Archive:  August, 2012

Creamed Rainbow Chard and Kale with Prosciutto

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Side Dishes, Uncategorized
by Ann on 30/08
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When I was a kid, I didn’t much care for dark, leafy greens.  I viewed kale as a bitter garnish on a dinner plate when we went out… Read More »

Chocolate Mascarpone Spread

In Desserts, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Snacks
by Ann on 30/08
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The past few weeks have been fun ones in the world of food!  My friend Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls has been working her way through the alphabet.  Logically,… Read More »

Apricot Ginger Shrimp Kabobs

In Appetizers, Easy Meals, Grilling, Seafood
by Ann on 28/08
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At a cookout years ago, my friend Judy dished up grilled shrimp that was absolutely delicious:  light tasting and tender with just a hint of sweetness.  I jotted… Read More »

Pizza with Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey Lime Chicken

In Chicken, Grilling, Pizza & Sandwiches
by Ann on 23/08
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Years ago, a friend who runs a local cooking school called Essen suggested topping a grilled pizza with Manouri cheese, honey, and thyme. Manouri cheese is a Greek… Read More »

Whole Grain White Chocolate Zucchini Bread

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Desserts, Snacks
by Ann on 20/08
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  We grow zucchini in our garden and, inevitably, we end up with more than we can use.  One day, there may be two zucchini which are a… Read More »

Honey Ginger Tomato Salad

In Fruits & Veggies, Salads, Side Dishes
by Ann on 15/08
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Don’t you love it when a friend shares a favorite recipe, or when you come across an idea for a flavor combination that you had never before thought… Read More »

Peach and Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Fruits & Veggies, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 14/08
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The Black and Blueberry Oat Muffins were such a hit in our house that I made this tasty variation using peaches.  This time, instead of the streusel topping,… Read More »

Garden Pesto Grilled Pizza

In Easy Meals, Grilling, Pizza & Sandwiches, Vegetarian
by Ann on 12/08
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A layer of pesto under some fresh mozzarrella makes a simple pizza taste extra special.  I love to use my Asiago Pesto Spread and add whatever I happen… Read More »

Classic Peach Jam

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 10/08
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There is something special about homemade jam.  The smell of fruit cooking is sweet and delicious and the aroma truly takes me back to my grandmother’s kitchen. As… Read More »

Summer Tomato and Leek Sauce

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Pasta
by Ann on 07/08
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  A simple, summer sauce is the perfect way to enjoy a bounty of vine-ripened tomatoes and works beautifully as a light pasta or pizza sauce or as… Read More »