Simple Desserts: Raspberry Fool

This dessert is so quick and easy and it disappears just as quickly! The raspberries highlight each bite of creamy goodness. Anything with fruit is a hit around here, but this one is particularly popular and so refreshing on hot summer days!   Raspberry Fool Ingredients: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup yogurt, plain…

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Warm summer days means I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, especially over a warm stove. We grill up a bunch of chicken breasts, have that for dinner one night and then have extra ready to make a big bowl of this chicken salad. Avocados are such a great source of…

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Wine Soaked Peaches

This simple dessert has an air of elegance to it and is a delightful taste combination. We’ve enjoyed this on many occasions, my favorite is a low-key get together with friends, often BBQ-ing some Orange Chicken Drumsticks and playing a game of Settlers.   Wine Soaked Peaches Ingredients: 2 peaches 2 cups moscato (approximately) Vanilla ice…

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Simple Desserts: Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar

Now and then in the midst of the chill of winter (at least for those of us in the US in January!), it’s a delight to enjoy some fresh strawberries. Fruit desserts are such a refreshing treat. And this one is truly unique. With the sweetness of fresh strawberries and a delicious zing of balsamic…

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Simple Desserts: Caramelized Bananas

You know those times when you just crave something crazy sweet? I have just thing to hit the spot: Caramelized Bananas. This is oh-my-goodness good. And sweet. Who know all you need is a little fruit to fill the sweet tooth? Beautiful by itself, it’s also amazing with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.…

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Simple Desserts: Grilled Peaches

We love peaches. In anything, served any way, our family will just devour them. When heated, the sweetness of the peaches comes out even more, making it perfect for an extremely easy dessert and a nice variation of “peaches and cream”. Grilled Peaches Ingredients: 2 Peaches Vanilla ice cream Directions: Cut peaches in half, remove…

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Simple Desserts: Homemade Magic Shell

One of my favorite memories as a kid, was going to Dairy Queen and getting a chocolate dipped ice cream cone. When I was a teenager I found that they actually sold some magic shell sauce to have it at home, and of course I did! Then I got into real food and decided not…

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Simple Desserts: Baked Apples

I love fall, and I enjoy sitting and watching the leaves flutter down from the trees. It’s a great time of year to sit on the porch swing and enjoy a warm dessert! Hearty and satisfying, these baked apples are perfect for a chilly fall evening. These are gobbled up in no time at our…

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Simple Desserts: Blackberry Crostata

I grew up in Washington state, where blackberries are in every area possible. I have fond memories of picking blackberries with my mom and brothers, going home with buckets full of berries, stained fingers and lips. This blackberry crostata takes me back to childhood. It’s so delicious, I could eat the whole thing! If you…

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Grilled Greek Pork

One of our favorite savory meals! We love garlic, and tzatziki sauce definitely fulfills all garlic desires. My mouth is watering, just remembering it! Grilled Greek Pork Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10-30 minutes Ingredients: 10 pork chopsMarinade: ½ cup lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons) ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves of…

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Simple Desserts: Raspberry Semifreddo

Semifreddo is a refreshing frozen yogurt dessert and although great for summer weather, I make it all year round. With eggs and yogurt in it, I know it’s a healthy treat to serve my family and that makes me feel good.Looking very elegant and being extremely simple to make, it’s perfect for dinner parties. And…

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Simple Desserts: Chocolate Clementines

Colorful, cheerful and chocolate. Perfectly refreshing for Fall and Winter! These cute little beauties will be a hit when served to both young and old. So, invite over some friends, set some chocolate clementines on the table and enjoy the evening! Chocolate Clementines Ingredients: 4 clementines, peeled and separated into their segments 1 teaspoon coconut…

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Simple Desserts: Cheesecake Peaches

I love the smell and taste of warm peaches in the fall. Growing up in Washington state we had an abundance of fruit in the fall and the aromas of baking and canning was always a wonderful reminder that it was harvest season. This easy dessert celebrates the sweetness of the fruit and is beautifully…

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Simple Desserts: Strawberries and Chocolate

Strawberries and Chocolate is a stunning and quick dessert to serve even the most sophisticated guests.  Pair it with a bottle of moscato or merlot, add a few friends and you’re set for a lovely evening. Keeping a stash of simple beautiful desserts like this one is the key to effortless entertaining! Think of how…

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30 Days of Simple Dinners ~Summer Edition~

I am so excited to share this with you guys! For the last couple months, I’ve been working on a recipe book. And I’m thrilled to say that I am almost done! 30 Days of Simple Dinners ~Summer Edition~ will be ready September 1, 2013! And I would like to offer you a sneak peek!…

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