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Roasted Ratatouille

Too much summer squash? Whether your neighbors look the other way when they see you coming with an armload of zucchini or you’re just looking

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Spicy Watermelon

Spicy Watermelon is a favorite Latin American treat, among kids and adults alike. The lime and spices awaken the senses while simultaneously bringing out the

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Nectarine Sherbet

Nectarines have such a delightfully tangy flavor, and it wouldn’t be summer without the juice of one running down your arm – it’s always sad

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Coffee Milkshake

Want dessert and a delicious pick-me-up? Have a coffee milkshake!  It’s the perfect refreshing end to a late afternoon or evening barbecue on a warm

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Hot Fudge

This decadent Hot Fudge recipe, from Gourmet Magazine, is everything you’d expect from this traditional favorite dessert topping. Chewy and gooey, smooth and shiny, it’ll

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Peach and Cherry Pie

No one I’ve ever known has declined a piece of fresh, homemade pie. Although some version of pie is eaten in nearly all cultures, fruit

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Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiris are refreshing and delicious, and with all of the fresh berries available in Summer, so easy to make!

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Vanilla Mule

Want to enhance a classic Mule? Add Vanilla to it! Spicy, tangy and refreshing, The Mule, with its hint of mint and twist of lime

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Master Sauce Chicken

  Recently I reconnected with a recipe I learned to make from a boat maker on the West Marin coast. He was raising his four

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Lamingtons

While there seems to be some debate regarding the origin of their name, which you can read more about here, there is no debate that

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