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Date Nut and Strawberry Quick Breads

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Date Nut BreadThese   Quick Breads are two of the easiest you’ll ever make.  It takes longer to gather the ingredients than make these different, really flavorful breads.  A whisk, a few measuring utensils, a bowl, a spatula and some cans or 9×5” pans and you’re ready to go. Continue reading

A Trio of Super Simple Side Salads

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Greek Tomato Salad for A Trio of Simple Side SaladsThis Trio of Super Simple Side Salads is the definition of casual, effortless eating.  This week I went back into my files and am serving up three side salads made for the hot days of summer.  Lots of fresh vegetables from farmer’s markets make these not only easy but good for you. Continue reading

Easy Almond Raspberry Tart

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Almond Raspberry TartThis Almond Raspberry Tart is a marvelously easy tart I want to share with you. The no-roll crust is made in minutes and is pressed into the pan.  Simply wipe out the processor give the filling ingredients a couple spins in the bowl and pour into the parbaked shell. Continue reading

Strawberry Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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Strawberry Salad with Basil DressingThis Strawberry Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is one of my very favorites, especially this time of year when the strawberries are at their best.  I thought this would be a great addition to all the bread we’ve been making. Continue reading

Love Bars – A Gift from Bourke Street Bakery

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Love BarsThese Love Bars are a variation of one of the most unusual, delicious cakes I have found in recent memory. The recipe, with minor changes, comes from “Bourke Street Bakery, All Things Sweet“. It’s a beautiful book with gorgeous photography and great recipes.  I’m not even sure how I found it but I am so happy I did.  While they serve this as a cake Down Under, I cut it into bars and if I still had my bakery it would be front and center in the case. Continue reading