July 2013 Recipes
It’s hard to believe another month flew by and it’s time for me to recap what I made.
Hot and Sour Broiled Tofu (vegan, GF)
Noteworthy Events and Reflections
For the recipes, I’m proud to have baked two items with avocado, brownies and muffins, and we loved them both. Couldn’t taste the avocado in either, and the vgean blueberry muffins are the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever had, healthy or otherwise. I’ve wanted to make brownies with avo for years, and glad I finally did.
Lots of cookies this month – Dark Brown Sugar Chocolate, Smores, Honey Roasted Peanut and Butterscotch (learned that most of you don’t seem to like nuts in your cookies either), Softbatch Funfetti, Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Bars, Seven Layer Magic Bar Cookies. After tossing around ideas for Smores, Funfetti, and the Seven Layer Cookies for literally years in my head, finally manifesting them and posting about them felt great and they’re items I’m checking off my own mental and culinary bucket list.
I made bagels, another bucket list item. My husband, the bagel lover, thoroughly enjoyed them, which made it more rewarding.
I also made 100% whole wheat, no-knead, make-ahead dinner rolls. For anyone who’s a bread baker, you know that 100% whole wheat is a hard feat to pull off, and I’m very proud of that recipe. It’s also no-knead and make-ahead, which are feathers in the cap, so to speak. However, people don’t seem super excited about the rolls, even though I always get lots of emails and requests for whole wheat recipes. It’s the savory recipe principle, below.
Savory recipes this month included Tofu, Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread, and a How To Pickle Vegetables post. These posts always tank statistically compared to my desserts and sweet recipes, but I still post them because not everything is about the stats, and sometimes I just want to make tofu, or pickled vegetables, and figure I’ll blog about them because I was going to make the food anyway.
Lots of fruit and berry recipes this month – Fluffy Peach Cake, Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Cake, Blueberry Muffins, and Blueberry Dutch Baby.
I bought a new camera and I love it.
Related to my cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort: I gave away a copy and a food processor and had an amazing amount of entries;I saw my cookbook on the shelf at Barnes & Noble; and I keep seeing ads for my book from Amazon on my own blog. Super surreal.
We’re in Aruba! If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, then you’ve seen some pictures. We have a house here and come twice a year for a month, December and August. I am fortunate to be in such a beautiful place with my family, soaking it all in, making memories and watching our daughter have the time of her life. And it’s not too shabby for mama, either.
What did you do or make in this month that was memorable?