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Banana Date Shake

Ever heard of a Banana Date Shake? If not: man, are you in for a treat! I'm not certain, but I believe Banana Date Shakes originated from the Palm Springs, California area, where they are known for their dates and date trees.  There are several storefronts along the Palm Dessert area, most notably Shields Date [...]

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Sweet Potato Casserole

And, finally, Part 3 of Dustin's Birthday Extravaganza: Sweet Potato Casserole. I first tried Sweet Potato Casserole when Dustin and I were newly dating and it was finally time to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Eek! Dustin explained to me his mom made three things he loved, which included: (1) quesadillas (2) his great grandmother's [...]

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Soft Ginger Cookies

In an attempt to embrace the Fall season and because I wanted something sweet, I decided to make my Soft Ginger Cookies. Every time I make these cookies, both Dustin and I think, "There's no way they are as good as we remember."  But, once we bite into the crunchy outside and taste the soft, [...]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Woohoo! We've made it! Here's the last recipe from My Summer List! Thanks for sharing the wonderful (and tasty) summer memories with me. Welcome, Fall! I don't know about you, but I find it odd how often I see people settle for mediocre mint chocolate chip ice cream. Really? Where's the cool mint flavor?  Where [...]

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Fresh Peach Cobbler

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Okay, how have I never made fresh peach cobbler before?  Seriously, what's wrong with me?  Who am I? Fresh peaches? Yes.  Sugary-golden cobbler crust?  Yup.  Super duper easy recipe?  Yeah.  Summery sweet goodness?  Absolutely.  It meets all my requirements! This summer has been full of great eats in the kitchen for me, thanks to My [...]

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Blueberry Crumble Pie

Last Saturday, I suggested in my Weekend Favorites post that you take a look at K Bakes' recipe for Blueberry Crumble Pie. Once I saw it, I knew I had to make it--especially since I saw blueberries were on a crazy sale last week.  I'm pretty much on a fresh fruit pie kick this summer, [...]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't know about you, but, for me, a good chewy chocolate chip cookie can just make my day. Several years ago, I watched an episode of Good Eats on the Food Network in which Alton Brown (awesome guy, by the way) talked about the three main ways people like to have their chocolate chip [...]

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Dustin, Jordan and I all visited Bella Vista, Arkansas over the Memorial Day weekend so that Jordan could meet her Grandpa Rollie and her Great Grandma Aggie for the first time. We all had a wonderful time visiting with family, taking long strolls out in the country and, of course, eating good 'ole country fried [...]

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