July 2012

Oil and Lemon Dressing #CookForJulia

July 31, 2012
Oil and Lemon Dressing

Julia Child’s 100th birthday will be August 15, 2012. Fans of Julia, chefs, bloggers, and people all over the world are celebrating her birthday by cooking her recipes. I am one of those fans and bloggers. Julia inspired me from the first time I saw her on PBS. Her show lead the way for so […]

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Blueberry Muffins for #SundaySupper

July 29, 2012
Blueberry Muffins

“What does Sunday Supper mean to you and your lifestyle?” asked my friend, Isabel. It means so much to me. It carries through to my lifestyle every single day. Actually, it carries through to almost every single meal. Sunday Supper is a special and treasured meal around the family table. Sitting at the table while […]

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Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones

July 26, 2012
Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones

When you think of scones are they savory? Sweet is what came to my mind until recently. Whenever I have seen scones in bakeries or coffee shops I only saw or noticed the sweet ones. I have made buttermilk currant scones and a few others. Then my friend Terry suggested Cheddar-jalapeno. The gears started moving […]

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White Bean Balsamic Tomato Salad – Guest Post at The Lovely Pantry

July 24, 2012
White Bean Balsamic Tomato Salad

Fresh picked tomatoes are a highlight of the summer season. A juicy tomato bursting with flavor is one thing I look forward to each year. I absolutely love the heirloom varieties. You might wonder why I do not grown them. Well, I have tried. I do not have a garden in my yard. I grew […]

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Sesame Noodles With Shrimp And Vegetables for #SundaySupper

July 22, 2012
Sesame Noodles With Shrimp And Vegetables

How busy is your schedule these days? Cooking can be difficult to do when there is so much happening. It is worth it though, especially for the cherished time when family gathers around the table for a good meal. A little planning and the right recipes can make the task easier. Sesame noodles with shrimp […]

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara Style

July 19, 2012
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara Style

Have you had spaghetti squash? I have to admit as much as I love squash, I had not tried it until recently. I had seen several recipes for it and was intrigued by them all. I finally ordered it at a restaurant. It was a special that day and it was carbonara style. One bite […]

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#WITS2012 Wine Tasting

July 17, 2012
Wines featured in the #WITS2012 wine tasting - Wente, Garnet, Hahn, and Franciscan Estate.

What is #WITS2012? It is the hashtag for the Wine Industry Technology Symposium™ (WITS) held this year in Napa Valley, CA. In conjunction with the symposium, WineTwits held and sponsored a national virtual tasting on Tuesday, July 10th. Hosts from all over the country tasted wines while tweeting about them. Selected hosts were provided four wines featured in the event. […]

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Peach Sorbet for #BeatTheHeat #SundaySupper

July 15, 2012
Peach Sorbet

This summer has been super hot and dry. Well, except when it rains for three minutes and creates an outdoor steam room. The area I am in has had very high temperatures and a drought. It recently hit a record high of 106 degrees. The trees are stressing and already dropping leaves. Gardening and yard […]

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Carrot Zucchini Cupcakes

July 12, 2012
Carrot Zucchini Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Is your garden producing a lot of zucchini? Or are you finding it plentiful at the market? One of the many wonderful things about summer is the fresh produce. Zucchini grows so well. Some folks might even say too well. I love it and all kinds of squash. I load up on it and then […]

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Curried Walnut Couscous

July 10, 2012
Curried Walnut Couscous

Couscous is so versatile. It is a base that is like a blank canvas. You can make it savory, sweet, spicy, creamy, and more. I enjoy both the smaller regular and the larger Israeli/pearl types. I used the smaller regular kind for this curried walnut couscous recipe. I made it for a few reasons. One […]

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