Summer Recipes

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

I just had to share with you the mid-morning snack I have been enjoying lately.  It is a blueberry, banana smoothie with spinach thrown in for good health.  It is super easy to make, tastes wonderful, and is low in fat.  So many good qualities in a smoothie.  But that isn’t why I like it.
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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

I have really been enjoying all the summer fruit, especially the berries that are sweet and ripe and less expensive right now. Most of the time I just eat them by the handful, but these raspberry lemon muffins are another way to take advantage of the season.  There is something about the combination of lemon
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Watermelon Mango Salsa

We just got back from vacation, and I noticed the date (time seems to stop when you’re traveling).  I was just amazed that it is already the last part of August!  How did that happen?  Then, because I like to cook seasonally, I realized there is not that much more summer left for all the
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Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Ice Cream Bars

I have had so much fun experimenting with popsicles lately.  With temperatures rising this week to 115, the thought of turning on my oven to bake, was not appealing.  Popsicles were all I could think about.  I recently ate a coconut popsicle at my parents’ house, and it was so good, I set out to
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Salmon Patties

I am always looking for new ways to fix salmon.  Most of the time Jeff eats whatever I fix without complaining, but anytime dinner involves fish, I can just tell he isn’t too excited about it.  We both want to be healthy, though, so I continue to look for better ways to incorporate fish into
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Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

I’ve made these 3 times in the last 2 weeks.  I’ve eaten them 3 times in the last 2 weeks.  I am on a diet.  I found out something very important.  Brownies are not good for a diet.  Just thought I’d share that piece of information in case you were wondering.  If you are on
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