Archive for July, 2011

July 28th, 2011

Fudgesicle Fun

 

 So as I sit and try to figure out what to say for this recipe, I think the picture sums it up quite nicely.  I mean really, who wouldn’t love to sit out by the pool and enjoy a homemade fudgesicle on a hot summer day.  Summer to me is happiness.  Being able to enjoy spending time with my family swimming and eating yummy treats is just pure bliss to me and my kids.

Homemade fudgesicles taste amazing…and who knew they were so easy to make.

Start out by making sure you have a super cute assistant (and yes
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July 27th, 2011

Caramelized Onions and Veggies

 

I love fresh vegetables – I know they say frozen are just as nutritious, but none the less, they just don’t taste the same.  We love this mix of fresh veggies – it’s a staple at our house, we probably eat it every week; we eat it with any grilled meat, on spaghetti, pizza, paninis, etc.  It’s so easy to make and has that fresh from the garden taste!

 

 Here is what you need:

Start with lots of fresh veggies – we use onions, carrots, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, and anything else that might be in the fridge; then

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July 25th, 2011

Cedar Plank Salmon with Honey Pepper Glaze

 Love salmon?  Me too.  I love that something so tasty can be so good for you:  rich in protein, all kinds of Omega -3 fatty acids, vitamin D, calcium, plus a list of vitamins and minerals. Hard to find a more nutritious food!

This is one of our favorite ways to cook salmon.  It’s got just a little bit of a kick to spice things up – but not too much.  (Like a little more heat?  Just double the cayenne and black pepper – this is how my son likes it- the hotter the better!)

I also love that this

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July 16th, 2011

Fresh Strawberry Pie

One of the best things of summer is berries . . .  and strawberries are one of those perfect foods that you can just enjoy as is – or you can take them over the top in a fresh strawberry pie!

When I was growing up we would take road trips to my grandparents home in Idaho (mind you no dvd players or ipods back then) – so the highlight of the trip was stopping at JB’s Big Boy Restaurant outside Boise, Idaho to have a slice of their fresh strawberry pie.  As I remember it, they were about a

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July 14th, 2011

Whipped Cream


 

This is a true confession of a cream snob…okay yes it is completely true,  I am a cream snob.  But in my defense it runs in the family.  You will never find anything but the real deal at my house.   Seriously though, have you ever tried to read the ingredients on an aerosol can of whipped cream?  I can’t pronounce half of them and it really doesn’t taste even close to the real thing. 

Making whipped cream is so easy and makes all the difference for your desserts.  Or you if you prefer just take the bowl and a
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