Cherry Limeade Cake 1

Cherry- Limeade Pound Cake

My family was tucked away in a beach house in Massachusetts the last couple of weeks. We relaxed and read books, we searched for sea glass and swam in the…

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Pickled Green Beans 9

Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Since I’m quite the expert in pickling now, I decided to go for another pickling recipe.  My sister S picked this one out from a magazine.  We thought it might be…

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Greek Salad Cucumber Bites

Greek Salad Cucumber Bites

I’m teaming up with Paula Deen, GoodBite.com and Philadelphia Cream Cheese again this year to present The Real Women of Philadelphia. Paula Deen has already found four of the next…

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Almond Butter Cups 7

Almond Butter Cups

Dear Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Enthusiasts, I have something new for you to try.  Something you’ll enjoy just as much. They’re Almond Butter Cups.   And you can even make them at…

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Bread and butter pickles 15

Bread and Butter Pickles

When I was little (old enough to stay by myself), I’d sometimes hang out at my Dad’s house in the summers while he he went off to work.  Lunchtime would…

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Raspberry Smores 6

Raspberry S’Mores

Surely you’ve made S’Mores this summer already, right?  It’s sort of a given when you have a cookout.   But have you ever made raspberry s’mores? You’ll need the usual…

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Orange Cake Truffles

Orange Cake Truffles

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunkist. All opinions are 100% mine. We seem to go through a lot of oranges around here. It’s peak…

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Iced Coffee 11

How to Make Iced Coffee

I’m not much of a coffee drinker. No sirree. No caffeine needed. My body is hard-wired to have an abundance of natural energy from the moment I wake up. I…

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Thai Summer Salad 1

Thai Summer Salad

It’s only a matter of time before our beach vacation begins. This means that I’ve been working out like a mad-woman, drinking gallons of unsweetened iced tea, and eating as…

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Fresh Peach Pie 1

Fresh Peach Pie

It’s Pie Day.  You may happen to see an onslaught of pies being shared on food blogs, and Facebook and Twitter today.  That’s a good thing.  I love pie.  But…

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Pop Rocks Brownie Bites 1

Pop Rocks Brownie Bites

If are a child of the 70′s, I have a nostalgic favorite for you to consider. And today’s kids are clued in to the magical powers of this exploding candy…

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Triple Berry Salad with Sugared Almonds 2

Triple Berry Salad with Sugared Almonds

If you’ve never had fresh berries in a green salad before, now’s the time to try it.  My sister S is here in San Diego visiting us, and she shared…

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Fireworks Cookies 12

Fireworks Cookies

The July issue Martha Stewart Living magazine has these cool Fireworks Cookies featured on the cover.  I made a version of these for Halloween last year (Spiderweb Cookies), using the…

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Red White and Blue Sangria 2

Red, White and Blue Sangria

The big fireworks holiday will be here before you know it here in the USA, and it’s usually celebrated with festive parades, hot summer barbecues, and a whole lot of…

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Bacon Macaroni Salad 11

Not Your Mama’s Macaroni Salad

Summer officially begins tomorrow here in the USA- though here in San Diego we are in the midst of our infamous “June Gloom,” an icky series of weeks where the…

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Pulled-Pork-Sandwiches-10

Man Food Recipes (for Father’s Day)

When I think of the ideal man who I always wanted to father my children, I picture a preppy, cute guy in plaid shorts with a polo shirt and a…

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Sports Dipped Strawberries

Sports- Dipped Strawberries

Father’s Day is coming up next weekend, so you may wish to make a little treat for good old Dad… or your Grandfather… or your husband… or your kid’s baseball…

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