Tag: summer

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

Honestly, I’m in a cooking rut. For every delicious dessert I write about (and I don’t even write about those frequently nowadays), there’s several evenings’ worth of dinner that I’m not interested in cooking. I can’t make a weekly dinner plan to save my life […]

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

I’ve tried a few different recipes for baked beans in the past. They were all disappointing – mainly, they had no flavor. Another gripe that I had – so many traditional recipes for baked beans go in the oven. Sure, they are baked beans, and that’s fine […]

Date Shake

Date Shake

Recently Smitten Kitchen wrote about the Palm Springs Date Shake. I’d never heard of a date shake before, but I have a bag of dates in my pantry that I never use, and I (suppose I’ll admit that I) always have two or three kinds […]

Slab Pie

Slab Pie

At some point in July, I recalled that I’d read once about a flat pie. Not a galette or a free-form, open-pie. A large, flat, double-crusted pie that was perfect for sharing with a large group of people, without a high ridge of crust along […]

Alton Brown Asian Slaw

Alton Brown Asian Slaw

Can you believe it’s already September? With the continued hot weather, I have trouble believing it’s almost the season to make chili and pick apples and bake. I made quite a few recipes this summer that I haven’t had a chance to tell you about. […]

Dried Apricot-Pistachio Ice Cream

Dried Apricot-Pistachio Ice Cream

Warm weather continues to call for ice cream. When I was on an ice cream buying kick last summer, one of my favorite flavors was pistachio-almond ice cream. I had an evening routine that consisted of a jog, followed by dinner, reading, and that ice […]

Cherry-Peach Sangria

Cherry-Peach Sangria

Cooking Light had a series of recipes using cherries recently, and I couldn’t resist adding the recipes to my to-make list. I had some great peaches last week, so I decided I would buy more so that the first thing I made would be Cherry-Peach […]

Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodles

Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodles

Summer in St. Louis is the pits. For those of you who say “summer doesn’t start until Wednesday,” I present you with St. Louis weather. Our high today was 96; drought conditions are spreading, yet humidity is high; and the next cold front that moves […]

Strawberry Summer Cake

Strawberry Summer Cake

While I visited my family for Memorial Day, I made a few things that I’d originally planned to blog about but just wasn’t that impressed with. Pies that didn’t set, or were really just too simple to mention. Bacon-wrapped hamburgers with hot dogs, shaped like […]

256: Fruit and Yogurt Pops

256: Fruit and Yogurt Pops

One of the things I wanted to do over the summer was buy Popsicle molds. They were surprisingly hard to find in the stores! I kept putting off ordering them online, but I finally did – in September! Unfortunately, the weather was forecast to be […]