Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa

Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa

I have a new favorite “Salsa”, Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa. This salsa is like everything good in the world all combined into one beautiful, corny, creamy, cheesy, spicy dip.

Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa

Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa

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Rhubarb Pistachio Cake

Rhubarb Pistachio Cake

Rhubarb Pistachio Cake. came about because there’s a “perfect storm” of ingredients! A neighbor volunteered some rhubarb, I had just picked up a new carton of yogurt and I knew I had a stash of pistachios in the freezer. Then I happened to open up the April Martha Stewart magazine.

Rhubarb Pistachio Cake

Rhubarb Pistachio Cake

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Watermelon Yogurt Salad

Watermelon Yogurt Salad

I first became aware of Watermelon Yogurt Salad from the commercials of one of those Greek Yogurts. The idea didn’t really appeal to me much. That was until at my folk’s house, my StepSister stepped in and mixed a quick one up from a bit of watermelon we had languishing in the fridge.

Watermelon Yogurt Salad

Watermelon Yogurt Salad

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Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Few Surprises!

Did you know the Bundt cake pan was developed in Minnesota? It’s true. You betcha. And guess what? This Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake was, too. By moi! It has a surprise inside: a Rum spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel. And to take it to the next level, it has two glazes, and not your ordinary plain old tired glazes. Nope, nope, nope! This one has a Chocolate Ganache Glaze topped off by Rum Vanilla Glaze. Uff-dah!

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

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Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apple & Tarragon

I try to eat healthy, fresh vegetables all year ’round, paying attention of course to pricing and seasonality when I can. This year, though, when summer finally hit I felt like I emerged from the house into the sunlight like one of the old-time pioneers I’ve read about, looking for anything green to eat. I’ve learned to trust my cravings, and this Shaved Broccoli Salad helped satisfy them.

Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apples & Tarragon

Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apples & Tarragon

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Eton Mess – Healthier Version

Awhile back I made some lovely Meringue Nests and had two left over. The went in an airtight container on top of the fridge. In my defense, I can’t really see the top of my fridge and I certainly don’t look up there very often. Once when I had the parents of friends over and learned the Dad was quite tall, I felt obligated to pull up a chair and clean it off for fear he might see all sorts of shame up there! But mostly, other than a bread box that’s sat up there for years, the top of my fridge is ignored.

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

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Chicken & Fruit Salad with Raspberry Dressing

I’ve been making this Chicken & Fruit Salad for years, originally culled from Cooking Light. It’s just such a gorgeous salad, full of all kinds of great things and it’s all set off by a creamy raspberry dressing. It’s one of my favorite ways to make sure I get some fruit in my diet along with a few greens. On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better.

Chicken & Fruit Salad

Chicken & Fruit Salad

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Crazy Broccoli Salad

So a friend of mine called yesterday and asked about Broccoli Salad. Yep. Broccoli Salad. You know it, that “Crazy” salad that’s rather ubiquitous and has been around forever! I first had it in the late 70’s…Fresh broccoli in a sweet tart dressing punctuated by crunchy cashews, chewy raisins and a bit of bacon.

Crazy Broccoli Salad

Crazy Broccoli Salad

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Lemon Poppyseed – The Easiest Fruit Salad You’ll Never Need a Recipe For

There’s a little something about this combination of fruit that does it for me: Honey Dew, Strawberries and Blueberries. Add in a simple, lemony dressing (I’m almost embarrassed to tell you, it’s so easy) of lemon yogurt, finely zested lemon and a few poppy seeds, and there you have it. Familiar, tasty and just a bit sophisticated; this always goes over well.

Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - The easiest salad you'll never need a recipe for...

Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad – The easiest salad you’ll never need a recipe for…

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Lemon Yogurt Dressing - three ingredients

Lemon Yogurt Dressing

This simple dressing started out as kind of a made up thing, and has since become a favorite. It doesn’t have any sweetness to it at all, and a quick taste might lead you to be a bit doubtful, but it transforms once it hits a salad. It’s creamy goodness reminds me a bit of what I think Ranch should taste like.

Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Lemon Yogurt Dressing

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