Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Now I’m sure this is not what you were expecting from me for a Thanksgiving week post (if any one expects anything from this blog, because I certainly don’t, that’s part of the fun), but I will be heading out of town for most of the week to spend my Thanksgiving with my family in…

A Dash of Red

My latest summer fruit smoothie blend, this lush, velvety red mixture is full of sweet, plump cherries, succulent raspberries, and tart cranberries blended together with luscious, antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice. Ingredients: 1 handful frozen Raspberries 1/2 handful frozen Cranberries a large handful of frozen Cherries a Banana 1 cup Pomegranate Juice 1/4 – 1/2 cup Water…

Cherry, Marzipan, and Poppy Seed Strucla

I made strucla, an Eastern European poppy seed roll, for my holiday bread this year.  I adapted this recipe from the one my Mom used to make which is found in The Vegetarian Epicurean.  My Mom would make the bread dough, with a little aid from her kitchen helpers (i.e. my brother, sister, and I),…

Cherry Cornmeal Quick Bread

I have a single cherry tree in my backyard that produces bright red, tart cherries for about one week each year.  I love tart cherries.  Even though the yield is low and pitting cherries can be a lot of work, I anticipate that one week of the summer when the cherries are ready to be…

Chocolate-Cherry Shortbread

Recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter (room temp) + 6 tbsp Butter 1/2 cup Powdered (Confectionary) Sugar 1/4 cup Maraschino Cherry Syrup 1 tsp Salt 2 1/2 cups Flour 1 cup diced Maraschino Cherries 12 oz Simi-Sweet Chocolate Directions: Cream together, in a large bowl, 1 cup butter and…