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Hey guys! It's been crazy around here lately, so I have been lax about posting. Last week we headed off to New York for a visit with family and to attend the burial service for PH's dad, who passed away at the end of May. It was a special, sad, and sacred time.
We flew back home on Saturday and now I've been in a whirlwind cleaning our clothes and repacking for our trip to Wyoming for our niece's baptism.
Although it's been busy, and some of the reason for traveling has been sad, we're so happy to be able to spend so much time with family.
But right now, I want to share this Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe with you.
I got some acorn squash from this fruit and veggie co-op near my house, but I am not well versed in how to cook with acorn squash. I wasn't sure what the acorn squash's flavor was, so I began perusing the internet to see what flavors it pairs well with.
Then I came up with the stuffed acorn squash recipe. The acorn squash is stuffed with lentils, chickpeas, spices, tomatoes, and cheese.
It's pretty delicious. I think you'll like it! We sure did!
Enjoy this Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe and be reassured that when we get back from Wyoming I have some fun experimenting to do!
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If you have noticed blueberries at a good price lately, it is probably because July is National Blueberry Month! LIndsey put together this great round-up of some of our favorite blueberries a couple of years ago. We thought it would be nice to repost it again while the blueberries are priced so well. While we are at it, we are adding another recipe that we have added to our repertoire! Enjoy!
Last week I went to the store and blueberries were on sale! I bought four cartons. I made a coffee cake, but it was eaten so quickly that I did not get any pictures of it. Sorry! I started thinking however, we've made many blueberry recipes here at 3 Winks, it would be handy to have one place to round them all up!
Now, I love blueberries. When I was in law school I spent my first summer in Washington doing an internship. I stayed with my friend Jackie and we had a blast, and one thing we did was go blueberry picking. That was when I learned that there are four types of blueberries! It was August when we went picking, that is actually blueberry season. So, now is a perfect time to finish off your summer with some great blueberry foods before I am unleashed to share every pumpkin recipe under the sun with you!
You can always eat blueberries straight from the bucket (wash them first!) I won't lie, I did this with two of the cartons I bought. They're so sweet and delicious and filled with antioxidants for myself and my little nugget. However, there are a lot of other options and I feel like breakfast time is a great time for blueberries. So here are six different recipes, three from our own dear blog, and three that I have found through the magic of Pinterest, to help you use up those blueberries!
1.Lemon pancakes with Blueberry Syrup
Lemon and blueberries go so well together. Blueberries are sweet and and the lemon just brightens up any dish they're in. In this post my mom shared with you how to make the perfect blueberry syrup to top these delicious pancakes. They make for a great start to your morning!
2. Blueberry Muffins
These are classic. When I think muffins, blueberries are the first to come to mind! In this post my mom shared with you how to make her delicious blueberry muffins. They're another perfect breakfast meal, but they're good at any time of day!
3. Blueberry Coffee Cake
I found this recipe at Barbara Bakes and tweaked it a little for the coffee cake I made this weekend. I didn't have any lemon to zest, but I added a teaspoon of lemon juice to the crumble on top. That combined with the lemon glaze was the perfect combination!
4. Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry pancakes are another classic breakfast combo. I believe the first time anyone added anything to a pancake it was a blueberry. Since we already gave you one recipe involving pancakes I decided to find a vegan one for all of our vegan friends. I found this one courtesy of Connoisseurus. So my dear vegans, you can get in on the blueberry action too!
5. Overnight Blueberry Oats
One of my favorite ways to enjoy blueberries is to top them on my oatmeal. With a little honey? It's absolutely perfect! So I love this recipe from Fit Foodie for these tasty overnight oats! Overnight oats are all the rage. They make breakfast on the go so easy, and HEALTHY! Who doesn't love that? So try this tasty treat out!
6. Blueberry Dump Cake in the Crock Pot
This last recipe doesn't fit into the breakfast category really. Although, if you ate it for breakfast I would never judge you. My mom gave this recipe and tutorial back in January, and it is another fun and easy treat! I personally am a huge fan of anything I can make in a crock pot. I mean honestly, does it ever turn out bad? No way! Plus you can enjoy it with whipped cream (or ice cream!) on top!
So that is it, six tasty ways to use those blueberries you have on hand. I've provided a handy cheat sheet for you with links to every recipe. Enjoy!
Now, here is the new addition to this round-up in honor or National Blueberry Month!
7. Brown Butter Blueberry Tart! So delicious and so beautiful! This is a real show stopper recipe! This post telling how to make this tart was actually showcased on April J. Harris' site! You will love it!
Are you a blueberry lover? We've discovered that my granddaughter, Emily adores them! Let us know your favorite way to eat them in the comments!
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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a happy fourth of July last week! We sure did! My mother in law came to town to celebrate with us. It was fun to see our little BP playing with the grandma she doesn't get to see as much (since she lives out of state) and making special memories together!
Well of course, as we do, we had a party for the Fourth of July! We are the family with the pool, so it's kind of a necessity. We had a rather eclectic mix of people this year! Family, extended family, friends we consider family, and new neighbors who we hope will become friends! It was a great day!
Well a few days before the fourth my husband had stopped at the grocery store and came home with an 8 pound pork butt. He wanted to make something with it. My response was, "I don't know how many people you think live here, but only three do, and one of them is a toddler."
However, since he had to work on the Fourth and wouldn't be there to start grilling as early as I would have liked, I decided we would do BBQ pulled pork sandwiches!
I debated trying my hand at doing pulled pork in the my husband's smoker, but in the end I decided I would use my crock pot! I have done BBQ Pulled Pork in the crock pot numerous times in the past, and it is really a favorite of mine!
Doing BBQ Pulled Pork in the Crock pot is not as difficult as you might think! You can still get a tasty, moist pulled pork when it is cooked in the crock pot. There are many principles to smoking meat to make it juicy and melt in your mouth, and you can incorporate those principles with your crock pot.
The key to this bbq pulled pork in the crock pot is the infusion of apple cider vinegar, and cooking it low and slow (which is really what crock pots are for!)
That liquid inside the pork is going to soak into the meat while it cooks, leaving you with moist, flavorful pulled pork at the end!
The low temperature also makes sure your bbq pulled pork doesn't go dry, or get over cooked.
I highly recommend still using a meat thermometer and make sure your meat reaches an internal temperature of 202 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you can be sure it has cooked all the way through!
When I pulled this pork out of the crock pot it was literally falling apart! Which is just how I like it!
We used Kings Hawaiian rolls (and some home made because I was worried about running out) and topped our pulled pork with our favorite barbeque (bbq) sauce and some cole slaw!
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