It’s hard to believe another month flew by and it’s time for me to recap what I made.

Dark Chocolate Dark Brown Sugar Cookies

Dark Chocolate Dark Brown Sugar Cookies - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Peaches and Cream Fluffy Muffin Cake

Peaches and Cream Fluffy Muffin Cake - Recipe at averiecooks.com

No-Ice-Cream-Maker Salted Caramel, Bourbon, Nutter Butter, and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

No-Ice-Cream-Maker Salted Caramel, Bourbon, Nutter Butter and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream - Recipe at averiecooks.com

25 Recipes Using Greek Yogurt

25 Recipes Using Greek Yogurt - Get the Recipes at averiecooks.com

How to Make Easy Pickled Vegetables

How to Make Easy Pickled Vegetables - Salt-free, Vegan, GF Recipe at averiecooks.com

12 Favorite Cookbooks

Favorite Cookbooks - See What's On My Bookshelf at averiecooks.com

100% Whole-Wheat No-Knead Make-Ahead Dinner Rolls

100% Whole Wheat No-Knead Make Ahead Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Healthy Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Healthy Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies (GF) - You Can't Taste the Avocado in These Healthier Brownies at averiecooks.com

Homemade Cinnamon Chip and White Chocolate Peanut Butter (GF)

Homemade Cinnamon Chip and White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels (vegan)

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Soft and Chewy Honey Roasted Peanuts and Butterscotch Cookies

Soft and Chewy Honey Roasted Peanuts and Butterscotch Chip Cookies - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins

The Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins (with a Secret Ingredient) - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Hot and Sour Broiled Tofu (vegan, GF)

Hot and Sour Broiled Tofu (vegan, gluten-free) - Fast & Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

25 Fast and Easy Recipes In a Snap

25 Fast & Easy Recipes in a Snap - All Are Ready in Under 30 Minutes - Recipes at averiecooks.com

Softbatch Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Softbatch Funfetti Sugar Cookies (from scratch not a mix) - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake

Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake - Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

Triple Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Bars

Triple Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Bars - Easy One-Bowl Recipe at averiecooks.com

Creamy Nutella Martini

Creamy Nutella Martini - Everything's Better with Nutella. Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

Soft and Chewy Seven Layer Magic Bar Cookies

Soft and Chewy Seven Layer Magic Bar Cookies - Cookies Made Like the Classic Bars. Recipe at averiecooks.com

Cream Cheese-Swirled Cherries and Mixed Berries Cake

Cream Cheese-Swirled Cherry and Mixed Berries Cake - Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread

No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread - Ready in Under 30 Mins - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Chocolate-Covered Microwave Peanut Brittle

Chocolate-Covered Microwave Peanut Brittle (GF) - Ready in 9 minutes! Recipe at averiecooks.com

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.

Previous Recaps:

January 2013 Recipes

February 2013 Recipes

March 2013 Recipes

April 2013 Recipes

May 2013 Recipes

June 2013 Recipes

What did you do or make in this month that was memorable?

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