Grilling In The Rain…And Recipes

July 9, 2011
Kitchenarian Grilling In The Rain

The carefree days of summer are winding down. What? Many of you must think I am crazy since it is only the second week of July, but summer seems to be (almost) over in our household. Yes, we are grilling in the rain! (I snapped this picture from the kitchen window.) Last night we got […]

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New York-Style Crumb Cake

July 7, 2011
Kitchenarian Crumb Cake

Here it is: a final post of the summer for me. This summer and fall, I will be traveling through Europe while studying abroad. I’ve had a wonderful few months at home, baking sweets and sharing them with everyone here! I knew I would have to make something divine as my last dish for the […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Red, White and Blue Muffins

July 4, 2011
Kitchenarian Red, White and Blue Muffins

Happy Independence Day! Since our celebration of independence falls on Monday this year, we are celebrating with muffins. This week I am bringing back a favorite muffin from the Monday’s Muffin collection and altering it ever so slightly to create Red, White and Blue Muffins.  One of my personal favorite muffins is the Dried Cherry […]

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From the Recipe Box: Coffee & Kahlua Popsicles

July 3, 2011
Kitchenarian Coffee and Kahlua Popsicles

I love espresso. I love a Starbucks latte. I love coffee ice cream. I love Kahlua. So what happens when you combine all of these amazing flavors together. What do you get? The perfect coffee summer treat! Summer is about kicking back and relaxing a bit. I definitely believe that recipes should really coincide with […]

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Chunky Beets & Icy Red Onions ~ French Fridays with Dorie

July 1, 2011
Kitchenarian Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

One of my favorite vegetables is beets.  Even as a child, I would eat them right off my plate.  Maybe it is because my mom served them warm with butter.  (You know I have a strong affection for butter.)  I do prefer my beets warm or room temperature as opposed to cold, but, honestly, I […]

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Virginia Beach, Virginia – Fun and Food

June 30, 2011
Kitchenarian Virginia Beach

I live at the center of the earth. Within a 2 hour driving radius from my home, I can be at the beach, in the mountains, at the horse races, at my state capital and even at the nation’s capital.  Last week, we chose the beach. At least once during the summer we spend time […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Chocolate Yogurt Muffins

June 27, 2011
Kitchenarian Chocolate Yogurt Muffins

I just returned home from vacation late last night, so it somehow seems appropriate that my first project of the morning was to bake muffins. Our family spent the week at the beach with great friends. It was a wonderful week of fun, laughter and, of course, great food. While I had the best time, […]

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Mozzarella, Tomato & Strawberry Salad ~ French Fridays with Dorie

June 24, 2011
Kitchenarian Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad

I love caprese salad; it is the quintessential summer dish. So when my assignment this week for French Fridays with Dorie was to add strawberries to what I already consider ‘perfection on a plate’, I didn’t flinch.  After all, Dorie knows more about cooking than I do! Now, when you stop and remember that technically […]

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From the Recipe Box: No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

June 21, 2011
Kitchenarian No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Happy Summer Solstice! Welcome to the first official day of summer. I have to admit I feel a bit like summer has been going on for quite a while in our household, but I know that many of my friends’ children are just finishing up the school year and that is certainly reason to celebrate. […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Oatmeal Raisin

June 20, 2011
Kitchenarian Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have been looking forward to this week for a couple of reasons. First reason: I am on vacation with my family. We are spending time at the beach with friends.  The second reason I am excited is because Kate from Diethood so graciously agreed to share a muffin with you today. I remember how […]

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