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Libbie Summers
Apple Upside-Down Skillet Corn Cake

Apple Upside-Down Skillet Corn Cake

I never used to like upside-down cake because I always thought it had to be made with canned pineapple and maraschino cherries. (For some reason, I was convinced those preternaturally red cherries must cause cancer; then I grew up and realized you can get cancer from just about anything.) As it turns out, when fresh fruits are used, I am an upside- down-cake craftsman. I mastered the perfect batter and then fine-tuned the fruit bottoms to include my favorite fruits like this apple. For a big show (and God knows I love dinner party showmanship), at your next dinner party,...

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GRAPEFRUIT SAUCE

GRAPEFRUIT SAUCE

You'll probably never think about maple syrup again.

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Cherry Spice Cookies

Cherry Spice Cookies

Aleksandr Petrovsky/The Russian (Mikhail Barishnikov's charachter) in Season 6/Episode 9 of Sex and the City introduced us to Cherry Verenya -The wonderful sweet and sour cherry syrup Russians use to sweeten their tea. These Cherry Spice Cookies are everything we think the Russian would love. Spicy, crunchy and not too sweet...delicious and beautiful.  Cherry Spice Cookies(cherry verenya icing)Serves 18What you need:3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg pinch of allspice 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 2 large egg yolks 1 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 3/4 cup sugar Cherry...

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CRISPY SALMON AND WATERMELON SALSA

CRISPY SALMON AND WATERMELON SALSA

Crispy Salmon and Watermelon Salsa serves 4 What you need: 2 tablespoons canola oil
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets (skin on) 4 cups diced watermelon 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 4 mint sprigs, chopped (plus more for garnish) ½ jalapeno, finely diced 
¼ red onion, diced Juice of one lime
¼ cup chopped pecans
Flake sea salt Coarsely ground black pepper What To Do: 
1. Prep Salmon: Pat salmon dry and liberally season with salt and pepper. 2. Cook Salmon: Place a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat and heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil. When oil starts to shimmer, place the...

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Wild Arugula Salad with Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Caramelized Lemon

Wild Arugula Salad with Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Caramelized Lemon

I could just eat a bowl of the croutons with dressing, but adding greens makes me feel better about myself. My go to summer salad.

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Homemade Ice Cream Sprinkle Sandwiches

Homemade Ice Cream Sprinkle Sandwiches

Homemade nostalgia! A perfectly soft and perfectly fudgy chocolate cookie sandwich filled with colorful sprinkle ice cream. Add our downloadable Yum Yum Smile Shop wrapper for extra fun! 

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DIY: Felt Flower Wreath

DIY: Felt Flower Wreath

Using twigs found on a walk and leftover scraps of felt from a holiday crafting project Spring came early in the form of this adorable wreath! Sure, the felt flowers are simple and lovely on their own, but grouped together on a homemade wreath they become très chic! Keep for yourself, or gift to a friend who needs a little Spring in their step. 

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Lemon and Rosemary Salt Scrub

Lemon and Rosemary Salt Scrub

Start off the new year with a gift to yourself -smooth skin and wide eyes. Trust us and make a double batch! Minimal ingredients with maximum results.

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DIY WATERMELON NAPKINS

DIY WATERMELON NAPKINS

Two facts. Fact 1: I got a new sewing machine. Fact 2: I loathe sewing –unless it’s to make something quick and adorable like these napkins!

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HOW TO MAKE BALLOON ANIMALS

HOW TO MAKE BALLOON ANIMALS

ENJOY FREE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A BALLOON DOG!

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ENAMEL PIN VALENTINE CARDS

ENAMEL PIN VALENTINE CARDS

We love a card and a gift all in one! Using our enamel pins, a few simple "ingredients" and our love of fun we crafted some smile worthy Valentine's Day card ideas. 

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DIY: GLITTER AND ORANGE PINECONE ORNAMENTS

DIY: GLITTER AND ORANGE PINECONE ORNAMENTS

The most beautiful pine trees grow in Georgia. On my walks with a certain bird dog and wonderful husband, I’m known to spend more time picking pinecones off the forrest floor than I am watching for pheasants. Once you have amassed a lot of these types of things, you have to figure out something to do with them…I did! 

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