Rosemary Focaccia Biscuit Bread

I’m not originally from the south, but I love southern food. And that includes biscuits—especially biscuits! I love them hot from the oven with some butter or topped with sausage gravy…mmm! A few years back, I had the chance to review a cookbook called Biscuits: Sweet and Savory Southern Recipes for the All-American Kitchen by Jackie Garvin, that has all kinds of great biscuit recipes. I chose to make the Rosemary Focaccia Biscuit Bread because, in addition to biscuits, I also love focaccia—so what could be better than a combination of both? And it looked like a simple, easy recipe anyone could make. It’s been awhile since this recipe has been posted, so I thought I’d repost it because it’s so good!

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Raspberry-Grape Float

It’s a pretty hot summer day, so I had to post something frosty! 🙂 I don’t make ice cream sodas or floats often, but I really like them. I was inspired to make this fruity-tasting float after I saw a recipe a while back in Better Homes and Gardens. This float is made with raspberry sorbet and grape soda. Just use your favorite brand of grape soda and raspberry sorbet—and if you can’t find raspberry sorbet in your grocery store, you can substitute raspberry sherbet. I tried it both ways and it’s good with both sorbet and sherbet!

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Strawberry Banana Muffins

Bananas and fresh strawberries make a great combination in this summery muffin! They’re so moist and full of delicious chunks of fresh strawberries. I love how the sprinkling of coarse sugar gives these muffin tops a little sparkle and crunchiness, too! I just did a light sprinkling, but you can do a heavier sprinkle if you want a real sugary top.

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Watermelon Mint Lime Water

When hot weather comes around, I usually crave watermelon. It’s so refreshing and it’s good for you too. And I discovered that watermelon is also great for making flavored water! Combining chunks of juicy watermelon with fresh mint and tart limes makes a great-tasting summery drink! You just have to plan ahead a little, since you need to chill the mixture for 1 to 2 hours before drinking.

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Whole Wheat Honey Banana Bread

As I’ve mentioned in other banana bread posts, I love trying out different banana bread recipes and decided to try a whole wheat version that I found on the King Arthur Flour website. I just made a few small changes, using both whole wheat and white whole wheat flour, a little more banana, and a little more chopped walnuts.

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