Tag Archives: Butter

White Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

I have to tell you these are the best cupcakes I have ever made.  I think its the icing that allows me to make this statement, but the cake part is perfectly flavored and moist, so its not a chump!  YOU MUST MAKE THESE IMMEDIATELY!  I promise you, you will thank me!  Jim and I […]

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Perfect Grilled Corn

I don’t know about you but I love corn.  My favorite is the bi-colored variety!  When I went into Whole Foods this last week they had corn as the feature item of the week.  I couldn’t resist and picked up a few ears. I always found grilling corn a little daunting when it is so […]

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Asparagus with Brown Buttered Breadcrumbs

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of my side dishes.  I have been trying to do a better job at putting a little more thought and time into them, as much for the hubs and kid as myself.  This was a great surprise, easy and tasted delicious. 1 pound asparagus, peeled and trimmed 4 tablespoons unsalted […]

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White Cherry Cupcake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September  that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events But […]

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Dirty Peanut Butter Chocolate Mini-Cupcakes

A week ago I competed in a race named “Mudathalon”.  A three mile race with 40 obstacles through the mud.  Me, my hubby, Jacob and a handful of friends all enjoyed getting thoroughly and disgustingly muddy!  I know it doesn’t sound fun, but it was.  Imagine rappelling ropes draped over ridges into muddy streams, a […]

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Salmon and Lentils with Herb-Mustard Butter

I went on a 26 mile bike ride with my friend Tami in 90 degree heat, and we finished up at 4:00 p.m.  To say I was wiped out would be an understatement.  After I got home, took a quick shower and guzzled a gallon water, I had to start up dinner.  Usually trying out […]

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Spicy & Sweet Corn Mac-N-Cheese

This is a great way to add sweet delicious corn to an already over the top mac-n-cheese!  You can add as much pepper as you like.  My peppers are extremely hot this year, so I only went with one.  Of course Jim added a chopped extra pepper to his. 1 stick unsalted butter, plus more […]

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Vegetable & Goat Cheese Dip

My hubby runs with a friend a few days a week and sometimes after the run they come in and have a beer to celebrate their accomplishment! 🙂  It usually coincides with me finishing up a recipe for this blog..hmmmm, you think that’s a coincidence?  Anyway, I plopped this dish down in front of the […]

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Peach Pocket Pies

This dough recipe is the best!  You can make these pocket pies with any pie ingredients that tickle your fancy.  I choose peaches because they are showing up at the farmers market and mine are slowly ripening on my trees.  Plus Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits, I love they way they smell and […]

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Spicy Corn Succotash

I have been patiently waiting for the summer corn to make it to the farmers market.  With the drought happening across the U.S.what showed up was small, but still just as delicious as any first ear of summer corn can be! This dish is sweet, spicy and creamy.  Something for everyone.  It is great as […]

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