Wallflower Weekly Finds, 25

Two days in Napa Valley and I’m in love.

The gorgeousness of the vineyards. The amazing foods. The abundance in cheese and crackers. The peacefulness of the countryside (sort of).

Napa Valley

This is a little peek into my mini getaway. I’ll share more photos later.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries S’mores

Fresh sweet strawberries covered with melted chocolate and marshmallows between graham crackers. These chocolate covered strawberries s’mores are the ultimate summer treats.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries S'mores | Cooking with a Wallflower

This post is actually prescheduled while I’m vacationing in Napa. Super excited to see wine country for the first time. A little sad considering that I live like an hour away. I’ll be sure to share pictures when I get back. In the mean time, you can see updates by following me on Instagram. =)

How can summer be complete without s’mores?

Chocolate Covered Strawberries S'mores | Cooking with a Wallflower

Actually, is s’mores an American thing? I’ve always thought that peanut butter and jelly was a common thing, but after I posted my Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast recipe, I realized that it’s not. Is it the same with s’mores?

Anyway, I can’t even begin to tell you how in love I am with this version of s’mores.

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Chicken Piccata

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Slightly crispy chicken cutlets cooked in a garlicky lemon butter sauce and topped with salsa. This chicken piccata is delicious and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Piccata | Cooking with a Wallflower

With summer coming to an end, back to school is just around the corner. While I’m not in school, both my sisters are. And sometimes figuring out what to eat for dinner can be a pain.

After a long day, I really feel uninspired to spend the rest of my night in the kitchen making dinner and have extra to pack for lunch the next day.

That’s when simple delicious recipes like this Chicken Piccata are perfect. Using just a few ingredients, you can have a cheap weeknight dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Piccata | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Easy Pasta Salad

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Penne pasta tossed with sweet tomatoes, salad mix, dried cranberries, and sliced red onions then seasoned with Italian seasoning, a pinch of salt, and ranch dressing. This pasta salad is easy to make and the perfect dish for potlucks.

Easy Pasta Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

Some recipes are classics. You just can’t go wrong with them.

Some recipes, like this particular one, are ones that I always come back to when I need something quick and delicious. Hopefully, this will be yours too.

Easy Pasta Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

My friends like to plan potlucks because they’re just so convenient. I mean, if every guest brings a little something to share with everyone, there would be plenty of food. And I know whenever we’re asked to bring something, it’s tempting to volunteer to bring utensils, drinks, or dessert. How much easier can it get?

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Zucchini Noodles with Tomato Sauce

Spiralized zucchini noodles tossed with a homemade tomato sauce filled with mushrooms, onions, and fresh corn. This zucchini noodles with tomato sauce is the perfect meal for warm lazy summer days.

Zucchini Noodles with Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

I think I just discovered my favorite summer meal.

I love pasta in all forms because it’s so versatile. There are so many ways to customize pasta to your liking. Starting with the sauce, you can have tomato sauce, pesto, olive oil, afredo, just to name a few. But during hot summer days, I want something light and refreshing. Zucchini noodles are perfect for that.

I know not everyone likes zucchini, but it’s so filling and healthy. Tossed with tomato sauce, there’s so much flavor you won’t even notice that it’s not pasta.

This dish is gluten free, vegan, and healthy. How can you go wrong?

Zucchini Noodles with Tomato Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

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In Memory of Selma

Many of you may already know, but recently, Selma from Selma’s Table passed away after losing her battle with cancer. She was a big part of the food blogging community, especially in the Fiesta Friday community. Selma was such a positive and friendly person, always finding the time to reach out to fellow bloggers and make them feel welcomed into the community.

It’s hard to believe that someone like Selma whom I’ve talked to so many times over the course of the last year or so is no longer with us. I feel like it was just yesterday that we were commenting on each other’s latest food posts. It’s a reminder to all of us to live life to its fullest and to appreciate the life that we have.

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Wallflower Weekly Finds, 23

Okay, you’ve seen this, but these chocolate covered strawberries. I can’t get over how huge and pretty they were.

No Churn Peach Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream | Cooking with a Wallflower

And in case you missed it, because I don’t think my post showed in everyone’s readers the other day, you really should give this No Churn Peach Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream a try. This is me playing with new flavors and loving the result. =)

No Churn Peach Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream | Cooking with a Wallflower

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No Churn Peach Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream

Jasmine green tea infused ice cream with diced sweet yellow peaches. This no churn peach jasmine green tea ice cream is the perfect dessert for the summer.

No Churn Peach Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream | Cooking with a Wallflower

As an avid tea lover, I have a huge collection of tea sitting in the pantry. I seriously cannot resist buying a new tea flavor when I see it at the supermarket. It’s really ridiculous sometimes how much I accumulate over time. Does anyone else have this problem? Or am I the only one?

I do love the classic teas. Green, black, oolong, earl grey, mint, I have them all. But I love floral variations too. Jasmine, rose, chrysanthemum, chamomile, just to name a few.

When I created this ice cream, I wanted something completely unique. I wanted to be able to embody the flavors of summer. Think iced teas with juicy sweet yellow peaches, and you’ll get this ice cream.

No Churn Peach Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Peach Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp skewers glazed with a spicy peach marinade. These Peach Glazed Shrimp Skewers are delicious and perfect for summer barbeques.

Peach Glazed Shrimp Skewers | Cooking with a Wallflower

We’re already in the middle of July. Can you believe it? Where has summer gone?

The sun is beating down on us. The weather is unbelievable warm.

Which means we want to do our cooking outdoors where it’s probably much cooler than being cooped up inside. Unless you’re like me living in a city where the weather is generally the same all year round, then it doesn’t really matter.

Peach Glazed Shrimp Skewers | Cooking with a Wallflower

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