Many years ago, a dear California friend gave us each a copy of the Junior League of Pasadena cookbook, Dining by Design…an oldie but a goodie!! We had several recipes which caught our eye all those years ago, but as other cookbooks, blogs, and influences came around, we moved on and forgot about some of our favorites…this one in particular!! We both served this to rave reviews for a couple of years. We think it’s time to bring it back!!!
12 oz bleu cheese, crumbled
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 c olive oil
4 T red wine vinegar
2 T lemon juice
1 c chopped onion
1 c minced cilantro
Pour vinaigrette over cheese mixture and gently toss to combine
Allow to marinate in refrigerator until ready to serve. Give a quick toss into a serving bowl or spread out on a platter.
They say…even people who don’t like bleu cheese LOVE this!! We have witnessed this miracle first-hand!
It’s a must-try belles…you won’t regret it
We love our fur…and living in the south, this style suits the climate. Extra credit for being able to wear it dressed up or down!!
We are divided…LOVE the White
Love the Navy!
Now, we know it’s still 97 degrees outside, but a belle likes to plan ahead! Can’t you just imagine the cool, crisp fall days ahead?
Fur cryin’ out loud…go ahead and treat yourself
Ringin’ belles this week…
Drinking customs from around the world
Halcyon Tassel earrings from Furbish Studio
Beating this “gettin’ older” thing with strength, stability and stamina
We have both stretched our “travel limits” lately (one in China earlier this year…the other headed to Japan shortly), so Phnom Penh might be our next Asian adventure
Well, ring my belle!
And we are talking about the length of our charging cables you dirty birds…
We don’t know about y’all, but charging cables in our homes face two problems:
1) They are never long enough
2) They always disappear
Well with this three pack of 10 ft long chargers will solve the length issue and the 3 pack will ensure that they don’t vanish as quickly…but you might want to get an extra pack.
If you have Amazon Prime (which you should, if you don’t , get it, you won’t regret it) y’all can get it lickety split.
Purchase this perk on Amazon
Your whole belle family will thank you !
Although this is not something we would eat every day…and moms typically wouldn’t offer it to kids regularly for breakfast…a treat every now and then never hurt a belle (or a belle baby). And…I’m thinking this would make the little ones happy to roll out of bed on the first day of school. Just sayin’
One lazy summer day, one of our teen belles who loves to bake (and wreck the kitchen…but we digress) got a hankerin’ for blueberry muffins. She quickly looked up a recipe and came up with one of the best we have ever had!! So we all win. She got to bake and make her mess, the family had a belleicious, unexpected treat, and now YOU get to try it too!!
Meg’s Blueberry Muffins
1/2 c sugar (plus 1 T for sprinkling on top)
1 large egg
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/3 c milk
1 t vanilla
1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 c sour cream
1 c blueberries (tossed with 1 T flour)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin tin.
In large bowl, mix the sugar, egg, oil, milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl, blend the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add wet ingredients to the blended dry ingredients. Fold in the sour cream. Gently stir in the blueberries.
Spoon mixture into muffin tin, filling cups about 3/4 full. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for about 25 minutes.