Blueberry Streusel Pancakes 1-1

Blueberry Streusel Pancakes

My husband loves blueberry pancakes. If we are out to breakfast, chances are good that blueberry pancakes will be part of his order. If we are making pancakes at home, his pancakes would be blueberry (the kids prefer chocolate chip). We have tried several recipes through the years and now have a couple of favorites that we consider our "standard" …
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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini 1-5

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

Looking for an elegant appetizer that highlights the ripe figs of summer yet is still really easy to make? Look no further than these fig and goat cheese crostini. It uses both fresh and dried figs for a double dose of fig flavor. Dried mission figs are used in the savory jam that gets spiked with a little port and some thyme. And because it uses …
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Peaches Foster 1-2

Peaches Foster

If you recall from last summer, I talked about my favorite peaches from Colorado - peaches so good that I can hardly bring myself to buy any other kind of peaches. My husband holds out hope that there are still great peaches to be had outside of Colorado and is willing to stop at many a roadside stand and farmer's markets in his search. After …
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Tomato Tart 1-5

Tomato, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Tart

Tomato season has arrived in Texas! Usually, when tomato season arrives my thoughts automatically go to bruschetta and caprese salads. However, when I saw beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the farmer's market this past weekend and remembered I also had some goat cheese I needed to use, I decided it was time to make a tomato tart. This is a luscious …
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Beef Burrito Rice Bowls 1-3

Beef Burrito Rice Bowls

My husband is out of town on business and the kids have been traveling with their grandparents. So, I've been home alone for an entire week!  I was tempted to take advantage of this rare occurrence and totally abandon cooking for the week. Binge watching Netflix while eating take out every night was looking awfully good. However,  I decided it …
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Citrus Grilled Chicken |

Citrus Grilled Chicken

I am having new lighting installed in my kitchen, dining room, and living room this week. So, this post will be short and the recipe will be easy. Although having new lighting installed is nothing like renovating a whole kitchen, it is still enough to disrupt normal routines. The sounds of drills and saws are hardly conducive to writing a post. …
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Fresh Strawberry Mini-Pies |

Individual Fresh Strawberry Pies

Red, ripe, sweet strawberries are finally in season here and these fresh strawberry pies are one of my favorite ways to enjoy them. The berries get lightly sweetened by a glaze also made with fresh strawberries. Then they are piled high in a flaky, buttery crust and topped with some sweetened whipped cream. These strawberry pies are definitely …
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