Summer Recipes

Peach Cobbler Bars

As I write this post, it is 113 degrees outside and predicted to get to a high of 115 today.  I would say summer has arrived in Arizona even though it may not be here officially yet.  The funny thing is I am not sad about it although it is our hardest season due to
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Greek Pasta Salad

Do you need to bring a side dish to a bar-b-q this weekend?  I have one you can bring that is colorful and full of flavor! It also travels well since it doesn’t contain mayonnaise or eggs so you don’t have to be concerned about it sitting out in the heat.  (One of the hazards
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Vicki’s Famous Potato Salad

I have been wanting to get this recipe for my mom’s potato salad on here ever since I started this blog 3 years ago.  It is probably our family’s most treasured recipe and has been in the family for years. But it never lasts long enough for me to get any pictures!   My dad
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Fudgy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Dessert

We have some friends coming to stay with us, and they actually arrive on St. Patrick’s Day.  I thought about making corned beef and cabbage for dinner, but instead this year I decided to celebrate the Irish holiday the Arizona way.  We are having Pork Carnitas and a green dessert!  I don’t think they’ll mind
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Strawberry Lemonade

Don’t you just hate it when you order lemonade and it is watery and bland, like they didn’t put enough lemon flavor in it to even call it lemonade?  This is not that recipe!  This Strawberry Lemonade has a bold lemon flavor with a subtle hint of strawberries.  It is tart and sweet at the
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Skillet Peach Cobbler

We invited friends to our cabin last weekend, and I wanted to make something special for dessert while they were there.  I love using mini cast iron skillets (I found mine at Cost Plus World Market) for all kinds of things at the cabin from appetizers to breakfast, but this time I thought it would
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Perfect Guacamole

I realized recently that I don’t have a recipe on Cook AZ I Do for guacamole.  Considering how much our family likes guacamole, that just is not acceptable.  I think the reason I haven’t put it on here is most of the time with guacamole I just wing it.  I also have liked it pretty
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Melt in Your Mouth Cuban Sliders

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned before how recipes are chosen for making and reviewing for Cook AZ I Do.  It is a very random scientific and emotional mathematical process how recipes come to be presented on this blog.  So I thought today I would let you know how sporadically carefully and haphazardly logically they
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