I’m OBSESSED with the pizza rounds. I maxed out on my first contribution because I knew that they would make easy lunches for my daughter but I find myself using them all the time for dinners instead. Anytime I don’t feel like cooking, I pull out the pizza rounds and top them with some ingredients out of the fridge. This pizza was a little more planned than my typical. As soon as I saw those beautiful jalapeños in the basket, I wanted to make a pizza inspired by one of my favorite appetizers – jalapeño poppers.
One of my favorite things about the pizza rounds is that everyone in the family can have a pizza tweaked to their preference. I didn’t put jalapeños on my daughters because she doesn’t care for the heat but I really loaded up hubby’s pizza with the jalapeños. I was somewhere in between. Continue reading “Jalapeno Popper Pizza”
Thanksgiving has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the time of year when everyone gives a little extra effort to spend time together. Work schedules, activities and events become less of a priority and we’re reminded that our families are the real reason for being thankful. Sometimes that family extends far beyond the kind of blood relation. Sometimes that extends across the country to people you have never met. That is the case for our big, beautiful Bountiful Baskets family. We are spread out across the country; most of us wouldn’t even know each other if we crossed paths on the street. We may not know each other by face, but we can see each others’ hearts. And that is what makes us family.
This year, I am giving Thanks for not only my blood family, but to my Bountiful Baskets family as well. I have never seen a group of this magnitude; more dedicated, kind and genuine than the people in Bountiful Baskets. I have felt compassion and acceptance from places I didn’t know could exist. I have felt loved and supported by people who I have never met….People; who are extremely busy with their lives and still find time to give this co-op and each other time and energy. The truth is; most of us don’t have much to give but we would willingly give it all for each other and this co-op. I feel blessed beyond words to be a part of this, a part of something great. The coolest part, I didn’t have to pass a test to join this club…All I had to do was show up, and I was welcomed. I am thankful for no prerequisites…Not sure I would’ve passed! 😉
The 2014 Thanksgiving collaboration joins a few of our talented bloggers and lots of their yummy recipes!! Scroll through and check them out, they are categorized into 5 courses. Check out this Download Thanksgiving Timeline Here for a breakdown of your preparations to the big feast! Continue reading “A Bountiful Thanksgiving~2014”
I am a Pinterest junkie! Why am I telling you this? Well let me tell you, I did a little trading this last weekend after I went to volunteer at one of the local BBFC sites. (I just love volunteering for BBFC! You meet so many wonderful people!) Anyway, one of the gals that I have become friends with wished that she had gotten some of the baking potatoes like I did and I was wishing I had contributed for the beautiful strawberries like she did. Well, one thing lead to another and we were splitting up my potatoes and her strawberries. We each left as happy campers! Continue reading “Tasty Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins”
Blackberries are always a special treat for me! When I was seven we lived in Washington and could pick wild blackberries. They were so fresh and sweet that most of them ended up in my mouth instead of the bucket! I still love blackberries and when Bountiful Baskets included them I could not wait to eat some. I did, however, save some for these muffins, which are a family favorite. I hope you enjoy them too! Continue reading “Blackberry Sour Cream Muffins”
Some days you need to not think about what to cook and just have fun with what you have. I had tried something similar before but this time I did not have ham and cheese to make a ham and cheese roll so I tried a pizza roll instead. It turned out amazing. Continue reading “Pepperoni Roll”
I’m not much of a sweets fan. I prefer savory and crunchy, actually, but when I wandered across a variation of this dessert bread I thought that sounds tasty, and I’ll bet I can make it a little more organic and healthier if I make it with ingredients from Bountiful Baskets. A challenge in the making. Who could say no to that?
Continue reading “Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread”
I have never been impressed with pears. I thought they were mush….like baby food. Well if you have store bought packaged pears, they are! A fresh pear with a dab of yogurt and bountiful baskets granola is a wonderful breakfast, afternoon snack, or quick dinner if you forgot dinner before an activity. I simply peel a pear and slice then devour it!
Continue reading “What to do with Pears?”
Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
-Harriet Van Horne (Vogue 1956)
Is there anything more comforting than freshly baked banana bread? Growing up a friend and I would always make banana bread when we were down. We would spy each other with that knowing look and immediately start gathering ingredients. When we were apart we would often bring a warm slice to each other “just because” and the sentiment contained in that delicious slice is something that I can conjure up all of these years later. It was more than the ingredients, it was an act of love. It was an act of knowing that we can’t always fix things with words, but sharing in a scrumptous delight and surrendering to that moment, somehow everything was just a little more bearable.
Continue reading “Mango Coconut Banana Bread”
Growing up in Arkansas, my Granddad always brought a few 5-gallon buckets of peaches home for my Granny during the summer. I could never get enough of them then, and I can’t get enough of them now! In fact, I think I could eat enough peaches to make myself sick on a daily basis.
Continue reading “Peaches ‘N Cream Plunk-it Bread”
Our basket site is full of awesome volunteers. I don’t think that we can say that enough! Every once in a while someone shows up with goodies. This recipe is from one of our volunteers, Katy.
Continue reading “Zucchini Apple Muffins”