Category Archives: 4th of July Recipes

Vanilla or Chocolate? That is the question.

Chocolate or vanilla?  That is the question I have been asking myself lately.  I have always been a chocolate girl.  Then, I ate these cupcakes.  And, I had vanilla bean ice cream.  And, I ate vanilla bean crème brulee.  Now … Continue reading

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Fancy Corn on the Cob

  For my mom’s birthday we went to a great restaurant, and one of the best things we ate was something on the menu called “Street Corn”.  I have been craving it ever since, so decided to try to recreate … Continue reading

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10 Ways You Know You Are In Arizona During a Rainstorm and a Popsicle Recipe

It is so funny to see a story about Arizona on the national news during our monsoon season.  They act like we are having these horribly dangerous storms and it is so terrifying, and then they usually show a picture … Continue reading

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Peach-Blueberry Crumble and a Thank You

We were going over to my parents’ house for dinner this week, and I offered to bring dessert because there was a recipe I’ve been wanting to try ever since I saw it on the Cooking Classy blog.  It is … Continue reading

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A Cute Way to Display Silverware for 4th of July

A few weeks ago we hosted a get together at our cabin up north.  I am always looking for festive ways to decorate the food table as we usually set up a buffet table at each meal where friends and … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

This recipe is one of the favorites I have found recently.  In the past, whenever I was asked to bring a pasta salad to a gathering, I would just cut up some tomatoes and cucumber, add it to pasta, and pour … Continue reading

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Red, White, and Blueberry Salad With Poppyseed Dressing

After Memorial Day here in Arizona, we brace ourselves for the heat we know is coming.  Sunday it is supposed to be 108 degrees!  I try to use my oven as little as possible during the next 4 months.  Salads … Continue reading

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Perfect Memorial Day Dessert – Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

My son and his girlfriend were coming to town so I looked through my files to make a special dessert for when they arrived.  I had been wanting to try this recipe for a while so decided to make these Cherry Almond Cheesecake … Continue reading

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