by cgraver on April 14, 2013


vanillabeanicecream Is it hot where you live? It’s hot here in northeast Kansas. Although we were spoiled with fall like weather for the last few weeks of July and the first couple of weeks of August, summer has officially returned.  With a vengeance!  So, when I was contacted about participating in the REAL® Seal’s Recipe Challenge, with a “Beat the Heat, End of Summer Treat” recipe, I was more than ready to accept!

One of my favorite ways to beat the heat is with ice cream.  Vanilla bean ice cream to be exact. And while I’ve made my share of ice creams in the past, I’ve never shared one here.  So, I decided what better way to kill two birds with one stone! [click to continue…]


Frosty Strawberry Squares

July 13, 2013

This recipe for frosty strawberry squares is one that’s been in our family for many, many years.  I’m not sure where it originated, but I know when summer hits, it’s one of our favorite recipes to make to beat the heat.  The fact that it’s made with fresh strawberries at the height of strawberry season […]

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Chicken Salad

July 8, 2013

One of the best things about summer is that fact that you can make cold salads.  Chicken salad, pasta salad, Jell-O salad, fruit salad, you name it.  They don’t heat up the kitchen and they add that little bit of freshness that’s always needed after a hard day of work out in the summer sun. […]

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Panko and Parmesan-Crusted Swai

March 19, 2013

 I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I don’t really like fish.  I know it’s healthy and relatively easy to prepare, but it’s just not my thing.  I love to go fishing, but I’m more of a catch-and-release kind of gal. 😉 My husband can’t understand it, but I’ve just never been one to […]

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Gram’s Easy Cherry Cheesecake

March 9, 2013

 This recipe for Cherry Cheesecake is one of my favorites.  It’s quick and easy and it reminds me of my grandma’s house.  She used to make it, along with three or four other types of pie at each family gathering.  She wanted to make sure everyone had something they liked.  Grandma’s are just like that. […]

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