Category Archives: Dessert

Nectarines and Goat Cheese in Phyllo

This was a super simple dessert that made use of some frozen phyllo dough we had on hand. Nectarines and Goat Cheese in Phyllo Dough 20 sheets phyllo dough 3 nectarines, sliced 3 oz goat cheese, crumbled 4 tbsp butter … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Light Plates

We like light meals that show off fresh summer produce. Summer vegetables don’t need much help to shine. These simple recipes should hit the spot. Eggplant and Feta “Pizzas” Cherry Tomatoes in an Herb Vinaigrette Figs in a blanket

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Peach Shortcakes

This right here is why we don’t often have dessert in our household. It tastes too good, goes too fast and leaves us in a sugar stupor. But summer is long and peach season is all too short… Peach Shortcakes … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: More Goodies from the Grill

Grilling in the summer is kind of torture in these parts. Sure you keep the house cooler, but you have to stand in triple-digit heat, or close enough to it. Here are some recipes that reward your suffering. Grilled Whole … Continue reading

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Cherry Filled Crepes

This is another simple fruit filling that can be used for many different desserts. Or stuffed into crepes. For another fruit option and the basic crepes recipe go here. The sauce can be spooned over the crepes before baking, or … Continue reading

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Grilled Peaches with Bourbon

These are so simple you might be tempted to dress them up with fresh mint or mascarpone or chopped pecans. You better do it fast because we’ll be eating them hot off the grill in the meantime. Grilled Peaches 3-4 … Continue reading

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Basil Blackberry Jam

Here is another blackberry jam recipe. Here is the best cocktail to use it in. As always really ripe, fresh fruit makes the best jam. Go here for how to can. This makes about 6 medium sized jars. Blackberry Jam … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: (Almost) Summertime and The Living is Easy

We love grilling year round, but in the spring and summer it helps us keep the house cooler to fire up the grill or cook on the stovetop. Here’s a meal that won’t heat up the house. Blackened Salmon with … Continue reading

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Berries with Honeyed Mascarpone

We’re trying to eat lighter these days. But at least one person in the house doesn’t have much of a taste for heavy desserts anyway. (Hint: It’s not Katherine.) This dessert hits the spot. It’s just rich enough and takes … Continue reading

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Sparkling Strawberry Punch

We once saw a show about people living like they were in the 1800s who had to make everything from scratch, hunt their own food, make their own soap and so on. The only thing that really appealed to us … Continue reading

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