Nothing says summertime quite like freshly picked blueberries! Julie Wood, of Wood Blueberry Farm in Burke Texas, has provided us two great recipes to enjoy the tiny fruit's bursting flavor.
Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
- Slice & bake sugar cookie dough
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup sour cream
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and line 12 muffin cups with foil liners.
Portion sugar cookie dough to a small size and bake till just slightly browned on the edges but still soft, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and while warm press one cookie into the bottom of the foil-lined muffin cups.
Beat together cream cheese and sugar on medium speed in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, beating just until blended. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour. Stir in blueberries.
Spoon batter into muffin cups, dividing equally.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cakes are set.
Cool cakes in pan on a rack for 20 minutes.
Remove cakes to a rack to cool then refrigerate.
Garnish the top with fresh blueberries, strawberries and a sprig of fresh mint before serving.
Pick up farm-fresh blueberries today at your local Brookshire Brothers!
Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the graduating class of 2020 is being sent off into the next chapter of their lives unlike any other class before them. We would like to congratulate all of the wonderful seniors who work for Brookshire Brothers. Not only have most of them missed out on their last sports season, prom, or even their commencement ceremonies; they have courageously served their communities on the front line during these difficult times. Below are the stories of a couple of our graduating seniors.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and with everything going on, mom is most likely the person you need most right now. While you may not be able to see her in person to give her a big hug, here are some ideas on how to celebrate mom from near or far.
Have a movie marathon.
Gather up her favorite snacks, let her pick the movies, and enjoy the day in your comfy clothes! If you are unable to be on the same couch in the same home – watch the movies separately at the same time and set up a video chat afterward to quote your favorite lines and discuss what to watch next.
Write a hand-written letter.
Nothing says I love you quite like a hand-written letter. Share with her a special memory from when you were younger, list all the reasons she is a great mother, or if you can spin a rhyme – write her a poem. Regardless of what you write down - words from the heart can be a gift that is truly special and something she can hold onto forever. This is a perfect option if you are having a socially-distanced Mother’s Day and a great addition to chocolates and flowers.
Bring out the flour and sugar and bake up some goodies with mom. Baking is a fun way to bond and at the end of it, you get something sweet to enjoy together. Need a new treat to try? Check out this simple yet delicious Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Mug Cake recipe.
No matter how you decide to celebrate Mother’s Day this year or what gift you give her, it is only important to take the time to make her feel special.
Stop by your local Brookshire Brothers today for beautiful flower arrangements, cards or treats for mom on Mother's Day.
This Easter season looks very different than any other has before. Easter egg hunts are being held virtually through screens, our grandparents are unable to sit around our dinner table with the rest of the family, and we are all trying to make sense of the new normal we face. As we walk through these challenging times together, there has never been a greater need for hope. The Easter lily is a reminder of hope to us all.
We’ve all seen Easter lilies appear on altars at churches and in homes during this time of year, but there is more significance to the flower than its beauty and exquisite fragrance. The life cycle of the Easter lily, referred to as the “white-robed apostles of hope” - retells the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Their trumpet shaped bulbs represent trumpets sounding the message that Jesus has risen and its snow white color symbolizes new life and hope.
Colossians 1:13-14: "For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
Easter Lily Indoor Care Instructions:
To properly care for you Easter lilies there are a few important steps to take.
- Remove the decorative foil packaging from the plant. Keeping it on will cause too much water to accumulate in the pot causing the roots to rot.
- Place your lilies in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight to ensure its growth. Too much direct light can overheat the plant and shorten their lifespan. The best area for your lily will also be free from drafts and far from heat vents. The ideal indoor temperatures for Easter lilies fall between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Make sure to not over water the plant. You should only water when the soil of the plant is dry to the touch.
- Remove all antlers (the yellow centers when the flowers open) from the plant to promote extended bloom time of the flowers. Be very careful when removing antlers to avoid staining your clothes.
- Pinch off any withering flowers from the plant in order to promote new flowers to grow.
- *ALWAYS keep pets away from your Easter lilies. If your pet should eat any part of the plant, seek medical treatment from your vet immediately.
Spread the hope this Easter season! Easter lilies are available to purchase at your local store in the floral department.
1.) Bake together.
2.) Play balloon tennis.
3.) Get competitive with board games.
4.) Make homemade play dough.
5.) Build a fort and read a book aloud!
Grab a bottle today at your local Brookshire Brothers store!