Tasty Fruit Cobblers to Make This Weekend

Crisp or Cobbler? The never-ending debate. I don’t have very strong feelings either way. If it’s a dessert that involves fruit, sign me up! The late summer season is the perfect time to make all sorts of fruit cobblers. Here are a few tasty recipes for fruit cobblers that you can make this weekend! Mixed Fruit Cobbler | The Country Chic Cottage Instant Pot Peach Cobbler | Southern Family Fun Mini Cherry Cobblers | An Alli Event Blueberry Cobbler | Kleinworth & Co Strawberry Rhubarb Mason Jar Cobbler | Inspired by Charm Caramel Apple Cobbler Cake | Shaken Together Life Strawberry & Nutella Cobbler | Old House to New Home Simple Blueberry Lemon Cobbler | Homemaker’s Habitat Sweet Cream Triple Berry Cobbler | Today’s Creative Life Black & Blue Berry Cobbler | Tidy Mom Are you a crisp or a cobbler person? Do you have a special cobbler recipe that you like to make as summer changes to fall? We’d love to hear all your best cobbler secrets in the comments!    Looking for more tasty dessert recipes? Check out these other posts you will love!  Secrets of the Best Snickerdoodle Cookies No Fail Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Super Tasty Homemade Brownies Lemon & Lavender Sugar Cookies Lucious Strawberry Rhubarb Cake   Don’t forget to pin this post for later! 

10 Refreshing Summer Drinks You Will Love

Is there anything better than a refreshing drink on a summer day? No one can argue the need to stay hydrated during the hot summer months. I think we can also all agree that sometimes you just need something besides ice water. Here is a tasty roundup of refreshing summer drinks that you are guaranteed to love. There are non-alcoholic and alcoholic options, ensuring there is something for everyone. Enjoy! Summer Fruit Sangria | Designers Sweet Spot This Summer Fruit Sangria is one of my favorite recipes when I’m looking for something tasty to sip on. The recipe is so simple and it pairs well with almost anything you would want to serve this summer. Watermelon Lime Slushy | CincyShopper There’s something so summery about a slushy. My favorite part about this Watermelon Lime Slushy is that it only requires 3 ingredients (and they’re all inexpensive too)! Honey Tangerine Sparkler | Purely Katie This refreshing beverage can be made as either a cocktail or mocktail making it the perfect addition to your next brunch! Pomegranate Cocktail | Today’s Creative Life Pomegranate juice is something I don’t have often as it’s usually pricey. However, it’s something I always enjoy when I have the opportunity! This cocktail sounds so tasty! Almond Iced Tea | The Kitchen is My Playground I’ve tasted and made many flavored iced teas. Almond is one that I have yet to experiment with! This sounds like such a refreshing drink after a hot day of yard work. Ginger Beer Hibiscus Mocktail | Recipes From a Pantry This mocktail…
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12 Simple (Yet Tasty) Summer Salads

Along with summertime comes numerous opportunities to bring a “side dish”. I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I find myself in a bit of a side dish rut. If you’re looking for a tasty dish to share at your next event, look no further. I’ve compiled this list of 12 summer salads that are sure to be crowdpleasers!  BLT Macaroni Salad | Inspired by Charm Summer Hearts of Palm Salad | Veggies Save The Day Spicy Summer Bean and Chickpea Salad | Blossom to Stem Summer Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette | Julie Blanner  Bacon, Ranch, Chicken & Broccoli Salad | My Life Cookbook Healthy Corn Summer Salad | Finding Silver Pennies Tuscan Pasta Salad | Shaken Together Life Feta, Peach & Prosciutto Salad | Tidy Mom Summer Caprese Orzo Salad | A Turtle’s Life for Me Orange Almond Salad with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette | An Oregon Cottage Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad | Cook Eat Paleo Creamy Pesto Caprese Potato Salad | Domestic Superhero   I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a salad or two! I told myself I wouldn’t compile this post on an empty stomach, but somehow I’m hungry anyways. I’d love to hear about your go-to summer salads! I’m always looking for a quick summertime dinner or side dish to share with friends. More Inspiration Looking for more summertime inspiration? Here are some other posts you will enjoy!  Summer Inspiration for Your Kitchen 10 Ways to Travel on a Budget Inspirational Books for Summer Reading English Style Summer Tablescape Summer Fruit Sangria   Don’t forget…
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Tasty Recipes for Your Grill (That Aren’t Just Burgers)

