Well, it hasn’t fully sprung yet, at least not here in Fargo.
But it’s on its way! I think. I hope…
I mean, it has to be close, right?
A week ago, I went for a run outside in shorts. SHORTS. I thought spring had arrived for good.
Then, a few days later, we got dumped on by a big, nasty blizzard. Some way to introduce the season of sunshine and flowers. Surely that will be the last!
So while I’m waiting for the weather to brighten up outside, I’ll brighten up the recipes in my kitchen. And what tastes brighter than citrus?
These Lime Poppy Seed Muffins are based on my Almond Chia Seed Muffin recipe, and they’re bursting with bright citrus flavors from fresh lime juice, lime zest, and lime yogurt.
I love family traditions.
More specifically, I love family food traditions.
In my husband’s family, they all had their favorite desserts growing up, which Rob’s mom, Kitty, made for them on their birthdays. My sister-in-law Sue loves Apple Spice Cake with caramel topping, so that was her choice of birthday cake. Adam always got Angel Food Cake or Key Lime Pie, and Wes liked to change things up from year to year, but he loved Kitty’s Chocolate Soufflé. Papa Mark’s favorite was German Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting.
Rob’s birthday treat is today’s topic of interest: Apple Pie Slices!
Fall is officially here!
Personally, I broke out the pumpkin weeks ago. I knew it was still summer, but that didn’t stop me. Everybody else was breaking out the pumpkin already, so I did, too! Don’t judge.
This time, though, I’m getting more extreme with my pumpkin obsession. Before this, I had NEVER made my own pumpkin puree. Never! Can you believe it? I feel like a fraud, calling myself a pumpkin lover for all these years without having ever made homemade pumpkin puree.
And you know what? It’s not even difficult. Or time consuming. Or expensive. So why had I never done it before? You’ve got me.