Apr 20, 2017
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Refreshing Cherry Ice Cream Soda

What’s better than dessert?  How about a dessert that doubles as a serving of fruit!  Like a Cherry Ice Cream Soda. 

What’s better than dessert? How about dessert that doubles as a serving of fruit! Like a cool, refreshing Cherry Ice Cream Soda.

Cherry Ice Cream Soda

Now I’ve always figured if you’re going to eat dessert, you might as well see if you can have some fruit while you’re at it.  And there is no shortage of delicious fruity desserts in this world.  French Apple Pie, Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles , Blueberry Cheesecake, to name a few.  Continue Reading →

Apr 13, 2017
by Inger
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Multicolor Pickled Eggs

It’s been another fun month in the Food in Jars preserving challenge.  This month’s goal was Quick Pickles–and I had to ask what is a quick pickle?  The answer is something (almost anything!) that you pickle with the intent of storing/marinating it in the refrigerator and finishing quickly (versus canning and storing in your cupboard for months). I decided to try Pickled Eggs.  

Multicolor pickled eggs are a fun twist on hard-boiled. Done in pink, purple and yellow they

Three colors of pickled eggs!

With Easter coming, I thought it would be fun to try multicolor pickled eggs–in pink, purple and yellow. Since two of my kids were unable to get home from college, we could call these grown-up Easter Eggs and skip the egg hunt!  Continue Reading →

Apr 9, 2017
by Inger
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Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Life, lately, has been intense.  I find myself saying things like two steps forward, one step back… almost every day! Thank goodness for recipes like Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower that are super easy.  And of course, tasty and nutritious!  

When life gets intense, thank goodness for recipes that are easy, tasty and healthy like this Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower!

Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower

In the past week, my husband has driven my car out of state (so our college daughter has reliable transportation to interviews), returning on the overnight Greyhound back.  We’ve gotten a flat tire, then discovered an inoperable spare (different trip).  And the kitchen has flooded (still not sure why the dishwasher turned on us).   Continue Reading →

Apr 6, 2017
by Inger
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Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer

Recently I got a request—could I create a drink for a Breast Cancer fundraiser?  Um, yes!  How about a Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer?  Rosy and sweet, it seemed perfect for a cause associated with pink!  

Rosy and sweet, this blood orange vodka spritzer even contains antioxidant filled tart cherry juice. Does that make it a health food?

Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer

Now my Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer isn’t technically brand new, but I was holding it in reserve for a special occasion. My daughter and I created it during our Christmas season “Martini Lab” (that resulted in a White Peppermint Bark MartiniContinue Reading →

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