4-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake
A few days ago I wouldn't have wanted to give you an update on our huge move. I struggled to find my place in Raleigh over the past three years and spent a lot of time pleading with God to open a door or turn me around or throw me a rope or . . . something. But year after year there were clear indications that I was in process right where I needed to be. Wait. Wait. Wait.
But then I found out the school of my dreams for the past decade had a graduate school, and then I got accepted into that graduate school. A graduate school that just so happened to be located in one of my favorite cities in the world. Every tiny door that hadn't opened for me was suddenly forgotten as God opened a more amazing door than I'd imagined possible. Grateful, humbled, I committed to walking through that door. But then (fellow believers out there may know what comes next) the last couple of months have been one solid, scary trial.
Blueberry Goat Cheese Pastry Braid
These pastry braids are an elegant addition to any special occasion tablescape (I just said tablescape. Pls forgive me. Thanks.) Anyhow, these make delicious breakfasts, desserts, or appetizers with minor tweaks to the filling ingredients. They are deceptively easy to prepare, and they come out beautiful enough to impress your guests!
Spiked Blueberry Lemonade Punch
If homemade blueberry lemonade sounds good, then spiked blueberry lemonade punch sounds even better. This patio-party cocktail begins with homemade blueberry syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Ginger ale adds a fun fizz to the lemonade before vodka and champagne team up to make this the perfect backyard sipper. Add moonlight, lighting bugs, and maybe a few Tiki torches, and enjoy!
Blueberry Biscuits with Almond Glaze
We love our blueberry biscuits here in the South, typically scooped up from a beloved fast-food fried chicken chain. For a quick option, the drive-thru variety works just fine, but graduating to a homemade version is well worth the additional effort – which is not much effort at all.
My thoughts are with the people of Baltimore. I'm reading and thinking a lot, and I just want to let you know that I care. May we always be humble and willing to search ourselves for hidden bias, to analyze a problem honestly, to read and listen to develop empathy, and to reform systems in our country that are working in unconstitutional ways.
Hot Yellow Cake with Crackle Icing and a Blueberry Pile
Confession: I haven't been to the dentist since 2009.
I KNOWWW. I know. I'm embarrassed to admit it. I've been insured and otherwise able to go to the dentist, so I have no good excuse. To tell the truth, I'm just terrified.