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Apple Rings. With the hot summer months upon us, I have found myself buying container after container of fruit.

Apple Rings

Whether it be strawberries, blueberries or even apples, when it comes to summer I love to sit down with a big bowl of fruit and satisfy my sweet tooth. The best future sister-in-law ever went berry picking the other day while I was out of town. She came home with an over abundance of raspberries and cherries. My husband had to stop by their house to drop something off and upon his return home, he showed up at the door with plastic containers full of sweet berries and cherries. My jaw dropped and I immediately began thinking of ways to use up these delicious treats.

Thoughts of syrups, tarts, scones, and muffins danced in my head...and the more ideas I came up with, the more I failed to realize that as I was brainstorming, I was also popping one raspberry after another into my mouth. Next on my to do list? Apple Rings For the rings: Ingredients: What is your favorite way to bake with apples? Punchfork — The best new recipes from top food sites.

Pip & Ebby - Pip & Ebby - Hot cocoa cookies. I am a teeny bit obsessed with the cookies from the most recent issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine.

Pip & Ebby - Pip & Ebby - Hot cocoa cookies

This recipe is the second of many cookie recipes on my list to make this holiday season. Sweets are taking over my life! 20 brilliant things to make in a jar. Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars!

20 brilliant things to make in a jar

From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. How to Make Crêpes Without a Crêperie.

A brief tutorial on how to make crêpes at home, no crêperie required.

How to Make Crêpes Without a Crêperie

Just you, your stove and a bit of batter and you’ll have a plate full of thin pancakes in no time at all. I’ve always wanted to live abroad, even if just for a short time. While the dream of leaving and exploring was there, the reality was and is that I remain fully rooted in the Midwest.In college I was a single parent. In order to declare my Spanish major, I had to get the mandatory study abroad waived. Rather than live somewhere new and explore, I sat in my apartment and cooked, dreaming of leaving.

To the eggs and milk, add in flour, melted butter and a bit of salt. When it’s time to cook, heat a pan with rounded edges over medium-high heat. Cook the crêpe for 30 seconds or so. Slide the crêpes into a flat pile and let them cool a bit while you repeat the process and make more crêpes. World's Best Peanut Butter Cookies, Chef Chuck Kerber. World’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies Creamy Peanut Butter Serves 8-10 Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 large eggs 2 ¼ cups unbleached flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt Directions: Place the peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

World's Best Peanut Butter Cookies, Chef Chuck Kerber

Apple nachos - gimme some oven. On Friday night, I finished season six of Mad Men. At 2am. About a week after starting the season. On Netflix. On my wifi tv, my phone, my elliptical, and of course on my laptop (in just about every room of the house). And while none of those were even options a decade ago, they are all of course completely “normal” now, right?!? I mean, I don’t even blink an eye nowadays when a friend asks what show they should “start” next in April. Well, to harken back to the good ol’ days when Don Draper and his family would have sat together around a “set” to watch a show, at a designated time each week, no computer in the house, but perhaps with an Old Fashioned in hand, I made a simple shrimp saute to share with you today inspired by the classic cocktail. Read more This week has been one of those perfectly normal weeks that makes me adore life.

Meals shared with friends every day of the week. Lest I ever forget, most often it’s those normal things are the best things. Read more Read more. Design Crush » Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups.

Design Crush » Popsicles!

There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever.

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