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Cinnamon Muffins

I am always tempted to add something to muffins, whether it is fresh fruit, dried fruit or some sort of other tasty tidbit. I resisted temptation when making this muffin to keep it as simple as possible. And it turned out well. Don’t get me wrong, I love fruit in my muffins. The problem is that sometimes we get into ruts with that we make. ... Read More »

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Tomato gazpacho is a fantastic summer soup, but you can actually use many other fruits and vegetables to make gazpacho. Watermelon is a fantastic example. It is so juicy, it’s halfway to becoming a soup (or a smoothie) as soon as you cut into it, and it’s refreshing sweetness is a great background for other flavors. If you’re ready to experiment with gazpacho variations, my ... Read More »

Key Lime Pie (unbaked)

I don’t like baked key lime pies. Some people say that they taste the same (or very similar), but I still object. The pies are baked because of a fear of salmonella or other potentially egg-borne pathogens. The fact of the matter is that the acid in the fresh lime juice that is used to make the pie actually “cooks” the eggs, thus destroying anything ... Read More »

Does my blog look good in this?

I have the honor of hosting this month’s Does My Blog Look Good in This? event. If you’re not familiar with it, a quick read through the rules should clarify everything. The event is a competition of food photography. Anyone who wishes to participate should: Select their best original food/drink photo from the month of May. E-mail me with a link to the blog entry ... Read More »

White Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips

The first impression upon biting into one of these cookies is that they’re good, but nothing special. There is no dramatic spice or flavor that really sets the apart and, in fact, they have a smooth and subtle flavor to them. Once you’re finished that first cookie, I guarantee you’ll be back for more because, as it turns out, there is something very special about ... Read More »

Mustard-Crusted Turkey Breast

I was flipping through one of the newer issues of Everyday Food magazine, the quicker and easier recipe collection published by Martha Stewart, and was looking for something to make for company when I spotted the recipe for Mustard Crusted Turkey Breasts. As usual, the picture really appealed to me, as did the fact that the recipe called for whole-grain mustard which I love. The ... Read More »

Vanilla and Ginger Scones

Sugar High Friday’s theme this month is ginger and the event is hosted by Ruth at Once Upon a Feast. Frankly, I had a huge craving for vanilla and couldn’t get it out of my head enough to focus on the ginger. After a while, I gave up on trying not to use vanilla and decided to work with it. I went with some simple ... Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Pops

From-Scratch Vanilla Pudding Pops

When summer hits, there is nothing better than a cold, sweet treat to help cool you down. Lemonade is always a good option, but popsicles might be even better. They’re sitting there in your freezer, ready to eat as soon as you need one, and there are no dishes to wash after you’ve finished up. I have always been a fan of popsicles and like ... Read More »

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