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Basil Limeade

Yet another recipe that came about because of an herbal abundance! My basil is taking over and there is no way that I’ll use it up before the end of the summer. There are lots of basil limeade recipes out there, but most of them had way too much sugar for my taste. I decided Read More

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Fettuccine with Fresh Herbs and Chicken

Indiana had a late spring, which meant a somewhat delayed start to the garden growing season. But in the space of a few weeks, I’ve gone from begging my plants to produce to trying to find ways to use up the herbs and cherry tomatoes that are exploding from my garden boxes. Hubs had grilled Read More

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Sugared Peanuts

I first made these for a work assignment when I chose several recipes from my organization’s international family cookbook to make for a marketing project. I picked this recipe because I thought it was interesting that missionaries from three different countries submitted variations on this snack – Kenya, Bolivia, and Honduras.

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Oven Roasted Beef

Today’s recipe comes from Laurie Colwin’s first cooking memoir. I love Laurie Colwin. Her writing is beautiful, emotional, and shows good humor. She wrote fiction throughout the 70s and 80s, and died at the age of 54 in 1992. I’ve read some of her fiction, but my favorites are her two cooking books: part memoirs, part recipes. They will probably be featured heavily in this blog!

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Chocolate Muffins

Ahh, simple. We’re all fans of “instant” recipes that taste amazing. Something you can whip up quickly but still has a wow factor. This is definitely one of those, courtesy of a B&B where Hubs and I stayed near Hershey, Pennsylvania, while my parents kindly kept the kids for a few so we could have a nice getaway.