Summer

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer

-Jenny Han

Labor Day Weekend!

Enjoy your summer’s last long weekend with these fabulous, low-stress, high impress recipes!

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Summertime and the cooking is easy!

Mango Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

Transform a one-pan chicken dinner into a unique and gourmet celebration of summer flavors with fresh strawberries and mango cooked in a rich garlicky balsamic vinegar sauce. This easy recipe is ready in less 30 minutes, with easy clean-up.

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One Pot Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

One Pot Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

Enjoy eating your veggies in this light, colorful, and delicious one-pot pasta meal. This versatile recipe adapts to whatever vegetables you have in your refrigerator or pantry. Frozen pre-cook shrimp or left-over chicken makes for a fast and fuss-free dinner.

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Easy Poached Plums

Fresh plums are poached with orange and gently spiced with fragrant cinnamon are a simple dessert all on their own or can be served over ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, oatmeal, granola or yogurt. Just four ingredients for so much flavor! Ready to serve in 20 minutes.

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Blackberry-Lime Scones

Enjoy the fresh vibrant flavors of summer in this scone/biscuit hybrid. Crispy brown edges are dotted with fresh blackberries and the soft inside is infused with the tang of lime. Ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. This is an easy baking project for new bakers, young bakers and non-bakers.

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Baked Zucchini Crisps

Crispy oven-baked zucchini rounds are an easy appetizer or snack. Ready to bake in less than 5 minutes, this easy recipe is perfect as a starter, served as a side dish, or healthy game day snack. Serve warm with store-bought marinara sauce, ranch dressing, spicy mustard, or mayo.

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Summer Chicken Spinach Salad

This easy Summer Chicken Spinach Salad tossed with a ginger, mint, and lime dressing is a delicious way to enjoy fresh fruit for dinner. Healthy, colorful, packed with flavor and texture. Peanuts add a surprise crunchy element.

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One-Pan Peach Balsamic Chicken

Peaches aren’t just for pie! Transform an ordinary one-pan chicken dinner into a celebration of summer with luscious, fresh peaches cooked in a rich garlicky balsamic vinegar sauce. This easy recipe is ready in less 30 minutes, with easy clean-up.

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Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Tender pasta and classic antipasto ingredients are combined with a zesty homemade dressing to create a fresh, colorful, and refreshing summer salad that is hearty enough for big appetites. Easy Italian Pasta Salad is perfect for your next cook-out, barbeque, or potluck!

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Quick Pickled Veggies

Quick Pickled Veggies add crunch, tang, spice and bright colors to summer meals. Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly. Include these flavorful pickled vegetables at your summer cook-outs, potlucks, and outings. Choose your favorite veggies, spices and herbs with an easy vinegar brine and enjoy homemade pickles in less than 48 hours.

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Simple Strawberry Sorbet

Fresh strawberries frozen and blended with just a hint of citrus and sweetener make a smooth and icy dessert perfect for a hot summer day. The beautiful red color and fruity, sweet taste is dairy-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and vegan while providing a healthy dose of Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber. Guilt-free and stress-free enjoyment!

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Dalgona Coffee

Whipped, fluffy coffee sitting on top of iced milk creates a beautiful mouse-like coffee experience you can enjoy at home in less than 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients (plus water and ice.) Originating in South Korea, this two-layer, delicious and inexpensive coffee drink went viral on social media during the quarantine.

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Orange Dreamsicle Cookies

Dreamsicle Cookies are named after a favorite summer ice cream treat! These pretty, soft orange flavored cookies are filled with melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate morsels. Mix up these easy short-cut cookies in minutes with a boxed cake mix. These cookies are sure to Impress, Not Stress!

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Roasted Green Beans and Bacon

Everything tastes better with bacon — and green beans are no exception! Roasted to perfection with onion, garlic, and a touch of heat from crushed red pepper, this low-carb, keto-friendly side dish only gets better when toasted pecans are added. A drizzle of lemon juice creates an explosion of flavor when the bright, vibrant citrus hits the smoky vegetables.

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Pasta with Tomatoes & Avocado Sauce

Pasta with Tomatoes & Avocado Sauce is a beautiful Springtime dish. The thick, rich beautiful sauce is so creamy no one would ever guess it’s avocado, not heavy cream. The flavors are bright, the colors vibrant and textures are chewy, smooth and crunchy. Serve warmed or chilled as a side dish or add shrimp, chicken or tofu and serve as a main course. Either way, this dish is ready is PASTA-TIVELY amazing.

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Cucumber-Onion Salad with Pickled Blackberries

Cucumber-Onion Salad with Pickled Blackberries

This simply elegant salad combines the flavors of sweet mint, earthy pickled blackberries, refreshing cucumbers and pungent onions and deliciously entwined with a homemade blackberry vinaigrette. The flavor profile pairs perfectly with salmon, seafood, or grilled chicken. It’s light and refreshing with a hint of sharpness.

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Pickled Blackberries and Blackberry Vinegar

Beautiful succulent, and juicy blackberries aren’t just for pies! An easy refrigerator pickle brine gives the sweet, slightly tart berries an herby earthy undertone making them a great addition to salads. The blackberry infused vinegar is the perfect base for homemade tangy-sweet vinaigrette

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Florida Sunshine Pie

This custardy orange cream pie encased in a candy-like pecan meringue crust tastes like pure Florida sunshine! The tangy citrus filling perfectly complements the sweet, crunchy pecan shell.

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Citrus, Radish, and Avocado Salad with Shrimp

This salad is like Florida Sunshine on a plate bursting with bright, vibrant flavors, colors and textures. The homemade citrus poppy seed dressing perfectly balances the tender shrimp, sweet-tart citrus, creamy avocado, peppery crisp radishes, and crunchy pistachios.

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Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Enjoy the delicate floral infusion of lavender in these easy buttery shortbread cookies which can be made three ways. For added sweetness, these slightly savory cookies can be dusted with lavender sugar. These cookies are best served with a cup of coffee or afternoon tea to take full advantage of the relaxing properties of this soothing, aromatic herb.

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Jam’n Cream Pie

This dreamy, creamy springtime pie that is ready to chill in under 15 minutes. A jar of jam gives this cool treat its beautiful color and refreshing fruity taste. (any flavor will work – – raspberry, strawberry, orange, plum, or fig!). Serve frozen on a warm day or enjoy the fluffy mousse filling when thawed in the refrigerator.

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Shrimp, Spinach & Bacon Pasta

Beautiful and colorful shrimp pasta dish with bright red tomatoes and green spinach in a white cream sauce. The bacon bits, garlic, combo of parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, and the crushed red pepper’s heat ignites the taste buds with an explosion of flavors. Easy-to-make in just three steps!

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Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad with Home-made Poppy-Orange Dressing is bright and vibrant. Tender baby spinach combined with tart dried cranberries, sweet mandarin oranges, crunchy toasted walnuts and topped with shavings of nutty and sharp parmesan cheese. This amazing springtime salad is simple to make, looks stunning on the table, and is totally scrumptious!

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Easy Key Lime Pie

Enjoy summer regardless of the season with this super easy, four ingredient Key Lime Pie. The creamy filling is a delicious blend of tart and sweet that is relentlessly refreshing. A perfect pick-me-up dessert after a tough day at work or school that will also impress dinner party guests.

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Father’s Day

Spoil Dad with these “POP”ular (get it???)) dishes! The best gift you can give Dad on Father’s Day is a full stomach. My recipes are sure to impress the Father(s) in your life without little kitchen stress!

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