Category Archives: Summer Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Ice Cream Bars

I have had so much fun experimenting with popsicles lately.  With temperatures rising this week to 115, the thought of turning on my oven to bake, was not appealing.  Popsicles were all I could think about.  I recently ate a … Continue reading

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Salmon Patties

I am always looking for new ways to fix salmon.  Most of the time Jeff eats whatever I fix without complaining, but anytime dinner involves fish, I can just tell he isn’t too excited about it.  We both want to … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Baked Beans for the Holidays

When I started to have Easter at my house every year, I wanted to serve baked beans with the traditional ham.  I set out on a mission to find baked beans like I remembered from my childhood.  Beans that are … Continue reading

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Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

I’ve made these 3 times in the last 2 weeks.  I’ve eaten them 3 times in the last 2 weeks.  I am on a diet.  I found out something very important.  Brownies are not good for a diet.  Just thought … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Walnut Zucchini Bread or Baseball?

We have been having so much fun lately picking vegetables from our garden.  There are certain recipes I only make during this time.  I love cooking seasonally.  It makes you appreciate what you are eating, and we look forward to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Marinade for Grilled Chicken

I have been wanting to post this recipe for a long time as it is probably the one I’ve used the most over the last 29 years.  It is an amazing teriyaki marinade that, when marinated overnight, gives grilled chicken … Continue reading

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Cool Off This Summer with a Strawberry Lemonade Slushy

I don’t know if it is the fact that I never grew up or that the summers are so hot here in Arizona, but I absolutely love frozen drinks.   I used to make them for the kids when they … Continue reading

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Pistachio Feta Couscous Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

I saw a funny post on Instagram the other day.  It fits me exactly.  I always knew the fish, Dory, in Finding Nemo was modeled after me (she has no short-term memory).  I thought it was so cute, I just … Continue reading

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Southwestern Cobb Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

I have been wanting to make a salad with cilantro dressing ever since my daughter made one last summer for a get-together she went to.  It looked so colorful and refreshing.  I figured what better time to try it than during … Continue reading

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Lemon Pie Cupcakes and Lessons Learned

I think I mentioned on one of my recent posts that I was looking into renting a commercial kitchen so I can start an online bakery.  For awhile it looked as if I wasn’t going to be able to find … Continue reading

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