• Coconut Lime Bars

    July 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    I love anything with coconut and lime in it, from curries, to drinks…name it! I decided to kick up my lemon bar recipe with something different. Here’s how it goes. Measure one and three-fourths cup of flour, and two-thirds cup of powdered sugar into a bowl. Give it a good whisk. Add one cup of…

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  • Summer Mixed Melon Nachos With Mascarpone Cream

    July 16, 2013DishinandDishes

    Does anything say “summer” like juicy ripe melon? On a hot day, i honestly crave a huge bowl of icy cold watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew. It is so refreshing and wonderful. I could just eat it for a meal. Everyone has their own way of eating melon. My family always salted their watermelon, which just…

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  • Strawberry Crumb Cake

    May 14, 2013DishinandDishes

    Strawberry Crumb Cake. Warm, with ice cream or whipped cream. This recipe is always a hit, especially when the berries are at their ripest as summer approaches. Who can resist the sweet warmth of strawberry nectar topped with freshly baked cake batter and crumbly sugared crumbs? Raising hand. If you didn’t raise your hand, I…

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  • Molten Lava Cupcakes

    February 13, 2013DishinandDishes

    Recipe redo!  I chose to make this dessert for our Girls Night Out on Saturday.  Nothing says “Girls” better than chocolate sauce, strawberries, ice cream and a gooey-warm chocolate cake.  These would also be a fabulous dessert to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day Mix up a few ingredients with your mixer, and spoon…

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  • Valentine Heart Brownies

    February 5, 2013DishinandDishes

    Valentine’s Day is almost here and I am always looking for a simple chocolate dessert recipe to serve Mr. Wonderful. Hearts made of brownies and strawberries say chocolate romance in a big way. Melt some butter and stir in some chocolate chips, add in eggs and some sugar and flour. Mix it all up and…

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  • Chocolaty Chocolate Chip Cookies

    January 13, 2013DishinandDishes

    I got this recipe from a cookie exchange years ago.  I can’t remember who brought it but it is a twist on chocolate chip cookies that will leave even the most avid chocolate lover feel warm all over due to the fact that it has double the chocolate! It is particularly cold right now in…

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  • Summer Strawberry Pie

    August 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Strawberry Pie. It’s one of those memories of days gone by. When we used to go with the family to the local diner near our lake house, or even venture off to Big Boy…but not for the food, mind you.…

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  • Blackberry Lemon Crisp

    June 13, 2012DishinandDishes

    Is there anything better than a fresh hot crispy topped berry dessert where the berries have burst open from heat and are bubbling up all around the sweet crunchy topping? I can’t think of it if there is right now because I just pulled this berry crisp out of the oven and it’s just heavenly.…

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  • Peanut Butter Pie

    May 23, 2012DishinandDishes

    A decadently delicious peanut butter pie recipe with a chocolate cookie crust, a layer of fudge and topped with peanut butter pie filling and fresh whipped cream.

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  • Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

    May 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    Today I pulled out my June Gourmet magazine and flipped to a page I’d put a little yellow sticky tab on. Raspberry Buttermilk cake. What a great way to honor the up coming days of summer than to make something with raspberries. This is a fairly simple cake to make, a great breakfast cake, or…

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

    March 23, 2012DishinandDishes

    Rhubarb and strawberries are showing up everywhere!  Here’s a Saturday morning, or any morning smoothie made in memory of this. Only it’s minus the 90 million fat and sugar grams that you get with it. Toss some nonfat plain yogurt, some fresh strawberries, rhubarb, honey and a little ice into the blender, and you’ll have…

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  • Sticky Toffee Pudding

    March 23, 2012DishinandDishes

    You have to make this. You must make this. Now…or soon! It will change your life. I am in love with this dessert. Did you know when Mr. Wonderful and I met, he had a long stern talk with me about how frequently I used the phrase “I love”? I tend to use it on…

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