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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Homemade Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? I had never known that until recently, but it makes total sense since blueberries are typically in-season during late June and early July here in the northeast. Today's guest post recipe is courtesy of the generous folks over at HUROM. (see disclosure).

I love making homemade fruit smoothies and never tried adding these three fruits together. I'm going to give it a go this coming weekend. If you make just as they explain...I think it would be more of a fruit juice. I'm going to mix it up with some vanilla yogurt and ice cubes...to give it a good chill and thickness.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

1 large pear
½ cup of grapes
1 cup of blueberries


Wash the pear thoroughly, and remove stem and seeds. Slice into appropriate sizes. Remove grapes from stem, and then wash grapes and blueberries thoroughly. Add pear, grapes and blueberries to juicer. Enjoy! Pour over ice, if desired.

Disclosure: This is a guest post. You can learn more about HUROM and grab more recipes by visiting the company's website online.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Flatbread Pizza with Stone Ground Mustard, Fig and Prosciutto

Flatbread Pizza with Stone Ground Mustard, Fig and Prosciutto
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Flatbread Pizza with Stone Ground Mustard, Fig and Prosciutto

1 large flatbread crust
2 Tbsp. Pod & Bean™ Stone Ground Mustard
1 brie wheel, sliced thin
1/2 small onion, sliced thin
5 figs, stems removed, quartered lengthwise
4 slices Prosciutto di Parma
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano, shaved

1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
2. Evenly spread mustard on top of flatbread crust.
3. Evenly distribute brie slices on top of flatbread.
4. Top with onions and evenly distribute fig slices.
5. Bake pizza on tray for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
6. Remove from oven and top with prosciutto and parmesan cheese.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Homemade Blueberry Crisp Recipe

When it comes to easy-to-make desserts, a fruit crisp is one of the easiest desserts that you can make. Throughout the year I'll make peach, apple, cherry, strawberry and blueberry crisp, with the latter being our favorite. When I make it, I always use my mother's recipe which I'm sharing with you today.

When I serve it, my family enjoys it with vanilla bean ice cream on top. However, you can also serve it plain or with your favorite topping (vanilla yogurt, whipped cream, cold milk, etc.).

Homemade Blueberry Crisp Recipe

Easy Homemade Blueberry Crisp Recipe

1 bag of Frozen Organic Blueberries (12 to 14 ounces), partially thawed
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup quick oats (oatmeal)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease the bottom of a glass casserole dish with butter. Place partially-thawed blueberries into the bottom of the casserole dish.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl: Mix together the granulated sugar and salt. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the blueberries.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl: Cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in the quick oats and all-purpose flour until all ingredients are well-combined. Sprinkle this mixture on top.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for approximately 18-20 minutes or until done. Don't over-bake it or it will become dry. Remove from oven to let cool