Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Strawberry Lemonade

With all this hot weather, lemonade sure sounds good, doesn’t it? But how about switching it up a little and adding some strawberries for a nice big pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade? Lemon and strawberry are two great summer flavors, and you just can’t go wrong combining them!

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread

When you have some extra ripe bananas and are craving something that’s chocolate and a little on the healthy side, this is a great recipe to try! This Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread has lots of chocolate flavor! Baked up with buttermilk, Greek yogurt, and light olive oil, it’s a dense, moist loaf of chocolate goodness that’s sweetened with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, brown sugar and honey.

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Peach-Cucumber Salsa

It sure has been hot these past few weeks! I have some potted herbs growing outside and have been having to water them alot in this heat! How about you—do you have a container garden or a vegetable garden in your yard? If you happen to be growing any cucumbers, here’s a recipe you can use them in—Peach-Cucumber Salsa! It’s perfect for summer because this salsa is a little fruity, lightly sweet, and a little spicy—it’s great as a snack with tortilla chips or served as a side dish with chicken or fish.

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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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