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Melone-gelato

Melon Gelato

If you have been fortunate enough to visit Italy in late summer or early fall when melons are at their peak, then most likely you have  experienced one of the most refreshing desserts in the world: a creamy, luscious, melon…

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Sufferin’ Succotash

Succotash is the new potato to serve with chicken, fish and other proteins.  A dear friend of mine who just traveled to New England and Canada requested I post some Succotash recipes since they enjoyed so many versions of the…

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Gloria Smiley’s Famous Okra Cakes

Serve these fritter like cakes hot off the stove for a late afternoon snack along with a refreshing cocktail or glass of Rose. Atlanta Dame, Gloria Smiley makes these cakes at the height of okra season in late summer and…

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Rosemary Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn

What is your definition of a healthy snack? Does it have to be sugar or fat free? Or, can the snack be made with pure, organic ingredients that have beneficial fats, vitamins and fiber? I am a believer of the…

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Simple Orange Zest Shortbread Cookies

Every year my daughter looks forward to creating a new cookie for to her friend’s Valentine Day cookie exchange. Last year we made a buttery cookie with raspberry jam inside the heart. They are always a hit with the kids.…

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Parmesan Encrusted Goat Cheese in Basil Olive Oil

If you love goat cheese, you have to try this. Serve as an appetizer or make smaller goat cheese balls and add them to your arugula and beet salad. The striking green color of the basil olive oil makes it…

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Watermelon Snow Cones

I went to a friend’s house and made snow cones. When I came home I asked my mom if we could buy a snow cone machine and she said “No, but I have a better idea.” She remembered the Watermelon…

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Pina Colada Pops with Cherries

You would think that Pina Colada pops have rum but these popsicles are kid friendly. They are very sweet and healthy. My brother and I really enjoyed them. I like them because they are very refreshing after a hot day at…