Baked Blueberry Donuts & a Giveaway!

Light and fluffy baked donuts are full of fresh blueberries and topped with a homemade blueberry glaze. These Baked Blueberry Donuts are bursting with berry flavor!

Baked Blueberry Donuts | chezcateylou.com #recipe #donuts

Happy Friday! Labor Day Weekend is so bittersweet. I love having a day off work, the promise of my favorite season ahead, and Notre Dame football starting tomorrow (!). But on the other hand, it means the end of summer which is always kind of sad. So to send summer off in style I drank a bottle of Ros̩ with my friends last night and made baked blueberry donuts for you Рbecause nothing says summer to me more than fresh berries! And Ros̩.

Also, today marks the year anniversary of the Mystery Dish group!! I joined the group late, but I still get to celebrate with them, right?! We are giving away a copy of two fabulous cookbooks – Luca Manfe’s My Italian Kitchen and Christina Ha’s Recipes from My Home Kitchen – scroll to the bottom and enter to win!

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Mini M&M Cookies

Soft and chewy Mini M&M Cookies are the perfect treat to pack in your kid’s lunchbox! Cute, delicious, and easy!

Mini M&M Cookies | chezcateylou.com #recipe #backtoschool
Is everyone gearing up for back to school? I can’t believe summer is almost over! Although the benefit of not having kids and not being in school is that summer isn’t really over until the weather starts to get cold! So even though fall is my favorite season, I’m not quite ready to embrace it just yet. I saw Pumpkin Spice Lattes this morning at Starbucks – it just seems wrong when it is 90 degrees outside and I’m wearing a white dress!

But even though I’m not quite on board with fall, I can get totally get on board with back to school treats, like these Mini M&M cookies! These are the perfect treat to pack in your kid’s lunchbox for the first day of school.

Shameless plug – have you checked out my Facebook page? I’m trying to get 1,000 “Likes” and would love your help!
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Simple Summer Bruschetta

Simple Summer Bruschetta is the perfect way to highlight the delicious flavor of summer tomatoes. It is so easy to prepare but looks beautiful and elegant.
Simple Summer Bruschetta | chezcateylou.com

I have the perfect summer Monday recipe for you – Simple Summer Bruschetta. When I say simple, I am not kidding. This recipe is so easy, it is barely a recipe! And that is just what my Mondays call for. After a long day of work, the last thing I want to do on Monday nights is spend hours cooking. And while TheBetterHalf might not think bruschetta is dinner, for me it is the perfect light meal!
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Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart

Summer fruit shines in this rustic fruit tart (also called a Galette). Peaches and strawberries are surrounded by a light and flaky tart dough – so much easier to make than pie!

Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart | chezcateylou.com #recipe

First let me start out by saying don’t forget to enter my giveaway for an awesome basket of Nielsen-Massey products! The giveaway closes tonight! Click here and scroll down to the bottom to enter.

And now on to this beauty – my Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart. Also called a freeform tart or a galette. It is one of the best things I have ever made and definitely my favorite thing of the summer. It is similar to pie, but the crust is so simple to make, and it is a little bit sweeter than traditional pie crust. It almost reminds me of a sugar cookie crust, stuffed with delicious fruit. Can’t go wrong with that!
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Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake + a Giveaway!

Yellow cake gets dressed up with a vanilla bean ricotta cheesecake filling. This cake is so simple to make and tastes delicious – the vanilla flavor really shines!
Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake | chezcateylou.com

What are your thoughts on baking with cake mix? I don’t use boxed cake mixes all that often, but sometimes I like to take a little help from the grocery store! Plus, there is something about the flavor of boxed cake mix that is just so delicious.

Ever since Cheesecake Day the other day, I’ve had cheesecake on the brain. And I also had a container of ricotta to use up, so I decided to try something very different from anything I’ve ever made – Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Cake.

I love baking with vanilla beans! The little seeds add the most incredible flavor to baked goods. Plus the bean specks are so pretty. And today, I have a fabulous giveaway for you – a basket full of Nielsen-Massey products, including vanilla beans! It is valued over $200! Scroll down to the end of the post and enter to win!

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