My Killer Hashbrown Casserole was a recipe originally from my husband's cousin in Minnesota. I got the recipe via my mother-in-law who makes it for family dinners, and knows I love it. I posted it not all that long ago, but it already comes in at #3 on my "favorite posts of all time" stats.
The next recipe-post comes in at #4, but the recipe isn't mine at all. I found it on Pinterest. This Pumpkin Roll was something my daughter really wanted to try. We got the recipe from Stilettos and Diapers. The fun part about my post is that my daughter told how SHE made the Pumpkin Roll. It turned out NOT to be her favorite thing to eat, but I was more than willing to help her out with that! (sigh)
Another recipe that we found on Pinterest is Crescent Pepperoni Roll-Ups (#7) from Plain Chicken. These ooey-gooey pizza-style crescents are a family favorite, and great for an easy dinner!
The recipe for Sweet Pepper Poppers (#8) came from a church-friend. She made them for a lunch at her house, and I HAD to have the recipe. They're a bit addicting for me, I confess! They're a great colorful dish to share for the holidays -- but also a super summer appetizer. No cooking involved!
The #9 favorite post of all time is a post called "Scavenger Hunt" -- and you might not think you'd find a recipe there, but... you will! Towards the bottom of the post, you'll find the recipe for Pineapple Angel Dessert. My mom shared the recipe with me, and it came from a friend of hers. This is a decadently sweet dessert, and so light and fluffy. It's a real treat! You'll have to turn on the oven, but as far as ingredients, the only thing easier is to buy a pre-made cake at the store. TWO ingredients here!
And coming in at #10 with NO PHOTO is my mom's Holiday Cheese Ball. It's a real favorite as well, and I never seem to arrive in time to take pictures before it is consumed -- or at least destroyed. You'll just have to trust me. It's yummy.
Do you cook/bake a lot during the summer? We definitely tend to keep things simpler on the cooking side, and don't do anywhere CLOSE to the baking that we do during the colder months.
This has been a crazy VBS week with my sweet hubby working a late shift. He's at home in the morning, but my daughter and I are at VBS. We're at home in the evening, but by the time he gets home, we're thinking about bedtime. Our son is on an ever-changing schedule, so add that to the mix. No dinners together this week. (sad face) I'm looking forward to next week and a fresh start!
What have you been cooking up lately?
What are your summer specialties?