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Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Bananas seem to ripen extra-fast during the summer. I use them to make smoothies, popsicles and I even simply pop them into the freezer for later use in baking. As long as it is cool enough outside to justify heating my kitchen up with the oven, I also bake lots of banana bread. This Strawberry Banana Bread is a summery variation on classic banana bread, ... Read More »

5 Must-Make Memorial Day Desserts

Grilled Peach Sundaes

Memorial Day is often considered to be the start of the summer grilling season. It comes right near the end of the school year and it is the time when the whether really starts to warm up all over the country. A backyard barbecue is a must to kick off the season (even if you grill the rest of the year) and a good excuse ... Read More »

Summer Peach Shrub

Peach Shrub

A shrub is a fruit and vinegar syrup that was originally made as a way to preserve fruit for the winter. Usually, sugar is added to the mixture to make sure the balance of the flavor stays on the sweet side. Shrubs have been enjoying a comeback with the rise of the craft cocktail scene, as people look back to “classic” recipes from decades ago ... Read More »

A Spicy, Summer Grilling Menu for Labor Day

Border Grill Glaze Ribs with Pineapple Salsa

There is no rule that says you have to put your barbecue away after Labor Day, but is often considered to be the last day of the summer grilling season as they days start to get shorter, the weather starts to get (a little) cooler and kids go back to school. I don’t put my grill away at Labor Day, so mine doesn’t make its ... Read More »

6 Cool Treats to Beat a Heat Wave

Heat Wave

When it is hot outside, nothing tastes better than something cold to help cool you down. These sweet, refreshing treats are fun to make even when it is hot out and they are all best served cold! Popsicles of all kinds are kids’ favorites in hot weather. You can skip the ice cream truck by making Homemade Fudgsicles. These chocolaty pops are easy to make ... Read More »

Fresh Raspberry Cake

Fresh Raspberry Cake

When I think about desserts in the summer, I want things that are easy to make and that really showcase some bright, summertime flavors. Easy to make desserts are nice year-round, of course, but in the summer I want to spend the evenings outside enjoying the nice weather – not working in the kitchen – and I also don’t want to leave the oven on ... Read More »

How to Grill Fruit

Grilled Peaches

When you are grilling on a warm summer night, one of the easiest dessert options is to throw some fruit on the grill. Grilling fruit intensifies its sweetness, just as roasting it in the oven can, as some of the water starts to cook out of the fruit and those natural sugars begin to caramelize. Grilling can add some additional flavor that an oven can’t, ... Read More »

6 Delicious Desserts to take to a BBQ

Strawberry Desserts

Summertime is barbecue season. Planning barbecues is always fun, whether you’re making dinner for the family or cooking for a big group of friends. When it comes to food, there are lots of options. You can opt for smoked or grilled meats, hamburgers, sausages and all manner of grilled veggies, and sides like salads and fruit salads are always welcome. Dessert gets a little bit ... Read More »

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