Ice Cream Pie

If there is a person in the world who can turn down a slice of ice cream pie, well…I don’t think that person and I would be friends.

If you want to end a celebration or a gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than a bowl of ice cream. And it’s one of the most easy and summer-amazing treats on the planet. Especially this version, with the classic chocolate and vanilla and peanut butter cup thing happening. Not to mention the whipped cream. You may already know that I am a huge fan and proponent …

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Greek Tabbouleh Salad

This is a Mediterranean twist on a very classic Middle Eastern bulgur wheat salad, with very approachable flavors. It can be served as a side dish, or a main course, and even as part of a creative appetizer or meze spread.  It’s also a great portable dish, perfect for bringing to a potluck, or serving outside for a 4th of July get-together. In this recipe the bulgur “cooks” by soaking in liquid, absorbing fresh lemon juice along with the water, which really brightens up the early flavor (know going in that you need 2 hours to get the bulgur soft). …

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8 Fruit Salsas to Change Things Up!

I have opened probably hundreds of jars of salsa at this point, mostly the classic tomato version.  My kids are salsa and chip fanatics, and to run out of either is to cause a tremor of unhappiness in the home. BUT, I also like to make my own, and over the years I’ve created an arsenal of recipes of fruit-based salsas (especially since we can officially count tomato as a fruit) which are not only great with corn or pita chips, but also delicious atop things like, fish, like this Horseradish Ginger Salmon, chicken, like this Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lime, …

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