Tag Archives: summer

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Southwestern Pasta Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Summer just seems to ask for Southwestern foods.  That slightly spicy flavor that blends with all those fresh vegetables.  I know it’s not summer yet, but we’ve had some hot days here in Oregon that have made me get excited … Continue reading

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Margarita Grilled Chicken

The weather is starting to improve here in the Pacific North West and I’m craving the smoky flavors of a real charcoal grill!  So I went out and got some hardwood charcoal, cleaned up the grill and started marinating the … Continue reading

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Herbed up Sun Tea

I love iced tea, but I get bored with plain ol’ tea.  I don’t like the prepackage ones because I don’t know what is in them – so I make my own in quart mason jars.  Then I get the … Continue reading

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Peach Rosemary No Churn Ice Cream

I’m on the no churn bandwagon!  It’s easy – its delicious – and the options are endless!  Here is my variation on summer peach ice cream – add rosemary tea!!

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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Today is National Hot Dog day!!  What better way to celebrate than with…. The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council in the USA designated today National Hot Dog Day (it changes each year) to celebrate the humble dog.  Many communities … Continue reading

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Cherry Ice Pops

The cherries are coming on!  And we love ice pops – Here are some really easy, healthy popsicles to give a try! What you need  3 cups of pitted, red cherries ½ cup simple syrup  (click here for the instructions) 1/8 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Lemonade!

It’s raspberry season in my neighborhood and I’m loving it!! Click here for the really easy recipe!!  

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Let’s Start Grilling!

Memorial Day Weekend is here – and with that, Summer Grilling Season!  Here are a few ideas to get you started…  

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Coffee Rubbed BBQ Ribs with Smokey Tequila Sauce

I love ribs -and grilling season is starting now!!  Here’s a great kick-off to the warmer weather!

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Grilled Corn with Rosemary Butter

Super simple – and Simply delicious!

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