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Simple Summer Grilling!

Today Vince said he loves August because it’s such a relaxed summer month, July has the Independence Day festivities and then August is the month just for vacations and taking it easy. I thought about that and realized it’s true. Even though kids are getting ready to go back to school, everyone seems to be more relaxed and moving at a slower speed. And that includes our meals. August is the month for impromptu gatherings and…

Apricot Blueberry Cobbler

August is the month for stone fruits and there is nothing better than when a friend has fruit trees. And since fruit trees generally yield far too much for one family…friends share! Recently we received a bag of fresh apricots. After we had eaten as much as our tummies could handle the fruits were getting softer. Don’t throw these jewels out, bake something! Anytime you have fruits about to go bad, make a dessert. Cobblers are…

Julia’s Omelettes

“If you can read, you can cook.” Julia Child,¬†Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In the introduction to the 40th Anniversary edition of her iconic cookbook, Julia Child explains that her goal was to write the recipes so that anyone who could read would be able to make the dish and have it turn out exactly as expected. Her directions are detailed and easy to follow; the omelette recipe is 8 pages long, with illustrations! This book…

Cookie Cookie Cookie

Cookie Cookie Cookie…anybody who doesn’t like cookies can stop reading now. But if you are a Cookie Kook like me, then keep on reading! Since we are coming up on back to school it’s time to fill up the cookie jar. So we devoted this week to some of our favorite cookie recipes: There’s a healthy-ish option, a favorite made into another kind of treat all together, and a classic after…

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wait, what did that say?!?! You read it right, Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches. Because why not take a favorite cookie and make it into a special treat! This combo is the perfect after school snack for those hot first few days of the term. Make these and keep them in the freezer to surprise your kids and their friends. Or serve them for dessert at a casual party. These are the perfect size for any time. Not too big and…

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