Fresh Strawberry No Churn Ice Cream

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Hood Strawberries are like the best of the best.  At the peak of the season they are large, juicy and sweet – but this is the very end and the berries are getting smaller.  I stopped and grabbed a half flat while I still could!

I froze some (for summer treats in the dead of winter), ate a lot, made some strawberry vinegar, ate some more, and made this delicious, no churn ice cream!

Strawberry ice cream is a sign that summer is here! Using fresh strawberries and no churning, this is an ice cream you’ll love and make often!  It’s just so easy!!

Just a side note – I’m working on one that has far less fat – come back in July for a lower fat blueberry, no churn ice cream!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Linkup #102

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Are you looking for something new for dinner?  Need some ideas to get  you going?  Well here’s the place to find the answer to that age-old question….

What's for Dinner-

 A collection of fabulous recipes!

And come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here –   Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please NO sales, travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, travel posts or posts without recipes will be deleted).

If you have a craft idea, please share it on my other blog, Pleasures of the NW – DIY Party!

A HUGE thanks to everyone that shared last week!  There were so many amazing recipes.

So thank you everyone that shared!  I try to visit every post, please make sure to leave me a comment and visit some of the other great blogs!

Here are the most popular posts from last week –

 Please stop by and visit them – let them know how cheesy they are!

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FrankBurgers – What?

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My husband had a dream he was standing at the grill cooking the most unusual burgers for the family.  He had a name for them, but couldn’t recall it – so he said, in the dream, they were “Frankly good” – SO

What do you get when you mix hot dogs in ground beef?

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Peaches and Cream Day – A perfect start to Summer!

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Yes it is!!  What better way to start the summer than with sweet peaches and cream! So lets celebrate!

#NationalPeachesNCreamDay!  Here are three recipes to help you celebrate Peaches and Cream Day!

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Salty Sweet Flat Iron Steak

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We love to grill things at our house and steak is high on our list!  But just throwing it on the grill doesn’t make for a succulent, melt in your mouth piece of meat – seasoning is a must!

This deliciously seasoned steak can be done on any cut of beef – I used a flat iron (one of our favorites).  It combines the flavors of sweet sugar with saltiness that compete and yet meld.

The key is to slather the ingredients on and let it permeate into the fibers of the meat.  What you get is a lusciously moist piece of meat and this one sends bursts of flavor to your taste buds!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #101

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all you amazing dads out there!

And here is the place to answer that age old question….

What's for Dinner-

 A collection of fabulous recipes!

And come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – All meal or food related, family-friendly posts are invited!  Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please no travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, travel posts or non food posts will be deleted).

If you have a craft idea, please share it on my other blog, Pleasures of the NW – DIY Party!

To everyone that shared their amazing recipes last week, I thank you – and I apologize for not getting over to your blogs!!  I was on vacation in sunny California with my oldest and best friend!  But I’m back and ready to check out EVERY post this week!

So thank you everyone that shared!

Here are the most popular posts from last week –

 Please stop by and visit them – let them know how delicious they are!

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Fresh Veggies Day – Eat Your Veggies!

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Today is Fresh Veggies Day!  Yes those delicious plants that provide a plethora of vitamins and minerals.  And tomorrow is National EAT your veggies day! This is the perfect time of year to start the habit of 5 to 6 servings a day!  Farmer’s Markets are starting and those farm stands are popping up all over around here!  Stop at one and get yourself some delicious nutrition!

Here is a recipe that uses some great veggies, and you don’t need to use the oven.  You can put them on the grill too!  Use any vegetable combination that sounds good to you, or use the one below (it was pretty good).  But get those fresh veggies on the table!

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip – Low fat!

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I love spinach and artichoke dip, but I really want to stay on a healthy eating plan.  I decided to give it a try using as little fat as possible.  What I came up with was pretty darned good too!! My family devoured it!

Here’s how it scored –  Based on a 1/4 cup serving (and let’s be real, we don’t eat one or two tablespoons – even 1/4 is a modest serving).  I compared it to the recipe from Alton Brown and the New York times, both of which used more ingredients and didn’t taste much different!

.                                     The Lazy G                    Alton Brown                    NY Times

Calories                            67                                      132                                 217

Total Fat                          3.5                                       12                                   20

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What’s for Dinner?? Sunday link up #100

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Are you looking for something new for dinner?  Need some ideas to get  you going?  Where here is the place to find the answer to that age-old question….

What's for Dinner-

 A collection of fabulous recipes!

And come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – All meal or food related, family-friendly posts are invited!  Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please no travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, travel posts or non food posts will be deleted).

If you have a craft idea, please share it on my other blog, Pleasures of the NW – DIY Party!

A HUGE thanks to everyone that shared last week!  There were so many amazing recipes.

So thank you everyone that shared!

Here are the most popular posts from last week –

 Please stop by and visit them – let them know how cheesy they are!

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Caprese Skewers with Lavender Balsamic Reduction

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Caprese salad is a simple salad made of sliced, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil, salt and olive oil.  It is supposed to resemble the Italian flag!  Well here is a great picnic version of a classic salad!

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