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desserts fruit Recipes Summer

GLUTEN-FREE BERRY CRUMBLE FROM GRACE’S SWEET LIFE

I met Grace via Twitter long before we actually met in person; eager to share, to assist, to help in any way, Grace is one of those people you want for your neighbor. And not just because of her genuine kindness but also because Grace is a master when it comes to making jaw-dropping Italian desserts.

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cocktails desserts ice cream Recipes

SANBITTER BOOZY SHAKE

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Musical pairing – Stand By Me by Ben King

Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry – and if you added the proverbial Neapolitan then that rounded the number up to four flavors of ice cream in my world back in the little house on Ankeny Street.  We didn’t own an extra freezer and the freezer compartment above our refrigerator always held the usual three or four stacking ice cube trays and matching storage container with just enough room for a few extra loaves of bread as well as one or two other frozen sundries for a family of six. But there were always at least one or two cartons of ice cream in Grandma and Grandpa’s lower, pull-out freezer . . . and they lived just a short distance away.

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Recipes

GRAPEFRUIT CHAMPAGNE PUNCH W/LEMON THYME

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Musical pairing – When I Fall In Love by Celine Dion and Clive Griffon

Happy Anniversary Professor . . . you are the love of my life, my true North, my rock, my best friend . . . it is hard to believe that 14 years have come and gone . . . And I wouldn’t trade them for all the money in the world because really, what we have . . . what we share . . . cannot be purchased with any amount of money, silver or gold . . .

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Fall Holidays Recipes soups Thanksgiving

ROASTED PUMPKIN-GINGER BISQUE W/BRIOCHE CROUTONS


Musical pairing – A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker

Mmmmm Mmmmm Good, Mmmmm Mmmmm Good, That’s what Campbell’s tastes like, Mmmmm Mmmmm Good! So now that this little catch-phrase will be rolling around in your head for the next 24 hours, let’s talk soup shall we?

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Recipes salad sides Spring vegetarian

RED QUINOA SALAD WITH CITRUS-CURRY DRESSING


Musical pairing – All We Are by Matt Nathanson

What feels like an eternity but in reality was only a month ago, The Professor was gone for the weekend and I took the opportunity to head down to Indianapolis to do some shopping . . . yep, actually drove. by. myself . . . and I didn’t get lost which is quite the accomplishment if you know me and my sense of direction . . . or the lack thereof . . . But on the way home, I stopped in at the grocery store and picked up a couple of salads from the deli counter; one was a Japanese Tofu salad and the other was a Quinoa (KEEN-wah) salad – I enjoyed them enough to recreate both with my own spin . . .