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Nectarine Tea Cake – A Summer Treat

One of my favorite things to bake in the summer is this nectarine tea cake.  It’s a great way to use stone fruit that I have on the counter.  There are so many ways you can go with in this cake. You can use nectarines, peaches, plums or apricots.  In the fall I make it with sliced apples and cinnamon….

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One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables-Tuscan Style

Roast Chicken is a staple in our home when the whole family gathers    around the table for dinner.  In this recipe, the chicken is roasted with vegetables like carrots, onion, and potatoes   (or sweet potatoes).  The Tuscan flavor comes from garlic, lemon, and rosemary. Here, I use a big sheet pan to roast everything.  Line the baking sheet with…

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Summer Blend Vegetables with Herbs

This summer blend of vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to cook. When corn, zucchini, and bell pepper are in season, it’s a great blend of flavors. I like to cook whatever is in season because that’s when they have the best flavor and the price is reasonable. They also cook really fast when grilled, steamed or sautéed…

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Pasta with Crispy Bacon and Tomatoes

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love pasta.  It is so easy to make that you can have a meal ready in 15 minutes.  With just a few ingredients it comes out tasty and so satisfying to eat.   One of my favorite pasta dishes to make is spaghetti with bacon and tomatoes.  I know, right? Anything with bacon is…

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A Rustic Peach and Blueberry Pie

What is summer without peach blueberry pie?  This is my favorite dessert served with vanilla ice cream.  Every year I look forward to cooking with peaches and berries.  Now that peach season has just began,  I feel the need to bake this simple and easy pie.  What I love about this pie is it’s rustic, no need to worry about…

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A Simple Tilapia Fish Fry with Tomato Relish

Fish fry is one of the most popular ways a lot of people enjoy eating fish.  Frying fish makes it slightly crispy and so delicious.  I like to fry tilapia because it cooks fast. Tilapia is readily available in most supermarkets and it’s cheap.  You can eat it with rice or potatoes, or make fish tacos with it.  You can…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

One of the ways I enjoy strawberries and rhubarb is in a cobbler.  It is so delicious for dessert with a scoop of sweet vanilla ice cream.  Strawberries and rhubarb are popular in the spring when they are in season. There are lots of other ways you can cook with them.  I really like to use them in making a…

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Turnovers with Berry and Cream Cheese Filling

I love turnovers because you can put any filling you like and it cooks really fast.  I like to make both sweet and savory turnovers. For a sweet turnover, you can put any fruit preserves and sweetened cream cheese.  A ham and cheese filling with caramelized onions will make a delicious savory turnover. It’s an easy, grab-and-go type of  hand pie….

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Spring Salad Mix with Lemon Vinaigrette

Fresh spring salad mix is one of my favorite things to get at the farmer’s market.  It’s a mixture of several varieties of lettuce, arugula, and spinach.  Sometimes I find herbs like parsley and dill are added to the mix. Then when I see fresh yellow squash, radish, peas, mini heirloom tomatoes and zucchini, I get inspired to make a…

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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan

I find asparagus everywhere these spring season at the market.  When they are in season, there are so many ways we can cook with it. Chopped asparagus is so good in frittata, omelette, pasta and quiche. When stir-fried with other vegetables it is so tasty.  Some people like it quickly sauteed with olive oil, salt and pepper. One of my…

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