Here’s a recipe that’s easy to make and perfect for serving at a brunch, a light lunch, or tea time! Creamy Veggie Croissants have a delicious creamy filling made with mayonnaise, sour cream, and whipped cream cheese spread—and packed with lots of finely-chopped veggies and herbs. Serve this creamy mixture on a croissant over a lettuce leaf to make it even more appetizing. You can also add thinly-sliced deli meat like turkey or chicken (ham or beef would work, too), to make these sandwiches more of a meal.
If you live near a farmer’s market, you’ll probably agree how great it is to be able to buy fresh produce, much of it organic, to use in summer recipes. Zucchini is a veggie I use a lot, and here’s a really good Savory Zucchini Pie that I found in a cookbook called Farm Fresh Southern Cooking: Straight from the Garden to Your Dinner Table. Author Tammy Algood, food personality and columnist, put together a great collection of recipes you can make with ingredients fresh from the farmers’ market, local produce stands, or your own garden. Continue reading
Fruit salad is so good and refreshing during the hot summer months! And this Rainbow Fruit Salad is so colorful, it’s a feast for the eyes! I actually made this fruit arrangement for a photo I did for Mary & Martha back in early spring, which was used on a recipe card. The fruit is arranged on the Done in Love Serving Board and the Vanilla Pudding Dip, a recipe from a Mary & Martha consultant, is served in one of the Simply Elegant Dip Bowls, which comes in a set of 3. I really love these little bowls! Continue reading
I don’t have a veggie garden of my own this summer, but friends and coworkers have been so nice to share from their gardens with me! That’s how I ended up with some zucchini. Since I also had fresh blueberries just waiting to be used, I decided to make these muffins that I first made several years ago. The zucchini and blueberries make these muffins really moist and the cinnamon gives them a great flavor. If you like, you can top the muffins with a homemade cream cheese frosting and fresh blueberries (you can use fresh or frozen blueberries in the batter). You can also try substituting blackberries, raspberries, or chopped strawberries for the blueberries. Continue reading
Summer is the perfect time for making citrus-flavored muffins, like these Orange-Almond Muffins! They have a great orange flavor, and sliced almonds give them a light, nutty taste. They’re good without any toppings, but if you’re making these muffins for a brunch or tea, you may want to fancy them up a bit with the Simple Orange Glaze and a few other toppings! Continue reading