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Wednesday, July 17, 2013


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I #WalkWithMilo but think of you. :) Early mornings or late evenings only this week. Milo did the "bunny dance" yesterday when he stepped on hot pavement. Ooops.

Nicole H.

Favourite summer recipe is watermelon feta salad. Chop the above into cubes and toss in some mint (a little or a lot) and some slices of red onion. YUM.

Nancy Zimmerman

A favorite recipe of mine is getting my husband to do the cooking! Although I do the sides and clean up. Thanks for the giveaway.

Miranda Parker

It's nice to know you are a "normal" person too! My favorite summer recipe is tomato, cucumber, mozzarella, basil salad. The recipe is all those ingredients and whatever Italian, Greek, or vinaigrette dressing you like, all to taste. I's delicious and refreshing! (Here's hoping I win!!)

Gale Lavers

http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipes/raspberry-layered-dessert-113025.aspx Our all time favorite and super Yummy!! I use wild raspberry jello when I make mine. Enjoy

Kim Calhoun

My favorite summer recipe is one that my aunt gave me over 30 years ago. It is very light an cool. She called it pineapple dessert. 1 jiffy yellow cake mix or 1/2 of any brand. Prepare as directed in a 9 x 13 pan, it will be thin. Let cool. 1- 8 oz cream cheese, 2cups milk, 1-3 oz instant vanilla pudding. Blend cream cheese together with milk. Add milk slowly to avoid lumps. Add pudding mix mix 1minute or until thickened. Spread over cake. Then spread a can of crushed & drained pineapple over pudding mixture. Next top with a small container of cool whip. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.

Melanie D

My favorite summer recipe is my mother's potato salad. The trick is to cook the eggs and potatoes the day before you mix it all together. Chill overnight. Has to be Miracle Whip too. Chill overnight again and...pure bliss!


My new favorite summer recipe is a greek salad from Smitten Kitchen. Cucumber, green pepper, red onion, kalamata olives, feta cheese, oregana, olive oil & lemon juice. I make it at least once a week and have been known to have it for all three meals.

Thanks, PAT!

Sandra Timmons

1 head of broccoli, cut up into small pieces
1 block of cheddar cheese, cut up into small squares
1 red onion, sliced
slivered almonds or sunflower seeds
craisins or raisins
Add everything to a bowl and toss with 1 bottle of ranch dressing.
Be careful - addictive but so good.

Sandi Timmons

Angie in SoCal

One of my favorite summer recipes using zucchini which is in great abundance in this season:
Angie's Chocolate Zucchini Bread

2-1/2 cups flour

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or your favorite)

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup margarine, very soft

1-3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup sour milk (regular milk with 1/2 teaspoon vinegar added)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cup grated zucchini

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Add nuts and chocolate chips. Set aside.

3. In another bowl, mix the margarine, sugar, eggs, sour milk, and vanilla. After mixing well, stir in zucchini.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the liquids, stirring just until mixed. Don't overmix.

5. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans and bake 45 minutes or until it tests done with a toothpick. Great with iced tea!


My favorite summer recipe is BBQ pulled pork. Buy a pork shoulder, put your favorite spice rub on it and cook it in Coke all day in the crockpot. Remove 8 hours later and pull it with 2 forks and slather in BBQ sauce. It makes a ton...BBQ pork sandwiches, pork quesadillas and it freezes well. Bonus, your kitchen doesn't get hot!


My fav is Sweet Potato and Beet Hash and you can find the recipe here

Just to die for and I never liked Beets!

Shirley in Canada

summer recipe? We are supposed to cook in the summer??? LOL


Strawberry rhubarb pie

Patricia Hersl

Even the hubbs loves this the best. Take several ears of corn, clean off the silky stuff. Drop into boiling water for 4 minutes. Take out. Get a beautiful loaf of Italian bread. Spread with mayo. Top that with sliced tomatoes from the veggie stand, thin slices of red onion, and bacon if you want it. Salt and pepper. Butter the corn, add salt and pepper. Best summer dinner around.


My favorite summer recipe - hmmmm. Anything I don't have to cook. much. Mostly we eat salads during the summer. No A/C, so it's a good way to stay cool. Really simple - romaine, diced smoked turkey, garbanzos or kidney beans, sliced tomato, cucumber, hard cooked egg, 1000 island for hubby and basalmic vinagrette for me, and homemade croutons. watermelon for dessert.

Thank you for having a giveaway.

helenmarie in tn

We get an abundance of yellow squash out of the garden this time of year. I have two favorite recipies... one is a simple casserole and the other squash muffins... a sneaky way to get veggies into reluctant kids and hubby. I can email you the recipes if you would like them.... or maybe I'll post them on my blog tomorrow and you can see them there!

Carolyn S

Summertime fav is blueberry muffins. Yumm!

lorene holbrook

ok, I know this will sound a little strange, but it is so darn good!!!!! My friend Kelly Rae gave me this recipe and she is not a quilter.

I used one of the little round watermelons, juice from 2 limes, and 1 english cucumber (scoop out the seeds). Cube the melon and cuke into same size pieces (mine were a little bigger than quarter inch). Lightly toss with the juice and then serve with freshly cracked pepper. Yum. Heaven!

Christine Slaughter

Summertime means no "real" cooking at our house... It's just too hot living in Arizona. Our last few weeks have all been between 115 - 122, so I tend to go with microwaveable things. Not super healthy, but it doesn't heat the house up!

Our favorite around here is Chicken Wraps. I use pre-cooked/breaded chicken tenders, warm them up put them in warmn tortillas and let everyone add what they want of shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and either honey-mustard or BBQ sauce.

Cindy L

My favorite summer recipe is when my husband grills! Always so much better when he grills. We marinate our steaks. YUM!

Sharn Andersen

My favorite summer recipe is Hot Dogs On the Grill!! Would that qualify as a recipe, if you add lots of pickle relish and mustard in a nice soft grilled/toasted hotdog bun? :)


One of my favorite summer recipes is grilled panzanella salad. Wipe all the veggies (eggplant, peppers, red onions and any other veg you love) and the sliced bread with olive oil. Grill them. Chop into bite size pieces, add tomato, cuke and vinaigrette of your choice. Love this salad with some grilled chicken.

Margie Young

My favorite summer recipe is this homemade speg recipe , it is so easy but so good.
Take a bunch , around 10 or less depending on how many you are cooking for of home grown tomato's wash and skin and seed them, chop into a bowl. Add about a Tablespoon of olive oil one teaspoon basil, 2 cloves of garlic pressed and one teaspoon of salt a hand full of grated mozzerella cheese. Mix all of this up. Cook enough speg noodles to go with it , drain the noodles and put on top of tomatos and other ingreds, mix up good . Top with more mozzerella cheese and enjoy !! Quick ,easy and oh so good !!


My favorite summer recipes are anything I can get out of my garden and throw it into a big salad...homemade ranch dressing,,,and home made croutons, Ok yes I am an over achiever...but I didn't become this way till I retired and have the time.

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