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Frozen Yogurt Pops

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Poke a chopstick through the foil lid of a four-ounce, kid-sized yogurt, freeze, and voila! Delicious, healthy, and refreshing frozen yogurt pops.

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Welcome, Summer! A Few Recipes I Can’t Wait to Make

Welcome, Summer! A Few Recipes I Can’t Wait to Make

Finally! Summer is here … or at least, it’s darn close. The weatherman said it’s so, and if the weatherman says it’s so … well, I choose to believe this time around. Bring on sunflowers and popsicles and running through sprinklers, baby. I’m ready. I’m ready for summery goodies, too. Ice cream, juicy garden-grown tomatoes, [...]

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Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Squares

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Squares

The bittersweet truth is, fall is pretty much here – and I, for one, am feeling it. In fact, I’ve just about given in. I’ve been thinking about pumpkin recipes. I lit an apple candle. I even found myself brewing up some chili in the crock pot a couple days ago.

But in one last-ditch attempt to hold on to the sunny joy of our too-short Seattle summer, I took my two youngest nephews to the blueberry farm [...]

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Fresh Bing Cherry Ice Cream

Fresh Bing Cherry Ice Cream

In between marathon blog redesign sessions, I’ve had a teensy bit of a life. I think it’s still summer – it is, right? I think the weather is pretty nice. I think my dogs and my guy still like me well enough. I think. As far as my guy is concerned, I’m pretty sure it helped that [...]

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Ginger and Lemongrass Iced Green Tea

I’m on a couple of kicks lately. Well – come to think of it – several kicks. I’m just going to talk about two of ‘em today.

Lately I’m a little obsessed with both iced green tea and fluffy beach reads. It is summer, after all. I’ve made raspberry lemon iced green tea (good), strawberry mint (also good), and blueberry (pretty color, but needs work). And the books, you ask? Well, I finally read [...]

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Watermelon-Basil Sorbet with Fleur de Sel

How do you spell "refreshing?" … Well, hmm. Wait a minute. This doesn't really work in print, does it? So much for the Rolaids/relief approach. Let me try again. How about some Watermelon-Basil Sorbet, everyone?! It's refreshing. No really. Tongue tinglingly, brain freezingly, coolingly refreshing. What I'm trying to say here is that the combo [...]

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This One’s For the Dogs: Chickenpops

Baby, it’s hot outside. Even here in Seattle, where we’ve been oh-so semi-patiently waiting for summer to finally get here, we’re supposed to see temps in the 90′s over the next couple of days. Woo hoo! While we humans like to cool off with icy treats like sorbet, iced coffee, and oh, say, a glass [...]

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Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month.

Don’t get me wrong – celebrating ice cream is an idea I can get behind – but I have to wonder, who comes up with these things? It’s the special days that really get me. For instance, today is I Forgot Day. How do you celebrate this (other than with my general absentmindedness that needs no special day)? [...]

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Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee

Cool, creamy, refreshing, and oh-so caffeinated – we’re talking perfect iced coffee, made right in your own kitchen. When I follow these rules, I end up with a perfect cuppa icy joe.

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Rummy Lemonade with Peppermint Swizzle Sticks

I'm not a morning person. Case in point: Just a couple of minutes ago, I put some cream in a mug and poured in some nice strong coffee. My first cup of coffee for the morning. I grabbed it and meandered (okay, stumbled) over to the couch and set it down on the table… right [...]

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Watermelon, Feta, and Arugula Salad

  Okay, confession time, everyone. Admit it: have you ever had a gift registry that you could access online? Where you could see if an item had been fulfilled, before you actually received it? Did you peek to see what you're getting? I always thought that if I had such a registry, I would 100% [...]

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Blender Mojitos

I'm sure there are some that would say making a mojito in a blender is sacrilege, but when we're camping, if it's good, it's golden. I firmly believe in putting the "campy" into camping, after all. And when any recipe involves our friggin' awesome hand-crank blender, all the better – not to mention easier. We [...]

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