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12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese

This post is brought to you in partnership with Frigo® Cheese. Friends, let us never underestimate the transformative power of cheese. Even just a sprinkle of Parmesan or a crumble of feta can transform an otherwise simple dinner into something truly special. Continue reading “12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese” » … Read the referenced recipe here: 12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese

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Cold Pea Salad

Long warm summer days are perfect for chilled pea salad! This recipe uses frozen peas, which you don’t even have to defrost, green onions, water chestnuts, and smoked almonds. The peas do thaw a bit, but they’re wonderful crunchy and cold too. I first encountered this delightful salad at a friend’s potluck. It was one of the dishes that everyone went back for for seconds. I’m not sure of the original source of the recipe, but since the recipes calls for Smokehouse Almonds, perhaps the almond company? It could easily be made with…

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Blender Piña Colada

You may associate piña coladas with laid-back poolside vacations, but this mix of rum, coconut, and pineapple is actually a pillar of the tiki drink canon. Quite a few bartenders and bars have claimed to have created the now famous piña colada over the years, but the drink’s true origins are a bit murky. There’s even evidence that traders in the 19th century mixed rum with coconut water and mashed pineapple for what would have been a sort of proto-piña! In the end, though, I guess it doesn’t really matter….

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Ceviche with Avocado and Grilled Corn

Have you heard of ceviche? It’s a popular dish in many Latin American countries that uses lemon or lime juice is used to “cook” raw fish. Done well, ceviche means fish with a perfectly firm but tender texture, a bright citrus taste, and a pure fish flavor that you might associate with the freshest sashimi. Continue reading “Ceviche with Avocado and Grilled Corn” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Ceviche with Avocado and Grilled Corn

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Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole

This post is brought to you in partnership with Northwest Cherry Growers. Don’t you wish you could eat cherries all year round? Unfortunately, the season for juicy, sweet Northwest cherries is a short one, lasting only from June until August. But fortunately, cherries freeze exceptionally well. Continue reading “Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole

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Fresh Salmon Cakes with Spicy Mayo

My mother loved to mix canned salmon with a few seasonings and shape it into cakes headed for a hot skillet. This meal thrilled us as kids and it was an easy cooking night for her. Now I make salmon cakes with fresh cooked salmon, which only adds a few minutes to the prep time and makes incredibly moist cakes. This is also a great way to use up leftover salmon from another meal! Continue reading “Fresh Salmon Cakes with Spicy Mayo” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Fresh Salmon Cakes with Spicy Mayo

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Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken with Orange and Ginger

This chicken with a funny name (“spatchcocked”?!) is a boon for grillers. Spatchcocked chickens say moist when grilled over low heat – no fear of dry, tasteless grilled chicken with this recipe! Combine this with a tasty ginger-orange marinade, and you’ve got one fantastic summer meal. Continue reading “Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken with Orange and Ginger” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken with Orange and Ginger

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