October 15th, 2013

Summer

Almond Basil Pesto (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

If I had to choose a favorite herb to grown in my garden, it would have to be basil. Maybe that's because I'm usually successful at growing basil,…

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Apricot Pecan Quick Bread (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2015

When I spotted apricots at the farmers market recently, I realized I've never shared a single recipe that used fresh apricots. And I thought it was…

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Berry Oatmeal Cookie Stacks

Posted on Apr 6th, 2017

I love serving dishes that are easy but elegant, and these Berry Oatmeal Cookie Stacks definitely fall into that category.With three levels of…

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Best Fried Green Tomatoes with Barbecue Buttermilk Dipping Sauce (Market Monday)

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013

Can you believe I'd never had fried green tomatoes until recently? I've always had a funny feeling I was really missing out.  So when I stopped…

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Blackberry Sour Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 24th, 2013

The first time I made this blackberry sour cream pie, I unknowingly bought way too many blackberries, so I decided to just go ahead and make two…

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Caprese Panini

Posted on Aug 7th, 2011

It's that time of year where my garden is producing an abundance of basil and tomatoes, and these Caprese Panini sandwiches are one of my favorite…

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Caprese Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun 30th, 2012

If you love the flavors of caprese salad, you'll love this light, fresh pasta version too.  I have tons of basil and tomatoes in my garden right…

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Cherry Lime Spritzer

Posted on Aug 6th, 2015

I can't seem to resist fresh cherries, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This Cherry Lime Spritzer, made with a homemade cherry syrup,…

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Chickpea Edamame Salad with Avocado Ginger Dressing

Posted on Jan 16th, 2014

I love chickpeas and edamame and often incorporate them into salads and other healthy lunches, so putting them together seemed like a natural thing…

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Chocolate Covered Raspberries

Posted on Feb 1st, 2014

It seems that chocolate covered strawberries get all the attention when Valentine's Day rolls around. And for good reason. They're beautiful and…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

Posted on Aug 14th, 2013

Whenever I have an abundance of strawberries (I really hope you like strawberries, because there will probably be a lot of strawberry recipes coming…

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Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014

Cucumbers are probably my kids favorite vegetable, so I knew I couldn't go wrong picking up a handful of cukes at the farmers' market this week. When…

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Creamy Quinoa Primavera

Posted on Mar 18th, 2011

If you've never tried quinoa, you really should.  I'm always looking for new quinoa recipes, and this is one of my…

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Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup

Posted on Oct 18th, 2013

I love soup weather! Especially when I find an easy, delicious soup recipe like this Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup. It takes about 30 minutes from…

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014

I don't know about you, but the only way I can feed my family zucchini is hidden in baked goods. And this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is my…

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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Posted on Oct 29th, 2009

It is so handy to have a dessert like this in your repertoire.  And let me tell you, dessert doesn't get much easier than this. It only took…

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Easy Peach Freezer Jam (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 25th, 2014

I just can't resist fresh peaches at the farmers' market. Which means I usually end up coming home with way more than we can eat. But when preserving…

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Easy Pickled Cherry Tomatoes (Market Monday)

Posted on Sep 14th, 2015

We had a cold, wet spring here in Colorado, so the growing season got off to a slow start. My tomato plants--especially the cherry tomatoes--are…

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

Everyone in my family loves pickles, so when I spotted Kirby cucumbers at the farmers' market this week, I knew just what to do with them. They're…

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Festive Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Chips

Posted on Jun 25th, 2014

If you're looking for something healthy and delicious to add to your Independence Day menu, this Festive Fruit Salsa is just what you need. It's a…

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Five Fabulous Backyard Party Recipes

Posted on Jun 14th, 2015

I recently contributed five backyard party recipes to the latest edition of  The Weekly Nibble, the Albertson's newsletter, and I'm so…

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French Onion Mushroom Pizza

Posted on Apr 24th, 2013

Wow! This was one amazing pizza!  Even my onion-hating husband admitted it was "pretty good."  It's different, delicious, and definitely…

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Fresh Fruit and Smucker’s Sundaes

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015

In my last post, I shared all of the delicious ice cream sundae supplies I picked up at Walmart for our family's Sundae Night--which was…

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Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Posted on May 25th, 2014

I love all of the fresh fruit that is available during the summer months. I'm pretty content to eat it as is, but this Fresh Fruit Salad…

