Blueberry Basil Pie

Blueberry Basil Pie by Natalie Paramore 2
You guys! I am so sorry. I’ve been holding back on you. I mean THIS pie. BLUEBERRY pie. It’s lovely isn’t it? And perfect for summer aka something you should be making right now. Yes, go right now, go bake! I had a lot of fun with this pie. It’s one of those simple ones, like the strawberry pie I made, that are just always a good idea. I suppose that begs the question of when is pie not a good idea, who I am to judge? I can almost always find a reason for pie. Dinner party? Pie. Going to my Granny’s house? Pie. Monday? Definitely pie.

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Cereal Milk Popsicles

Cereal Milk Popsicles by Natalie Paramore 2

Ok y’all this is one of the better things I’ve made in a while! I must say, I’ve been a little out of practice in the kitchen, but I’ve been working on a few things that I am excited to show up and first up are these tasty little cereal milk popsicles! A true treat indeed, the sweet, sugary milk left at the bottom of bowl after cereal is one of my favorite things. And it isn’t just me. The cereal milk phenomenon made wildly popular by Momofuku is now something you can easily make at home this summer. I wouldn’t be made if you made a boozy version, nope I sure would not be! But this here is a tried and true simply, no fail version. Grab a box of your fav childhood cereal, some almond milk and a little coconut milk ice cream and BOOM dessert is done. If you are really feeling adventurous, go ahead and make this breakfast. I won’t judge ­čÖé┬á

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Grilled Mango and Cantaloupe Dessert

I could not think of a good name for this dessert… anyone have┬áany better ideas?

Been feeling a little brain dead lately. I blame allergies. But this fresh fruit dessert will have you feeling better in no time!

You’ll need:
Mango or other meaty fruit of your choice
Mascarpone cheese, ice cream yogurt or gelato!
Fresh Mint
Cayenne pepper

Dice up the fruit into medium sized chunks. Toss them with a little cayenne pepper.

Place fruit on the grill. Grill for about 5-6 minutes on medium flame or until fruit softens.

My grill was running low on propane… so it took a little longer than I expected. Sad, sad day when the propane runs out.

Nice grilled fruit!

This was only my 2nd time to try and kill someone with food. Chris neglected to tell me (or maybe I forgot to ask…) that he is allergic to cantaloupe. Luckily, its only a mild allergy and he opted for the mango so we all survived dessert.

Put the grilled fruit in a bowl with ice cream gelato or a little mascarpone cheese. Add a little fresh mint and drizzle with honey.

That’s it. Super simple and healthy dessert!

Perfect summer dessert!