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  • Chocolate chip cookie cereal is one of life’s guilty pleasures because we all know that it isn’t really cereal in the sense that bran flakes are cereal. It is a box of tiny cookies that you have permission to eat for breakfast. The only problem with cookie cereal is that it would be even more delicious if it was homemade – like Half Baked Harvest‘s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cereal. They’re tiny cookies meant to be poured into a bowl and served with a generous amount of milk poured over the top. The cookies include healthy ingredients such as oatmeal, coconut oil and whole wheat flour to make them a little more breakfast-friendly, but truthfully you could skip the milk and just eat these by the handful.
  • Watermelon is a summer favorite and Kirbie’s Cravings is serving up some delicious looking Watermelon Sorbet using lots of fresh melon. What makes this sorbet a little different is that it is served in empty lime shells, which gives each serving the look of a tiny watermelon. To further finish the watermelon look, mini chocolate chips are added to the pink sorbet to look like watermelon seeds. These can be prepared in advance and pulled out of the freezer when you’re ready to serve them on a hot night.
  • Strawberries don’t need a lot of help to be delicious, but you can take them from good to great by making some Vanilla Roasted Strawberries, like Buttercream Blondie did recently. Strawberries are sliced up and roasted in the oven with a little bit of sugar and the seeds from a whole vanilla bean. Roasting the berries concentrates their flavor and intensifies it – and vanilla is a perfect addition. The roasted berries can be eaten on their own, added to other desserts or used to simply top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Donuts are usually finished off with a little bit of chocolate or vanilla glaze to give them some color and extra sweetness, but not a lot of extra flavor. Rumbly in my Tumbly baked some Baked Banana Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze where there is a lot of flavor in both the donut and the glaze. The baked donuts are made with mashed banana and buttermilk, so they are moist and fluffy. After they have been baked in a donut pan to give them their shape, they are generously topped with an addictive brown butter glaze that will have you wishing your local donut shop had more flavors on their glaze menu.
  • My friend Peabody from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody is celebrating an 8 year blogging anniversary with a batch of Peach Snickerdoodle Cobbler, an easy to make cinnamon-kissed cobbler that is really good for celebrating almost anything – especially if you love peaches. The cobbler happens to be paired with a great post about lessons learned along the way after a long blogging journey. Since I’ve been blogging for nearly 9 years myself, I can definitely related to numbers 6, 7, and 8 on her list, as I’m sure any other long time blogger can, too. I have to admit that I’m glad that number 3 about crazy e-mails doesn’t apply, though! Thanks to everyone who joins in with us on our food blogging journeys (even the occasional crazy e-mail person!) because you guys make it amazing.

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