When I was growing up, my mom always made blueberry muffins on my birthday. I can remember waking up those mornings, and I could smell the sweet smell of blueberries from my bed. What a great start to a morning!
Well, it’s not my birthday, but it is summer and it is blueberry season around here. I have a bunch of blueberries in my refrigerator- little hands (and big hands) can frequently be seen sneaking a handful!
But I have plans for those blueberries. And this was one of them…my favorite Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins- moist, lightly sweet, and bursting with blueberries!
I’ve tried other similar recipes, but always come back to this one I’ve been making for years now.
It’s a good’un!
Sunday afternoon is family time with my side of the family. Ever since I can remember, my family has always held to the tradition of a big Sunday Dinner (lunch) as a family. I’m so thankful my mom continues to put the time into these big meals. I know they are a lot of work! My ‘part’ in the Sunday meal each week is dessert. So, this past Sunday, I wanted to do something with blueberries we picked last week.
I chose these blueberry parfaits. Such a simple dessert as far as the concept goes- just layers of vanilla pudding, blueberries, and whipped cream. Oh, but it was just what I was looking for- Light, comforting, simple, fresh and eye-catching, too! The blueberries bring the perfect burst along with the creaminess from the pudding and cream.
The homemade vanilla pudding is what makes the dessert extra special. (Packaged instant -puddings are one of the products I no longer buy- I’d rather not serve the chemicals and preservatives with my pudding, if you don’t mind! See the ingredient list here) Homemade pudding is not hard to make. It just takes a little extra time and effort at the stove-top. But you will be pleasantly surprised at the light, yet rich flavor of real pudding.
Finish the parfaits by layering the pudding, blueberries and fresh whipped cream.