Grilling season is upon us! As much as I appreciate a perfectly grilled burger, it seems to be the go-to for every backyard barbecue. If you’re looking to branch out and try something new for your next cookout, look no further! I’ve found the very best sweet and savory grilling recipes from around the web, and now I’m sharing them with you. Enjoy!  Grilled Peaches with Honey | Cooking on the Front Burner Grilled Carrots with Chipotle Lime Dip | TidyMom Garlic Parmesan Grilled Potato Wedges | This Silly Girl’s Kitchen Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cabbage | Buy This Cook That Grilled Cornbread Jalapeno Poppers | Here Comes The Sun Simple Grilled Chicken Wings | Kleinworth & Co. Grilled Pound Cake Strawberry Shortcake | The Chic Site Marinated Beef Kebabs | Simply {Darr}ling Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple | The Recipe Critic Grilled Donuts | Tastes Better From Scratch Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette | Dessert Now, Dinner Later! Grown-Up Grilled Cheese on the Grill | Julie Blanner Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops | Bitz & Giggles Easy Smoked Shrimp | Cook Eat Paleo Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza | A Turtle’s Life for Me   Can you believe all of those tasty treats can be prepared using the grill?! I know I’m ready for a cookout, what about you?  That S’mores Pizza is calling my name!   More Inspiration Still looking for a few more tasty recipes to serve at your next barbecue? Check out these other posts!  Super Tasty Homemade Brownies Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Three Ingredients Summer Fruit…
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Festive Cocktails for Holiday Parties

The holidays are finally here! What feels more festive than a tasty cocktail at your holiday party?  So much of a successful party revolves around the food and beverages served. We’ve found a few festive cocktails perfect for any event you are planning during this holiday season. After looking at these recipes for the past few hours while writing this article, I’m ready to go sample a few of them. Cheers! Still looking for some holiday inspiration? Check out even more festive ideas: Holiday Gift Guide for Women Over 50 DIY Decorative Holiday Pillows Spiced Hot Apple Cider for Chilly Nights   Remember to pin this post for later!           SaveSave

Delightfully Easy Crock Pot Roast Chicken Recipe

Crock pot recipes are great for the days when you don’t have time to cook and need a hot meal ready when you get home. This recipe super easy and very tasty! Crock Pot Roast Chicken There is something so comforting about having a meal ready to eat when you get home. We eat crock pot meals 2 or 3 times a week during the fall and winter season because they are so easy to throw together and taste delicious. This roast chicken recipe can be made with frozen chicken breasts, whole chicken or even chicken legs and thighs. I look for chicken on sale and stock up when I can find it less than $2.00 per pound. There are several ways to make this dish, I tend to vary it depending on what’s lurking in my refrigerator at the time. Sometimes I use fresh garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, some times I use the bottled salad dressing as listed. Either way it turns out great and your family will love it! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you.   Print Yum Crock Pot Beef Roast Recipe Ingredients4 lbs. chicken breasts, thighs, or legs (thawed) 1 bottle Paul Newman’s Olive Oil Italian Dressing (or 4 cloves chopped garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice) Green Olives Lemon slices and fresh cilantro for garnish Salt and Pepper to taste InstructionsWash and clean chicken. Add to crock pot. Pour salad dressing over top…
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15 Fall Apple Recipes You Need to Try

Fall is almost here! What shouts fall more than tasty apple recipes?! Here are some we found around the internet that we’d love to try this apple season.   Do you need an impressive looking treat to take to a party?  Look no further! Inspired by Charm has created this tasty apple cranberry slab pie.  It tastes as good as it looks! Not all apple recipes are sweet! Apples also make an excellent addition to many savory recipes as well.  Check out this quesadilla that pairs apples with bacon and cheddar, a classic combo.  The details for this simple recipe are all over on Home & Plate. While apples make a great mid-day snack, sometimes they can get a little tiresome.  Vicky at Mess for Less used some extra apples she had to make these tasty chips.  What a great way to salvage apples that have been sitting around a few days too long, and also get a great snack out of it! Pork and apples are always a great combination.  The Blond Cook shares a great slow cooker recipe that would be great for a fall afternoon.  Who wants to spend these beautiful days inside cooking? Not me! Pam at House of Hawthornes decided to find a new way to make this childhood favorite.  Baked apples are such a simple desert, sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. This apple butter recipe is a result of hard work paying off big time! I spend years perfecting this recipe.  Who doesn’t want a special apple treat that will last throughout the year?! Head over to…
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How to Make a Monte Cristo Sandwich

