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Tuesday Tip: Themed Birthday Cakes

Today is a slight break in the trend here on My Cup Is Full, as I wanted to share with you not a recipe per-se, but rather a tactic that has been serving me well as my niece is accustomed to her auntie making her birthday cakes, but the themes have shifted from “blueberry” or “strawberry” into “My Little…

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Chèvre & Arugula Pasta Salad

Chèvre & Arugula Pasta Salad

Recently I have become obsessed with the cookbook The Kinfolk Table : Recipes for Small Gatherings… What a great read as well as great recipes! I’ve renewed it at the library as many times as I could, and then freaked out when I couldn’t find it to return… Turns out it had made its way into my…

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Avocado and Tomato Quiche

Avocado and Tomato Quiche

Phew! What a month August was! Sleep & time in the kitchen were not really high on the agenda, so I’m finally forcing myself back into the normal swing of things by reaching back in time for a dish I made up back in the spring and wasn’t crazy about the pictures I took, so it…

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Cherry Crumble with Honey & Oats Recipe

Cherry Crumble with Honey & Oats

Phew! It’s been quite a couple weeks between travel, work, and intermittent periods of shamelessly watching every version or revision of Pride & Prejudice on film that exists (I have a problem, I know…). But I’m finally back in the kitchen and baking up some fun with cherries in the form of the easiest baked…

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Slow Cooker Lemon Pork Recipe and how to substitute lemons for salt!

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Lemon Cream Sauce

First off, I would like to thank Sunkist for sponsoring today’s discussion and recipe, and inspiring me to try seasoning with lemon to reduce salt and not flavor! In exploring ways to avoid sodium, I decided to go for a slow cooker recipe, as the majority of “easy slow cooker recipes” I come across often include packets…

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Black & White Pistachio Cookies

Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Raindrops on Roses, and Whiskers on Kittens… Yes, today’s recipe is about my favorite things, and while I have quite a few of those when it comes to food, today we’ll focus on just two: pistachios and chocolate! Melted dark chocolate mixed in with white chocolate chips and nuts in a dense, fudge-like cookie is an…

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Flavored Syrup

Homemade Flavored Syrups

Here they are, as promised: flavored syrups to use for everything from flavoring beverages to topping ice-cream and pancakes! Originally inspired to find a way to flavor Iced Coffee I shared last week, I came up with three flavors that are easily adapted to your tastes: Berry (I used lingonberry preserves, but you could use any…

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Iced Coffee

Perfect Iced Coffee

What brings pep to your summer mornings? Here in North Carolina the humidity and heat begin to be oppressive by 9 am, so I skip a steamy cup for some iced coffee. Now, you may have had mixed experiences with iced coffee, and while the word has gotten out over the past several years as…

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Stone Fruit Galette

Stone Fruit Galette with Honey Mascarpone Cream

I love the beginning of summer. Between fireflies, fresh peaches, and kids excited to be out of school, there is an infectious fun that hangs over the month of June. In honor of the fresh peaches in particular, this week I made a Stone Fruit Galette, topped  with mascarpone whipped cream sweetened with honey and the…

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Crockpot Whole Chicken with Oranges

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Oranges

My new favorite weekday routine this summer is to toss a large hunk of meat in the crockpot with some interesting add ins that just happen to be in my fridge or pantry and see what happens! The other day I had a whole chicken, oranges, onions and garlic, so I tossed them in and it came…

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Grapefruit Sorbet with Thyme

Grapefruit Sorbet with Thyme

I love frozen desserts in summer… My big problem is that I always forget to freeze that blasted insert to the ice-cream maker the night before! So today I wanted to share with you an easy, fancy-equipment-free frozen dessert that I’m coming to love: Sorbet. But not any sorbet, today we have a Grapefruit Sorbet with…

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