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Cantaloupe & Curry Chicken Salad

Back when I was in college, I worked as a waitress in a restaurant. One of the seasonal items on the menu was chicken salad beautifully served in half of a cantaloupe. I’m sure I served it to the restaurant guests, but I never had one myself, and I don’t have the slightest idea of […]

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

I could eat a slice of cake everyday. It’s one of my favorite desserts, and pound cake has always been one of my favorite cakes. I love its rich, dense texture, and it is so tender. It is the perfect ‘foundation’ for adding ice cream, fresh fruit, or whipped cream for a delicious summer dessert. […]

Savory Dry Rub for Grilling Chicken

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Over the 4th of July weekend, there was a big family cookout at my house. The menu included grilling chicken, and it was the perfect opportunity to create a dry rub recipe for the chicken.   So in my ‘test kitchen’, we put our heads together to create a tasty and savory dry rub recipe […]

Patriotic Parfait Dessert Idea ~ Pound Cake, Compote, & Fresh Berries

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Golden pound cake, blueberry compote, fresh strawberries and blueberries, and fresh whipped cream make this a pretty, and, oh so delicious dessert perfect for an all-American holiday cookout. What makes this dessert a special treat?   It is served parfait style! And, it just looks so fun, that both the kids and the adults will […]

Sour Cream Cookie Recipe – One of the Best Cookies Ever!

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You know that saying about ‘you can’t eat just one’? The sour cream cookie is just such a delectable treat. How could a cookie miss when it’s made with sour cream and butter, and topped with an orange glaze?   It seems that our Mom has made this sour cream cookie recipe forever. The recipe […]

The Orange Sherbet Float

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Don’t you just love those days when you get to take time out to have a treat? This float has summer written all over it, but it is a wonderful treat any time of the year!   Even the colors of this float are summery. This orange sherbet float recipe is very simple. Just two […]

Summer Salad with Field Greens, Peas, & Sunflower Seeds

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The Summer Salad with Field Greens, Peas, & Sunflower Seeds is a wonderful all-round summer salad to serve at your next cookout to accompany grilled chicken or the all-American burger, and so versatile that you could serve it for a light lunch with friends on the patio, along with a crusty baguette and a refreshing […]

Orzo, Feta, & Basil Salad – Perfect Dish for a Backyard Cookout

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One of our nieces is graduating from high school this year. The graduation party was outdoors, with a big striped canopy tent on the lawn, smiling guests, good conversation, and delicious food. We created our version of one of the dishes served at the party, and it just so happens to be our very first […]

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