Did you hear? Floating Kitchen turned two years old this past Sunday!
And true to form, I’m fashionably late to my own party. The struggle is real, friends.
I feel like society dictates that I should write something poetic and thoughtful here. Maybe a haiku is in order (if I could even remember what I haiku is exactly). But I suppose that’s not really my style.
Instead, I just want to say that I appreciate each and every single of one of you. Thanks for reading, sharing, laughing (you’re laughing, right?), cooking and eating along with me. It’s been a wonderfully transformative two years. And I’m looking forward to many more delicious years to come.
So to celebrate Floating Kitchen’s entry into the “terrible twos”, I’m talking about things that I love (pie!) AND even giving you a chance to win a few of my most favorite things (not pie, because that would be a shipping nightmare). Make sure to check out the details below!
Summer is creeping in and that means one important thing: fruit pies. Or if you’re kind of lazy like me, it means pie bars. And these Blueberry-Thyme Pie Bars are about as uncomplicated as it gets. You just smash some dough (which I made in the food processor, BTW) into the bottom of your pan, top it with your fruit layer and then sprinkle a little more dough on top for a pseudo-crumb topping. Easy peasy. No rolling, crimping and definitely no spillage in your oven during baking (because that is THE WORST). Oh and one pan of pie bars can certainly feed a crowd. That is, of course, if you don’t cut them into gigantic squares like I did here…
Fruity, almondy, buttery and a little herby, these Blueberry-Thyme Pie Bars are my new obsession. I will definitely be making them all summer long.
Now let’s talk about some of my other obsessions. See that adorable infinity scarf in the photo above? It’s like my security blanket. It goes everywhere with me. I can’t remember the last time I left the house without it. I’ve got one for you too, so we can be twins. And that spiral bound notebook? It has a permanent place on my kitchen table and it’s where I scribble all of my recipe notes and ideas. I want to send you one of those as well. And (not pictured, because who needs a picture of a gift card), how about a $50 gift card to one of my favorite stores, Williams-Sonoma? Pretty sweet.
To enter the giveaway, just use the Rafflecopter widget below (scroll down past the recipe to find it). You have until May 13, 2015 to enter. Good luck and thanks for being great! Update: This giveaway has now ended and a winner has been selected. Thank you for entering. This giveaway was sponsored by me and me alone.
Recipe adapted from my Blackberry Squares