Seasonal Sundays (Week 26) Blueberries, Baby!

Happy Father's Day to all ... and let's hope all the dads, grandpas, uncles, teachers and all who "father" like blueberries because I aim to turn tongues blue with an almost-all blueberry edition from coffee cake (two!) to pie (two!) to ... a few savory surprises!
Seasonal Sundays ♥, a seasonal collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen.

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays ...

Any fellow blueberry pickers here? As kids, we'd be dragged into the bush to pick blueberries, plastic ice cream buckets in hand, admonitions to "pick clean" and keep a watchful eye for bears. We emerged from the scrub with scratched legs and mosquito bites and literally buckets of blueberries, all "free" save all the time and effort and itchiness. Now ... my blueberries arrive in tubs from Sam's Club but someplace, somewhere, somebody picks them, clean too, and I am grateful for blueberries at all.

Let the season begin ...


Pick One is for those of us overwhelmed by life's unending choices. If that resonates, then check out this one recipe and then call it a day. It's one that I think could make the most difference, the one I hope will become a regular in your kitchen, as it is in mine.

Summer Corn Bread with Fresh Blueberries ♥, a real seasonal treat, a skillet of warm corn bread studded with fresh blueberries.

Seasonal Showcase: Blueberries!

Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Compote ♥, my simple recipe for cornmeal pancakes with a simple blueberry compote.

Homemade Blueberry Vinaigrette, another easy salad dressing ♥ Never Buy Salad Dressing Again! Weeknight Easy, Worthy of a Weekend Occasion. Low Carb. Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Summer's Best Melon Ball & Blueberry Salad, another Summer Easy recipe ♥ Beautiful Color. Great for Potlucks & Light Weeknight Meals. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint, another quick and easy summer salad ♥, totally fresh and summery! Quick. Vegan. Low Carb. Gluten Free. WW Friendly.

Blueberry Salsa ♥, fresh, fruity savory fruit salsa for summer. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Whole 30 Friendly.

Twice-Roasted Beets with Red Grapes, Cherries, Blueberries & Avocado Feta Cream, another easy summer salad ♥ Weeknight Simple, Worthy of a Weekend Occasion. Familiar Ingredients In An Unfamiliar Combination. Best Recipe August 2014. Naturally Gluten Free. Vegetarian.

Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake, another easy summer recipe ♥, moist and delicious with fresh or frozen blueberries. Rave reviews!

Blueberry Cake ♥, jammy blueberries baked into a simple, rustic cake. No mixer required!

Summer Berry Pie ♥, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries with streusel topping.

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie ♥, my longtime favorite recipe for blueberry pie, fabulous with fresh blueberries that 'pop' in the light sour cream filling and topped with a toasted-almond streusel.

What's New?!

Fried Egg Quesadillas, another easy summer breakfast ♥ Just Three Ingredients. Budget Friendly. High Protein.

Just Updated!

Cooler Corn: How to Cook Corn in a Beer Cooler (or use same great technique on the stove!) ♥

Chicken Burgers with Fresh Spinach, Feta and Garden Tzatziki Sauce ♥, Greek-style chicken sandwiches served with an updated Greek tzatziki sauce. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.
Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches ♥, quick-seared chicken breasts finished in the oven surrounded by fresh and summer-juicy peaches. Low Carb. High Protein. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Weeknight Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

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