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Fruit Bars

Fruit Bars

Fruit Bars 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 cup walnuts, pecans, or almonds 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2/3 cup fruit spread, jam, or preserves Heat oven to 375º. Pulse together the flour, sugar, nuts, butter, and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processer to evenly distribute the butter. […]

Fruit and Berry Crumble

Fruit and Berry Crumble

Our favorite summer dessert when fruit and berries are everywhere! And, when we’re craving a summer hit “out of season,” we use frozen. Fruit and Berry Crumble 4 cups peaches, sliced or rhubarb, 1-inch diced (4-5 stalks) 4 cups of fresh or frozen berries ¼ cup honey ¾ cup all purpose flour ½ cup rolled […]

Easy Homemade Fridge Jam

Strawberry Jam

Easy Homemade Fridge Jam Makes about 1 1/2 pints 1 qt ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 cup sugar 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the strawberry mixture to a rolling boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon and mashing […]

Grilled Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Tomatillo Salsa A Kitchen Box

Sometimes we get the urge to grill 10 pounds of tomatillos when they’re in season! Simple flavors: tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeños, cilantro, lime, and salt. These can be adjusted to your family’s tastes. Grilling the tomatillos, onions, and jalepeños brings out the best flavors and mellows the spiciness of the jalapeños a bit. Just in […]



Salsa … “sauce” in Spanish… is at the very heart of Mexican Cooking, bringing life & zest to otherwise simple dishes. For a fresh alternative to the jarred, store-bought version that’s filled with sodium and sugar, make your own… you’ll be surprised how easy it is! Simple Salsa 1 28-oz can whole tomatoes with juice […]

Peach and Burrata Salad


“This recipe is simply designed so that we can enjoy summer’s wonderful bounty. Baking the peaches with our Ancho Chile & Tamarind Sauce gives just enough zest and subtle smoky spice to highlight the juicy sweetness of summer peaches. And voila! You have yourself the perfect summer salad.” ~Lori Sandoval of SALSAOLOGY Peach and Burrata Salad […]