October 15th, 2013

Summer

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Almond Basil Pesto

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

If I had to choose a favorite herb to grown in my garden, it would have to be basil. And one of my favorite things to make with fresh basil is…

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Apricot Pecan Quick Bread

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

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 by a…

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Blackberry Peach Buttermilk Pie

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2017

Peach and blackberry is one of my favorite fruity combinations. And of course I love pie! Which made this Blackberry Peach Buttermilk Pie a match…

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Blackberry Sour Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 24th, 2013

The first time I made thisBlackberry Sour Cream Pie, I unknowingly bought way too many blackberries, so I decided to just go ahead and make two pies.…

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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 combining them in this Chickpea Edamame Salad with…

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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. But if I had to choose, I'd say raspberries…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

Posted on Aug 14th, 2013

Whenever I have an abundance of strawberries my husband's first request is for strawberry pie. So I decided to combine his love of strawberry pie…

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Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

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. And…

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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 Creamy Quinoa Primavera is one of my…

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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 Easy Fruit Cobbler in your repertoire.  And let me tell you, dessert doesn't get much easier than…

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Easy Herb Butter

Posted on Jul 12th, 2017

Are fresh herbs taking over your backyard garden? Then it's time to whip up a batch--or two--of this Easy Herb Butter! And with just four…

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Easy Peach Freezer Jam

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 Refrigerator Pickles

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. This…

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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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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 with Honey…

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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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Fruit and Pudding Cake

Posted on May 24th, 2012

This Fruit and Pudding Cake is hands down my family's favorite cake. I actually can't believe I haven't shared it with you already.  …

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Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto

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. This Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto turned…

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Greek 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 sauce. This…

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Homemade Pico de Gallo

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

I'm a huge fan of fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo! Luckily, it's pretty easy to make it yourself, if you don't mind a little bit of…

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Italian Bean Salad

Posted on Jun 30th, 2017

I love a good salad! Especially in the summer months when I don't want to turn on the oven. And this Italian Bean Salad makes the perfect summer side…

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Posted on Nov 5th, 2009

This Jalapeno Pepper Jelly is one of the easiest canning recipes I have in my collection. I don't have any special canning equipment (or skills), so…

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Layered Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing

Posted on Aug 8th, 2017

Nothing says summer to me like a colorful fruit salad. And when it comes to fruit salads, this Layered Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing…

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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 Made From Scratch, Better Than Anything Peach Cake recipe was inspired by those "better than anything" cakes you've probably seen--the really…

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Melon Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2017

One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh, in-season fruit. And there's no better way to enjoy it than in this Melon Berry Fruit…

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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 Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad on…

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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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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

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 and Goat Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

Posted on May 17th, 2013

This delicious Potato, Herb and Goat Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes features potatoes and fresh herbs. Which makes it a quick and easy meal that's…

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Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

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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Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013

Salads and sandwiches are two of my favorite summertime meals, and this tasty Ranch BLT Pasta Salad combines both into one amazing dish. This salad…

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Raspberries and Cream Muffins

Posted on Oct 7th, 2011

I dare say these Raspberries and Cream Muffins are some of the best muffins I've ever tried.  They're moist but fluffy, and bake up beautifully.…

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Raspberry Bruschetta

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

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. This…

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Roasted Corn Salsa

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

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

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Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

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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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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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 this nutritious, protein packed Southwest…

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Strawberries and Cream Muffins with Almond Streusel

Posted on Sep 19th, 2013

These gorgeous Strawberries and Cream Muffins with Almond Streusel have become one of my favorites, with their combination of fresh strawberries and…

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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 heard of Strawberry Bread until my sister in-law shared this recipe on Facebook.  It sounded so good, I had to try it that…

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Strawberry Buckle

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

This Strawberry Buckle is what I'd call a good old-fashioned dessert. Which is usually synonymous with something delicious, made from simple…

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Strawberry Cantaloupe Salad with Mint & Feta

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 fresh Strawberry Salsa is so fresh tasting and delicious!  Not to mention, healthy.  It's especially wonderful in the summertime, when…

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Tomato Bacon Carbonara

Posted on Aug 15th, 2017

It's that time of year when I have an abundance of tomatoes coming from my garden, and this Tomato Bacon Carbonara was the perfect way to use up all…

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Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

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 to…

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Tomato, Bean and Chickpea Salad

Posted on Jul 27th, 2015

My garden is in full bloom right now, and I've been looking for ways to use up my harvest. And this Tomato, Bean and Chickpea Salad uses all kinds of…

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Triple Berry Crisp

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

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

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Zucchini Fritters

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. If that sounds familiar, then I recommend…

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