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Spring Pea and Arugula Soup

How does a light pea soup sound? It’s not just light in color, it’s light in flavor too…and no cream! The typical pea soup that we all grew up on, has a smoky ham flavor…not that there’s anything wrong with that! This Spring Pea and Arugula Soup has everything light and bright, and with sour cream swirled in, that gorgeous green sure makes it easy on the eyes! At the…

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…

Chile-Spiked Grilled Corn on the Cob

The aromas coming from the neighbor’s grills are a sure sign that summer is here! Whether heading to a pot luck or a day at the beach, this backyard classic will be a perfect contribution….patio or picnic! It is full of flavor and I love the kick of heat from the chile pequin! The sweetness of summer corn, makes all the difference! Shuck the corn, boil it,grill it and season it. Super easy!  Time to…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my ‘go to’ for those times when you need an easy recipe that makes lots and lots of yummy cookies. It is the perfect recipe for the class party, little league team snack, cookie exchange needing several dozen cookies, or just to make and keep in the freezer. For an extra treat, make some of Jurga’s Easy Vanilla Ice Cream (no ice cream maker required) and serve them together! Enjoy! Print Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes approximately…

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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