cold dishes

Sliced Cucumber Salad

Too hot to cook? Summer Garden Salad

Despite popular belief, we don’t survive on only cookies and caramel. One of my favorite summertime recipes uses only locally grown seasonal vegetables from our very own vegetable garden.

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Eggnog recipe nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, allspice

Eggless Eggnog

This is the one holiday food I’d look forward to every year so you can imagine how I freaked out when I developed an allergic reaction to eggs two years ago.

After a sad nogless Christmas last year I’ve decided enough is enough. This is my version of an egg free eggnog that approximates the creamy mouth feel and flavor of the real thing.

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Banana Caramel Vanilla Panna Cotta With Toasted Coconut

Banana Caramel Panna Cotta With Toasted Coconut

Panna cotta is such an easy dessert that even a 10 year old with a microwave could make this.

The panna cotta is barely sweetened to allow the flavors of the cream and vanilla to really shine through. Sweetness in this dish comes mostly from the ripe bananas and caramel sauce. Freshly toasted coconut shavings provide crunchy contrast to the silky smooth panna cotta.

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