I'm pretty sure I could survive off fruit alone in the summer. Some weeks, I feel like we kind of do, my boys inhale it quicker than I can keep us stocked. And trust, I do stock up, Costco size in everything. We go through one of those big boxes of strawberries in a week, a watermelon in two days, blueberries just as quickly.. it's crazy! Though I can't complain, because at least their snacks are healthy.
Though full disclosure, we also flyyyy through boxes of freeze pops. I love them just as much as the kids do! It has been such a hot summer so far, and the foreseeable forecast doesn’t look like it’s letting up. It's in the 90's every day, so anything we can do to keep cool, I will gladly accept. Especially being in my third trimester now, I feel like I’m permanently heat flashing, I’m so hot all the time! (Thank goodness for pools, freeze pops, and fruit smoothies!)
Fruit desserts are another major love! The classic strawberry shortcake of course, but truthfully, my favorite fruit to bake up is most definitely blueberries! I made this blueberry buckle a couple weeks ago, it lasted two days, barely.
Just the other morning it was cinnamon streusel blueberry muffins, which we ate as breakfast, snacks, and dessert... oh and this gooey blueberry chocolate skillet cookie (with streusel!) is one of our all time favorites!
I put a bucket load of blueberries in my granola every morning. My blueberry obsession is getting out of control, but then I went and made these fantastic blueberry white chocolate cookies! (which are perfection, if I do say so myself!)
Melty white chocolate, sweet & tangy blueberries, all baked into a soft and chewy, buttery cookie... so much yum!
This pregnancy, I’ve been keeping a permanent batch of cookies on hand, I get a craving for one every night at about 9 o'clock... it's fantastic, really. These cookies do not disappoint!
Cuisinart Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
360 Bakeware Small Cookie Sheet
360 Bakeware Large Cookie Sheet