Tag Archives: summer

S’more Pudding Pie, please

So this was supposed to post on Presidents Day, but I guess it didn’t! Per usual these days, here in southern California anyway, it is February and the temperature is a crisp 80 degrees. That being said, I didn’t want to turn on my oven last week to make dessert! Fortunately, I have a solid, […]

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Peach Pie

My friends and I were doing dinner and a movie one night, Parenthood, back during stone fruit season so I’m sorry this is super late, and I wanted to make a dessert that went with meatloaf. The hostess suggested a peach pie, so here we are. I decided to use the basic recipe I used […]

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S’more Bars

As I promised in my post about Fruity Pebble Treats, I wanted to play around with different cereals to make different kinds of bars. One day, the idea for a S’more bar hit me, so I experimented. I used the basic recipe you’d use for the other treats, but added a little bit extra for […]

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Blueberry Pie

I needed a dessert recently when I headed over to a friend’s place for dinner. His wife was making fish tacos, and his 3-year old son declared that out all the pie flavors possible, blueberry sounded best. I couldn’t argue. I used the same crust recipe I’d used for my quiche, and doubled the recipe to […]

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Sauteed Peaches

It’s summertime, and fortunately stone fruit is in season, because I saw an episode of Chopped where someone made sauteed peaches with brown sugar and butter, and I had to immediately make it myself! Since I was going to the store anyway, I grabbed some vanilla bean-flavored coconut milk ice cream. (I really do try […]

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Creamy Lemon Squares

This recipe had been waiting so patiently to be made, and finally it was time. I made these for a barbecue recently, after the hostess asked if I had a lemon bar recipe. Heh, did I ever! I found this recipe on Made In Mel’s Kitchen, probably around the time it was written, about 2 […]

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Orange-scented Strawberry Pie

This really is the most accurate title for this pie, because Strawberry Orange seemed a bit over-exaggerated since I only used a bit of orange zest. The original intention had been to make a Strawberry Rhubarb pie, but I guess rhubarb isn’t in season since I could find it neither fresh nor frozen in 3 […]

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Watermelon Granita

Do you know what one of the greatest things is about summer? If you answered watermelon, you are correct! (If you said the beach, ice cream, mojitos, or the smell of sunblock, you would also be correct in other circumstances.) I love watermelon, and I find it ridiculous to pay twice as much for a […]

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Chocolate Puddin’ Pie

I’m really all about not baking lately. You read that correctly. I’m looking for any excuse not to turn on the oven because even the thought of it makes me hot. When I do turn on my oven, to roast veggies or make shrinky dinks, I make sure it’s late at night, at an hour […]

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Easy as [Cool Whip] Pie!

Are you going to a barbecue or potluck this summer? Do you live someplace like Los Angeles where it’s too hot to even think about turning on your oven? Well Cool Whip Pie is definitely a recipe to keep on hand – you’ll memorize it after making it once – because it’s summery, light, and […]

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