Archive | June, 2010

BB: Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Well, I didn’t get to make both of July’s Barefoot Bloggers’ recipes. I did make this delicious Sour Cream Coffee Cake. I didn’t make it for breakfast or brunch, but as a dessert for a pot luck picnic. A great family is moving to Connecticut, and we held a big farewell party at the park […]

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Lemon Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

For some reason, Panna Cotta eluded my radar. Italian for “cooked cream,” this dessert always confused me. Is it a pudding? Is it jello? Is it a custard? No, custard has eggs. What does it taste like, ‘cuz it looks weird! I might sound like a kid, but I suppose I needed to jump in […]

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Berry-Swirl Pound Cake

The markets are overflowing with berries of all kinds and my family is loving every minute of summer because of it! I’m always trying to sneak some in a recipe, even though we love to eat them straight up. We even have little strawberries and blackberries blooming in the garden. If you are looking for […]

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Yogurt and Spinach Dip (Borani-e Esfenaj) by

Yogurt and Spinach Dip (Borani-e Esfenaj)

Summer appetizers are a real treat. You have a wide assortment of produce you can choose from to make it something special. This appetizer doesn’t use seasonal ingredients, but because it is made with yogurt and is served cold, it really is refreshing to serve on a hot summer day. This is an easy Persian […]

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Cucumber-Feta Toasts and The Daring Kitchen

Need a quick appetizer that requires no cooking and tastes great? Well I found this recipe for Cucumber-Feta Toasts in my little Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazine. I had to laugh when I saw it because it’s basically a twist on a Persian classic, Noon-o Panir-o Khiar (lavash with feta and cucumbers). This version uses […]

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Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Fig Sauce

My neighbor has a fig tree. And every year she shares her harvest of these sweet juicy figs. Usually, my husband nabs them and eats them straight up. Middle child loves them, too. He started eating them when he was two. You can imagine my anxiety when my husband fed him three in one sitting! […]

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Apricot & Thyme Galette with Cornmeal Crust by

Apricot Thyme Galette with Cornmeal Crust

Celebrate the bounty of summer produce with a rustic and easy to prepare Apricot & Thyme Galette with Cornmeal Crust. We all get bombarded with fundraisers, especially if you have kids. We buy cookies from girl scouts, popcorn from cub scouts, wrapping paper from school, magazine subscriptions, cookie dough… you name it, there’s a group […]

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Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

It’s officially summer at our house. School ended today. Whew! And it was a whirlwind of a weekend, too. A welcome home party for an American soldier, my boys’ cub scout graduation pot luck… summer fun and summer foods have started off with a bang! My husband is cub master for our boys’ pack, and […]

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Summer Pasta

Summer is just around the corner, officially two weeks away. But, you can already see the summer fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store. My garden is slowly progressing. My kids have occupied a lot of free time, so it got a little neglected. I’m hoping that my crop of carrots, beans turnips and […]

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