My absolute favorite way to enjoy greens--sweet and tangy, all at once. I really could eat a big plate of them by themselves--and I have! I can't think of many reasons not to serve these as the sidekick to the main dish. Actually, I just look for reasons to make them.
Fresh, made-from-scratch jam beats store bought any day. I actually don't even buy jam or jelly anymore. Everyone in the home just loves this stuff, and I'm not just saying this because I want likes on my blog. It is by far my favorite jam. This may sound crazy, but it's also the first type of jam or jelly that my son will eat (we have a long history of pickiness and food anxiety with him). But best of all--this stuff only requires 3 ingredients and minimal effort, and trust me when I say that the amount of effort you put in is absolutely worth the results!
The summer is quickly coming to an end, so I thought we could say goodbye to it with a proper lemonade. While we may not have been able to do much traveling or beach lounging this year, nothing was stopping us from sitting on our back porch with a cold glass of lemonade in hand. I love making fresh lemonade for myself *ahem* my family. It really does out perform instant lemonade every time! The kids even love helping out with this recipe. They even sat outside and sold this stuff at their first lemonade stand recently (lucky neighbors). They made $20 that day, and it really had me rethinking my life options.
Once I realized how easy it was to make syrup, I never bought it from a store again. Really, it is so easy to just whip up while you are waiting for your pancakes to cook, and you are left with many more servings of it afterwards. So be sure to have a syrup bottle, to store extra syrup. It's a simple 2:1 ratio of sugar and water, so make as much or as little as you'd like. I have a feeling that you will be wanting to replace your usual syrup with this one from here on out.