May is a month filled with celebrations … starting this weekend with Mother’s Day! Plus, graduations and confirmations are marked on everybody’s calendars. Food always helps bring people together on these special occasions, which is part of the reason I love them so much. (Of course, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, too …… CONTINUE READING »
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Cobblers. Crisps. Crumbles. Oh my.
There are a lot of different variations out there, but they all have a few things in common … like delicate, buttery pastry. A warm, bubbly fruit filling. And a way of making you feel right at home.
With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to create a new twist on a classic favorite – blueberry cobbler. Featuring our Lemonberry™ Cake & Icing Mix, this luscious version is kissed with the bright flavor of lemon and brimming with blueberries. Best of all, you can stir it up in about three minutes flat! (Trust me – the hardest part is resisting the divine aroma filling your kitchen, as all that juicy blueberry goodness bubbles away for the better part of an hour.)
Ah the French … love ‘em! Think about it – French fries, French bread, champagne, French kissing – so much to be thankful for! I’ve never even been to France, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream of the French countryside, a bottle of wine and a hunk of cheese. That sounds particularly lovely on this cold and snowy April day.
Cake for breakfast? Count me in.
Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix™ is one of our most popular products – and it’s one of my personal all-time favorites. It’s kind of like that perfect little black dress. You know, the one you pull out when you need something special. Beautiful. Simple. It never lets you down – and you can mix and match it with almost anything.
I think spring has been slow to arrive pretty much everywhere – so even though it’s not super warm yet…how ‘bout we get ourselves in the mood with a fresh, springy salad?
You know the old saying: April showers bring May flowers.
But the busiest wedding months are almost in bloom, too – making this the perfect time to enjoy a different kind of shower. Celebrating the bride-to-be? Or a new baby? Or just feel like getting together with your girlfriends? Make this easy yet elegant quiche for brunch!
Luscious and creamy, the filling is bursting with the bright flavor of lemon. Add a few fresh berries, and you’ve got all kinds of gorgeous colors, tastes and textures. (Plus, it’s super easy and elegant for Easter entertaining, too!) So share it with your family this weekend, and enjoy the first sweet taste of spring.
Since Easter often involves early morning activities, today we have a recipe for Butterscotch Breakfast Bread and it is full of awesome! When I sliced the first loaf, I think some heavenly light actually came out. So whether you celebrate Easter or not … you must try this bread!
Beer and chocolate? What kind of blarney is this, you ask? Don’t worry – my lads and lassies. It isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds. Many stouts have chocolate undertones, and with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, it seemed only right to bring a little Guinness into the kitchen this week. Now I… CONTINUE READING »
Valentine’s Day can feel a bit commercial sometimes with all of the greeting cards, singing teddy bears and high-priced flowers. But you know what? Doing something sweet for someone you love is always a good idea. Here at Tastefully Simple, we’ve been swooning over Very Cherry Cheese Ball Mix this month – part of a limited-edition set with Chocolate Twisty Grahams. I guarantee it will taste better than anything from a drugstore. And knowing you cared enough to make something special? Well, they’ll definitely feel the love.
Love is in the air, Cupid is on his way and most people I know won’t think about the big day in February until it’s here. This year, don’t let the day sneak up on you unprepared. Make Valentine’s Day extra special with a Berry Kiss for your sweetie! This delicious drink is easy to… CONTINUE READING »
We all have our little indulgences. For me? It’s a dark, rich cup of steaming espresso. (We live two minutes away from the drive-thru of a major coffee chain, and well – let’s just say the entire staff knows the names of my children.) To feel less guilty about this little extravagance, I often get a special treat for my three-year-old. His favorite choice? A cake pop. With Valentine’s Day coming, it seemed like the perfect time to finally try making my own cake pops at home. This recipe features one of my all-time favorite products, and it turned out BEAUTIFULLY.