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Peanut Butter Thumbprints with Strawberry Lambic Jam from Cookie Love by Mindy Segal

It's 4th of July Weekend. You need dessert. American dessert. Cookies. Peanut butter. Strawberries. And beer. Thankfully, no barbecue sauce, although the taste here will be that intense. What can you do with some fresh, first-of-the-summer strawberries and a bottle of beer? Lambic beer, actually, providing a cidery, almost berry taste. You could make jam.…

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Strawberry Lemonade with Lemon Sugar from Brown Sugar Kitchen

In Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya Holland describes the intense Southern food offered in her Oakland, California restaurant. Located on an industrial street, Brown Sugar generates lines out the door. For good reasons. This beverage is one of the treasures at the restaurant and in this cookbook. Lemonade is always made with sugar, of course. But…

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Strawberry Pepper Shrub and The Tequila Mango Strawberry Pepper Wonder

Modestly put, this is the best cocktail I have ever made. One of the best I have ever tasted, strawberry or not. It uses homemade mango tequila and a strawberry-pepper shrub. To get that Mango Tequila, you do need to make it at home. You can find a recipe on YouTube but I recommend the…

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Blackberry Cornmeal Shortcakes from Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Home Baked Comfort is filled with sweet and savory ideas to bring a true sense of comfort from you kitchen to your table. If that is, you wait for the dish to be transferred out of the kitchen. In this case, I don’t think the results will travel that far. Cornmeal does transform…

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