Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes

Fresh Caprese Sandwiches

I used to never watch TV. Up until my husband came along, I had a small TV, but it's sole purpose was to play movies in the background while I read or studied. It was a rare occasion that I'd actively pay attention to the screen. Then Scott came along, and since he's not just… Continue reading Fresh Caprese Sandwiches

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Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

There's something magical about the combination of fresh and ripe summer fruit, homemade whipped cream, and a sweet and savory biscuit to pile it on - especially when you can whip it all together in less than an hour! There's nothing neat or orderly about these shortcake biscuits. They're buttery, flaky, crumbly, savory, and sweet,… Continue reading Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

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Scott’s “Demo Day” Breakfast Burritos

The weather this whole year has been teasing us when it comes to getting projects done. February was beautiful and spring-like, March threw us a bomb cyclone that ripped some shingles off the roof, April froze us again, May offered us a week of spring then brought in summer, and we've been cooking ever since.… Continue reading Scott’s “Demo Day” Breakfast Burritos

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Lamb Burgers with Blue Cheese + Caramelized Onions

Some people are organized. For some people, when it's May, they're developing and shooting their Fourth of July barbecue recipes and table settings, putting together their patriotic house tours, and getting it all published early enough in June for you to read their stuff and build your shopping list. Me? I'm a thousand weeks pregnant,… Continue reading Lamb Burgers with Blue Cheese + Caramelized Onions

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Old Bay Broiled Lobster Nachos + Queso

Skillet nachos are a summer entertaining staple in our house. At pretty much every gathering, I'll throw one of these pans, filled with chips, cheese, beans, and various other toppings, out on the table while we're cooking up the rest of the meal so that folks can gather and snack while they're waiting. If you… Continue reading Old Bay Broiled Lobster Nachos + Queso

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Red, White, + Blue Chocolate Layer Cake

I never was much of a baker. I could whip together a mean chocolate chip cookie when the mood struck and I do like an occasional sweet, but until lately, I never did a lot of baking. If I did bake, and didn't send what I made with Scott to work, it would just sit… Continue reading Red, White, + Blue Chocolate Layer Cake