Easy Gazpacho

If fresh tomatoes aren’t in season in your area, you can summon up some (almost) summer freshness by using canned tomatoes in this gazpacho. Easy Gazpachooriginal recipe Ingredients:2 large cans whole tomatoes in juice1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, roughly chopped1 medium green pepper, seeded and roughly chopped1 small onion2 garlic cloves1/4 cup red wine vinegar3 […]

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Have You Tried: Sun-Dried Tomatoes?

I have to admit that sun-dried tomatoes have not always been high on my list…mostly because I had never really had them until a few years ago. And now? Love ’em. I always keep a few on hand. They really pack some flavor into so many different recipes. (See below for some ideas.) I like […]

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Coconut Ice Milk

 This is a quick, refreshing dessert to cool you off on a hot summer day. Coconut Ice Milkoriginal recipe Ingredients:11 oz. can light coconut milk (I like Trader Joe’s, of course)*14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk**2 cups milk Instructions:Whisk all the ingredients together and freeze in an ice cream maker or pour into a large […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookiesadapted from a Better Homes and Garden recipe Ingredients:1/2 cup butter1/2 cup shortening 1 cup smooth peanut butter (not natural style)2 cups packed dark brown sugar2 eggs1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt Instructions: Beat butter, shortening and peanut butter until well combined and creamy.  Add […]

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Raspberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

Raspberry Buttermilk Ice Creamoriginal recipe Ingredients:  For berries: 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries1/4-1/2 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of berries) For custard base: 2 cups heavy cream6 egg yolks (4 or 5 will work fine, but no less than 4)3/4 cup sugardash salt1 tsp. vanilla, optional2 cups cold buttermilk Instructions: For berries: Place the berries […]

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