Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Lemonade

Iced tea lemonade with a hint of mint and crushed blackberries, a refreshing drink for a hot summer day. 

Blackberry Mint Iced Tea Lemonade | Cooking with a Wallflower

During the summer, two of my favorite drinks are iced tea and lemonade. There’s something just so refreshing about those two beverages.

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Roasted Strawberry Peach Jam

Slightly sweetened and very delicious jam filled with the flavors of summer. Strawberry and peach jam is perfect as a spread on bread for a tasty breakfast or on crackers for a quick snack.

 Roasted Strawberry Peach Jam | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s time for another summer inspired recipe!

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Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Sweet strawberries and peaches blended into swirls of red and yellow orange for a healthy and delicious smoothie. This beverage is summer in a glass, perfect for a hot day. 

Strawberry Peach Smoothie | Cooking with a Wallflower

 Hope you had a fun Father’s Day! I certainly did with tons of food and cake. Pictures to come later =)

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Spicy Garlic String Beans

String beans stir fry with garlic and crushed red pepper for a simple and healthy side. This dish is great for a quick dinner idea after a long day at school or work.

Spicy Garlic String Beans | Cooking with a Wallflower

String beans and garlic are a staple in my house. If we want something quick to make as a side for noodles or rice, we prepare string beans, add a little bit of garlic, a dash of salt, maybe a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes. Simple but oh so very delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think =)

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Strawberry White Chocolate Blondie

White chocolate blondie bars filled with fresh strawberries in each bite, a twist on the classic brownies. Topped with sliced strawberries, these blondies are perfect as a gift or as a summer dessert.

Strawberry White Chocolate Blondie | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’ve wanted to make brownies using white chocolate for the longest time. And what could be better than chocolate and strawberries together in one dessert? My favorite combination ever!

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Shrimp and Lotus Rootlet Salad

An Asian inspired salad filled with red cabbage, sweet carrots, refreshing basil, crunchy lotus root, and juicy shrimp.  Simple to make and healthy, this salad is a great option for the summer season.

Shrimp and Lotus Rootlet Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! How did you celebrate? I’d love to know what everyone did.

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Sweet Corn and Edamame Guacamole Dip

Creamy avocado dip with sweet corn and edamame in every bite. This healthy, simple to make dip is perfect alone or accompanied with chips for a late afternoon snack or an appetizer at a party.

Sweet Corn and Edamame Guacamole Dip | Cooking with a Wallflower

Best. Dip. EVER.

Which, of course, means that I’m bringing this dip to Fiesta Friday!

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No Bake Strawberry Banana Pudding Pie in a Jar

Slices of fresh strawberries and bananas layered with vanilla pudding and graham cracker crumbs for a simple yet delicious no bake dessert in a jar, a slight twist to the classic banana pudding pie. 

No Bake Strawberry Banana Pudding Pie in a Jar | Cooking with a Wallflower

I hope you guys had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend filled with lots of fun surprises and delicious foods, especially for all the mothers out there. I’ll share some of my weekend photos in another one of my “Life of a Wallflower” posts. =)

Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with desserts in jar? They’re so cute!

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Superfood Avocado Salad

A healthy salad filled with creamy avocado, edamame, sweet corn, basil, and diced tomatoes and drizzled with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. Quick and easy and oh so very delicious, this salad is perfect as a starter to any meal.

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day =)

Since it’s Mother’s Day, we need to make something special.

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Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sweet strawberries blended with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar and a pinch of salt for a tasty salad dressing perfect for the spring and summer seasons.

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette | Cooking with a Wallflower

Seriously one of the best dressings ever. You have to try it.

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