Fruit

Endless Summer. And Bourbon. And Peaches.

September 11, 2013
Burgers with Spicy Bourbon-Peach Chutney

I keep seeing all these “Peace out, summer!” references everywhere and I can’t help but be a little bit jealous. And by a little bit, I mean I’m totally drowning my sorrows in a Jealousy Sundae sprinkled with a super immature (and inappropriate) hand gesture and topped with some nondairy whipped depression. Because it will [...]

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Fresh Plum Margaritas

July 2, 2013
Red Plum Margarita

One Hundred and Nine degrees. I know the weather chick said it was “only” 107… but she also told me that we “only” had a 30% chance of rain in late May. And then it flooded. Buy my thermometer said 109. So 109 it is. How do you deal with 109 degrees? I weed the [...]

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Sangria Fruit Cobbler

June 25, 2013
Sangria Fruit Cobbler

&#^@%, we left the wine opener in Florida. I could have taken it as a sign. But I didn’t. Because it was almost 10am. And I was alone in the house with a bag of plums and a $6 bottle of wine that I was surprised to discover wasn’t a screw top. The odds… But [...]

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Hello, Summer!

June 16, 2013
Cantaloupe

We spent the last 8 days on the funnest, most awesome vacation we’ve ever taken. Eating Mickey Mouse-shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches like it was my job (and it kinda was), princess-ing all the things, princessing them some more, and riding roller coasters. 13 family members under one large roof. And there wasn’t a single argument, [...]

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Orange Margarita

October 3, 2012
Orange Margarita

An orange margarita. A Mimosarita? Either way, it’s what happens when you run short on limes and your toddler’s last molar has sucked enough of your will to live to make running to the grocery store seem like being asked to hurdle the Grand Canyon. In a pencil skirt. But we haven’t been overly dramatic [...]

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PPQ: Fredericksburg Peach Tart

August 5, 2012

We’re in the home stretch of Project Pastry Queen, just a few weeks left. This week, Emily of A Gilt Nutmeg chose to turn back the clock and make a beautiful peach tart from the early days of the project, the Fredericksburg Peach Cream Cheese Tart. A sweet, ripe juicy peach is one of summer’s [...]

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Balsamic Pickled Cherries

August 1, 2012
Balsamic Pickled Cherries

If we are what we eat, my stellar eating habits over the last two months would produce some sort of cherry-Sauza-Cool Ranch Doritos hybrid. But mostly cherries. We took advantage of cherries being so plentiful and affordable this summer. Was it like that everywhere else? I swear that this was the first summer they virtually [...]

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Pulled Pork Pizza with Cherry Barbecue Sauce

July 25, 2012
Pulled Pork Pizza with Cherry Barbecue Sauce

Once a week, we do a clean out the fridge night. It’s never the most popular night of the week and it can be quite boring.8 soggy sweet potato tots, 3/4 a serving of pasta that’s never as good on night 3 as it was on night 1, and half a dry chicken breast… It [...]

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