Melon Salsa

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You're going to need this next week.   Really - I wouldn't just say that.  Melon salsa?  Why do I think you'll need melon salsa?  Because the 4th of July is almost here and I know you have a watermelon chilling in the fridge.  And, I know you have at least one extra cup of sweet watermelon you can set aside for this terrific summer salsa.  Watermelon salsa? . . . Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

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I swear this is the last peanut butter dessert I’ll post for a long, long, time, unless of course PB Crave sends me more delicious peanut butter (hint hint).  This stuff is addictive.  I may have to change the name of this blog to “the obsessive baker.”  I guess I’m just a theme oriented person.  For instance, last year I posted an entire year of pies.  Then I . . . Continue Reading

Shenandoah Camping & Campfire Breakfast

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Last weekend we spent three glorious days on top of Loft Mountain in the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.  The weather was perfect and we finally got a chance to try out our new pop-up camper we bought last October.  It was great!  We grilled steaks, corn on the cob, and made this wonderful, hearty, filling breakfast casserole in a Lodge Dutch Oven. This Dutch Oven was made to . . . Continue Reading

Razzle Dazzle Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Today we have another PB Crave Peanut Butter feature post and a CoCo Banana Variety Pack GIVEAWAY for one lucky winner! If you've read the blog for a while, you probably know raspberry and chocolate is a favorite combination of mine.  The Razzle Dazzle Peanut Butter by PB Crave did not disappoint and is probably my favorite of the whole pack.  I was extremely surprised at the . . . Continue Reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups featuring PB Crave peanut butter

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Maybe it's just me, but I believe peanut butter and chocolate are soul mates.  No matter how hard you try to keep them apart, they will find a way to be together.  So why not let them marry into delicious combinations able to satisfy even the most intense cravings?  Exactly what I was thinking! I'm featuring PB Crave Peanut Butter flavors in all my desserts for the month of . . . Continue Reading

Salmon with Bok Choy, Cabbage & Shiitakes

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I love just about anything cooked on the grill.  However, there is something special about oven baked salmon.  The fresh salmon flavor really shines through in this simple, healthy, delicious one dish meal.  I almost forgot ... the wasabi-ginger-garlic-mayonnaise is icing on the cake!Before you do anything else preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Put a large baking sheet in . . . Continue Reading

Choco Choco Peanut Butter Mousse

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The great folks at PB Crave recently sent four jars of their delicious peanut butter to us to sample and share.  The sampling has been very easy but the sharing part has been hard.  I asked my son and his fiance to try them during a recent visit.  We each ended up with a favorite and my son Patrick took the rest of his favorite home!  He loved the Coco Banana and said it tastes just like . . . Continue Reading