Summer Sweets: Peach Almond Pound Cake

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I always figure out what we’re having for dessert first when I plan supper,” says Katy Houston of Ridgeland, Mississippi. Houston channeled her lifelong love for baking and desserts into healing help for a college student recovering from a disastrous cycling accident. For 62 weeks, Houston visited her son’s best friend each Monday with a homemade dessert, thinking, “If this brings you one ounce of happiness today, I will have done what I tried to do.” She collected all the recipes into a book, testing them with her friends, church groups, and anyone else she could recruit. Her Peach Almond Pound Cake turns out to be “great for a picnic or summery type party,” she says, because of the seasonal flavor, its generous 16 servings, and its ability to withstand hot weather. Let Houston’s generosity, and her recipe, inspire your own hospitality.

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Chargrilled Gulf Oysters With Bacon-Anchovy Butter

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Gulf Coast Seafood has been providing fishermen, grocers, chefs and foodies with an economic engine that powers the entire region. The Gulf Coast produces 70 percent of the nation’s oysters. Thanks to the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board for this awesome grilled oyster recipe, perfect for summer barbecues or beach grill-outs. Don’t worry, there’s […]

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Big Gay Ice Cream’s Whiskey Walnuts

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Ice cream gets buzzed. It’s nuts! Of all the ice cream options in New York City, Big Gay Ice Cream is undoubtedly your best bet. What, do you not like sparkly unicorns on your walls and blueberry balsamic sauce on your cone? Dive into founders and co-owners Bryan and Douglas’s sweet world with their first […]

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Watermelon Feta Salad

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This watermelon feta salad recipe is a combination of juicy watermelon and fragrant cheese – great for a cookout or side dish. Alice Currah shares a fresh and flavorful from her first cookbook. Jenna Weber explains why this recipe works so well in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog. See Full Recipe on

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Homemade Kettle Corn

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Make your own popcorn with a simple recipe for kettle corn just like the State Fairs from Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life. See the full post at Kitchen Explorers. See Full Recipe on

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Fresh Raspberry Pie

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Discover the surprising ingredient for the best flaky pie crust in this raspberry pie recipe from bloggerJenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run. See the full post at the Fresh Tastes blog. See Full Recipe on

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Penne with Butternut Squash

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs; reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain. See Full Recipe on

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Glazed Salmon With Spiced Carrots

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Preheat the broiler. Lightly oil the broiler pan. Toss the carrots with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl, then spread out on one side of the pan. Broil until the carrots begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. See Full Recipe on

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Turkey Sausage Tacos

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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrot, scallion whites, chile powder and half of the tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes release their juices, about 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat, until it begins to brown, about […]

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Grilled Vegetables and Summer Greens with Shallot Vinaigrette

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In this hearty knife-and-fork salad, chef Curtis Stone serves big chunks of grilled vegetables with a mix of peppery greens. He keeps the skins on the avocados for easy grilling, so be sure to rinse and dry them beforehand. See Full Recipe on

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