, and Ross. I didn’t find one, but I wouldn’t say I came back empty handed, because that is near impossible for me to do in Target (the clearance end caps get me almost every time!). Instead of buying a pan online, I used some silicon muffins pans I already had. I slightly modified the original recipe, and they turned out great!
Head on over to Inside BruCrew Life for the full recipe. For my muffins, I used fresh cherries, and powdered lemonade concentrate. And since I used silicon muffin pans, I baked them for 18-20 minutes (original recipe said 10-12 minutes).
Have you baked anything delicious with cherries lately? If so, share a link in the comment section below!