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Friday, July 1, 2022

Rustic Raspberry Vodka-tini

Does the world really need another flavored "martini" that's made with vodka, not gin? Absolutely. Indulge me. I have a penchant for smooshing up fresh fruit with vodka and gleefully declaring Happy Hour. Be careful. This cocktail...

Herb Roasted Chicken Legs with Root Vegetables

I know that fall is officially on its way when I start to roast chicken. Even though I bake pretty consistently year round, I'd never dream of roasting a chicken in the summer. For some...

Hey, You: Save the Mint! And Make It Schnappy!

This week, I started to think about one of my dreaded end-of-summer chores: cleaning up the garden. Aside from all the weeding, pruning, and plucking, I needed to figure out what I'm doing with all...

Peachberry Ice Cream Drizzle

I love vanilla ice cream. It's kind of boring, but it's true. I love Haagen-Dazs. I love Brighams. I love almost everything in between. Give me a Hoodsie cup on a hot afternoon or a...

Asian Market Crispy Rice Omelette

I make this regular old basmati rice, plus whatever veggies look really good at our Asian market, the Super 88. You could easily toss in some mushrooms, chopped spinach, or even thinly-sliced baby bok choy....

Lazy Sunday French Toast

Whether you're planning on having house guests, or your Labor Day festivities unexpectedly last all weekend, this is a great thing to serve for brunch. (Hey, I know at least a few folks with...

Blueberry Cakelettes

This recipe is a happy accident. I was planning on making my Coconut Bomb cookies this afternoon, and realized a little too late that I was out of, well, coconut. I had a container of...

Smoky Corn Chowder

This soup is gloriously rich and bursting with chunks of sweet corn and potato. It gets its smokiness from bacon and chipotle pepper. The pepper's heat is tempered nicely by the creamy broth. If you're...

Sweet & Sunny Lemon Drop Liquor

Apparently, this weekend is cocktail weekend. Contrary to yesterday's Bee's Kiss, though, my Lemon Drop liquor is light and refreshing. It's a great late-summer-lazy-day-sitting-in-the-yard-waiting-for-the-barbecue-to-be-done kind of drink. If you start a bottle early this week,...

Sesame Garlic Snap Pea Salad

I've had a lot of requests for this lately when we have a barbecue. The crisp beans are a refreshing balance for smoky, spicy pork ribs or a perfectly charred sirloin. The toasty sesame dressing...