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Market Fresh Cooking: Get Grilling with Grilled Peach Sundaes

Grilled Peach Sundaes

One of my favorite things about summertime is the wide variety of fresh produce available at both my local grocery stores and my local farmers markets. From tomatoes and corn to strawberries and melons, it seems that everything is at their flavor peak when the weather is hot. I find that fruit is absolutely irresistible in the summer and always bring home a few baskets ... Read More »

5 Great Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Ideas

chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiches

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and while it is great to have a day dedicated to this frozen treat, any warm summer day is a good time to celebrate by eating an ice cream sandwich. There are tons of ice cream sandwiches to choose from when you head down the freezer aisle of the grocery store, but it is a lot more ... Read More »

Summer Tomato Gratin with Garlic Parmesan Topping

Tomato Gratin

There are so many ways to put fresh tomatoes to good use in the summertime. You can put them in salads, roast them in the oven to pair with bread or pasta, and you can turn them into an irresistible gazpacho. This Summer Tomato Gratin with Garlic Parmesan Topping is just one more delicious way to enjoy tomatoes. I was inspired by a piece that ... Read More »

5 Tips for Hot Weather Baking

In the winter, you would never think twice about turning on your oven to do a little baking. During the summer, when it is scorching hot outdoors, the idea of turning on the oven for any length of time becomes a lot less appealing. Those freshly baked cookies are tempting all year round, however, so sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and turn ... Read More »

Fresh Strawberry Jello Ring

Fresh Strawberry Jello Ring

There is something all-American about Jello. It is a staple of many family traditions, whether you’re making cut-out Jello jigglers for kids to play with or your great Aunt Betty is making her famous (or infamous) Jello salad to bring to that potluck picnic. Jello is fun to work with and can create some stunning desserts with its bright, jewel-like colors. It may not be ... Read More »

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

An ice cream maker is must-have kitchen gadget for ice cream lovers who will use it year round to make many batches of homemade ice cream in flavors from fresh Strawberry to Cookies n’ Cream. An ice cream maker isn’t a staple for those who only eat ice cream occasionally, however, as it doesn’t make sense to devote a lot of pantry space to an ... Read More »

Fresh Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

Fresh Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

When strawberries are in season and my local farmers markets are overflowing with them, I can’t resist taking home basket after basket. The problem with this is that I can end up with almost more berries than I know what to do with! Fortunately, I haven’t quite run out of ways to use strawberries yet, and these Fresh Strawberry Mini Cupcakes are my current favorite ... Read More »

Tovolo Twin Pop Molds

Tovolo Twin Pops

The jingle of the ice cream truck would bring me and all of my friends running when we were kids playing in the park after school. They always had something new and exciting that looked good, and some kids would go for that. I liked the new and exciting things, too, but often stuck with a few treats that were my favorites and twin pops ... Read More »

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