Corn and Zucchini Galette with Whipped Feta

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

Summertime food is the BEST food.

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

I love the colors of summer produce. I love having an exceptionally long list of ingredients to play with. I love dancing around my kitchen with the windows open and slicing veggies to the tune of my latest summer country jam (umm, but not at the same time. Just to clarify).

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

Although, veggie slicing side note, does anyone else HATE HATE HATE cutting the kernels off corn cobs? They go everywhereeeeeee. I’ve completely revolutionized the way I shuck corn since I saw this video from Just a Taste (Kelly, I heart you), but I still slice the kernels off flat on my counter (as opposed to using a bundt cake pan like Kelly my corn guru tells me to) because apparently I’m the kind of person who can only follow 50% of instructions at one time. Whatever.

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

This galette is my new favorite for two reasons:

  1. AHHHH THE SUMMER VEGGIES 😍😍
  2. Galette = “Rustic” = Doesn’t have to look very pretty = Hard to mess up = JESSIE-PROOF.

Also, there is cheese.

You remember this garlic whipped feta, right? I still haven’t stopped eating it. I think I’m having a whipped cheese phase. Whipped goat cheese! Whipped feta cheese! On bread! On crackers! On a spoon! (But at least we’re moving on a little bit from my eggsontopofeverything phase, right? Which reminds me, I should do some more eggs-on-top recipes soon). But today, galette!

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Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

A long, long time ago (ish), back when I was just beginning to learn the ins and outs of this blogging thing, I posted one of my faaaaaavorite recipes in the entire world (that’d be this Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna, HELLO DELICIOUS 👋🏼👋🏼) on Life As A Strawberry. For whatever reason, it became – and remains – one of my most popular posts, despite the very VERY beginner-level photos and my uncertain understanding of what it even meant to be a food blogger. I’ve let that original post work its magic in the background while I focus on other things, but I still make this lasagna all the time. And lately, I’ve been feeling like I owe it to a few of my old recipes to give them some new life with photos that reflect how tasty they really are. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Blueberry Thyme Jam

I’m writing this post from 36,000 feet while on a plane to Phoenix (YAY TECHNOLOGY). I’ve also been up since 3am, so if my writing gets a little…off-track? Just roll with it.

Slow Cooker Blueberry Thyme Jam

It’s the beginning of a whirlwind month for me – first, I’m spending a few days in Arizona for the Mortar Board National Conference (I’m part of their national leadership board) to talk about leadership and fundraising and event coordinating and strategic planning and all my faaaaaavorite (seriously) organizational/administrative things (COLOR CODING 4 LYFE). [Read more…]

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Have you made your own enchilada sauce yet? Because I am adding it to the top ten list of things you absolutely, positively must do in your lifetime (or, y’know, with your weekend).

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

It is SO STINKIN’ EASY, and I love it a million times more than using store-bought because (1) It tastes better and (2) there aren’t a million chemicals and preservatives and (3) it makes your kitchen smell like a spicy, chili-filled heaven and (4) IT IS SERIOUSLY SO EASY TO MAKE THIS YOURSELF. Like, “oh, I want enchiladas but we have no enchilada sauce and I don’t want to go to the store but HEY I could make it myself because I have every single thing I need to make it sitting in my pantry already and it takes all of five minutes to put together” kind of easy. Which is wonderful on any day, but especially on Fridays when the sun is shining and you’re hungry but also want to sit outside drinking beer. [Read more…]