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Hazelnut-Pistachio Granola with Dried Cherries and Candied Ginger

Hazelnut-Pistachio Granola with Dried Cherries and Candied Ginger

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

How’s it going with your gift-buying this year? Aside from the play kitchen Santa is attempting to make for our little one (think old free entertainment center plus Pinterest-fueled aspirations), I’ve had my gift-buying wrapped up for weeks now.

I don’t really feel like I have it together, though. I mean, for one, there are still a gazillion things to do. Christmas came fast this year. And all that punctual Christmas gift buying really means is that I end up buying more stuff.

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Bing Cherry Mojitos

Bing Cherry Mojitos

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Beverages

I grow mint in my garden for pretty much one reason and one reason only.

Mojitos.

Nothing beats an icy-cold, minty mojito on a hot summer day. This version brings another summer staple – juicy ruby-red bing cherries – into the scene. The result is a gorgeous scarlet cocktail of cherry, lime, and mint … how can you go wrong?

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White Cherry, Lime, & Watermelon Sangria

White Cherry, Lime, & Watermelon Sangria

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Beverages

I’ve been so pleasantly blown away by the popularity of my White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria – both online and at home – that I thought I’d try another fruity-citrusy white sangria combo.

I like this combo as much – possibly even more – than the first. Fresh bing cherries give this light, uber-drinkable sangria a lovely pink hue. And you can really taste that sweet cherry goodness. Loads of lime slices enhance the cherry flavor … and then there’s the super-spiked rounds of watermelon. Yeah, this is pretty much July in a glass.

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