4th of July Salads

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With all the burgers, barbeques and dogs, it’s nice to put those garden fresh ingredients to good use for your 4th of July Cookout.  Here are 4 fantastic salad recipes that are sure to be a hit at your patriotic party!!!! 1. Mustard Potato Salad with Tomato Relish 2.  Sweet Potato, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad […]

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Patriotic Tablescape: “A Party for the USA”

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With the 4th of July just a few days away, there is still plenty of time to pull together a patriotic tablescape with a small budget and a little DIY fun.  This table is perfect for an indoor party or an al fresco celebration.  I chose to keep it all inside, because let’s face it, […]

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Zucchini & Tomato Saute with Parmesan and Basil

tomato and zucchini saute

CSAs this week are filled with gorgeous green zucchini and now that the early tomatoes are ripening, it is the perfect time to make a super simple, but tasty saute.  Just like the Sauteed Shrimp & Feta dish, this is another dish that is great for any night of the week, because it is very […]

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Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel with Lemon Thyme Sauce and Feta

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When it’s 98 degrees outside, who really wants to spend hours in the kitchen making dinner when after work chores involve watering the flowers and garden, running around the yard, washing camp clothes, bath time to  make the mornings run smoother, and early bed times for our little guys to recharge their energy for another […]

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Cracker Candy

cracker candy

So, if I haven’t mentioned it before, I will go ahead and tell you now.  I’m pregnant.  Like super P-R-E-G-G-O!  Like my lungs are crushed and I breathe like a large animal just when walking to the other room pregnant.  Like I can’t wait to get in bed, but hate being in bed because I […]

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Strawberry Sorbet

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Alright it’s Saturday and I think that means CSA pickup day!! You may be getting the last of the strawberry harvest and if you really want to please your family and certainly your own palate, then you will definitely want to make this super easy and delicious Strawberry Sorbet. I don’t have an ice cream […]

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A Romantic Day for Two in the Vineyard: Sponsored Post

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  So, one of my favorite people on Earth is engaged to marry her long-time love!! Kate is like my little sister and has been a big part of my life since I started babysitting for her nearly 15 years ago!! Now, she is all grown up and getting married and I couldn’t be happier […]

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Herbed Kohlrabi Home Fries

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So you have your CSA box and you open it up to find this super weird looking red turnip, no beet, no radish, no…..what the heck is this thing with tentacles coming out the side?!  Ever since this amazing farm to table movement has made it’s forgivable trendy way into our restaurants and homes, we […]

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Old Meets New: A Table of Gold and Blue

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A few weeks ago I shared my Green and Gold table that was inspired by the gorgeous greens of my yard.  I lined the table with single stems of white hydrangeas in simple glass vases.  I was so pleased with the table that rather than redo it, I decided to replace the wilted flowers and […]

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Shrimp & Tomato Pasta

shrimp caprese

I recently shared this recipe with my friends over at What’s Cooking with Ruthie.  This is the quintessential summer recipe.  Fresh, fresh, fresh is the name of this game.  If you know anything about me you know how much I love tomatoes.  You might also even know that Cherokee Purple tomatoes are my absolute favorite!! […]

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