Nectarine Trifle

5 of 5 15 Minutes

Serve this English dessert to your guests this summer. Garnish with fresh nectarine slices, crush pistachios, mint and fresh raspberries if you like.

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Rustic No-Cook Pasta Sauce

5 of 5

Summer is here and I’d rather not eat a heavy sauce. This sauce is so easy anyone can make it, but yet it’s satisfying. Seriously, I could eat this dish every night of the week.

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Accordion Potatoes

5 of 5 82 Minutes

Cook whole potatoes almost all the way through in a series of close vertical slices so they fan out as they cook. Choose potatoes that weigh no more than 6 ounces each

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Panzanella Salad

5 of 5 15 Minutes

I tend to eat more salads in the warmer months. Panzanella Salad is an excellent main course summer salad. I flavored this classic Italian bread salad with pancetta arugula.

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Best Ever Berry Sauce

5 of 5 8 Minutes 2 Cups

The versatility of this fresh berry sauce cannot be exaggerated. Use a single variety of berry or your favorite combination. The acidity of the berries complements the sweetness of many desserts, such as vanilla ice cream and pound cake. Perfect for pancakes and French toast too.

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Strawberry Ice Pops

5 of 5 5 Minutes 6 Ice Pops

Makes these ice pops the night before to give them the time to freeze solid.

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Oatmeal Cream Bars

5 of 5 20 Minutes 15 Bars

I have to admit it I REALLY like to bake. There’s something so magical about a mixing bowl and an oven. I bake all year round and always share with those around me who help me from day to day. I even put freshly baked goodies in my mailbox for the mail carrier to snack on during his deliveries.

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Ricotta & Orange Zest Pancakes

5 of 5 8 Minutes 12 Pancakes

I just happened to have some leftover ricotta in the fridge and decided to use it in pancakes. Added orange zest and morning deliciousness was born.

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Blackberry & Strawberry Crostata

5 of 5 20 Minutes 1 Pie

Truth is that sometimes I’m lazy, but want to serve a nice dessert. A free-form berry costata is the perfect answer. I really like this berry combination and it goes well with either whipped cream or French vanilla ice cream

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Grilled Asparagus With Fresh Tarragon Mayonnaise

5 of 5 4 Minutes

I love grilled asparagus and it’s delicious paired with tarragon mayonnaise. If you don’t have a grill then by all means roast it in your oven. Remember, “Work With What You Got!”

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