Dog Days of Summer BBQ Side Dishes


As you doggedly brave the heat, bugs and sun, it sometimes helps to remember exactly why you do it. Namely, the heat, the sun and the supreme BBQ buffet stuffed with everything you’d prayed for over a long cold winter. I won’t presume to know how you feel about bugs. Here are my top 9…

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Pioneer Chewies, The Ultimate Blondies Recipe

Pioneer Chewies, The Ultimate Blondies Recipe:

Once upon a time in California, when I was but a wee babe, my mom would sneak off to a little German bakery. Apparently, she “sneaked” often enough for them to not only remember her but swap recipes. They made these Pioneer Chewy bars that she adored and they offered her the recipe, presumably since…

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Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies

This is also the first real recipe that I’m baking in my new kitchen. I still haven’t figured out the no-countertops, one outlet setup yet. Right now, it’s trying to work on the burners of my stove, a 5″x5″ section of my microwave stand, and a footstool. Very conducive to baking as you can imagine. So, I…

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One-Bowl Brownies Recipe

Let’s get something clear right now: I have a personal bias against brownies made with melted chocolate as opposed to cocoa powder. That almost sounds ridiculous, but nothing is richer and more chocolaty than cocoa powder when baked. However, I’m using up my odds and ends before the move so I chose something that would be more…

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