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Fresh Pineapple Mint Salsa

Posted on Jun 30th, 2014

When I spotted fresh mint at the farmer's market this past weekend, I couldn't resist buying a big bunch. It was the smell. I couldn't resist the…

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Fresh Strawberry Mint Gelato

Posted on Jul 5th, 2014

During our most recent summer vacation, I had the pleasure of trying some amazing strawberry mint gelato. I haven't been able to stop thinking about…

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Fruit & Pudding Cake

Posted on May 24th, 2012

This is hands down my family's favorite cake. I actually can't believe I haven't shared it already. I especially love making it during…

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Garden Fresh Salsa with Roasted Jalapenos (Market Monday)

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013

Of all the things I make with produce from my garden, this salsa is the hands-down favorite. I don't know why, but my children--who would normally…

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Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013

Until last week, I'd never even heard of a garlic scape.  And I certainly didn't know what to do with one.  But as a garlic lover, I was…

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Greek Pasta Salad

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011

This is one of my favorite pasta salad recipes. I'm not sure what's Greek about pepperoni, but I'm not complaining. I've recently…

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Grilled Sesame Chicken Kabobs

Posted on Jun 21st, 2010

Every weekend, on of my boys helps me plan and prepare dinner.  These Grilled Sesame Chicken Kabobs were my nine year-old's choice this…

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Homemade Pico de Gallo

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

I'm a huge fan of fresh pico de gallo! Luckily, it's pretty easy to make it yourself, if you don't mind a little bit of chopping. Believe me, it's…

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Individual Black Forest Brownie Trifles

Posted on Sep 4th, 2013

My husband is a huge fan of black forest cake--and chocolate covered cherries too--so any time I come up with a chocolate-cherry dessert it's sure to…

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Posted on Nov 5th, 2009

This is one of the easiest canning recipes I have. I don't have any special canning equipment (or skills). I just simmer the sealed jars in the…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

Posted on Aug 8th, 2016

It's that time of year when zucchini is abundant, and all your friends with gardens are trying to give away their surplus zucchini. You're going to…

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Made From Scratch, Better Than Anything Peach Cake

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

This recipe was inspired by those "better than anything" cakes you've probably seen--the really good ones made with a cake mix, sweetened condensed…

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Mexican Street Corn (Torchy’s Copycat)

Posted on Apr 25th, 2017

A Torchy's Tacos recently opened up where I live, and I think my favorite thing on their entire menu is the Mexican Street Corn. So of course I had…

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Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Posted on Aug 30th, 2013

If you're planning an end-of-summer Labor Day barbecue (and even if you aren't), I highly recommend putting this salad on your menu. It's one of the…

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Mini Berry Tarts

Posted on Jun 18th, 2013

These mini berry tarts look so pretty that no one will ever believe how easy they are to make! Just pretend that you slaved for hours in the kitchen…

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No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Jun 13th, 2013

My family couldn't stop raving about these cheesecake bars.  I initially set out to make a 9-inch pan, but I'm so glad I thought better of it…

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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Posted on Jul 20th, 2015

I know Georgia is famous for their peaches, but we grow some pretty delicious peaches here in Colorado too! I look forward to their appearance at the…

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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Posted on Aug 17th, 2016

My friend Leann has been raving about her Orzo with Roasted Vegetables for awhile. She shared the recipe in a church cookbook years ago, and…

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Pickled Red Onions (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 17th, 2015

To say I love onions would be a huge understatement. So I can never resist picking them up at the farmers market, because I know I'll use them in…

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Potato, Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

Posted on May 17th, 2013

This delicious frittata features potatoes and fresh herbs.  It's a quick and easy meal that's perfect for breakfast or dinner. I tried this…

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Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013

Salads and sandwiches are two of my favorite summertime meals, and this tasty pasta salad combines both into one amazing dish. It has all the flavors…

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Raspberries and Cream Muffins

Posted on Oct 7th, 2011

I dare say this is one of the best muffin recipes I've ever tried.  They're moist but fluffy, and bake up beautifully.  And raspberry and…

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Raspberry Bruschetta (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 6th, 2015

When my husband and I were out for our last anniversary, we had some delicious raspberry bruschetta. The minute I tried it, I knew I wanted to…

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Roasted Balsamic Cherries with Vanilla Ice Cream (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014

I always know when summer is in full swing by the abundance of fruit at the farmers' market. Honestly, it's hard not to come home with some of…

