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If you live in a climate where summers can be hot & humid, than you probably have days like me when you can’t even think of cooking dinner, in a hot kitchen.  You’re looking for a meal that is cool, light, and delicious.  We probably all have our regular stand-bys, but I just discovered a new favorite, and I’m here to share it with you!

One of the best parts of having link-up party on Tuesdays, has not only been the simple home decor or craft ideas, but the recipes shared!  This ’7 Layer Salad’ was a link-up, and I thought it was so enticing, we made it right

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A Garden Tomato Sandwich

Posted by Laura on Saturday Aug 28, 2010 Under Lunch, Sandwiches, Vittles

It’s been said that some of the best things in life, are the simple things.

I’ve certainly found that to be true, when it comes to the enjoyment I find in the fruits of my own gardens.
To be able to just walk out my front door, to my own little garden beds, and pick something I need, fresh right off the vine, brings a satisfaction you could have never convinced me that I would relish in one day.
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A Simple Lunch Spread, for a Celebration Gathering

Posted by Laura on Saturday May 15, 2010 Under Appetizers, Lunch, Vittles

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If I had one goal, for the entire day of {JM, O & S}’s First Holy Communion, it was to ‘keep it simple’.  I wanted it ALL simple, so that we could all focus as much as possible on the purpose of the celebration, and enjoy it. That certainly included any food prepping I had to do, to feed our guests, who came back to our home following mass.  I didn’t want anything that needed to be re-heated or kept warm, and certainly not anything messy. I was going for a light, spring lunch.  I was pretty happy with what I came up with!

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