During the long, hot, humid, dog days of summer, not much can beat a nice cold scoop of ice cream. It almost seems like cheating because it's so easy to make. When I was young, somebody (usually the kids) had to hand churn the ice cream maker while Dad added salt and ice. Then we graduated to the electric model, but you still had to add the salt and ice. Now all you have to do it mix it up and pour it in. Amazing!
July 26, 2012
Yellow crookneck squash is one of my favorite garden vegetables and I'm always looking for ways to add it to our recipes. We're usually overrun with yellow squash by this time in the summer, but they're not as prolific this year. The drought and heat have been hard on the vegetables I am sad to say.
July 23, 2012
This recipe may have a long name but don't let that scare you, it only takes minutes to make. Dessert in 10 minutes? Why not! We had a couple of mature peaches left from our recent purchase and wanted to do something that included cooking with sugar and butter. These peaches were reaching senior status so we didn't waste any time, we ate them for lunch!
July 19, 2012
The peaches are here! The peaches are here! Yes I'm a little excited.
I love to gently hold a fragrant ripe peach in my hand, pull it close to my face and take a deep breath to inhale their incredible, sweet, enticing aroma. The skin is so tender and the fruit juicy, sweet and soft. It's love at first bite!
July 16, 2012
My niece from Atlanta called to ask about her grandmother's (my mom's) blackberry cobbler recipe. She said she couldn't find it on the blog. My bad! I can't believe I haven't blogged this yet. This was my fathers favorite dessert, and is fondly remembered by everyone in my family.
July 12, 2012
Key intro music ... da ta da!!! Welcome to another installment of our "Garden to Table" feature here at SRFD! From time to time we showcase some of our home-grown vegetables in easy, delicious recipes. This Southern Classic was a special request by Traveling Husband and I must say, they're the best I've ever had. It's nice to know I haven't completely lost my Southern roots by cooking too much Quinoa! I don't fry food very often, for all the obvious reasons, but a splurge like this is worth the extra steps on the treadmill.
July 9, 2012
With the tremendous heat we've had in the DC area I knew we needed something cool for dessert at our July 4th barbecue. You know what I love about homemade ice cream? Everybody loves it and it's so easy to make. I've seen various cream cheese ice cream recipes this year and thought it sounded great. But when I saw a cheesecake ice cream recipe in the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker cookbook, I new it was time to mess around with, and tweak, frozen perfection.