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Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Dip

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014

I love a good dip--one that's loaded with all kinds of textures and flavors--and this Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Dip is one of my favorites. It's a…

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Roasted Corn Salsa (Market Monday)

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

You may have noticed that I've posted quite a few grilled corn recipes lately, like Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad, and most recently Grilled Corn…

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Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 7th, 2014

I love the bright red color of fresh rhubarb, and it's always one of the first things to appear at our farmers' market. Of course, once I get it…

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Roasted Tomato and Bread Salad (Panzanella)

Posted on Jul 11th, 2015

Summer is the season for garden fresh tomatoes. I already have a few varieties appearing in my garden, and the heirloom tomatoes are starting to…

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Saucy Italian Noodles with Sausage and Peppers

Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

Honestly, there are no words. Nothing I could say that would do this fabulous pasta dish justice. But if you're in the mood for a big bowl full of…

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Simple Raspberry Sauce

Posted on Aug 10th, 2016

I just love raspberries. In fact, if I had to choose a favorite berry (which would be very, very hard), I'd probably choose raspberries. Since I find…

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Simple Strawberry Cake (Market Monday)

Posted on Jun 21st, 2015

One of my favorite things about summer is finding strawberries at the farmers' market. The growing season in Colorado is a bit shorter than some…

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Small-Batch Spicy Zucchini Relish (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015

It's about that time of year when friends and neighbors with gardens start offering their abundance of zucchini to anyone who will take it. Which…

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Southwest Quinoa Salad

Posted on Mar 7th, 2012

Quinoa is quickly becoming one of my favorites grains.  It's just so versatile, especially as the base for a nutritious, protein packed…

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Strawberries and Cream Muffins with Almond Streusel

Posted on Sep 19th, 2013

These gorgeous muffins have become one of my favorites, with their combination of fresh strawberries and sweetened cream cheese. Not to mention the…

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Strawberry Almond Crisp

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

Crisps, crumbles and cobblers are one of my favorite desserts. They're so easy to throw together, and pretty much comfort food in dessert form. And…

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Strawberry Bread

Posted on Apr 30th, 2010

Honestly, I'd never seen strawberry bread until my sister in-law shared this recipe.  It sounded so good, I had to try it that day!  I…

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Strawberry Buckle (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

I know strawberry season has come and gone in some places, but in Colorado, strawberries are at their peak. Of course, strawberries are widely…

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Strawberry Butter & Simple Strawberry Sauce (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013

I'm up to my ears in strawberries people! My farmer Amy, from Garden Sweet Farms, was having a deal on flats this week and I just couldn't resist…

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Strawberry Cantaloupe Salad with Mint & Feta (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 5th, 2013

A few weeks ago my husband was in Germany at a business meeting where he was served watermelon with feta cheese for dessert. He made a point of…

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Strawberry Cream Pie with Chocolate Drizzle

Posted on Apr 19th, 2014

One of the things I love about Pinterest is that when we have a birthday or special occasion, I can have my kids scour my Pinterest boards to choose…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

Posted on Jun 8th, 2015

We've been having a pretty cool spring season here Colorado, which means that rhubarb is thriving. I'm always a little unsure what to do with…

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Strawberry Salsa

Posted on Jan 5th, 2010

This fruit salsa is so fresh tasting and delicious!  Not to mention, heathy.  It's especially wonderful in the summertime, when…

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Tomato Basil Vinaigrette (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

It's that time of year where I've got an abundance of tomatoes coming from my garden. And as much as I love them, I really appreciate new ways…

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Tomato, Bean and Chickpea Salad (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 27th, 2015

Today's Market Monday recipes uses all kinds of fresh, in-season produce. I harvested the cherry tomatoes and basil from my garden, and picked…

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Triple Berry Crisp (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

We're nearing the end of berry season here in Colorado, so I wanted to share one last Market Monday recipe to use those summer berries. Fresh berries…

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Tzatziki Sauce

Posted on Aug 16th, 2010

We have a favorite Greek restaurant in town (truthfully, it's about the only Greek restaurant in town) and we love the tzatziki…

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013

Muffins are a popular grab and go breakfast at our house, and these were a big hit with my family.  They aren't overly sweet, and…

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Zucchini Fritters (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

It's that time of year. The time when everyone seems to have more zucchini than they know what to do with. And although I usually have to hide this…

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