This is the best Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe ever! These butter cookies make for beautiful holiday thumbprint cookies! Your entire family is going to love them for the holiday season!
These cookies were here and then they weren’t.
Where did they all go?
In my belly. Real quick.
These cookies are a combo of my favorite cookies: Peanut Butter Blossoms and Thumbprint Cookies! Who says you can’t have 2 of your favorite cookies in 1?
Peanut Butter Blossoms
These peanut butter blossoms are major yum. They’re moist, but they still have a slight crunch to sink your teeth into. The peanut butter flavor adds a creaminess while the delicious raspberry jam on top adds a sweetness. Creamy, Sweet, Slightly Crunchy – are you wanting a thumbprint cookie yet?
When I made these cookies last week, I had no idea that I was going to be this addicted to these cookies. At one point, I told Matthew to hide them from me. But before he did it I put all the cookies in my hands and ran away. Please, don’t take away my cookies.
EASY 1 PINT 10 MINUTE Raspberry Jam! This simple recipe uses 1 pint of fresh raspberries, honey and lemon juice to make delicious jam! This homemade jam is healthy and requires no pectin and no sugar! I always make 2 jars – one to store in the refrigerator and one to store in the freezer!
When Summer gives you fresh raspberries you stuff them in your mouth. Immediately. When Summer gives you so many fresh raspberries you can’t fit anymore into your mouth then you make 1 Pint 10 Minute Raspberry Jam!
I love “1 Pint” recipes because often people aren’t picking or buying 8 cups of raspberries at one time. If you see a deal on raspberries at the farmers market usually they are by the pint. Same goes for garden harvest, often you pick 1 pint here, 1 pint there, berries are so picky (no pun attended) so I’m not often picking them all at once. This recipe only requires 1 pint of fresh raspberries which is approximately 2 cups worth.
Summertime Canning recipes for Raspberry and Plum Jam, Sour Cherry Jam, Bumbleberry Jam!
Canning Jam Recipes
It’s that time of the year again, canning season is here. It’s time to can vegetables and fruits to last us all year!
Do you have a overabundance of tomatoes, cucumbers or strawberries in the garden right now? Are you picking them by the pound and then nervously staring at them in the kitchen? We’ve all been there. During the Summer my once empty countertops become home to bowls of tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers and watermelon. If you want to cook or use a appliance then you’ll have to rearrange the vegetables for at least a minute to get some clear space to work with. With fresh harvest comes the idea of “What the heck am I going to make?”. We’ve all been there too.
(Our strawberries have a pretty nice view on the roof!)
Did you ever wake up in the morning and the last thing you want to do is make breakfast? Actually, the last thing you want to do is wake up, but after that.. you just don’t want to make anything. As some of you know my go to breakfast is my usual breakfast sandwich, and although it’s quick to make, sometimes I just want breakfast in 10 seconds. My solution? Overnight cookie dough oatmeal. Get ready… this oatmeal is magical!
Knowing you will want a few extra minutes to sleep, or knowing you are going to have a hectic morning, or just knowing this oatmeal is so darn good you want to plan in advance, this is a overnight recipe. Before you go to sleep, stir together all these ingredients, it takes 2 minutes. Throw it in the fridge. When you wake up the next morning, splash a little bit of milk on top, and eat away. It’s that easy!
Can I tell you how much this breakfast fills me as well? This breakfast easily gets me through until lunch wanting no snacks in between. And because the oatmeal has peanut butter in it and tastes like cookie dough, it’s like a breakfast dessert. Dessert for breakfast – can life be any grander?
For this recipe you need flax seeds. I didn’t know much about flax seeds, but here’s what I found out: they rule. Putting them in the overnight oatmeal is going to make the oats thicken, so they aren’t runny. You can also add them to muffin and cookie recipes. And because of how little you use, this bag is going to last me at a long time. Flax seeds are a good investment.
Just a side note, Matthew’s younger brother was terrified of the Quaker Oats man as a kid. Matthew (because he’s a loving brother) still sometimes sends him Quaker Oats wrapped up as a gift (to terrify him more).
Night before, easy. Just put all your ingredients in a bowl.
Then mix it all around. If you notice, it looks runny because of the milk. Your flax seeds are going to take care of that though and thicken it!
The next morning, thick! Delicious! I add a little splash of milk, stir it around, then it’s breakfast time.
You an eat it plain, it’s delicious that way, or you can add a topping. Topping ideas: sliced bananas, dried or fresh berries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips.
I love some dried blueberries so that’s what I added.
Enjoy your breakfast! This one is a keeper.
Here’s some flowers I picked to start the day off bright too!
The last few afternoons I have been craving a smoothie. We’ve been hard at work gardening and all I want is a cold “pick me up” when I’m exhausted. This does the trick! The best thing about this recipe is that you can match fruit to your liking and create your own. Other examples: banana, orange, pear watermelon, kiwi banana, orange, strawberries banana, blueberries watermelon, orange, pineapple banana, apple, orange pineapple, kiwi orange, strawberries banana, peach strawberry, banana blueberries, apple, banana banana, cherries pineapple, blueberries blueberry, pomegranate, banana There are so many more variations. Isn’t it amazing? I also love this recipe because it gets rid of any fruit where you aren’t sure what to do with. Many times I’m left with a few random strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, a banana that is very ripe, half an orange, etc. Put all the soon to go bad fruits in your blender and you’ll quickly have a delicious drink.