Archive | June, 2010


BB: Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sweet buttery, cinnamony walnut goodness wrapped in a Sour Cream Coffee Cake – perfect with a cup of tea or coffee and good conversation! 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 […]

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Lemon Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries by

Lemon Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

Italian for “cooked ream,” this Lemon Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries is a natural compliment to many fresh fruits of the season. 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 […]

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Berry Swirl Pound Cake by

Berry Swirl Pound Cake

This easy berry swirl pound cake can easily be made with both fresh or frozen berries. 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. […]

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Yogurt and Spinach Dip (Borani-e Esfenaj) by

Yogurt and Spinach Dip (Borani-e Esfenaj)

Keep cool and snack healthy with this Persian 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 […]

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Cucumber Feta Toasts by

Cucumber Feta Toasts and The Daring Kitchen

Cucumber Feta Toasts is a classic mediterranean combination that makes a wonderful appetizer or snack. 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 […]

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Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Fig Sauce by

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Fig Sauce

Fresh figs, balsamic and lemon juice make this sweet and sour fig sauce that pairs beautifully with chicken, fish or pork. 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 […]

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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 by

Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

This Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes makes a wonderful side dish, light meal, pot luck or picnic. 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 […]

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Summer Pasta by

Summer Pasta

Summer means tomato season and this wonderful summer pasta dish takes full advantage of your tomato harvest. 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 […]

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