Frozen Peach and Ginger Cocktail

This Frozen Peach and Ginger Cocktail is summer in a glass…a boozy, frosty, fruity, delicious glass. 

This Frozen Peach and Ginger Cocktail is summer in a glass...a boozy, frosty, fruity, delicious glass.

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Friends!!  Can I still call you friends, even if I have been MIA from the internet for the past 8 months?  Please say we’re still friends!

OK, do I have to win back your friendship a little bit?  Honestly I feel very badly about the hiatus!  I love this little corner of the internet, and pressing “pause” on Ready to Yumble has been the source of much sighing.  (Ask Ross.  I literally sighed a lot, out loud, to the point of being obnoxious.)  But after a little Sticky Bun joined our family, and I went back to work in the fall, well, things got pretty crazy around here.  Don’t get me wrong – we still cook, and bake, and I was super proud of a homemade funfetti cake with sprinkles out the wazoo (← technical baking term) that I made for our little one’s first birthday.  But finding time to photograph, and edit those photographs, and sit down to write a post, and do all the technical back-end stuff no one sees, well…it kept getting pushed to the back burner. (← technical baking pun)

So I’ve decided we may not be able to blog as regularly as we used to, but that doesn’t mean we have to call it quits.  It will just be a tad, well, irregular. If you’re the kind of person who wants to try out a new recipe every Monday….I applaud you, and may I refer you to our well-stocked recipe index?  That should hold you for a while.

Now, to win you back!  I’m pretty sure the way to everyone’s heart is SUMMER FRUIT + FROSTY BEVERAGE + BOOZE, so I bring you…the Frozen Peach and Ginger Cocktail!

I’m gonna go ahead and use confetti for this one. 🎉🍑🎊

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Circus Animal Cookie Truffles

Circus Animal Cookie Truffles are a fun and colorful no-bake dessert, with a pink-and-white layered surprise inside!

Circus Animal Cookie Truffles are a fun and colorful no-bake dessert, with a pink-and-white layered surprise inside!

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Well, as most of the world has heard, Houston has had a couple rough weeks.  A really bad dude named Harvey flooded our beautiful city with over 50 inches of rain.  More rain than the United States has ever measured from a single storm.  Enough rain that the National Weather Service had to add a new color to its rainfall maps.  So much rain that the water will not recede from certain neighborhoods for weeks.  Your Ready to Yumble crew was VERY thankful to make it safely through the storm, but with somewhere around 50,000 homes flooded, we all have friends and family with serious damage.  Yeah, “rough” is probably an understatement.

So why are we blogging about something as frivolous as Circus Animal Cookie Truffles?  It may sound silly, but when I’m feeling overwhelmed by my problems, it helps me to take a mental break by reading something that is, in fact, totally frivolous.  Food blogs, especially baking blogs, became a safe haven for me.  So here’s our small contribution for anyone who needs a quick mental vacation.  There’s color!  Sprinkles!  Sugar!  They’re a no-bake, kid-friendly, and totally doable pick-me-up – something we all need right now.

Circus Animal Cookie Truffles are a fun and colorful no-bake dessert, with a pink-and-white layered surprise inside!

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Buttermilk Cheese Bread

Buttermilk Cheese Bread combines two favorite food groups – cheese and carbs! – in one soft, delicious package. Make it in a loaf or rolls for a no-fail dinner side or breakfast treat.Buttermilk Cheese Bread combines two favorite food groups - cheese and carbs! - in one soft, delicious package. Make it in a loaf or rolls for a no-fail dinner side or breakfast treat.

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If you’ve spent much time on our blog, you know we like cheese, cheese, and more cheese.  So, you probably won’t be surprised to find out we own a cookbook devoted to cheese, and sometimes when we get a cheesy craving, that cookbook comes to the rescue.  Like with this recipe for Buttermilk Cheese Bread.  I wanted CHEESE and CARBS, and behold!  Buttermilk Cheese Bread.  Genius!

Buttermilk Cheese Bread combines two favorite food groups - cheese and carbs! - in one soft, delicious package. Make it in a loaf or rolls for a no-fail dinner side or breakfast treat. (more…)

Sage and Citrus Shandy

This Sage and Citrus Shandy takes a traditional beer cocktail and pumps it up with three types of citrus and a lightly herbal flavor, for a super refreshing summer drink!This Sage and Citrus Shandy takes a traditional beer cocktail and pumps it up with three types of citrus and a lightly herbal flavor, for a super refreshing summer drink!

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I have a new favorite tongue-twister: Sage and Citrus Shandy.

Say that five times fast.  Now drink a couple and try it again. 😉

Okay, I’ll be honest.  I don’t love the name of the drink as much as I love the drink itself.  What’s so great about this shandy?  Well, it takes a summer classic and gives it some extra oomph.  It includes not one, not two, but THREE types of citrus for maximum flavor, plus a hint of herbaceousness to make it even more refreshing.

This Sage and Citrus Shandy takes a traditional beer cocktail and pumps it up with three types of citrus and a lightly herbal flavor, for a super refreshing summer drink! (more…)

Nectarine Raspberry Crisp with Spiced Crumb Topping

Nectarine Raspberry Crisp with Spiced Crumb Topping is packed with delicious summer fruit and covered in a flavorful, buttery crumb.  Best served with a creamy scoop of ice cream on a warm night!

Nectarine Raspberry Crisp with Spiced Crumb Topping is packed with delicious summer fruit and covered in a flavorful, buttery crumb. Best served with a creamy scoop of ice cream on a warm night!

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I’m not usually much of a fruit-eater.  It’s a running joke with my family.  While they like to point out all the fruits I don’t eat, I tend to counter with a list of fruits I do enjoy.  It seems pretty balanced to me.

Them: You hate bananas.

Me: Yeah, but I eat apples.

Them: Watermelon.

Me: Pineapple.

Them: Oranges.

Me: Berries.

Them: Nectarines.

Me: ….well I like all KINDS of berries!

I tend to be on the losing end of this discussion.  However, I can always pull out my trump card: I will eat almost ANY fruit…provided it’s baked in a dessert.  And this Nectarine Raspberry Crisp with Spiced Crumb Topping blew my fruit-hating mind.

Nectarine Raspberry Crisp with Spiced Crumb Topping is packed with delicious summer fruit and covered in a flavorful, buttery crumb. Best served with a creamy scoop of ice cream on a warm night!

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