Raspberry Mint Limeade

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Weather: 63 degrees, mostly sunny What I’m listening to:...more

Coffee Cake with Blueberries & Nectarines

It was a warm summer morning. Two of the kids were outside picking wildflowers with one of our California visitors. I was in the kitchen slicing ripe nectarines while the stand mixer worked creaming together butter and sugar, transforming them into what would soon be coffee cake batter ....more

Salmon Taco Salad

Weather: 54 degrees, pouring rain What I’m listening to:...more

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Weather: 70 degrees What I’m listening to: wind chimes Those who know me well are aware that I have a strong affinity for crystallized ginger. I can snack on it all hours of the day. I’ve eaten it while watching movies in lieu of buttered popcorn ....more

Honey Sriracha Shrimp

Weather: 55 degrees, pouring rain What I’m listening to: Sunday Morning, Maroon 5 The life of a food writer is often a funny thing. On this particular day, with a deadline looming, I found myself making a sizzling skillet full of shrimp by 10:45 a.m. while still sporting my “cozies,” otherwise known as pajamas. My three kids, home for the summer, were scattered about the cabin, contentedly playing games and chattering amongst themselves ....more

Ginger Iced Tea with Citrus & Thyme

Weather: 70 degrees, mosquitoes buzzing What I’m listening to:...more

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Blueberry & Feta

Weather: 57 degrees, bright blue skies What I’m listening to:...more
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