A Few of my Favorite Summer Recipes and a Giveaway from Singing Dog Vanilla

 

Vanilla Bean Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream

Is your summer whizzing by like mine is?  School just let out and now they are bringing out school clothes and supplies in the stores.  All I can say is “Whoa…I’m not ready for that.”   Ready or not…we are in the second half of this very busy season.   I love the dinners on the deck and picnics in the park and the fun foods we associate with summer.  Cookies and ice cream are our favorites during the summer  and I noticed when recently going through my recipe files that many of my favorite recipes have one thing in common…they rely on an intense, rich vanilla flavor for their goodness.  It’s no wonder I’m so picky about the vanilla I use in my baking. [Read More]

Barbecued Baked Beans

Barbecued Baked Beans

Despite the fact that we had a record rainfall yesterday I'm in summer mode and am hungry for all the wonderful side dishes that go along [Read More]

Rhubarb Cream Tea Cake

Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake

I have been saving this recipe for Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake  since last summer when I found it after rhubarb season was over.  My [Read More]