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14 Tantalizing Lemon Dessert Recipes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Lemon Dessert RecipesWhen life gives you lemons, do make lemonade...but don’t forget to make dessert, too. That signature tart lemon flavor pairs beautifully with sweet, making for a refreshing sweets that invigorate the taste buds. From melt in your mouth cookies to tart-sweet candies to luscious layer cakes, this collection of fourteen tasty lemon dessert recipes truly represents the creme de la lemon! Read more »

Sweet Sunday: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Recipes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Chocolate-Peanut-Butter CakeChocolate and peanut butter. Respectively, both of these foodstuffs are great. But together? They fuse together in a deliciousness that practically defies logic, a taste that fills your taste buds (and possibly your soul) with a perfectly balanced sweetness and richness. While this sort of union might inspire songs, storybooks and legends, it's far more tasty to celebrate this fantastic fusion by sharing recipes for candies, cookies, cakes and pies. Here's a collection of 12 recipes rich in the addictive combination that is chocolate and peanut butter. Read more »

Food Lover Friday: Crafting a Perfect Picnic

By Ashley Rodriguez
PicnicA picnic is the perfect answer to summer and early fall evenings. Recently, when the sun was shining bright, our house was too hot and the grocery store brimmed with produce so ripe and fragrant that very little needed to be done in order to call it dinner, we set out on a picnic. Here are the recipes we enjoyed and some tips for planning a picnic with your family and friends. Read more »

The Secret Is Science: How to Make Cake in a Mug in the Microwave

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Microwavable Cake in a MugMicrowaves aren't just for torturing Peeps anymore! Here's a quick-fix dessert that doesn't taste like desperation: cake prepared in a mug, in the microwave. With a consistency something like a steamed pudding, this recipe with vanilla and chocolate variations might not rival a fancy French gâteau in sophistication, but nonetheless hold its own as an easy yet tasty dessert. Read more »

Taste of Summer: How to Make Peach Pie

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Fresh Baked Peach PieThe taste of a fresh peach in the summertime is truly an inimitable experience: a sun-warmed, fuzzy exterior yielding to reveal a juicy and subtly sweet flavor. During their peak season (July and August), peaches proliferate in stores and on roadside stands, beckoning us to snack...or better yet, to bake. Pie is a perfect way to bake peaches in a way that allows their unique sweetness to shine. Did you know August is National Peach Month? Let's celebrate with this mouthwatering recipe for juicy, fresh peach pie! Read more »

Sweet Sunday: Simple Ideas for Perfect Peaches

By Ashley Rodriguez
PeachesIt's no wonder that August is National Peach Month. The hot late-summer sun is just what this fragile fruit needs to sweeten and ripen before landing in your kitchen. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect peach, and some simple ideas for enjoying fresh, ripe peaches. Read more »

Food Lover Friday: Tips for Shopping the Farmers Market

By Ashley Rodriguez
Tomatoes from the Farmers MarketThis time of year the markets are brimming with fresh produce and there is no better place to pick up sweet, juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil and tender stone fruits than at the farmers market. Before you go read these tips on when to go, how to make your picks and how to get the most from your visit. Read more »