Fruit

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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Sangria Fruit Cobbler

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!

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

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

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

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

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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Pulled Pork Tacos with Cherry Salsa

Pulled Pork Tacos with Cherry Salsa

That right there, that’s one of the biggest, sweetest victories to ever come out of our garden: yellow tomatoes. Squirrels and birds love yellow tomatoes. Like swarm-the-plant-like-locusts-and-leave-nothing-but-bare-stems love yellow tomatoes. For the most part, they’ve ignored the rest of the garden but the potted heirloom tomatoes? Total buffet. The very second that a would-be yellow [...]

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