Grape Salsa

Grape Salsa | cookiemonstercooking.com

It’s salsa time! Go grab a huge bag of chips and pull up a seat. We’ll snack together and gab and I promise to talk your ear off and tell you all about my summer so far and life in general and just about anything else I can think of. And then my husband will…

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Chipotle Peach BBQ Farro Sandwiches | cookiemonstercooking.com

Chipotle Peach BBQ Farro Sandwiches

Oh look! More farro! Are you surprised? I didn’t think so. You know I love me some farro. I buy it all the time from the bulk bins at our local food store because I find it necessary to always have some in my pantry. I mean, what if they are all out one week…

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Roasted Cherry and Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream | cookiemonstercooking.com

Roasted Cherry and Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Ice cream! One of my favorite treats of summer. Well, really I eat ice cream all year round but during the summer it’s even better. On a related note, my obsession with all things coconut milk is going strong. And while I still love regular ice cream (like really love it), I thought it would…

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The Little Things - June 2014 | cookiemonstercooking.com

The Little Things – June 2014

It’s that time again! Let’s chat about June happiness! {In case you are new and curious, you can refer to my first little things post to see why I started the series – it involves a story about me yelling at cars. It’s good stuff, I tell you.} This has seriously been a crazy month.…

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Crispy Eggplant Sliders | cookiemonstercooking.com

Crispy Eggplant Sliders

True story. The week after I tell you about how awesome my tomato plant is doing is the week that a hoard of bugs decide to come eat the majority of my tomatoes. Tears. I should have known I would jinx myself by being so confident. But seriously – all you expert gardeners … how…

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Berry Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Tart | cookiemonstercooking.com

Berry Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Tart

This tart is what dreams are made of. Summer dreams to be exact. And I can’t stop making it. Three times in the last few weeks. Always devoured in a few days, always left licking crumbs from my plate. Or eating it at 11am. Breakfast of champions? But the bigger problem? After talking about dreams…

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30 Recipes You Should Make This July 4th | cookiemonstercooking.com

30 Recipes You Should Make This July 4th

You don’t even want to know how long it took me to do these collages. I’m a bit of a perfectionist (and indecisive) so I spent a wee bit too long agonizing over which pictures to put where. Because clearly it is highly highly important whether the burger or watermelon salad goes in the top…

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Watermelon Salad with Sriracha Vinaigrette | cookiemonstercooking.com

Watermelon Salad with Sriracha Vinaigrette

I am fully convinced that I am going to turn into a watermelon. Really, it’s going to happen. The last few weeks I’ve gleefully bought a watermelon each week at the food store and then immediately proceeded to cut it up as soon as I get home. And because I am impatient I start stuffing…

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Crockpot Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches | cookiemonstercooking.com

Crockpot Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches

So guess what? I picked my first tomato from our garden this weekend! I may have done a little happy dance around the yard, giving my neighbors yet another reason to think I’m completely nuts. You can see straight into our backyard from the street so my husband likes to constantly remind me to keep…

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Mix and Match Breakfast Cookies | cookiemonstercooking.com

Mix and Match Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? You know I am all about that business. But let me do you one better. How about some mix and match breakfast cookies? Or better yet, my husband has jokingly started to call them “choose your own adventure” breakfast cookies. Remember those books? Yup, me too. But before we talk about our…

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