Friday Favorites – Week 332 – With Breakfast Delights

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party! This week I’ve been busy preparing for our son’s first day of school next week.  We’ve paid his school fees, picked up his schedule, purchased clothes and shoes, and tomorrow I’m picking up the rest of his school supplies.  With all this back to school preparation, I’ve got breakfast ideas on my mind, so this week I’m featuring a few yummy “breakfast delights.”  Not only would these make for some yummy breakfasts for the kids, but they would also make great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks for Mom!  Hope you enjoy them!

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Friday Favorites – Week 280 – With Blueberry Recipes

Good evening! Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Friday Favorites party! With summer drawing to a close, there’s just a little more time to feature some of those yummy summer foods, so today I’m going fruity with a few blueberry recipes!  Hope you enjoy!

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Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

Even though we’re winding down the summer and doing the back to school thing over here, I still have a few summer guest posts to go this month!  Today I’m excited to have Karen from From the Garden Table.  Karen has prepared a delicious looking treat, which I personally think would be perfect for fall or the upcoming fall season. Check it out her Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake! [Read more…]

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I love gazing at pinterest-worthy desserts.  Today I’m featuring a book that is FULL of them! Simply Sweet ColorCakes: Wow-Worthy Desserts Anyone Can Make is 250 colorful pages of fun, drool-worthy desserts!  There are so many festive treats in this book!  And don’t let the name fool you….the book is not just cake recipes!  The section of the book include: [Read more…]

Strawberry & Blueberry Iced Tea

Sweet Tea is a staple here in the South!  Annie of Annie’s Noms is here today to share a fruity take on this classic drink. Hope you enjoy her Strawberry & Blueberry Iced Tea. Strawberry and Blueberry Iced Tea

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Friday Favorites – Week 218 – With 5 Breakfast Recipes

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Good evening! Welcome to Friday Favorites. With school out and the summer time upon us, I thought it would be good to feature a few breakfast ideas this week for you and your kids who are now home for the summer.   And speaking of the kids, after you link up your post, you can enter my Chuggington DVD & Train Giveaway. It is a great prize for your small children!

Also, if you’re in to beauty, please stay tuned for my Summer Health & Beauty Series, which will start this weekend.  And finally I’m still in the process of contacting and scheduling guest posters for the summer!  If you’d like to be a guest here, there’s still time to email me –!  Thanks!


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Blueberry Cheesecake Fresh from Florida

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Being from the south, I love eating produce Fresh From Florida.  The spring time is a perfect time for dishes made with fresh fruit.  Fruit is so versatile! It can be used in everything from salads and appetizers to dessert!  Spring is an especially great time for berries, especially blueberries!

Blueberry Muffins are always a delicious breakfast treat, and blueberries are also great to place on top of cake, layer in to parfaits, and put in cobblers!

Personally I love a good cheesecake any day of the week and it can only be made better with a little blueberry on top!  Today I have a recipe to share for a delicious Blueberry Cheesecake. Check it out!


Recipe for Florida Blueberry Cheesecake:


1 whole cheesecake (homemade or store bought)

4 pints Florida blueberries, rinsed

½ lemon, juiced

1 cup water

1 cup natural Florida sugar

Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Directions: In a small sauce pot, combine 2 pints blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water. Place sauce pot over medium high heat. Stir contents of pot as it comes to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook blueberry mixture for 20 minutes or until it coats the back of a spoon. Strain blueberry sauce through a sieve if desired.

Let blueberry sauce cool to room temperature, and store in the refrigerator until needed. Top the cheesecake with some of the cooled blueberry sauce, leaving extra for garnish. Place fresh leftover blueberries on top of the cheesecake and garnish with fresh mint. Serve the blueberry topped cheesecake with extra blueberry sauce. (Serves 6 to 12 people.)

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Breakfast can be a real challenge.  Not only do you have to fight to get everyone awake and ready to start their day, but you have to find something that everyone loves to eat.  Cereal is a simple go-to item, but there’s nothing like a hot breakfast.  But let’s face it, the traditional favorites like bacon, eggs, and pancakes can also get old.  But you can change it up with a nice breakfast casserole. The folks at Recipe Rehab recently shared some breakfast recipes to help get out the usual breakfast routine, including a delicious looking French Toast Casserole with Blueberry Syrup.  Check it out!

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