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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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Upside Down is Right Side Up with Stone Fruits

  Now this is what I’ve been waiting for: the season of stone fruits is now in full swing. Stone fruits are what they sound like - tree fruits that have a stone-like pit in the center, including ...

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Hard Cider Can Chicken with Spicy Pickled Peaches

I spend a lot of time on my deck, especially these days, and it was truly my saving grace during quarantine! I often work from my deck, but on weekends, I love to spend the afternoon relaxing out ...

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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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A Tale of Two Cobblers

  Some of my favorite food blogs I’ve written have originated from dinner parties I’ve hosted. It might be somewhat selfish of me, but I will use the occasion as the perfect vehicle for a blog topic. ...

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This Salad is Just Peachy

  One of the things I love most about summer is grilling. While I do love to grill the usual suspects like chicken, steak, veggies, etc., fruit is actually my favorite food to grill. I enjoy grilling ...

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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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