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pomegranate lemonade

Pomegranate Lemonade

We’re havin’ a heat wave! Darn, is it hot here in Southern California. The kids have been coming home from school drenched in sweat and begging for some relief. Is it fall or summer? We’re confused. Anyway, we found the perfect way to cool off by using a little summer-meets-fall produce magic to make a […]

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cheeseburger skewer

“Cheeseburger” and “Fries” for #SchoolLunch

What’s that? It’s only the beginning of September and you’re already in a school lunch rut? We feel your pain. Some days it seems like there’s a long ten months ahead of us. To remedy some of that dread, how about this: Once a month during this school year, we’ll give you a new twist […]

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blueberry pie slice

Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream Pie

So…let’s say you have a sudden ice cream windfall, and as much as you’re tempted to eat the whole thing straight from the container, you’d like to make it into a nice dessert to share with friends. We found ourselves in this situation last week with a wonderful gift of three tubs of Tillamook ice […]

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three pickle jars

Easy Summer Pickling

Pickling is one of those things that I’ve always shied away from in the summer. Mostly I feared that I would go through all kinds of effort, and then the jars would sit unopened, languishing until mid-winter, until someone would finally decide that they wanted the jars for another project and dump everything out. I […]

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raspberry lattice pie

Making Lattice Top Pie Crust With Kids

There’s nothing like a summer fruit pie with a pretty lattice crust. But how much of a hassle is it to make? Here’s the good news: It’s not too hard at all, and it’s actually easier if you have a partner helping you (ideally a kid who has too much summer vacation time on his […]

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olaf watermelon

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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