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Old Fashioned Peach Cream Pie

  When I moved to Southwest Michigan, I did it for several reasons, the number one being its close proximity to Chicago, where The Chopping Block is based. I love Chicago, but I also longed to live ...

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Grilled Peach and Avocado Salsa: Your Next Go-To Summer Condiment

  We’re so lucky to have neighbors that leave Michigan peaches at our doorstep! Because buying peaches at the grocery store can be such a gamble, and after being disappointed time after time I don’t ...

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Peaches, the Perfect Summer Fruit

  I’ve never been a huge fan of the summer months. Even as a kid, summer wasn’t my favorite time of year. All the other kids would be relishing summer months off from school. But, I couldn’t wait for ...

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Savor Summer with Peach Basil Bread

  Like a lot of you, I’m really trying to hold on to those last few days of summer. I’m still enjoying the harvest from the garden on my deck, eating outside whenever I have the opportunity and going ...

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Seasonal Fruit Curds

  I love pretty much anything lemony, and lemon curd is way, way up at the top! I use it on all sorts of things from slathering it on scones and muffins to topping a tart to swirling it into my ...

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Holiday Peach Pie

I consider myself more of a cook than a baker, except for two things – pies and bread!  Now that we are past Halloween, my Pinterest feed has been all about Thanksgiving, from appetizers to dessert. 

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Dessert on the Grill

There are still a few more days of summer left, and even more days of grilling to come. If you haven't yet tried grilling fruit, now is your chance! Grilled pineapple is a classic, but there are many ...

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That's Peachy Part Four: The Return

  It’s that time of year when I get to once again share my love of the peach.  

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Got a Surplus of Apples? Make Easy Apple Butter

I love apples. So, what better way to embrace the apple season than going to pick your own? My family and I went apple picking at Crane Orchard in Fennville, Michigan a few weeks ago. We love this ...

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