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  • blackberry pecan bars with fresh blackberries

    Blackberry Pecan Bars

    Blackberry pecan bars are the perfect breakfast to dessert treat with a jammy berry filling in a brown sugar pecan shortbread crust.…

  • Dorie Greenspan’s Dimply Plum Cake

    Dorie Greenspan’s dimply plum cake is a high summer snack cake that can be made with any variety of plum, pluot, or aprium. It’s a simple old fashioned one bowl cake…

  • peach and prosciutto crostini on black and white plates

    peach prosciutto & ricotta crostini

    Peach, prosciutto & ricotta crostini is the perfect summer appetizer to enjoy when the peaches are fresh and the weather is beautiful! Sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy, these easy-to-put-together toasts…

  • pea pod salad with Asian dressing in a bowl

    Snap Pea Salad

    Snap pea salad is a simple Asian inspired salad with sugar snap peas, cucumber, red onion and bell pepper in a umami rich toasted sesame dressing. It’s one of those salads…

  • lemon butter pie, with bite taken

    Lemon Butter Pie

    Lemon butter pie just might be the sweetest discovery of summer ~ an easy almost-no-bake icebox pie with big lemon flavor and a texture you just have to taste to believe!…

  • colorful grand aioli on blue and white plates

    Grand Aioli

    Grand aioli is summer grazing with a French twist! This healthy Mediterranean platter is anchored by a garlicky dip and surrounded by crisp veggies, shellfish, halved eggs, and some crusty bread.…

  • Raspberry bread topped with a lemon glaze

    Lemon glazed raspberry bread

    Lemon glazed raspberry bread is a so-much-better-than-your -coffee-shop little slice of heaven packed with juicy raspberries and bright lemon flavor. This easy lemony loaf cake is an absolute must make!…

  • raspberry poppy seed dressing on a spoon

    raspberry poppy seed dressing

    Raspberry poppy seed dressing made with fresh berries, olive oil, vinegar, and a touch of honey is SO much better than the bottled stuff ~ the bright flavor explodes in your…

  • Cherry Tomatoes Provençal in a white gratin dish

    cherry tomatoes Provençal

    Cherry tomatoes Provençal is a super simple summer side that pairs juicy tomatoes with a crisp herbe de Provence gratin topping. It’s easy, versatile, delicious, and so French countryside!…

  • zucchini muffin with butter knife

    Perfect Zucchini Muffins

    Zucchini muffins are a season spanning treat that combines summer zucchini with toasted walnuts and a hint of cinnamon ~ they’re soft, moist, and yummy.…

  • a soft almond pavlova topped with whipped cream and currants

    toasted almond pavlova with summer berries

    My almond pavlova is a crisp meringue that cracks open to a pillowy marshmallow center. It’s topped with toasted almonds, whipped cream, and summer berries that sparkle like little gems. It’s…

  • Coffee Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

    Coffee cookies and cream ice cream takes two favorite flavors and combines them into summer’s best dessert ever. We’ll take a double scoop!…

  • Watermelon Salsa

    Summer’s here and the eating is easy with my watermleon salsa popped with chili and lime. It’s a healthy low calorie refresher that works as a side dish for barbecues, or…

  • peach bread, sliced

    buttermilk peach bread

    Buttermilk peach bread is a simple quick bread loaded with juicy chunks of fresh peach ~ if you’re looking for an easy peach recipe that goes from breakfast to dessert, you’ve…

  • Giada's lemon spaghetti twirled on a fork

    Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti ~ a no cook sauce!

    Giada’s lemon spaghetti is the ultimate in easy summer eating ~ it’s hot pasta tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, a little starchy water, and lots of fresh basil…

  • batter for spiced peach bread

    20 peach recipes you need right now!

    You’ve got peaches, now you need the recipes ~ here’s 20 of my best summer peach recipes from quick and easy desserts, to main courses and drinks. You’re welcome!…

  • chocolate covered frozen bananas, copy cat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas on parchment paper

    Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

    Chocolate covered frozen bananas are a copycat version of Trader Joe’s famous ‘Gone Bananas’. It’s one of the simplest (and healthiest) desserts you’ll ever eat!…

  • How to Make Homemade Magic Shell

    Homemade Magic Shell is a 2 ingredient chocolate sauce that ‘magically’ hardens when it touches a scoop of ice cream. It will transform any flavor in your freezer into a fun summer dessert.…

  • Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

    My cherry tomato caprese salad with slivers of red onion, Kalamata olives, and a red wine vinaigrette is the little black dress of summer side salads ~ it goes with everything!…

  • Cherry Tomato Focaccia

    Cherry tomato focaccia with rosemary is an easy no knead recipe ~ the bread is crunchy, the tomatoes are juicy, and the whole thing is absolutely delicious!…

  • veggie sushi, vegan, with chopsticks

    Garden Veggie Sushi

    Veggie sushi is an easy vegan sushi roll that celebrates fresh summer vegetables. It’s a great way to get started making sushi at home!…

  • quick pickled dilly beans

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything! Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp homemade ‘quickles’ are more complex in flavor than commercial pickles. You…

  • chocolate chip cookie bars, sliced

    Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    Chocolate chip cookie bars are the perfect dessert. This easy one bowl bar cookie recipe bakes up thicker and more decadent than your favorite chocolate chip cookie ~ no chilling or…

  • lemon mousse in small glasses

    Fresh Lemon Mousse

    This easy recipe makes a fluffy lemon mousse without gelatin or raw eggs. It’s creamy, tart, and refreshing!…

  • charcuterie salad with bread and basil

    Charcuterie Salad

    A charcuterie salad is a gutsy main course salad loaded with everything from your favorite charcuterie board, plus a bright fresh crunch!…

  • Pulling apart a gooey cornflake crusted cheese curd

    Cornflake Crusted Cheese Curds

    Cornflake crusted cheese curds are a twist on a favorite Midwestern snack that anyone can make ~ cornflakes are the secret to my extra delicious crispy crust.…

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