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Late Summer’s Harvest – Homemade Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam recipe | TeenieCakes.com

With a hearty welcome of not only the Autumn season, we gladly embrace the idea of the season and the month of October. Southern Californians don't really get to enjoy this change of season for quite some time, if at all. For example, our first week of October opens with severe weather alerts and the dreaded Santa Ana conditions that has scarred many of us due to experiences and memories of wildfires. So, you see, the change of season is really a state of mind if you live in this part of the country. One thing that is for sure...the last of my garden's late summer tomato harvest

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Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts recipe | TeenieCakes.com

The Greek yogurt in this recipe caught my eye for the love of zucchini bread. With summer temps headed towards triple digits these weeks, who really wants to turn on the oven during the day? This is a great recipe - producing a moist, no-nonsense quick bread, without the need for mixers and such. Bake it up early in the morning or in the evening when it gets cooler.

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Chocolate covered frozen Banana Bon-Bons with Pistachios

Chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios recipe | TeenieCakes.com

It will be your little secret that these hand dipped, chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios are full of potassium and antioxidants! The dark chocolate with a dribble of either butter, coconut, vegetable or canola oil creates a firm chocolate shell outside a creamy frozen banana bite. You almost can't believe that it's really just a banana and not ice cream or some yogurt concoction under the shell!

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Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Summer is in full swing now. There's no turning back, only moving forward and enjoying what the summer season has to offer. That means the year is already halfway through! My palate has been re-awakened with a flavor I haven't had since I was still a kid in grade school. Now my mind is all a buzz to incorporate my rediscovered childhood love, Guava. I've never actually tasted a real guava fruit, yet. But I have always loved the nectar/juice and can't wait to incorporate the guava flavor into future posts. Since I could only get my hands on the nectar right now, I'm using it in this

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Homemade Pear Preserves

Homemade Pear Preserves recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Over the holidays, I came across a tart recipe that called for pear preserves. The flavors and ingredients in the tart were alluring enough so I didn't think twice about it listing pear preserves. However, in my local markets pear preserves could not easily be found. Checking in specialty shops was the discovery, but not for those gourmet prices ! Making this jar of preserves was easy enough. In addition to knowing exactly what was put into it, I could also control the amount of sugar, the quality and type of pear(s) used. In this case, homemade was the way to go, especially if you

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