Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all

Hey foodie friends! We here at Blog To Taste are quite excited about the changing seasons. We love fall. And we would each like to tell you a little bit about what we are looking forward to.

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I love, love, love fall. It may be my favorite season! I am so ready for cooler weather, because with that come sweaters, tights, boots, soup, oatmeal, indoor cooking, and most importantly- SQUASH!

I am a squash-a-holic. Therefore, because I am so looking forward to it, you can look forward to many delicious squash recipes from me in the coming months. 

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Besides being able to wear my Uggs, cardigans, and jackets again, I am also looking forward to making soups this fall. I made 1 or 2 over the summer, but there's nothing like creating and devouring a hot bowl of soup on a fall or winter day. I want to try a soup with homemade sausage, a cream of potato soup, and an egg drop soup. 

Fall is the perfect season for lounging around and enjoying cups of coffee in the morning while watching the rain or snuggling up with a book. I'm also really looking forward to cooking some divine pork roasts while listening to Beyonce. I love that smell as it sits in the crockpot all day and just falls apart as you pull it out. Ahh! I'm feeling life just writing down.

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And with that, you've got a good idea of what we'll be up to this fall.

Oh one more thing...just as the seasons change, we are going through some changes as well at Blog to Taste. For just a few weeks we will be down while we make some adjustments to bring you the best blog possible. In the mean time follow us on social media (links on the side) to stay up-to-date! See you on 10/21/14 with the new and improved BLOG TO TASTE!




Friday, September 19, 2014

Summertime Cold Drink Tip

Hey there foodie friends! I am sneaking in one last summertime post before we go full fall next week.

This is a simple trick that comes in handy from time to time. It happens to us all, we are craving a cold beverage, and you go to the kitchen and someone has drank the last cold one and not replaced it. Oh no! But do not despair- this trick will have you drinking a cold, refreshing beverage in just 10 minutes! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sausage + Pineapple Coffee Cake

Hello foodie friends! I will start this post by saying that I know that sausage and pineapple as a combo is definitely a bizarre combination, but hear me out. I first fell in love with this combo when I went to Slappy Cakes here in Portland for the first time and those were the two add-ins I chose. Together they're sweet and savory which is everyone's everything. In a crumbly coffee cake, they are true perfection.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Truffles Recipe

Last week I discovered the magic of Trader Joe's Cookie Butter. I've been hearing radio commercials about the beloved spread and the new ice cream flavor made with it, and I earned to try it for myself. Once I got my hands on some of it, I knew it was meant to be. I purchased the Cookie and Cocoa Swirl version which reminds me of the heavenly substance called Nutella. I just had to make something delicious with this cookie-in-a-jar magic, but I couldn't decide what.

Well, after a week of contemplating, I decided to make truffles. The recipe I dreamed up consists of only 3 ingredients because, well, they are things that I found in my pantry. Despite the simplicity, though, I think these candies look impressive, and, if I weren't so lazy, I would totally hand them out in a cute little box at Christmastime. They are fancy yet simple, and who doesn't love a truffle? The great thing about Cookie Butter and my recipe is that it can be made dairy free as well, so all are welcome. Enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Grandma's Salt & Pepper Collection

Hello foodie friends! I'm so excited because it's *finally* starting to cool down out here in Portland. Our weather has been atrociously hot this summer, so having a little bit of cloud coverage and temps in the 70s is awesome! For today's post, I wanted to share with you some of my inherited salt & pepper collection that I got when my grandmother passed away. Yesterday was her birthday, so it felt like a good time to share some of my favorites with you.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

BLT Mac Salad

I often try to come up with good cold side dishes to eat in the summer months. As much as I love potato salad, I need to have a few other salads on my radar. This salad was simply inspired by a classic BLT, and in my house we eat those with avocado and egg.