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Stubb's BBQ Bash

Stubb’s Barbecue Bash

Stubb’s sent me another box of goodies to try out, and  they offered to sponsor a backyard barbecue–honestly, who could say no to that? So a party happened, and it included a whole bunch of great food from our smoker and grill. Harrison used his expertise with the grill for the flank steak you see […]

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Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Honey

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

One of my most popular older recipes is Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl, and it is popular for a great reason: it tastes like frozen carrot cake!  Hard to go wrong there.  We are once again in farm-fresh carrot season, with the kind of sweet, young carrots that are perfect for […]

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Sriracha Bacon Deviled Eggs

Sriracha Bacon Deviled Eggs

This June has been HOT, so we have been using our outdoor grill and our smoker quite a lot, and dining on the deck.  Since we have chickens we still work eggs into our meals on a daily basis, and deviled eggs are one of my favorite picnic snacks.  I might have eaten some of […]

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Grain-free Zucchini Pie

Super Simple Zucchini Pie

As a child of the Midwest I have memories of eating zucchini almost daily during late summer.  It found its way into breads, soups, skillets, and casseroles.  So ubiquitous was this vegetable that when I was in my early teens I spent a productive chunk of time writing a book with my cousin Julie called […]

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Watermelon-Lime Ice Pops

Watermelon-Lime Ice Pops

Browsing through the “summer” tab of my seasonal recipe index, I realized that I should probably re-name it “ice pops and frozen desserts.”  I do make a steady stream of ice pops during the summer, as they are fast, refreshing, and a lot healthier than purchased frozen treats.  I use whole fruit and add honey […]

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#CanItForward 2015, plus a giveaway!

Jarden Home Brands, better known to most of us as Ball Canning, is once again hosting their international Can-It-Forward event, with a live webcast that you can view here on Saturday, August 1st, from 11-4 E.S.T.  There is a live chat function for questions about home canning, and you can also join the events by […]

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