It’s the last day of the month and in keeping with my plan at the beginning of the year to recap the noteworthy things I made, here goes:

No-Bake Rolo and Caramel Cheesecake Parfaits

cups of Rolo and Caramel Cheesecake Parfaits

National Cheese Day Recipes

Taco Casserole with chips

Roasted Grapes and Balsamic Reduction with Cheese and Crackers

Roasted Grapes and Balsamic Reduction with Cheese and Crackers

15 recipes Using Cake Mix  (and none of them actually make a cake) – Thanks to Pinterest, this post has been a hot tamale

Cookie Butter Funfetti Bars stacked

Apricot Butterscotch Peanut Butter-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Apricot Butterscotch Peanut Butter-Filled Sandwich Cookies

20 Peanut Butter Recipes for National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut Butter Cup with Ritz Crackers in them

Orange Ginger Tempeh and Brown Rice Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (vegan, GF if GF tempeh is used) – my new favorite salad

Orange Ginger Tempeh and Brown Rice Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

10 Father’s Day Recipes

Roasted Rosemary Almonds

Corn Chip-Crusted Southwestern Salmon Cakes with Creamy Lemon Chili Sauce (GF)

Corn Chip-Crusted Southwestern Salmon Cakes with Creamy Lemon Chili Sauce

Old-Fashioned Butter Mints (no-bake, GF) – this is another recipe that people on Pinterest have loved and I’m a little surprised because I thought I was the only one who liked these old-fashioned mints like my grandma used to keep in her candy jar

Green and Pink Old-Fashioned Butter Mints

15 Summertime Eats and Treats

Sea Bass with Mustard Dill Cucumber and Orange Champagne Relish

Mango and Sour Cream Muffins with Streusel Topping

Mango and Sour Cream Muffins with Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Spiced Brown Rice Tempeh and Cranberry Salad – (vegan, GF if GF tempeh is used)

Pumpkin Spiced Brown Rice Tempeh and Cranberry Salad

Noteworthy Non-Food Posts:

20 Father’s Day Gifts Under $20 – This took me forever to write – not sure what I was thinking

20 Father's Day Gifts Under $20

Coronado Island – Skylar’s last day of school picnic. Picnics on my last day of school growing up in rural Minnesota looked a wee bit different

Coronado Island Path overlooking ocean

New Storage Cabinet – I am in love with a cabinet. I’m so happy I have a place to store my dishes and it’s all neat and organized. Best purchase of 2012.

Dishes inside of Hemnes white storage cabinet

What were the highlights of your June?

In food, I’ve been making an effort to post more savory recipes. However, I like to bake more than I like to cook savory foods, which pushes me outside my comfort zone. I’ll almost start a baking project but then I think to myself, I can’t post more cookies.

So I make tempeh salads instead, which isn’t entirely a great trade going from cookies to salads for my tastebuds, but holiday baking season is right around the corner, right?

In other matters, I’m loving the warmer weather and it’s by no means ‘hot’ in coasteal San Diego (low to mid 70s as daytime highs) but I love summertime. Longer days, summer fruit, being able to run outside in just a sports bra and shorts is something I wait all year to do and have been loving every mile of it.

Previous Months

January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012

The winner of the Healthy Surprise Snack Box Giveaway is Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

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