Monday, July 27, 2015

Blackberry Bubble Up

I gotta tell ya, I love to cook and bake with refrigerated biscuits. They taste good by themselves of course, but there is so much more you can create with them. Just like cake mixes. Pillsbury has a line of sweet biscuits now (besides the cinnamon rolls) and one of them is blueberry biscuits. These are really, really good. If I'm just making the biscuits, I'll make up a little powdered sugar glaze and drizzle it on top. Oh my word, y'all! So good! 
I love to make "Bubble Up" casseroles using biscuits. Bubble Up Pizza & Bubble Up Lasagna are my favorites! The name comes from the biscuits "bubbling up" during cooking. So I figured, why not a sweet version of the "bubble up" casserole? You can use any berry your heart desires. It just so happens that blackberries are in season here now and I got my hands on some seriously sweet ones that were bursting with flavor. This dessert is not overly sweet at all. It's more like a Berries & Cream dessert. You could certainly make a powdered sugar glaze to drizzle on top when it's finished if you want it a tad sweeter. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pineapple Fluff


We are full on into the dog days of summer. And that requires keeping the oven usage to a bare minimum. My kitchen is on the upper floor of my house so as soon as I turn it on, the upper floor heats up fast. So that means more Crock Pot meals and No-Bake Desserts that are simple but cool!
This Pineapple Fluff is a different take on Orange Fluff. There are a lot of ways to change it up. All you have to do is switch out the pudding flavors or canned fruit. It's a fun recipe to play around with. Check out my notes at the end of the recipe for different combinations of flavor!

Monday, July 20, 2015

40 *BEST* Back-to-School Recipes


A lot of kiddos will be heading back to school in a few weeks. Every school system is completely different, but around here, we don't head back until after Labor Day. Even the districts around us all get out and go back at different times. Some get out at the end of May and go back in August. Our district gets out in the middle of June and then goes back the first week of September. Either way, it all adds up to the same amount of school days. And they all go back at some point and the routine starts back up again. Even our homeschooling friends are getting lesson plans together and planning out their days and schedules. Part of our days means managing all our schedules and still manage to make dinner, help with homework and sometimes running the kiddos to their sports. 
So, I thought I would put together some simple, yummy, family-friendly meals that will make supper time a little less stressful while everyone is getting back into routine. These are all kid-approved, Momma and Dad approved meals in my house! These are all easy on your budget and are easy to throw together. Plus, many of them can be made with the help of your kids (depending on their age.) Just click on any of the photos below to take you to the recipe. Or, if you're on a mobile device, just click on the recipe name below the photo. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Strawberry Cloud Cake


Hi friends! It's Holly from Life in the Lofthouse here to share a fun summer dessert! This Strawberry Cloud Cake could not get any easier and delicious. Cloud cakes or Twinkies stand in for the cake, making this recipe extra simple. The tender light cakes are covered in strawberry syrup, fresh juicy strawberries and whipped cream. Not only do the kiddos love this but adults do too!
This is one of those desserts that literally takes 10 minutes to make, then it's ready to be devoured. The end result is such a satisfying and ridiculously yummy treat perfect for summer time!