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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Perfect Buttercream (not too sweet and perfect for piping)

This twist on American buttercream frosting stands up to a warm day, is perfect for piping and it's not too overly sweet.  It the perfect buttercream for summer!

     This frosting does it all without making your teeth ache! When decorating cakes in the heat and humidity, you have to break out a few tricks to make it work. This is the American style buttercream I have been loving.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Seafood Pasta Primavera

This flavorful springtime pasta was a big winner on our dinner table. Seafood pasta primavera is sure to make it's way into your heart as well!

      Loaded with seafood, spring vegetables, white wine and a bit of fresh lemon, this pasta brings a bit of wow to the table! Do you want to know the best part? It's quick enough to make on a work night!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Spring Vegetables Au Gratin

Tender spring vegetables in a creamy sauce and topped with golden melted cheese.  Spring vegetables au gratin is sure to become your favorite veggie side dish!

      Spring vegetables sauteed until tender crisp and wilted greens made delicious with a creamy sauce and topped with cheese. This spring vegetable au gratin is the perfect side dish to take your meal to the next level.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled pork chops are even better after being marinated in a flavorful honey mustard sauce. This recipe is easy and oh so good!

      Light your grills and get your appetite  ready! Honey mustard grilled pork chops are about to grace your plates. Chops are even better when marinated in tons of flavor!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Russian Style Beet Salad

Russian Style Beet Salad is the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy, savory and sweet. You just have to try it!

       Don't let the color scare you off, this simple Russian style beet salad is delicious! It is a great sweet and savory combination as well as creamy and crunchy. It has it all!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Bok Choy Salad with Apples and Peanut Dressing

This salad is full of crunch and flavor. Apples, cucumbers and peanuts are layered over bok choy and drizzled with a peanut butter yogurt dressing.

       I was so tempted to cook the bok choy we got in our veggie box. I love it in stir fry or cooked with garlic amd soy sauce. I also saw so many tasty looking recipes for roasted and grilled bok choy.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Farmer's Daughter Cake

Sometimes you just need a little something sweet.  This simple cake is creamy and delicious and the frosting is fudgy and delicious. This Farmer's Daughter Cake is a must make treat!

    This recipe for Farmer's Daughter Cake has had a life of it's own ever since I posted it in September of 2016.  So I figured it was high time I updated the pictures and added video to it. This simple cake is great because it makes a nice small square cake.  Plus there's the fudgy frosting! Of course that gets my attention every time! Now I'll let you go back to the original post, I hope you enjoy the new pictures!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Wilted Lettuce Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

    This vintage recipe for wilted lettuce with bacon is the perfect way to eat leaf lettuce from the garden.

       Have you ever had a wilted lettuce salad? It was always one of my favorite salads growing up, but I got out of the habit of making them. When MiMi gave me a bunch of fresh leaf lettuce from the garden I knew I had to dig out the recipe and bring it back.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Creamy Pasta with Italian Sausage and Chard

Sprinkled with cream and Parmesan, this sausage and chard filled pasta is sure to be a hit!

      Fill your families plate with this lightly creamy Italian Sausage and chard pasta and they are sure to return them empty.  Most likely there will be some compliments thrown your way too. You're welcome!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Lemony Kale and Chickpea Salad

This salad is super simple but oh so good. Kale and chickpeas are married with a bright lemon dressing for a flavorful and nutritious salad.

     This simple salad is packed full of nutrition. With a simple lemon and olive oil dressing, it is a perfect summer side. Unlike most salads, it is actually better if it has a while to sit in the dressing making it a perfect make ahead for entertaining as well. All you have to do at meal time is toss and serve!