Peach Chai Frozen Yogurt Shake

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Sometimes, I sneak dessert before dinner.*  I get home from work a few minutes before my husband.  This barely leaves me enough time to sneak a bite of sweet.  When I’m lucky, he waters the garden, gets the mail, and chats with the neighbors.  That gives me more time to indulge my sweet tooth. I [...]

2-ingredient Hummus

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Date night needs a new routine.  Standing in line at the newest restaurant and precariously holding a drink with condensation in your hand is not a good way to start date night. Do you catch yourselves stealthy watching the progress of other diners? “Does that table look like they’re about to finish?” “Gee, I hope [...]

Peach Jalapeño Margaritas

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Can we talk about what I always blab about at parties when I have a margarita in my hand?  I brag about how the frozen margarita was invented in my hometown of Dallas.  I smugly sip my margarita and lick my salt mustache.  And then I peer-pressure everyone else to put a margarita in their [...]

Peaches & Cream

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Lately, I’ve been brainstorming fruit desserts for y’all because the fruit is so great right now.  I don’t think I’ve had better blueberries before this year.  Every peach has been a delight, dripping down my chin.  The strawberries are fizzling out, but they were wonderful while they lasted.  And while I might dream up a [...]

Dinner For Two: Ricotta Gnocchi with Bleu Cheese & Walnuts

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Happy Saturday, friends! Today, I’d like to share with you one of our favorite dinner recipes.  I make ricotta gnocchi once a week for us.  It sounds like a daunting task, but really, it’s easy.  Ricotta makes a less finicky gnocchi, compared to the traditional potato gnocchi that can become tough if over-mixed.  The creaminess [...]

Frozen Coconut Mousse

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…with Dark Chocolate Magic Shell. I’m either taking up residence in the freezer, or only eating frozen food until summer is over.  It is too darn hot.  Oh, plus humidity.  Frozen grapes, frozen peas, and frozen coconut mousse can sustain me for a few days, right? This frozen coconut mousse is my summertime dream:  rich, [...]

Brûléed Indian Pudding with Blueberries

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I’ve been intrigued by Yankee Indian Pudding for quite some time.  I most certainly did not grow up with cornmeal and sugar together in any dish.  Cornbread in Texas is sugar-less.  Furthermore, we do not associate with people who eat sweet grits with maple syrup for breakfast. When it comes to cornmeal, you’re either in [...]

Creamy Greek Pasta Salad

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Lately, my side dishes have been boring.  It’s like I’m on repeat in the kitchen:  grill 1 bunch of asparagus, spritz with lemon and divide between two plates.  Or, saute a few slices of bacon, add a small bag of frozen peas, and divide between two plates. I needed something new and different.  I wanted potato salad or [...]

Dinner For Two: Mixed Grill for two

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What are your weekend plans? If you’re like me, the first thing on your list is a trip to the farmer’s market.  The bright colors of our farmer’s market right now are pulling me in. If you’re even more like me, you over-buy.  I buy more vegetables than two people can eat.  I just can’t [...]

An Ode to Moonshine: Boozy Sweet Tea

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I go through great lengths for moonshine.  To say that I would not be married to my husband without moonshine would not be an over-statement. Not only did we drive to Tennessee to buy Popcorn Sutton’s ‘shine to serve at our wedding, but we also planned our honeymoon around a trip to a moonshine distillery [...]