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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Tri Tip with Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa with Grilled Tri Tip

During the summer, I like to grill and eat outside as much as possible. It’s always nice to be outside on a warm evening with friends, family and good food. This weekend is Labor Day weekend, and that generally serves as the unofficial end of the summer grilling season. I keep grilling just about year round, but I always make it a point to have ... Read More »

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek yogurt can be a great ingredient to use in baking. Like buttermilk and sour cream, it adds a subtle tang to baked goods and helps to keep them both moist and tender. I also often eat it for breakfast with fruit and granola, ¬†use it to make homemade frozen yogurt and for making other delicious goodies, so I always have it in my fridge. ... Read More »

Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Magic bars are an easy-to-make bar cookie recipe that use some of my favorite main ingredients: chocolate, nuts and coconut. They’re also very easy to adapt if you want to play around with those base flavors, because the ingredients for the bars are essentially just layered together in a pan and baked. These Maple Bacon Magic Bars are a salty-sweet version of the classic Magic ... Read More »

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Cookies

Cappuccino Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cappuccino is made with roughly half coffee and half milk, so it doesn’t have as strong of coffee flavor as, say, a mug of black coffee. These Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Cookies have a hint of coffee that reminds me of a cappuccino. It is distinct, but not overpowering to the point where you can no longer pick up the other flavors in ... Read More »

Peaches n’ Cream Muffins

Peaches n' Cream Muffins

Peaches and cream is a simple dessert that consists of the two elements in its name: peaches and cream, usually whipped cream. The rich cream is a nice contrast to the juicy, flavorful fruit. These two elements combine so well that “peaches n’ cream” is now a flavor that most of us are familiar with, and it can be found anywhere from hard candies to ... Read More »

Fresh Pineapple Sorbet

Fresh Pineapple Sorbet

Sorbet is a fantastic dessert to make when you have lots of fresh fruit in your kitchen. I’ve had quite a few fresh pineapples around lately, as they have been priced very well at my local stores. I usually chop them up and add them into fruit salads or bake pineapple upside down cakes, but this time around I opted to make a Fresh Pineapple ... Read More »

Key Lime Chiffon Pie

Key Lime Chiffon Pie

Key lime pie is a fantastic summertime dessert. It’s cool, creamy filling and bright sweet-tart lime flavor is refreshing even on the hottest day. This Key Lime Chiffon Pie is an even better choice. The pie has all the flavor of a traditional key lime pie, but in a form that is even lighter and requires absolutely no baking. Chiffon pies have a mousse-like filling ... Read More »

Graham Cracker Crumb Crust

Graham Cracker Crumb Crust

A graham cracker crust is an easy to make option for all kinds of pies and desserts. A graham cracker crust will come together much more quickly than a traditional pastry crust, and while it isn’t a good choice if you’re looking to make a classic apple pie, it can add an additional layer of flavor and texture to recipes like cheesecake, key lime pie ... Read More »

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