We’ve got our last guest poster of all today. I hope you have enjoyed having these amazing ladies visit us and our blog and I hope you’ve taken the chance to visit their blogs. Here is Becky from Project Domestication!
Summer opens up a fun new time for food: BBQs, picnics, hiking, campfire fare and more. Whether your schedule slows down or speeds up this summer, make some time to make these seven recipes this summer. Most of these recipes are condiments or snacks you could purchase at the store. But I say save the money, learn a new recipe and enjoy how much better they taste (and in many cases: how much better they are for you.)
Cilantro, Lime & Chili Compound Butter – Don’t let the somewhat fancy title intimidate you, compound butters are just flavored butter. The reason you have to make these this summer is to slather them on freshly grilled corn, a juicy steak (just like the restaurants) and really, on anything! I taught a cooking class last summer that featured a handful of compound butters and this was by far the favorite.
Spicy Caramelized Onions – The perfect condiment for hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese and salads! I like to triple or quadruple the recipe to keep around all week long.
Sriracha Hummus with Pepitas – Sure hummus is widely available in supermarkets but I’m telling you…make it at home. Less expensive and so much better. My favorite version includes Sriracha!
Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing (Stevia Sweetened) – When it comes to salad dressing the fresher the better. I love using fun oils, vinegars and fresh herbs, but my week spot is this strawberry poppy seed dressing. I love that it has no added sugar. Give it a try, it’s amazing on spinach and arugula salads!
Swedish Pickled Cucumbers – One of the best ways to enjoy summer’s bounty is to pickle it. I pickle everything from beets to asparagus to okra. But if you’re a newbie then I’d start out with cucumbers. Don’t go getting intimidated, the type of pickling I do is the quick small batch type. No special equipment, skill or major patience required. Pickled cucumbers are great on salads, sandwiches, wraps or as a side at any BBQ.
Homemade Tartar Sauce – Fish is a must for my family in the summer. And no salmon is complete without my Mom’s homemade tartar sauce recipe. She has a little secret to the recipe. It’s a brilliant technique that you can’t miss.
2 Ingredient Biscoff Ice Cream – Homemade ice cream is a guilty summer (okay year-round) pleasure for me. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that I don’t always have to be cracking eggs for a French custard style ice cream. I can take a few shortcuts and still enjoy a tasty homemade ice cream. With *seriously* only two ingredients this Biscoff Ice Cream is the shortcuts of all ice cream shortcuts. I promise you’ll love it!
Becky is a Utah native and proud of it. She authors the blog, Project Domestication, which chronicles her journey in baking, cooking and all things domestic. Becky loves using high-quality, local ingredients, especially if it means learning something new and enjoying a special treat with those she loves. You can follow her on instagram at @projectdomestication.
Thanks so much Becky and all the other ladies who have taken over our blog for the past few weeks! Be sure to check out Becky’s blog Project Domestication and her social media as well, Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter.