Blog to Taste: September 2014

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 Recipe

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. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tasty Achievements: August 2014

Hello foodie friends! August has closed the door and September is officially here. I don't know about y'all, but we've had a busy Summer here at Blog to Taste. We have a lot of great things coming, but first let's celebrate all the things we did in August.

Warren shared a few crazy posts including eggs inside sausage and a burnt corn dog saga, but our favorite post was definitely the Lemon Basil Butter Pasta with Shrimp. The dish was gorgeous, and honestly homemade butter is THE BEST!

Great posts from Rosie are common, but there was something about her Twin Peaks inspired drink that put a big smile on our face. Now if we could just figure out if the glass was wrapped in plastic or if she made a glass out of plastic.


Speaking of posts that put a smile on our face this month, Holly not only gave us a giggle with her awesome fix for a homegrown facial mask featuring her brother and mother, but she also provided a great Italian Soda recipe that we are using right NOW.


This month was definitely the month of fun on Blog to Taste because we cannot forget Sarah's Shark Week bologna sandwich. If you haven't seen it, you must! But first, check out her Veggie Stir Fry because gurrrl that looked good. 


We can't believe that Summer is almost over! Make sure you let us know if you try any of the recipes in the comments below, and make sure you're following us for all the latest and greatest from all of us here at Blog to Taste.