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I do love an Appletini – the ones made with Calvados and sparkling apple juice, NOT made out of bottled cocktail mix. Here’s my favorite Appletini cocktail recipe:

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Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs

Every southern cook has her/his own favorite recipe for Deviled Eggs. My favorite is Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs. Read my recipe below for a tip about how to make your Deviled Eggs sit up straight on the plate – without having to use a Deviled Egg plate.

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Summer Ranch Tomatoes

The perfect recipe to use your fresh tomatoes out of your summer garden. Use only fresh garden tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes to allow the tomato flavor to shine in this recipe. This tomato salad can be made a day ahead of time. Fresh flavors of herbs and lemon too.

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Overnight Pecan Praline Croissant French Toast

Pecans, brown sugar, maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon – as it bakes, this lovely French Toast will make your kitchen smell like the best bakery in town. Your family and guests will love it! My recipe is from my recipe column, Southern Spoonful, in the Roanoker Magazine.

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Watermelon Lime Aguas Frescas – “Fresh Waters”

Aguas Frescas – translated in English meaning “fresh waters” – are refreshing non-alcoholic drinks often made with fresh fruit. They are popular in Mexico and in the southwest United States. One of my favorites is Watermelon Lime Aguas Frescas. A fabulous way to stay hydrated during the summer.

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