With summer in the air, I’m yearning for strawberries hand-picked from a local farm or fresh from the farmers market. These luscious strawberries taste even sweeter when roasted with balsamic vinegar and paired with a creamy mascarpone filling....more
Today I'm sharing a favorite snack in our house. Something that doesn't last long! Peanut Butter Energy Balls! They are so yummy and fun to make with the kids. I first saw a recipe floating around about 2 years ago. The recipe calls for coconut but we aren't fans of coconut so I leave that part out! Otherwise most of everything else we already had on hand. Ingredients:...more
June is a month for settling into summer routines. My older son, College Boy, is home from his freshman year. He went to work campaigning for his close friend's dad, our Congressman. My younger son, PurDude, graduated from high school (in the top 6% of his class, but I digress). He continues to work for the city as a lifeguard as he prepares for his freshman year in college....more
Summer is officially here and my baking reflects that fact. I love all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that summertime brings almost to my doorstep. I wish I had a garden, I don’t, but farmer’s markets and roadside stands are all around....more
I was so excited to have been involved in a strawberry shortcake recipe contest for so many reasons. First, especially at this time of year I love using fresh berries in recipes and strawberries are a favorite. Also, I love a challenge. Nothing sends me to the kitchen faster than a houseful of teens an ingredient challenge.
Bagels are one of my most favorite things to eat. They are so versatile, so forgiving; they go with anything — from smoked white fish to jam — and never complain. You can eat them by themselves just fine or slather with butter or cream cheese, and you’ve got yourself a meal....more
Baseball Chocolate Chip Cupcakes We made these for my husband for Father’s Day. Chocolate Chip is his favorite cookie and now cake. I made them earlier so I could share with you. He already ate 4 of them! ...more
Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.
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