Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cobb Salad Pita Pockets

Cobb Salad Pita Pocket | Cooking on the Front Burner
One of my favorite salads to order out is a Cobb Salad.  I love all the chopped veggies with the chicken and tangy bleu cheese.  It's a flavor explosion in my mouth.  So I was thinking why not turn it into a tasty sandwich, so today I'm sharing this Cobb Salad Pita Pocket.  It has all the same ingredients and it makes a great lunch idea!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Easy Homemade Peach Ginger Vinaigrette

Easy Peach Ginger Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner
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News alert - the peaches are here!  I was pretty excited the other day when I walked into Trader Joe's and saw the display of boxed peaches.  I've always had the best luck getting them there and hope they stick around for a long time - they are the juiciest and most flavorful ones ever.  Besides just eating them plain, I was inspired to create this Peach Ginger Vinaigrette from my Cuisine at Home magazine.  I'm always looking for new dressings to try and making homemade is super easy - peachy keen, right :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fresh Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

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With summer in full swing, it's time to be thinking about ice cream! Because summer + a treat = ice cream, right?  Today for your brain freeze pleasure, I'm sharing this Fresh Cherry Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream.  As a kid, one of my favorite flavors was vanilla with fresh cherries.  I liked that way the cherries were cool and icy.  Back in the day, I don't recall chocolate chunks in it but you can never go wrong with chocolate added to anything as we all know.  It was an interesting day trying to get pictures and keep reading to see what happened!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mango Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Mango strawberry yogurt popsicles - a refreshing summer treat made with only 4 ingredients! This frozen dessert recipe will keep you cool all summer long.
Mango Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles | Cooking on the Front Burner
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Today's the 12th, and the #12 blogger group is keeping you cool today with 12 frozen treat recipes!  I brought to the party these Mango Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.  And the best part is, all you need are 4 ingredients - how easy is that?

Summer is in full swing in the midwest, with temps the last 2 days in the 90's.  It's hot, hot, hot!  If you are experiencing these hot temps as well, then be sure to see how you can keep your cool (and your kids) with some of these refreshing summer treats!

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Big Apple!

Top places to see when visiting New York City!

A couple weeks ago we went on a family vacation - no, not the one where we all pile in the family truckster and head out to see Wally World!  Though that could be interesting!  We flew from Minneapolis to Philadelphia to visit our east cost family including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We were 7 total - the DIY Guy, our younger daughter, older daughter, her husband, the two grandkids and myself.  Our stops included Bangor PA (John's family), Endicott NY (my family and where we lived before moving to Minnesota) and Scranton PA (extended family and oh, The Office anyone?).  The weather was great, the visit was fun and we all enjoyed spending time with everyone.  A four day whirlwind! 

About two months before our trip my younger daughter Danielle asked if I would be interested in going to NYC for a couple days afterwards and the answer was yes (John did not want to go)!!!  Today I'll be sharing some of the sights we saw and why you might want to plan a trip there as well.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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How about jazzing up your morning breakfast routine with these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins!  Not only are these easy to make but they will go perfectly with your morning cup of coffee or tea.  And muffins are meant to be shared, right?  Be sure to call a friend over and catch up on all the chit chat while enjoying these lip smacking, lemony muffins that also have a lemon glaze!  Today you'll find me sharing this recipe over at Real Housemoms for my monthly contributor post.  So sit back and enjoy and remember, a real friend will let you know if you have any poppy seeds stuck in your teeth :)  Well, at least my friend did!