SIMPLE SUPPER TUESDAY LINKY PARTY #71

We have had summer guests, my B and B has been busy with cooking and cleaning and tour directing. The best part of being a tourist is doing all of the fun Maine things, like swimming and boating in our beautiful lake and having dinner parties every night! How many Lobster’s can you eat in a week, um…maybe four??

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10 Amazing Strawberry Cakes for your Summer!

Juicy sweet strawberries are in season now!  I love to pick wild strawberries growing in my garden. In the early morning before the day warms up, I gently tiptoe through the strawberry patch. One strawberry for me, one strawberry for my basket. After my basket is full, I sprinkle them on my favorite French vanilla yogurt. Not only do yogurt and strawberries make a wonderful breakfast meal, but it also makes an incredible strawberry cake! It’s a buttery melt-in-your-mouth, fresh as summer kind of cake.

Along with this delicious cake, there is everybody’s favorite—Strawberry Shortcake! A shortcake with fresh berries and cream. Also, Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Cake, shortcake that has been pumped up! Another favorite is Easy Butter Cake with Berries, this dessert is an easy and quick dessert, that will be a family favorite! 

Click through to see more fabulous strawberry cake recipes such as Strawberry Charlotte Royale, Magic Jello Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake, Strawberry Lasagna Cake and Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake!

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SIMPLE SUPPER TUESDAY LINKY PARTY #70

This is the first weekend that we have spent at home in weeks! It feels great just to putter around the house and garden and cook dinner’s on the grill. Easy, laid back, no stress, summer days, I can get used to this!!

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The 12 Best Potato Side Dishes

I have a double whammy, hubs is Irish and loves a bargain! So when 70 pounds of potatoes go on sale for $7.00, he can’t resist buying a couple bags. Even with hundreds of potatoes growing in my garden! Yes he is a meat and potato kind of guy. Potatoes go with everything!

So I love coming up with new potato recipes. Potato salad, twice baked potatoes, Hasselback potatoes, potato au gratin, smashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes….you get the idea! You say potato, I say potato, let’s have a potato party!!

Scroll down to view the BEST Potato Side Dishes! Pure comfort food, your family and guests will be going back for seconds or Threeconds…is that even a word? It will be when you serve these delicious potato sides!

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SIMPLE SUPPER TUESDAY LINKY PARTY #69

We are at the amazing Smuggler’s Notch Family Resort in Vermont~ where the whole family has fun!! I am all about the food and this resort has wonderful restaurants! Our dinner at Hearth and Candle last night was unbelievably delicious. Today we are taking a Morning Maple Tour with kayaks and canoes! I love summer!

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Dark Chocolate, Pistachio & Smoked Sea Salt Cookies

I am on a cookie kick! How many cookies can I bake in the summer? I know, Christmas is far away ( I usually bake about 20 dozen), but I get so much satisfaction watching my son’s face chomp on a cookie. Pure Joy!

Joy the Baker asked me to review her Dark Chocolate, Pistachio & Smoked Sea Salt Cookies and I was thrilled to participate. C’mon, dark chocolate and pistachio’s?? How can you go wrong?? If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right….that is how I feel about these luscious chocolate-y nutty heavenly cookies!

Dark Chocolate, Pistachio & Smoked Sea Salt Cookies

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Peachy Keen Tapioca Pudding

Did you know that National Tapioca Pudding Day is on July 15? Tapioca Pudding has always been my favorite flavor of pudding since I was a kid. It isn’t overly sweet and is rich and creamy. I found the 6 packs at my local market and was thrilled because I can usually be overindulgent and this way I can have some self control! 

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