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6 Great Peach Recipes

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches! I am dubbing this the summer of the peach! We have had a steady supply of peaches in our kitchen since the end of July. If I had to guess I think we have eaten, baked, frozen, or canned over 70 pounds of peaches so far this year. The way this weather is going we may get…

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Blackberry Balsamic Reduction

The popular gourmet condiment you can make at home

Blackberry balsamic reduction adds a tangy sweetness to just about anything. Drizzle over everything from salad to steak to ice cream. Noxious, thorny, and destructive Himalayan Blackberry vines are everywhere. For most of the year they are the bane of gardeners, property owners, and even pedestrians whose ankles have been attacked strolling past a vacant lot or hillside. People have gone to…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble with Lemon Thyme

Quick! It’s 5 o’clock and your in-laws are on their way over for dinner. The dessert you planned isn’t going to work out (they were meringue based and the weather turned humid so you wound up with a pile of sticky chocolate Frisbees). What do you do?? I’ll tell you what I did. I made a strawberry rhubarb crumble with…

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It’s Sumo Time!

No need to find a wrestling mat, I’m not promoting a new fitness craze. This post is all about fruit!  The other day my sister sent me an email with the subject line, “They are Back!” and only an image attached. At first I thought it was spam. I crossed my fingers and opened the picture anyway. When the image…

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Four ingredients are all you need to whip up this retro dessert inspired fruit salad. All your holiday potlucks need this easy caramel apple salad.

Caramel Apple Salad

Four ingredients are all you need to whip up this retro dessert inspired fruit salad. All your holiday potlucks need this easy caramel apple salad. Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the…

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