Today a dear friend of mine is having surgery. She is in her 30′s and found out about a month ago that she has breast cancer. She discovered a mass during a self exam, and immediately went to her doctor. After numerous tests, it has been determined that the prognosis is very good. There is no a history of breast cancer in her family. She has 7 year old and 3 year old boys, and is one of the best Mom’s that I know! Unfortunately we now live very far apart, so I can’t be there for her today. I can at least post something I would have made for her family, had I still lived here.
I have shared a few blueberry recipes with you this summer: lemonade, waffles, banana bread, and now this cake. They are definitely becoming something that I enjoy more and more. I still have a carton left too, so just wait
This has “breakfast” in the name, but like most sugar/carb loaded breakfasts, this could easily be considered dessert. I made this cake for friends here in Colorado. It went over very well! She took it to her parents house for dessert that night, and said everyone liked it. Then I saw her husband a couple of days later, and he said he ate the rest for dinner and breakfast the next day, as his son was complaining it was gone already! The original recipe calls for buttermilk, which I am sure would be amazing. I didn’t have any buttermilk and was out of milk, so I substituted yogurt. The cake rose perfectly and the texture was exactly what you would expect. So take your pick with what you use.
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for school to start. I really enjoy spending time with my 7 year old, and playing with him during the day. I will miss him like crazy when school does start again. But right now, I am so far behind, I just need time to get everything done! Moving, unpacking, getting the house ready, work, the blog, family….there are just not enough hours in the day. Today I am taking my 7 year old bowling, and out to lunch with a friend. Hopefully me being overwhelmed won’t affect his fun memories of summer!
Back when I did the Colorado Wildfires Bake Sale, I quickly found a perk. Everyone was sending me links and pictures to some of their best recipes. Some of which I had missed out on the first time around. So when I found myself with lots of blueberries (I still have lots, so beware), I went straight to this gorgeous bread that was sent to me by Damn Delicious.
This is pretty much a classic banana bread, but with tons of blueberries mixed in. The blueberries and banana go surprisingly well together, and make for a very moist and flavorful bread. This recipe should make 4 mini loaves, that you could wrap in foil and freeze for later. Or give as gifts, if you are feeling really generous. I made 1 regular sized loaf, and then 6 muffins with the little bit of batter left. I am sure I could have put it all into 1 large loaf. As you can tell by the picture, it isn’t over flowing the plan or anything.
My 7 year old loved this bread. He ate it for breakfast, and requested it for a snack for quite a few days in a row. He won’t eat blueberries plain, but mix it into bread, muffins, or waffles, and he can’t get enough!
My 7 year old is proving to be opinionated this week. He put his foot down about the No Bake Cookies, and then he wanted something with Blueberries. At first he wasn’t sure what, just something. After a little thought, he was set on waffles. In the past I have bought the frozen variety with blueberries, but figured he was right, it was time to take it up a notch and make my own.
Don’t forget – we are coming to the end of my Free Coffee Giveaway!
Blueberries are all over the place right now. I am not sure how long the season is, but I assume it has to be ending soon. They are still super cheap at the store though – so go pick some up! This would make the absolute perfect weekend breakfast. The blueberry sauce puts these over the top. I will admit I was a little unsure how the sauce would be, blueberries aren’t my favorite fruit. But it was incredible. I would eat it on just about anything!
You could use your favorite waffle recipe for this, and just fold in the berries. These waffles were light and crispy, but if you have favorite – go for it! My 7 year old ate his with maple syrup, and wouldn’t stop talking about how good they were. It was just him and I for breakfast the day I made these, so I put the leftovers in the freezer. They will be perfect to take out, and toast up for a quick breakfast. If you want to make the Blueberry Sauce, you can go get the recipe from Pinch of Yum. I scaled it back, but followed it exactly.
Today I have a fun treat for your 4th of July party. Ramona from Curry for Comfort is here to share it with you. Ramona and I started blogging around the same time. I am a big fan of curry, so I really enjoying reading and trying her recipes. If you like curry too, but can’t always find the ingredients, you need to check back during the Colorado Wildfires Bake Sale. Ramona put together a Curry Starter Kit, that I can’t wait to bid on! Her website is full of all kinds of great recipes to try the spices out on.
Hello Everyone! My name is Ramona and I am so happy to come over from Curry and Comfort to guest post at Erins’ blog today. I have really enjoyed getting to know Erin this last year since we both started our blogs around the same time and we also have sons the same age. So I knew these Patriotic Fruit Skewers were a perfect fun treat for her to make with her son.
My son is actually the person that saw these very cute Patriotic Fruit Skewers in a Target circular and asked me to make them. I was more than thrilled to do so because they looked so fun, pretty healthy and a breeze to put together. They will also make a very festive treat for any 4th of July party. My kids loved helping me assemble them and they loved eating them even more. Hope you all enjoy this great idea my son and I saw (thanks to the folks at Target) and make it a part of your 4th of July celebrations as well.
Thanks Erin for having me guest post today!!