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Baked Peaches with an Almond Crust

The almond paste can be prepared in advance, but the peaches must be stuffed and baked and served hot directly from the oven. 6 tbsp ground almonds 2 tbsp brown sugar or honey or maple syrup 1 tbsp softened unsalted butter 2 large ripe peaches (not cling type) 1 [ ... ]

Apple Cake

by Dorie Greenspan Yield: Makes 8 servings 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 4 large apples (if you can, choose 4 different kinds) 2 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons dark rum ( I left this out) 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled Center a [ ... ]
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Zucchini with Tomatoes

1 pound Zucchini approximately 15 baby ones or 3 medium 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 ripe tomatoes seeded, diced and drained 2 cloves garlic minced 1/2 teaspoon basil and oregano dried, fresh would be better but add more if fresh, or to taste. fresh ground pepper salt to taste cut zucchini into 1/4 inch slices [ ... ]

Signs July 15 2012

I smile every day looking at these two new signs I bought.The first sign I nailed to a tree in my backyard. This one is on my car and I see people driving and smiling at me. and today in the country

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

About 1 quart I suggest you use a good-quality Greek-style yogurt for best results. 1 pound strawberries, rinsed and hulled 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup plain, whole milk yogurt 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Slice the strawberries into small pieces. Toss in a bowl with the [ ... ]

Honey Barbecued Chicken

This chicken was fabulous, baste the glaze on the chicken 5 minutes before it is done, the honey in the glaze will burn quickly. we ate it all before I remember to take a picture :)) 2 Tbs. olive oil 2-1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. sweet paprika, [ ... ]