July 2012

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summer sangria

summer sangria

If anything has been a theme for us this summer, it has been this sangria.  We have been drinking it constantly at parties and regular old dinners at my parents’ house and, most recently, while we watched the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.  It is fruity and tropical and (aside from my beloved blackberry sangria, which I … more

chocolate dipped moon pies

chocolate dipped moon pies

I’ve never really been a big moon pie person.  Apparently though, they are the Southern pre-packaged food.  All of my Northern friends who have spent any time in the South (ok, that’s not that many) are obsessed with moon pies.  Me?  I’m a little more inclined to Little Debbies, which used to get packed into … more

basil peach chicken

basil peach chicken

To be completely honest, I just haven’t felt like cooking lately.  I’m going to blame summer and the long days and light evenings and all the things I’d rather do right now like visit with my family and read a book on the couch and have evening marathons of Parenthood with Gerrit.  I haven’t had … more

sweet corn and mascarpone lasagna

sweet corn and mascarpone lasagna

Ok, so I know I complained about summer just a little bit last time we talked.  And I have to say I got what was coming to me, because I just spent a week in the North Carolina mountains where it did nothing but rain.  Honestly though, it was beautiful.  Every morning the mountains had … more

double chocolate chunk peanut cookies

double chocolate chunk peanut cookies

Even though I have been raving about summer around here (and sometimes complaining about the heat), the absolutely truth is…I’ve kind of been craving fall.  Just a bit, when I catch a cool breeze and think oh! this is how it might be all the time in the fall!  Or when I wake up on … more