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15 No-Bake Desserts for Summer

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It is heating up outside and that means it is cooling down in our kitchen. I don’t like to turn the oven on during the hot summer months, but I still enjoy making delicious desserts. Today I am sharing 15 No-Bake Desserts that are perfect for summer. You don’t have to heat up the house to enjoy these tasty treats! Make one or make them all! Enjoy!

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Superfood Delight: Delicious Deconstructed!

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Summer time means longer days and tons of outdoor activities. It also brings along cravings for something light yet satisfying– the ideal summertime salad. We love a salad that tastes refreshing while still offering the perfect amount of pick-me-up. It’s just one of the reasons we created the Superfood Delight Salad.

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Big Batch Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

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Every time I make pancakes, I am blown away at how many pancakes my kids can pack down!  Unless they consume no less than 8 pancakes, they find themselves hungry.  So this type of mealtime mayhem motivated me to come up with a made-from-scratch buttermilk pancake recipe that satisfied our family of six.  Also,  I highly recommend using King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat Flour.  They will never ever suspect it’s anything but plain, white, all-purpose flour!

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Strawberry Blue Cheese Salad

recipe: strawberry blue cheese salad

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The temperatures are finally heating up, and there is nothing I like more when it’s hot outside than a nice, crisp salad, filled with fruit and flavor. This Strawberry Blue Cheese Salad has been a recent favorite that I can’t get enough of. It’s topped with a simple raspberry vinaigrette that is a favorite and the combination of flavors is outstanding!!
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Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes

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One of our favorite side dishes are Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes. They go great with just about any meal! They are super easy to make too! We like to use red potatoes, but you can use your favorite potato. We toss chopped potatoes in the honey mustard sauce and roast until they are tender and slightly crispy. I love extra crispy potatoes so sometimes I will leave them in a little longer.

If you are looking for an easy side dish recipe, give our Honey Mustard Potatoes a try!

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Spring Produce Pick: Asparagus

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Asparagus is in season and that makes me very happy! I love asparagus and I am so happy it is back in the grocery stores. If you aren’t familiar with the popular spring vegetable, here are a few tips to help you enjoy asparagus this spring.

  • When picking out asparagus at the store, look for stems that are straight, firm, and deep green in color. The tips should be closed with no flowering. Make sure the asparagus spears aren’t dry or wilted. 
  • To help keep the asparagus spears fresh, wrap the ends in a damp paper towel or place in a jar of water. Place the asparagus in the refrigerator for no longer than 2-3 days before using.
  • Before cooking, cut off  the woody ends of the asparagus, about 1-2 inches from the bottom of the spears. Discard the tough ends.
  • You can cook asparagus in a variety of ways. It is good steamed, sautéed, roasted, and grilled.

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