Calvin Soars (plus Dynamo Dog Treat GIVEAWAY!)

Everyone has been asking for an update on our beagle Calvin. So I’m happy to report that Cal has been his usual (hilariously entertaining) self all summer long. As always, he has kept Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I laughing. For example, we learned this summer that he loves watermelon. He observed Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy…

Peaches and Coconut Cream Pops

I guess this ‘peaches and coconut cream’ treat was inevitable. Considering how captivated I’ve been with peaches (all summer) and coconut milk (for as long as I’ve written this blog), these little frozen confections had to happen eventually. I combined my two loves and now I have a new obsession:…

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved tropical-flavored sweet things. Pina coladas, caramelized bananas on pancakes, coconut milk smoothies, pineapple upside-down cake – I adore them all, especially in the warm weather months. So I’ve concocted a healthier cupcake version of pineapple upside-down cake, topped off with a…

Greek Tomato-Feta Quinoa Salad

Lately, Chris and I can’t get enough of those Greek-style pasta salads they sell at the grocery deli. All those bright, crisp flavors of lemon, tomato, cucumber, and fresh herbs are so perfect and irresistible during the warm weather months. So this weekend I decided to do my own homemade Greek-style…

Peach Crostini with Whipped Feta and Honey Balsamic

A few years ago, I decided to take a risk and try something that sounded a little unusual at the time: a watermelon feta salad. And that was when I first discovered the surprisingly, wonderfully perfect flavor combo of sweet, juicy summer fruit mixed with salty, rich cheese. The combo sounded…

Lightened Up Steak and Cheese Subs

This one is for Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy. He washes the piles of pots and pans that are the result of my kitchen experiments, and I’ve never heard him complain once. He’s a good sport when I request his assistance as “hand model” for my step-by-step photos. After I’ve prepared dinner, he patiently waits…

Peach Mango White Iced Tea

I just can’t get enough of fresh summer peaches these days. Right now, peaches are at the peak of their season, at the peak of their sweet and juicy flavor, and constantly on sale at the grocery store. So I’ve been snapping them up left and right and putting them…

Skinny Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

So, summer in Boston. It’s been raining here. For about one month. Those days when it hasn’t rained, it’s been so hot and humid, Calvin starts panting the second his paws step outside onto the covered porch. I’m not complaining. It’s summer after all. Okay, I’m definitely complaining. Because it’s…

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