Peach Ice Cream Day – No Churn Peach Ice Cream

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It’s National Peach Ice Cream Day!

Ah, the quintessential summer fruit. The peach. Originally from China, was brought to the Americas in the 16th century by Spanish explorers. This sweet gem is the the second biggest fruit crop in the U.S.  California leads the party with the highest production in the nation. Georgia, South Carolina and New Jersey follow right behind.

And what better way to celebrate this juicy fruit but with ice cream. Peaches are at the peak of their season in mid-summer and ice cream is the perfect summer treat!

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Don’t have an ice cream maker? No problem. You don’t need one for this recipe! Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #209

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“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy”. That old song really says it.

I love summer. I love sitting on my deck and relaxing in the warm shade, listening to the birds and the sounds of the waterfall. It’s the time of year that lazing in the sun is just part of the day. And who wants to get up and cook? Certainly not me.

But sadly, we all have to do it. We all have to find the answer to that constant question…

what's for dinner?

  Well come on over – this is the place to answer that question! This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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Florida Key Lime Pie

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Florida’s Key Lime Pie is up next for our State Foods Series!

Florida is known for it’s Cuban fare. The Cubano Sandwich or Shredded Cuban Beef dinner, but it just wasn’t uniquely Florida. It is Cuban. But then I remembered; Key Lime!

In 2006 the Key Lime Pie was named Florida’s state pie. A creamy, tart filling with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream topping – although some places do meringue.

There are some rules – you must not use green food coloring. The pie is a yellow color and tart. Sweet and green is the wrong pie! You must use key limes. Originally from the Caribbean, a few of these emerald fruits are grown in Florida.

The limes we usually see in the market are Persian limes. Key limes are about the size of a walnut with more seeds. There is not a lot of juice but the key lime is slightly more acidic and has a smoother, more complex flavor.

The key lime pie is uniquely Floridian – their claim to culinary fame. And the key lime pie is just plain delicious!! Here is a super easy recipe for small, individual pies. Continue reading

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French Toast with Blueberries & Pomegranate Syrup

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Blueberries are one of the healthiest foods around. They are full of fiber and anti-oxidants – and vitamins K & C as well as manganese. So let’s join forces and celebrate these sweet little nuggets for National Blueberry Day!

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Maine is the leader for producing the most wild blueberries and the cultivated leader is Michigan (followed closely by Washington, Oregon and Georgia). The leader changes every year. Last year my home state, Oregon, held the record for most berries produced.

But regardless of where they came from, they are delicious little morsels that are good with almost anything, sweet or savory.  Here we have gone with the sweet…

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #208

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What did you have for dinner last week?

The 4th of July is over and the routine can settle down, somewhat. Summer is a busy time of getting outdoors and engaging in activities. It’s also a time to relax and savor life’s moments. And you don’t want to have to worry about what to fix for dinner.

Oh but why don’t I need to worry you may ask. That’s because you’ve come to the place that always has an answer.

what's for dinner?

  Well come on over – this is the place to answer that question! This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

Continue reading

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