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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Chicken Posole Verde

Chicken Posole Verde is a surprisingly flavorful chicken stew with a toothsome bite.  Easy and delicious for lunch or dinner!Chicken Posole Verde is a surprisingly flavorful chicken stew with a toothsome bite. Easy and delicious for lunch or dinner!

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Lookee here!  Our first post cooked, photographed, and published since the arrival of our new little yumbler!  (Last week’s Strawberry Ricotta Tart post was published post-baby, but cooked and photographed before, so we cheated a bit.)  While we have been eating a lot of previously prepared frozen meals and more than our usual amount of delivery, we are doing a bit of cooking.  Understandably, we’re trending towards faster, more simple meals, but nothing says that quick and easy can’t also be really tasty – like this Chicken Posole Verde!Chicken Posole Verde is a surprisingly flavorful chicken stew with a toothsome bite. Easy and delicious for lunch or dinner!

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