We love this easy sandwich for a hearty lunch or a late night snack. Delicious on a budget and quick to make anytime! What’s a Monte Cristo? One of my favorite sandwiches is the Monte Cristo. It’s a french creation, originally called Croque Monsieur.  Rich and satisfying, it is as yummy as it looks! Traditionally served for breakfast this is a popular staple at french cafe’s and is often served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and jam for dipping. The high protein in the sandwich here comes from the bread being actually dipped in egg wash like french toast, then grilled to perfection. Load up your griddle with lots of grass fed butter when frying for the best flavor! I use coconut milk or almond milk occasionally for a different set of flavors. Print Yum Monte Cristo Sandwich (Croque Monsieur) IngredientsWhite or whole wheat bread Milk (1/3 cup per sandwich) Eggs (1 per sandwich) Slices of Mozzarella or Gruyere Cheese Sliced Deli Ham Butter Powdered Sugar (optional) Jam (optional)InstructionsPreheat griddle or cast iron frying pan. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, let melt. Whip the egg and milk with a fork in a medium size bowl. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, add to griddle. Layer the bread with the cheese and ham slices. Top with another piece of bread dipped in the egg mixture. Fry the sandwich for 3-5 until brown and cheese is melted. Turn sandwich and cook the other side until done. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and jam for dipping if desired. 0.1 Don’t forget…
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Summer Fruit Sangria

This light summer cocktail is just the thing to go with those spicy dishes or a cheese platter. Make a batch for your next family gathering!  Summer Fruit Sangria This light summer cocktail is just the thing for summer entertaining. It’s easy to make with fresh summer seasonal summer fruit. I like to find my fruit at the farmer’s market and make a batch when company comes over. You can use just about any combination of fruit and wine. I have found that reading the tasting notes on the wine bottle gives me suggestions for fruits that pair well with the wine. Sangria Wines We have been having regular wine tastings with friends. I highly recommend having a tasting and inviting a bunch of friends to join you. It’s a very relaxing environment and people really enjoy trying out new wines that they have never had before. I will post more on this soon! But for now, sangria is a great way to start your summer entertaining! I get my wine from Direct Cellars wine club (affiliate link). It’s a wonderful program, we get four bottles per month from premium vineyards shipped to our front door. Each monthly shipment includes two red and two white wines. I am looking forward to trying some more sangria recipes with the monthly wines that we get. You can choose reds, whites or a combination when you join the club. If you love wine and are interested in the monthly wine club, or would like to be a wine distributor and make commissions, see…
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Molasses Cookies

Molasses cookies are a classic treat. They are healthy and delicious, make a batch for your family in just a few minutes! Molasses Cookies Molasses Cookies are always a hit at our house. We enjoy making them for just about any occasion.  I must admit I love to serve them with strong black coffee for dunking. This recipe is fun for kids to help in the kitchen.  They love the feel of the dough in their hands as it is rolled. Rolling the molasses cookie balls in course organic sugar is my preference. You can use regular granulated sugar as well. The coarse unprocessed organic sugar variety seems to hold up better in the oven and makes the cookies look extra special with its glassy texture. By the way, I am Jessica from Designers Sweet Spot. I am thrilled to share my recipes with you here on the Shabby Creek. Thanks to Gina for letting me share this post! Print Yum Molasses Cookies Ingredients1 cup softened butter 2 1/4 cups brown sugar 2 cups molasses 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk or regular milk mixed with 2 Tablespoons vinegar 6 cups flour 1 Tablespoon baking soda 3/4 cup coarse granulated sugar for rollingInstructionsCream shortening and brown sugar. Add molasses, buttermilk or regular milk mixture, and eggs. Stir in flour and baking soda. Shape into 1″ balls, roll in granulated sugar. Place balls on baking sheet 2″ apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Balls will flatten as they bake. Store in an air tight container for up to one week.…
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