Homemade Mincemeat Tarts

Homemade Mincemeat Tarts

This year I decided to make mincemeat with dried fruit and nuts (minus the traditional meat), and it turned out so good that it has earned a place in my Old World Christmas Recipes. With it, I made these Homemade Mincemeat Tarts, which were fabulous. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is a delicious dessert to make for your family this spring. Filled with fresh or frozen strawberries, rhubarb, and apples, then topped with a cinnamon oat crumble, it’s warm and sweet, and delightful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream is an excellent choice when you want a simple, yet elegant dessert worthy of Christmas, an anniversary, or a celebratory birthday.

Favorite Apple Recipes

Favorite Apple Recipes

I love autumn and everything that goes with it. Cooler weather, the fall colors in the leaves and grass, fresh apples and pears falling from the trees, pumpkins, colorful mums, and so much more. And yes, more baking! If you’re searching for a few Favorite 

Trail Mix Energy Blend

Trail Mix Energy Blend

When I was going to college, I liked to snack on a “trail mix” that I picked up from the cafeteria. It helped energize my mind and body between classes. This Trail Mix Energy Blend is one I made later in life when our family 

Patriotic Berry Dessert

Patriotic Berry Dessert

When our daughters were young, I liked to make a Patriotic Berry Dessert for the 4th of July. Filled with strawberry and blueberry Jello, whipped cream, berries, and angel food cake, it was the highlight of the evening, usually enjoyed following the fireworks display. As 

Easy Breakfast Ambrosia

Easy Breakfast Ambrosia

This past year, we’ve been making this Easy Breakfast Ambrosia recipe when we have weekend company. It’s so simple to put together and just the right amount of yogurt and fruit to go with muffins, a breakfast casserole, or French toast. Even my husband eats 

Fresh Fruit Cocktail Salad

Fresh Fruit Cocktail Salad

Serve this Fresh Fruit Cocktail Salad for your next weekend brunch, family gathering, or potluck dinner. Everybody loves fruit, and this fresh fruit salad is a winner. It’s coated in a citrus dressing so your fruits won’t turn color on you, which is also very 

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

This Cranberry Bakewell Tart recipe is my attempt at a traditional British tea pastry. Lined with a buttery shortbread crust, and filled with almond cream (frangipane) and a thick delicious cranberry sauce, it received a thumbs up from our daughters.

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake

I enjoy making Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake during the Christmas season. Made with dried cranberries, raisins, dates, figs, and pecans, it’s not your average fruitcake. Plus, it makes 8 small loaves, so it’s perfect for gift-giving for those on your fruitcake-lovers list.