Pure Mint Chip Ice Cream

There is nothing quite as satisfying as the cold, creamy goodness of ice cream during the sweltering days of summer. This Pure Mint Chip Ice Cream is made from the fresh ingredients that make it especially appealing.

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Nobody likes to heat up the kitchen in summer, and often times I find myself whipping up a cool but hearty quinoa tabbouleh salad, and passing a plate of something to grill over to the capable grill master.

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CURRIED SWEET POTATO SOUP

This vibrant soup, inspired by the flavors of South East Asia, hits all the right notes–sweet, spicy, sour and salty. It would also work well with butternut squash or fresh pumpkin.

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Mexican Wedding Cookies (Snowballs)

Mexican Wedding Cookies (aka Snowballs) – a must-have at Christmas time. Or during a Mexican wedding, apparently. These nutty confections look like round snowballs and are a favorite at cookie exchanges. Swap the pecans for skinned hazelnuts or walnuts if your prefer.

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Sour Cream Gingerbread Cake

This gingerbread cake is light, fluffy and has a tender crumb. We eat it often in winter for breakfast with warmed applesauce, but it also makes a nice dessert when served with whipped cream.

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MINI CARAMEL APPLE CAKES

These would be perfect to make for your fall bake sale, or a fantastic dessert for adults on Halloween night. Don’t forget about Thanksgiving…and Christmas…and Tuesday (because really they are easy enough to make on a weeknight).

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Roasted Sausages and Grapes

Enjoy these succulent Roasted Sausages and Grapes in fall when local grapes are at their peak. It’s wonderful served with fresh bread and cheese, or over a bed of creamy polenta or mashed potatoes.

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