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Lindsey

Pesto with Sun Dried Tomatoes

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for it to be summer. I miss my garden and my tomatoes and the sun.   Solution: sun dried tomatoes.  They pack a punch of flavor that gets me by until it… Continue Reading →

Spiced Nuts with an Orange Kick

This recipe comes from one of my most beloved cookbooks, Land O’ Lakes Treasury of County Recipes.  (It’s really hard to find these days unless you buy it used.) I grew up making recipes from this book with my mother…. Continue Reading →

Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel

It’s Wednesday and the day before Thanksgiving.  I know.  You probably already have your menus planned.  Have you baked your pumpkin pie yet? I’ll let you in on a little secret–I don’t like pumpkin pie….unless it’s the one pictured below. … Continue Reading →

Trick-or-Treat Cookies

My husband does not like sugar cookies.  No way.  But he does like these Trick-or-Treat cookies a lot.  The dough is soft and pliable and full of Fall–honey, molasses, raisins, and spices. For the cookies in the pictures, I used… Continue Reading →

Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the perfect chocolate cupcakes. Perfect. They aren’t too chocolaty, but enough to tame a heavy-duty craving. And the texture is lovely too. They practically melt in your mouth. The recipe comes from baking wizard, Dorie Greenspan.  If you… Continue Reading →

Creating a Good Green Salad

(Mixed greens with strawberries, cashews, feta, and chicken.) I never thought I liked salad because all I ever saw when I was growing up was insipid iceberg lettuce, dry preshredded carrots and gloppy ranch dressing. Now that kind of salad… Continue Reading →

Brown Sugar Cake with Fresh Peaches

Peaches are my very favorite summer fruit.  (Nectarines come in second.)  I have been buying (and eating) peaches by the dozen.  We simply cannot get enough of our beloved local peaches. Most of the time we eat them out-of-hand with… Continue Reading →

One of My Favorite Desserts, Banoffee Pie

In 1972, Ian Dowding and Nigel Mackenzie of The Hungry Monk Restaurant in East Sussex, England, created one of my favorite desserts–Banoffee Pie.  (You can find their original recipe here on their website.) Most recipes from the UK use Digestive… Continue Reading →

One Chicken, Two Meals

This is a fabulous recipe my good friend Liz gave me 5 or 6 years ago.  It’s great for summertime when you don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven.  Plus it’s easy, fast, and really… Continue Reading →

Fresh Cherry Pie

I live in a rural community not too far from some lovely fruit orchards.  A few weeks ago I took my kids for a drive to look at the cherry trees.  We’ve been watching them since the early spring when… Continue Reading →

Sweet Summer Trifle Ideas

Each year I can’t wait for summer to arrive.  I love the fresh fruit available.  I love using fresh fruit in summer desserts. One way to enjoy I love to enjoy summer fruit (besides eating it out of hand) is… Continue Reading →

Summertime Tomatillo Sauce

I’m excited to announce another new regular contributor here at Make and Takes. Lindsey is a fabulous foodie and will be sharing her creations with us every other Wednesday! Yay! I’m happy to have her as part of the team…. Continue Reading →

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