Cast Iron Skillet SunButter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You know what’s a little crazy? How quickly this summer is flying by. I was just tweeting about it the other day, and I’ve been taking comfort in the fact that I’m not the only one wondering where the time went. I even noticed a few stores with pumpkin decorations already on the shelves while I was out running errands one day near the end of July - and while fall is my absolute favorite season, even I thought that was a little too much.

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Blueberry Lemon Jam and Ball FRESHTECH Giveaway!

Do you have yet to begin canning this summer? Or better yet, are you brand new to canning? Well, today is your lucky day! I’ve teamed up with Ball Home Canning, Jarden Home Brands, and Food Fanatic for an exciting giveaway of FreshTECH goodies worth over $600. Head over to get my recipe for Blueberry Lemon Jam and enter to win! Happy Friday!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Note: This post was originally published exactly 5 years ago on July 5th, 2009 (on another note, I can’t believe I’ve been blogging about food for over 5 years!). I have since revised the recipe and instructions to make this pie even better and simpler than its original version. I hope you enjoy it, and happy baking!

Strawberry rhubarb pie is probably my all-time favorite pie. To me, there’s just something about the perfect combination of tart, spring rhubarb and sweet, summer strawberries that ushers in the first real days of summer. I’ve updated so many things about this recipe over the years that the new recipe bears little resemblance to the old one, and so I wanted to make sure to record the changes here – after all, this is where I keep all of my favorite recipes! Now that strawberry season is in full swing, I hope you’ll give this classic pie a try. And, enjoy the rest of your 4th of July weekend!

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Balsamic Strawberry Jam

Strawberries have finally arrived at several of my favorite farm stands this past weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited. Today, I’m over at Food Fanatic with a recipe for one of my new favorite jams – Balsamic Strawberry. Happy canning!

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Sprinkle Cookies

Ah, summer. It has finally arrived here in upstate NY, at least according to the weather. The last couple weekends have been gorgeous – sunny and dry and perfect for backyard fire pits, early morning runs, and going out for ice cream with friends. We’ve also been firing up the grill frequently, and I’m excited to start seeing our favorite fruits and vegetables popping up at the farmers market in the coming weeks. For now though, I’ve been meaning to share these sprinkle cookies that I brought to a friend’s house on Memorial Day. They were soft and sweet, and made for the perfect snack to go along with our hot dogs, fruit salad, and other cookout fare. Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

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