Luscious Lemon Curd

Lucious Lemon Curd

Luscious Lemon Curd. Is there anything better?

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I mean, besides caramel and hot fudge and cake and brownies and….well, let’s just stay in the land of lemons for today. I love lemon squares and lemon cakes and lemon cookies and lemonade, but whenever I have some homemade lemon curd sitting before me, I always feel like it crushes all the other lemon treats out there. It’s like the all powerful ruler of Lemon Land (cue the singing angels.)

Luscious Lemon Curd

It’s got everything good about sweet lemon treats all wrapped up in it’s lemony creaminess. It’s tart, it’s sweet, it’s creamy, it’s supremely lemony. It’s like a lemon square, without the crust.… Continue reading

Chewy Hot Fudge Sauce

Chewy Hot Fudge Sauce

Summer is upon us, so I figured you might need this Chewy Hot Fudge Sauce.

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That’s right. CHEWY Hot Fudge Sauce. This is that amazing hot fudge sauce, that when ladled generously over some ice cream, solidifies just enough to get chewy. I’m not talking about magic shell here. That’s the topping that literally hardens to a cracking stage, the kind of chocolate that ice cream bars are dipped in. And it’s not like a hard caramel that gets stuck in your teeth. Nope, this is the stuff that fudge filled chocolate dreams are made of. It’s ooey and gooey and chewy but then it softens and melts in… Continue reading

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

I wanted to get this Rhubarb Upside Down Cake into a post before the very last bit of rhubarb is gone for the season.

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I know, I know, it’s the second rhubarb post in almost as many weeks, but I didn’t want to wait until next year to share it. So here I am, taking one last plunge into rhubarb before it’s gone.

This was the year I tried rhubarb for the first time. I made these Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies and fell in love with it’s sweet tart flavor. I’m a lemon lover and so this whole rhubarb thing is right up my alley. Two posts is probably two… Continue reading

Sour Cream Chive Biscuits

Sour Cream Chive Biscuits

My CSA strikes again with these yummy Sour Cream Chive Biscuits.

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When I saw we had chives in our CSA basked a couple of weeks back, I was thrilled. I love fresh chives. They are mandatory when I make baked potatoes. My kids are completely on board with that. I always have to make sure I chop up enough because those chives get generously spooned on top of hot buttery spuds.

Then when I opened up our weekly CSA box and saw the chive BLOSSOMS? Those pretty purple flowers were gracefully sitting atop the longest, most graceful chive stems I had ever seen! I was so excited! I knew I… Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Breaking news! I tried rhubarb and I liked it!

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How is it that I’ve gone my entire life without tasting rhubarb? I’ve always wanted to…I guess the opportunity simply never presented itself. It’s not like you see rhubarb on many menus. No one in my circle of friends ever made anything with it (at least not that they shared with me) and I had never taken the initiative to buy it. But here it is in these yummy Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies!

I remember when I was 9, I found tons of what I thought was rhubarb growing wild near where we lived. I had always heard about rhubarb pie,… Continue reading

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Today, I bring to you a refreshing Strawberry Cucumber Salad.

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For those of you who love watermelon feta salads, this one’s for you.

I never thought of pairing cucumbers with strawberries, but it works. I remember when I had my first watermelon salad with feta. I was hooked. The salty and sweet combination that I love so much in baked goods and main dishes is just as appealing to me in a salad.

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Have I told you we are going whole hog on salads lately? Okay, maybe “whole hog” is not the best way to describe it haha! But, what’s the alternative, whole garden? Whole head of lettuce? I’m open… Continue reading

Blackberry Fontina Basil Scones

Blackberry Fontina Basil Scones

You’re probably wondering what could have possessed me to come up with this recipe for Blackberry Fontina Basil Scones.

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It’s simple. They were inspired by an obsession. An obsession with a particular grilled cheese sandwich from Jessica over at How Sweet It Is. It’s been three years since her post and I’m still crazy over that sandwich. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before, but this sandwich…ugh. So good. I even posted it on instagram last year. Yes, if I could write a love song to a sandwich, I might start with some heartfelt lyrics about this one.

Blackberry Fontina Basil Scones

There’s something about the combination of sweet blackberries, slightly… Continue reading

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake

I’ve been meaning to share this Strawberry Tres Leches Cake with you for a couple of weeks.

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With berries beginning to show up in greater quantities, I’ve been buying them….then we’ve eaten them. Then I would buy more for my recipe, and we’d eat them again. Life’s been busy the past couple of weeks, (although I think we’re forever busy around here), and I just wasn’t able to sync up having fresh strawberries on hand the same day I had time to make the cake. Even this past weekend, as I was trudging around the “great” outdoors, in the rain and the cold and the mud, I thought, hey, I… Continue reading

Breakfast Enchiladas Suizas

Breakfast Enchiladas Suizas

Next week is Cinco de Mayo.

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I could be hawking some kind of taco or dip or refreshing twist on a margarita today. But instead, I’m offering up Breakfast Enchiladas Suizas. According to Wikipedia, “suizas” refers to enchiladas made with a white, milk or cream based sauce. They are “Swiss” style, derived from Swiss immigrants to Mexico that established dairies.

I have been in love with this kind of enchilada for years, in fact, all the way back to my single girl days. That was long enough ago that I used to buy “healthy” premade frozen meals to keep in the freezer for the days when I would… Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

How many chocolate cake recipes does one person need?

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As of this post, I have three other chocolate cake recipes on the site. These Dark Chocolate Cupcakes will be the fourth. All four have their redeeming qualities. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes are sturdy cupcakes, almost brownie like in their texture and perfect for filling and dipping and topping. And the chocolate stout makes them a great choice for St. Patrick’s Day when it’s all about the beer. They have been dubbed by many as the best cupcake they’ve ever eaten! That’s a must try recipe. (You’ll also find that recipe baked as a full cake here.)

Then there’s Chocolate… Continue reading

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