Summertime recipe takes advantage of the season’s strawberry crop

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

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

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 Recipe Roundup

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

Patriotic Pavlova

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
shellybean70 The secret to meringue is not to overcook it, then to turn off the oven and let it ...more

Teenager Approved: Strawberry Shortcake, Nacho Style

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. ...more
Chi Chi Yes, shortbread are a universal cookie. So versatile. I hope you try this recipe, a ...more

IDLE NO MORE TODAY

Today we had no time for being maudlin, crying into our soup and feeling sorry for ourselves.   There was things to do and a life to live.  The day held promise of sunshine and blue skies....more

Here Bagel Bagel Bagel...

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

 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

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

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. ...more
Checking it out and sharing the recipe with my boot-camp class.more
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