This is an interesting time of year. With so many schools back in session, it seems as though summer should be over, yet we are still two weeks away from Labor Day Weekend, a holiday traditionally marking the end of the summer season for many. So a bit of a confused mix right now of Summer/Back to School/Anticipating Autumn sense and feel about it. The recipes that Little Red Bear and I came across kind of reflected that confused state, with some summer recipes still holding on and many fall themed making their appearance now. We’re going to hold back on all the Pumpkin Everythings for a little while longer.
If you missed the first Little Red Bear Recipes Post last week explaining what we are doing with Sunday morning recipe sharing, simply tap on the link to check it out.
Here are some of the recipes which caught our eye this week, with a few summer holdouts and one notable autumn dish featuring one of our fall favorites, butternut squash . . . . . .
Healthier Skillet Peach Crisp
Little Red Bear and I look for any excuse to use our favorite cast iron skillets and this recipe fits the bill perfectly. A summery treat, using fresh peaches while they are still around. The topping is made from healthy Old-fashioned Rolled Oats. A wonderful summer treat served plain or with an ice cream or whipped topping to make it extra special.
Iced Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a breakfast favorite and snack here all thru the year, and Iced Cinnamon Raisin Bread is even better! I rarely purchase bread, making all of my own. This recipe calls for King Arthur Flour if available in your area, which is the flour I solely use and recommend for the very best, consistent results. In addition, the recipe maker’s name is Mavis Butterfield. We have a town in the Little Red Bear stories named Butterfield, where Myra Cookson recently opened her Pie Pantry & Goodies Shoppe as readers of the “Pine Holler Christmas” story know. So, between the King Arthur Flour note and the name of Butterfield, this wonderful Iced Cinnamon Bread Recipe just seemed like a perfect fit.
Fried Tomato BLT Sliders
One of our favorite summer sandwiches is a BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich. This recipe takes it to another level, incorporating fried tomato slices using either remaining fresh tomatoes still coming in from the late summer garden, or any remaining green tomatoes for an especially Southern touch to this sandwich. A touch of garlic powder and cayenne pepper (if you like) add another layer of flavor!
Perfect Roasted Butternut Squash
Little Red Bear and I love butternut squash and roasting vegetables, so this recipe caught our eye, especially with the fall season approaching around the corner. Using only a few pantry staple ingredients, this recipe is both simple to prepare and delicious!
White Chocolate Caramel Pecan Fudge
This recipe has so many magical words in the title for Little Red Bear that it must be amazing — White Chocolate + Caramel + Pecans. Wow! This would be a wonderful fudge treat for both a summer Labor Day BBQ gathering or for coming holiday dinner and party buffets. This fudge simply looks like a “Party Waiting To Happen”, doesn’t it?
Sauteed Sirloin Tips With Bell Peppers And Onion
This versatile recipe can be served many different ways simply by altering the seasonings. Prepared as-is with steak seasoning, this can be served together with baked or mashed potatoes and a salad for a weeknight meal. Using fajita seasoning and warmed tortillas, and you have my favorite fajita dinner. Substituting Asian seasonings for the steak seasoning, served with rice this becomes an Asian themed dish. Preparing the marinade ahead of time or overnight, the sirloin tips become an easy, one skillet dish to accompany the various sides however you choose to season and serve it.
No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
Many things define “summer” in our family, and two treats high on the list are Orange Sherbert and Orange Creamsicles. The orangy, cold goodness is almost singularly refreshing on a hot summer day! So, when Little Red Bear and I came across this Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake, it seemed a perfect treat for upcoming Labor Day Weekend barbeques and events. And we don’t even have to turn the oven on.
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Thanks as always for spending part of your day with us. Recalling the old proverb — “A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.” Sunday family dinners accomplish more than merely feeding the family, for they nurture as well. – Jim (and Red!)
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“Kitchens are made for bringing families together.”
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