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How to Make a Simple Charcuterie Board

Making a simple charcuterie board to serve your guests is quite easy if you keep it simple. Find a few items in your local market or grocery store and put them together on a platter. This eye-catching appetizer will greet your guests with its tempting array of cheeses, cold cuts, fruit and crackers. For a lovely presentation, use a pretty…

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Pear and Walnut Salad with Goat Cheese

This month of September we already begin to see a lot of pears at the market so of course, a pear and walnut salad is in order. One of my favorite things to do in the fall is add pears in a salad. For convenience you can use prewashed and bagged spring mix greens. For me it’s more interesting to…

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Easy Fresh Peach Jam

Every summer I make this easy peach jam using fresh peaches I have left on the counter. Peaches are one of the best things of summer: sweet, bright, juicy and fragrant. This recipe is my way of saying goodbye to summer. When picking peaches it is best if they are firm-ripe. They should slightly give to the touch and has…

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Stone Fruit Crisp

As summer is winding down this stone fruit crisp recipe is the perfect way to make use of all the summer fruit we have laying on the counter. You can use any combination you like among peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and pluots. Did I tell you about my peach tree? Well, this year it produced a lot of fruit but…

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Chicken Broccoli Penne with Walnut Pesto

A trip to the farmer’s market today inspired me to make this chicken broccoli penne with walnut pesto. This is how it happens most of the time. When I see beautiful fresh produce it makes me create wonderful food. So with two bunches of broccoli and fresh walnuts, here is the result. For the pesto, fresh walnuts definitely make an…

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Grilled Vegetables with Salsa Verde and Feta

In the summer I love grilled vegetables so much. In this recipe you have superfoods like red bell pepper, tomatoes and zucchini. You can even add small round eggplant or asparagus if you want. Sometimes I grill them with just olive oil, salt and pepper. Other times, I add a flavorful sauce like here. When picking vegetables, make sure they…

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Peach Yogurt Cake

Making a summer peach yogurt cake is always a staple in my house. While peaches are so abundant at the market, it’s special for me because I get it fresh from my tree. This year, I had to pick them earlier to avoid losing them all to critters. It was so sad to see so many of them were eaten…

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Skillet Barbecue Spiced Chicken

Today is a busy day and I don’t have much time for cooking, so I made this easy, flavorful barbecue spiced chicken. For a flavor explosion, I combined different spices for the rub and used it for the marinade. It is really simple and quick to make. Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are best to use here because they’re more…

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Easy No Bake Mango Cake

The summer heat is on and it’s time for an easy cold dessert like this no bake mango cake. It’s the perfect sweet treat for hot days when you don’t feel like turning the oven on. I grew up in the Philippines eating mangoes almost everyday because it’s readily available. In fact, most houses have a mango tree in the…

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Pink Summer Rosé Sangria

To celebrate the summer season I love to make this Pink Summer Rosé Sangria. In my house there’s always someone popping by. Sometimes it can be relatives, neighbors, or friends. When I entertain them, a glass of Rosé Sangria is a favorite drink to catch up and unwind. Pretty in Pink What makes this drink so pink and pretty is…

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