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. A couple years ago, when …

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. I’m not sure why …

Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour

Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour

This summer I made my first Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour. It was so delicious and wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.   What is the difference between a Crisp and a Crumble?  When I was searching out recipes, I wondered this as …

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pear Crostata

Elderberry Wine-Poached Pear Crostata

This Elderberry Wine-Poached Pear Crostata is a new recipe I tried this summer that we really loved. Honestly, I thought it was amazing. Decadent enough to include as the finale for the finest Italian meal. I mentioned earlier this week how we’ve received boxes of …

Spicy Plum Chutney

Spicy Plum Chutney

This summer, I’ve had the pleasure of receiving boxes filled with fruits and vegetables from a community food program due to the Covid-19 virus. One of those was a package of purple plums. Of course, we could have eaten them fresh, but I decided to …