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Summer Watermelon Carving

It’s that time of year when the knives come out and the creative juices start flowing…If it’s July, it’s gotta be watermelon carving season! Each year we try to come up with something new to enter into the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s watermelon carving contest. In past years, we’ve done everything from a Shrek watermelon [...]

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Summer Garden Mince Pie

We try to mix it up around here and write about different foods every week… but something strange happened on the way to this week’s post. We got so caught up in making celery desserts that we couldn’t resist experimenting with one last pie… and it was so good we just have to tell you [...]

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Cherry-Rosemary Ice Cream with OXO

Summer and ice cream go hand in hand, which is why once school gets out, we break out our trusty ice cream maker. This year we got an extra burst of inspiration from our friends at OXO, the kitchen and household tool designers, who offered us a chance to test-drive their newest ice-cream-related gadgets. Since [...]

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Celery-Carrot Tea Cake

Celery…for dessert?!? What are you up to this time, Jolly Tomato? (It’s true, we have a tendency to put green things in desserts, like this one, this one, and this one. But there’s enough sugar and butter in all of these treats so that they don’t taste overly vegetable-y, so why would a anyone complain?) [...]

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Cherry Picking for Kids

Of all of the many, many fruits that we love in the summertime, it’s hard to find one that’s universally more satisfying that a cherry. It’s a one-bite wonder: self-contained, juicy, sweet, easy to pack, and a treat to eat. That’s probably the reason why the California Cherry Board calls May 20 through June 30 [...]

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No-Bake Summer Watermelon Cake

Imagine a cake that has only two ingredients, requires no cooking, is gluten-free and sugar-free (if you want it that way), is ready in about 30 minutes, and makes an impressive “pow” of an appearance at any summer barbeque or picnic. Yes, it’s possible… in the form of this no-bake summer watermelon cake. If you’re [...]

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