Grilling Up Summer Flavors

Today is National Peach Melba Day. We can thank French Chef Auguste Escoffier, Australian soprano Nellie Melba and the famed Savory Hotel in London for this amazing taste of summer in the dead of winter.

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A Kiss of Summer to Chase Away the Winter Blues

Have you ever had one of those “Gee, I coulda had a V-8” the lightbulb coming on moments? When it comes to National Peach Melba Day and January, it was an epiphany moment.

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Can You Guess What Day It Is?

Today is National Whipped Cream Day. When I went in search of dessert inspiration on the net, I stumbled across this simply recipe at The First Year for Strawberry Whipped Cream. It was as though someone turned on a light – wow!

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A Surprise for Apple Cider Day

Today is National Apple Cider Day. My first instinct was to give you a recipe for Hot Apple Cider and call it a day. But that would be far too easy, don’t you think?

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Chocolate Fondue without the Pot

Have you seen this dessert? While I do own two fondue pots (one electric, the other Sterno), I love the idea of forgoing the pot. Fondues aren’t made for big entertainments but rather for a small group of maybe four people. It really depends upon the table.

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Summertime Skewered Dessert Fondue

Do you ever look at pictures of food and figure out a new recipe just from the picture? I wanted something different – something light. That’s when I saw a picture of what appeared to be berries and cake on a bamboo skewer. How utterly simple!

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Appreciating Teachers with Apples on a Stick

Did you know that the first Tuesday in May is Teacher Appreciation Day? I have two sisters that are teachers. One is now retired, the other still teaching her heart out. I’m proud of both of them. When Kiddo was in grade school, we “appreciated” his teachers by taking them out to a nice dinner with their families. After all, it’s not just the teachers that are making a difference. Their families are equally important. Just think of all the nights and weekends those families sacrifice so that your child has a teacher dedicated to developing their minds.

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William’s Very Berry Fool

Confession time – this recipe comes straight from William Sonoma. I have not tried it yet. I’m sharing it now because today is April 1st – APRIL FOOL’S DAY and a dessert called Berry Fool just seemed so appropriate, don’t you think? We are going to make this very soon. Some of our neighboring smaller, family run strawberry farms are beginning to sell baskets of little berries. Hubby and I are already making plans for a drive in the country (which means about a 10 minute drive from our home!) to get some fresh picked berries in the very near future. We just need to get our butts in gear for some of those early morning dew-kissed berries. Yum!

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Angle Food Cake with Luscious Glazed Berries

Okay – confession time. I really don’t have much in the way of a recipe. I mean, how much of a recipe do you need? Store bought Angle Food Cake, store-bought glaze. Whipped cream – okay maybe a recipe for whipped cream would be a good idea. Strawberries? Fresh is best.

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