With summer fast approaching, we are preparing with one of the more delicious art forms—food. At the #clcDIYfest, we have many different kinds of makers. We call our food makers Craft Foodies. Their work truly is a craft, as they take ingredients and turn them into edible masterpieces. They bring together some parts to make a better whole, similar to other works of art. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite (mostly) local foodies and their work for you to try yourself! We’ve also included our new May recipe of the Month: raspberry orange jam.

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1.  PB&J Donuts for Donut Day in June from Love Cake Bake

Every year on the first Friday in June we celebrate National Donut Day. What better way to celebrate such a cool holiday than with PB&J donuts? These peanut butter cake donuts with a berry glaze and jelly filling are a childhood favorite turned into donuts—what a combo!

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2. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Sprinkle and Dash

The Sprinkle and Dash ladies know what they are doing. Try this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for a summer evening. This blend of sweet and tart is the perfect melody of flavors for summer.

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3. Peach Blueberry Thyme Cobbler from Indulge Eats

This indulgent cobbler is cooked in a skillet over a campfire. Nothing says summer like a campout. Next time you’re spending the night under the stars, strike up a campfire and give this perfect blend of peach, blueberry, and thyme a try!

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4. Cantaloupe Chardonnay Sangria Recipe from Luci Petlack

Cool down with this gourmet drink, which only has four ingredients! Easy to toss together—sure to impress.

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5. Salted Caramel Crispy Treats from Sugared Caramel Candy

Salted caramel meets rice crispy treats. Need we say more?

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6. Honey Ginger Ale Recipe from Queen Farina

This homemade honey flavored ginger ale from the beekeepers at Queen Farina is a unique twist on a class drink. With only four ingredients, you can whip this up for any summer gathering.

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7. Grapefruit Tart with Coconut Crust from Blahnik Baker 

Just look at how beautiful this tart is. That natural grapefruit coloring is unbeatable! Plus coconut? Does it get any better?

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8. Orange Creamsicles from Trisha Zemp

Because you have to have popsicles in the summer, right? These orange creamsicles are a dream.

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9. Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet from the Dashing Dish

Five ingredients, five minutes, and voila! You have sorbet.

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10. Raspberry Orange Jam from Craft Lake City

Our May recipe of the month is a raspberry orange jam. This great summer treat that will last you all summer!

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Raspberry Orange Jam Recipe:

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Ingredients:
9 cups fresh raspberries
1 T orange zest
½ cup orange juice
1 T orange extract
3 cups sugar
1 box of pectin (1.75 oz)

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Directions:
Combine all ingredients in large saucepan and bring to boil.
Mash up the raspberries on the side of the saucepan with a spoon. (Not metal, that will get hot quickly)
Let the jam boil for about 5 minutes.
Pour into mason jars and seal with lid.
The jam will take about 6 hours to set.

Food is an art form that has a way of bringing people together. It’s a unifying and necessary substance that has a power to energize in more ways than one. Enjoy it with us this year at the #clcDIYfest in August with a variety of foodies and food options. When you try out a recipe from a Craft Foodie, post it with the #craftlakerecipe and you may get a repost from us!

Recipe and photos courtesy of  Love Cake Bake. 

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