OK, so I’m typically a huge advocate of eating seasonally, and these Sweet Potato Pancakes don’t exactly scream summertime. However, sweet potatoes are sold year-round in most places now, which is a true blessing for me because I eat them practically every day. Plus, I’m far too impatient to wait until the cold-weather seasons to enjoy this delicious dish!
Happy Memorial Day!
I’m overwhelmingly thankful for all of those who bravely serve and protect this country so that we can safely enjoy doing what we love most, spending precious time with our friends and families–not just today, but every day.
As if we needed another reason to enjoy this holiday, it’s also the unofficial start of the summer barbecue season! I know many people will be celebrating the day by gathering with the ones they love and firing up the grills for backyard fun and feasting. As much as my hubby loves to grill, we’ll definitely be doing the same. Although my hubby likes to prepare most of the food when we barbecue, this Mango and Tomatillo Salsa is my contribution! It might not look like much, but this salsa is ridiculously flavorful and versatile!
I’ve been on a bit of a dessert kick lately. It seems I just can’t get enough sweet treats, and I’ve been whipping up goodies to curb my cravings like mad over the past few weeks. However, I don’t like anything overly sweet. Instead, desserts with a balance of sweet and salty or a bit of spice make me absolutely weak in the knees….
…Which is precisely why I can’t get enough of these cookies. I first whipped up these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies right before Mother’s Day as a treat for my amazing mom. Like me, my mom has an overwhelming sweet tooth–I think it’s safe to say that I inherited it from her. But, my mom has also been trying to eat healthier lately, so I figured I might help her out by making a yummy dessert that she can enjoy guilt-free. Little did I know how much I would fall in love with them!
What happens when you combine two of the most deliciously decadent breakfast foods?
Answer: You get the mother of all dessert-like breakfasts!!
If you’re like me, you probably read the title of this post and thought, “carrot and cantaloupe?” I know it sounds like a very odd combination, but you’re just going to have to trust me on this one.
The inspiration for this Cantaloupe Carrot Smoothie came from a similar juice I had recently. When I saw the ingredients I thought, “that sounds so odd…I have to try it!!” I just love trying weird flavor combinations. I used to play it extremely safe and would only eat “logical” food pairings or things that sounded “normal.” How limiting! I’ve finally come to realize that some of the best flavor combinations spring from joining unexpected ingredients. No, they’re not always winners–almond butter and mint, anyone? (don’t ask)–but by being a bit more experimental, you might come across something you really love!