Fruit

Watermelon Salad with Tequila-Lime Vinaigrette

Watermelon Salad with Tequila Lime Vinaigrette

Last week, a picture of a pumpkin cheesecake popped up in my Facebook feed and I was like no. And then I went all Tracy-Morgan-from-Cop-Out. NO. NONONONONONO. HELL. NO. It’s July. And I want no part of pumpkin creamy salted apple Thanksgiving caramel candy corn baked casserole pumpkin anything. What I do want? Sweet, figure-friendly [...]

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DIY: Fresh Cherry Sauce for Ice Cream and Yogurt

DIY: Fresh Cherry Sauce

The first time I made it, I called it “Cheater’s Cherries Jubilee.” For a few nights more in a row than I’ll admit on the internet, I pitted ~2 dozen cherries into a small bowl, dropped a piece of orange peel in, and popped it in the microwave for 90 seconds. I scooped the still-warm, [...]

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Peach and Plum Galette

Peach and Plum Galette

There are two things of which I am certain: 1) God intended a ripe, bruise-it-just-by-looking-at-it peach to be consumed in the heat of July, straight from the tree and 2) Plums get the shaft when it comes to pretty internet recipes. But if God didn’t want something like this to happen, surely he wouldn’t have [...]

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Fresh Cherry Cupcakes

Fresh Cherry Cupcakes

Raise your hand if you have been hoarding cherries! [raises hand] [shoves cherry in mouth, wipes fingers on jeans, raises other hand] If you’ve ever wanted to make fresh cherry or strawberry cupcakes, you’ve probably run into similar problems: the surprising lack of recipes out there with natural ingredients and real fruit. Because if it’s [...]

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Red, White, and Blue(berry) Muffins

Red, White, and Blue(berry) Muffins

Happy July! You know what that means? The internet will drown in red, white, and blue foods for a week and Jason will sprain his side-eye before the holiday weekend at my obnoxious, overuse of the phrase “birthday month.” But it is my birthday month. And if you’re already tired of looking at “patriotic” food [...]

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The Perfect Lime for The Perfect Margarita

Fresh squeezed lime juice

This, my friends, is liquid gold. Pure liquid gold. One post-preschool-drop-off morning last week, I spent the better part of two hours driving around west Houston scouting the price of limes. Grocery stores roll their weekly prices on Wednesdays and with our annual Tequila & Taquitos Bash approaching, I needed to find the most affordable [...]

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Endless Summer. And Bourbon. And Peaches.

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

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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