Posts by Carin Thumm

Roasted Buttered Cherries

I may have accidentally, totally on purpose, bought two pounds of fresh dark red, beautifully sweet cherries. They were on sale for under $2.00 a pound – which, I don’t know what part of the world you live in, but that RARELY happens here – so I totally went a bit cross-eyed in the produce section and bought two pounds. It occurs to me now, as I type this, that

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Quick and Easy Treat: Affogato

It’s hot. It’s humid. I still want my coffee. Really, there’s not much that separates me from my daily infusion of caffeine. But sometimes the oppressive summerness makes one have to get creative (here’s how to make iced coffee two ways if you’re feeling the need). There’s also something about summer that ramps up my usually dormant need for ice cream (it’s the heat, it does things to my hindbrain).

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Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

Summertime is strawberrytime. If you are lucky enough to have a stead supply of local strawberries, I hope you do amazing things like make preserves and pie with the little ruby jewels. If you have some left over from all your pie making (and seriously, where was my invitation?) – or, if you’re like me, and have some berries kicking around in your fridge that need to be used because

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Grilled Salt and Vinegar Chips

It is officially summer, which means GRILLING SEASON IS HERE. Officially. Unofficially I grill all year round, but there is something a bit romantic about grilling in the summertime with the sun still high in the sky and the bugs singing. If you can’t tell summertime is my favorite time. These “chips” are, quite frankly, one of my favorite things to make on the grill. They take a bit of

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Things Your Oven will Love: No-Knead Beer Bread

Bread. I love it. I don’t eat much of it these days, but if I do I tend to make my own because OF COURSE I DO. But here’s the thing: I kinda loathe making bread. It’s the all the kneading required for traditional bread making. Sticky things are sticky and I don’t like them. So, what’s a gal to do when she likes yummy bakery fresh crusty bread but

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