Around here one of the surest signs of summer is when one of the kids comes back into the house with a purple face and purple hands! That is when I know the mulberry tree is loaded with ripe fruit and summer has arrived! So here are my Mulberry Recipe Ideas.
I love that my kids will always have the memory of climbing into the mulberry tree and eating their fill of berries in the warm sunshine. I love eating them myself. Usually eating berries from the tree is about all we ever get to do with the berries. There have not been an abundance of berries in year’s past. But for some reason, the mulberry tree this year is loaded with berries. Big beautiful black mulberries! More than we could ever eat! So I tried to figure out what to do with all these berries. First I attempted to make jam. Let’s just say that did not turn out the way I expected. Moving on…everyone I talked to about mulberry recipes suggested that I make muffins. So I dug my favorite muffing recipe out and gave it a shot! Yes! Success!
The muffins were moist and delicious with just the right amount of sweetness. In fact, they were so good I made 3 more batches and will freeze them for an easy breakfast all summer long!
I am sharing my favorite all time muffin recipe. You can make any variety of muffins starting with this basic recipe. For the mulberry recipe I reduced the amount of fruit to 1 cup. Mulberries are bigger than my typical add ins (blueberries or chocolate chips) amd they also have more seeds.
Basic Muffin Recipe:
1 13/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, depending on how sweet you like your muffins
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mulberries, remove stems, rinse, and sprinkle with a little sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, slat, and nutmeg. In a second bowl whisk together the milk, butter, egg, and vanilla.
3. Add fruit or any other add ins to the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine with as few strokes as possible.
4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup to 1/2 to 2/3 full.
5. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 min. Brush with melted butter and serve warm.
Make a mulberry yogurt parfait. Layer vanilla yogurt and mulberries and even granola if you like.
Make mulberry smoothies. Blend up mulberries, strawberries, and bananas with vanilla yogurt to make a quick healthy breakfast. Mulberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins.
Got Mulberries? Now you know what to do with them!
Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to suffer by starving or eating tasteless food. You can still lose weight by eating in moderation and choosing the food you eat. Weight Watchers Recipes will help with your weight loss goals while still letting you enjoy great tasting food. If you’re busy and don’t have much time to cook I highly suggest you get a pressure cooker. It makes cooking delicious meals super quick and easy, and by cooking at home, you can save money and make sure that your ingredients are all healthy. To help you plan your meals I listed down my favorite 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes that you can easily prepare at home.
Tulips are my favorite flower, so when I came across this tulip cookie cutter I just had to get it! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a sweet treat to spoil a mom in your life with. Here is a pretty simple, but pretty way to do so.
Who is excited that school is back in session!? I had a great time hanging out with my kids this summer, but I do love the structure and schedule of the school year. I am lucky because my daughter loves going to school and she loves her after school activities. So do I, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time some nights to cook a big meal that still tastes good and is good for you. So I was trying to think of a dinner idea that didn’t take long to make, was healthy, and something the whole family would love. So I headed to the grocery store for some inspiration. One of my favorite things to have for lunch at home is Bumble Bee® Tuna! I can either eat it right out of the can, in tuna salad, or on toast with pickles (I promise it’s SO good!) so I thought I could incorporate it into a healthy dinner. I remember when I was a kid, one of my favorite things my dad would make for me were salmon patties. While tasty, they are not the best for you. So that is where my idea for my Low Calorie Tuna Cakes! Would you like to learn how to make these easy tuna patties? Yay!
You will need these for our healthy tuna cakes recipe
Optional: Greek Yogurt and Sriracha for a sauce!
Optional: Lettuce Wraps
Step 1: Take your Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water out of the can and fluff with a fork. I love using the Bumble Bee Tuna brand because Bumble Bee® Albacore products are an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals.
Step 2: Add in the rest of your ingredients. Mix with your hands to combine. This is a fun recipe to make with kids because you know they love to get messy!
Step 3: Form patties with your hand, and cook them in a tsp of olive oil about 3 minutes on each side.
Step 4: Serve on a lettuce leaf and top with an even mix of plain greek yogurt and sriracha mix. These Low Calorie Tuna Cakes are the perfect weeknight meal solution for anyone that loves flavor in their healthy meal! What’s your favorite way to eat Bumble Bee® Tuna?
Love seafood? Try these seafood recipes
As some of you might know from my previous posts, I LOVE my Instant pot. And after this simple Swedish meatballs recipe I am more in love than ever. Swedish Meatballs are a family favorite around here, and while the traditional recipes aren’t too hard, they require multiple pans and some time. But not any longer. Want to know how long it took me to make this? 15 minutes. No seriously, 15 minutes from start to finish. Can it get any cooler than that? I don’t think so. So grab your instant pot and let’s get started! Oh, do not forget my favorite instant pot dessert. Apples with ice cream.
Note: This recipe is for a precooked ham. I buy those all the time to save time. They still take about 2 hours to cook in the oven. That is a long time that you need to plan for before eating dinner. I never have two hours unless it is the weekend but I often crave ham so I figured out how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker.
It is actually very easy. You will need the following items.
Optional Potatoes and herbs if you want to cook your meal together.
1. If you are cooking your potatoes with your ham. The put in the potatoes first.
2. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.)
3. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)
4. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.
5. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.
7. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling
8. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.
9. Pour in the liquid mixture.
10. Close the Foil
11. Shut the Pressure cooker
12. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre-cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs
13. Let the pressure release when it is done
14. Use your mitts to take off the top
15. Unwrap your ham and let it cool
I do this during the week so I can use the ham to make other recipes. These are some of my favorite recipes with ham.
Easy Recipes Kids Can Make: Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls
This is the ultimate one stop shop Instant pot pack
I use these all the time
Silicone starter pack
This is the pressure cooker I have.
I love my steamer basket
When I am trying to do an entire meal at once I love this
and everyone needs one of these make sure you look at the size of the unit before you buy this cake pan.
This is the best storage option I love my Rubbermaid containers you can microwave them and refrigerator food in them. They do not stain!
For more instant pot recipes check out these cookbooks
Try my Instant Pot Salmon Recipe
Did you know that you can make desserts in your instant pot? See my list of drool-worthy Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Desserts