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Potluck Picnic with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Potluck Picnic with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Welcome to my Potluck Picnic … a weekly newsletter full of recipes, tips, humor and stories to inspire you to appreciate, cook, eat and share good food … including this week’s recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing!

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Galette

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Galette

This rustic pie, or galette, is filled with homemade blueberry-lemon filling and ricotta cheese sweetened with honey. Get the recipe and tips for making this perfectly-imperfect dessert!

Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies

The basic shortbread recipe becomes the perfect cookie for spring with the addition of lemon and thyme. Enjoy with a glass of tea (hot or iced) or wine.

Mediterranean Chicken on an Iowa Farm Table

Mediterranean Chicken on an Iowa Farm Table

Chicken served on an Iowa farm table is pretty common: fried, grilled, casserole, soup, salad, etc. Mediterranean? That doesn’t seem common at all. It isn’t. But I’ll return to that after a little background information. Over the past few months, I have been helping my 

A Bite of the Mediterranean

A Bite of the Mediterranean

I think my understanding of the Greek culture was developed through the following things in order: one of the early language translations of the Bible the Olympics, the Olympic torch, and laurel leaf crowns college toga parties inspired by the movie Animal House statistics and 

Simple Arugula Salad

Simple Arugula Salad

Arugula is at its finest right now in the midwest and this simple salad recipe highlights its piquant flavor.

Citrus Bites

Citrus Bites

Citrus Bites are a simple, no-bake, dessert recipe with the flavors of lemon, pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts. Check out the recipe and variations!

Drinking in summer

Memorial Day Weekend is here and with it, the start of summer. Lakes will be home to countless boats, ballparks will be filled with teams of all ages and grills will be loaded with meats from every which animal. Regardless of where you are, you’ll probably have (or at least want) a drink in your hand.

A summer favorite in our family has always been a cold glass of iced tea or an Arnold Palmer. It’s cold and light. I’d be lying if I said one of the reasons I like it isn’t because you can make it by filling a jug with tea bags and water and leaving it on the deck for the afternoon.

As with many beverages, iced tea is better with alcohol.

Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

According to the Foodie Dates on the calendar to the right, it is National Pound Cake Day!

Confession: I have never made a pound cake. I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten pound cake.

Apparently, “pound cake” refers to a cake made with a pound each of butter, flour, sugar and eggs … or at least equal parts. What could be wrong with that?!?!

I think maybe it refers to the pound you gain after each serving.

Nah … that can’t be it.