Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Mini Orange Bundt Cakes

Mini bundt cakes are fun to make—they’re really easy and they look so fancy! They make a special little treat for birthdays, tea time, or just any time you want a yummy dessert. These Mini Orange Bundt Cakes are really good, and full of orange flavor. They’re made with orange zest, orange extract, and orange juice, so no wonder they taste so good!

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Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled soups are perfect for summer! And if you like cucumbers, you’ll want to try this one! It also has Greek yogurt, green onions, fresh dill, and parsley in it. Lemon juice and salt give the flavor in this soup a little punch and I also added some garlic powder to the original recipe that I found in Country Living (you could also use minced fresh garlic instead of the garlic powder). The croutons on top are a nice touch, too! It’s a great summery soup to serve for a light lunch or dinner!

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Lavender Tea Bread

This recipe was a first for me…the first time using lavender in a recipe! Even though I’m growing some lavender in a pot, I purchased the lavender I used in this Lavender Tea Bread at Fresh Market, in their herb section—it was the only place I could find any! If you are having trouble finding some, I’ve read that rosemary is a good substitute for lavender in baking.

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Strawberry-Watermelon Slush

Having a slice of watermelon is so refreshing, especially in the summer, isn’t it? Fresh strawberries are another favorite summer fruit of mine. So it seemed like a great idea to whip up a strawberry-watermelon drink.

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Mint Chip Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is the best, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it! You’d be surprised how easy it is! This recipe for Mint Chip Ice Cream is from a book called No-Churn Ice Cream, which I reviewed a few years ago. I’m a big fan of mint chocolate chip Ice cream, so of course I chose to make that flavor on my first try at making it homemade!

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