Drunken Fruit Salad – Have a Serving and Call an Uber

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken fruit salad are delicious. But when you have them all…

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Classic Blueberry Cake – Go Ahead. Have Some Coffee.

Granny’s summery blueberry cake recipe is short and sweet. Prep time is short. And the cake itself is sweet. It is easy to make and even easier to eat. I would serve it for brunch with coffee, or for dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Two thoughts about the blueberries— 1. I have…

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Cheesy Stir-Fry – A Side Dish with a Twist

I was very excited to make this Cheesy Stir-Fry that I found in the trusty old recipe box. We take part in a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program which usually includes most of these ingredients, and I’m always looking for new ways to use those awesome local veggies. So if you come to my…

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Coconut Tarts – What’s Not to Love?

I know that coconut is one of those flavors that, for the most part, people either love or hate. I am very much in the love category. So when I came across Granny’s recipe for coconut tarts, I snatched it right up. Which, as it turns out, was a waste of energy, since Maddy is…

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

I know, enough with the strawberries already. But when you have possibly the best strawberries on the east coast, and some of the best strawberry recipes, what can you do? I’m basically being held in a strawberry dessert prison. And while I’m on that metaphor, this Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake would probably be my last…

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Pink Lemonade Champagne Punch – Celebrate Everything

Pink lemonade Champagne punch is a drink that goes down as easily as it is made. So easily, in fact, that my intern and dad and I made it two days in a row while celebrating nothing more fancy than being together for the first time since Christmas. This punch is so easy to make, it’s actually…

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Ham and Veggie Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette – Hi Hammy

This ham and veggie salad was quite the pleasant surprise. This is a don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover situation. It is not much to look at, but I can promise you it is worth a try. I love ham, but I really only considered it a holiday meat, or something to stuff into a sandwich or omelette from time…

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Aunt Carla’s Frozen Fruit Pops – And a Fruity Summer Cocktail

These Frozen Fruit Pops were a staple in our house growing up. The top shelf of our basement freezer almost always housed a tray of this concoction which we called Frozen Fruit Cups. After playing outside all day, these were all we wanted (well, these and Dunkaroos). Frozen fruit pops  are not actually a creation of Granny, but of…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies – The Winner of this Week’s Bake-a-Thon

A few weeks ago my intern was in town for several days which was quite the Godsend. Not only did she help me in the early mornings with my early risers but she also helped me whip up some recipes for the blog. Not the least of which are these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies.…

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Banana Sugar Cookies – A Test of your Generosity

I accidentally invented this recipe for banana sugar cookies and I am so excited to finally share it. One Christmas, I made Granny a few batches of cookies. She said that she loved them and shared them with her friends. But she couldn’t share the beach cookies from www.chefchloe.com because, as she put it “there is…

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