No-Bake Fruit Tarts

It has been ridiculously hot these past few days.  Hot enough to prevent me from going anywhere near the stove or oven.  I did try grilling once, but that was excruciatingly miserable.  I have been making due with cold food, and just waiting, fingers crossed, for the weather to turn.  This is probably the first…

Wild Blueberry & Bourbon Jam

My sister introduced me to some store-bought blueberry bourbon jelly a few weeks ago, and that turned out to be a great combination which I just needed to attempt to recreate.  I used frozen wild blueberries for this batch as our local berries are not available yet, and things turned out alright, although, I was…

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…

Blueberry Crisp

Another summer fruit crisp.  I did strawberries a couple of weeks ago.  This week it’s time for some blueberries.  They are not quite in season around here yet, but they are starting to appear on the supermarket shelves, probably shipped up from Florida or California.  I can’t wait for blueberry pie season! Yum yum yum……

Strawberry Crisp

Well, I am still on my strawberry kick, and when I was asked to bring dessert to a dinner party earlier this week, this is what I came up with.  I love a good fruit crisp, but have never actually made one with strawberries.  I intended to bake a strawberry-rhubarb crisp, but I couldn’t find…

Peach Pie

Along with baking a blueberry pie, we decided upon baking a peach pie for some variety.  Peach pies, much like apple pies, straddle the beautifully tempting line between tart and sweet.  I have found that the key to a good peach pie is to have perfectly ripened fruit.  You want your peaches to be firm…

The Art of the Kale Shake

Why take multi vitamins throughout the summer months when you can sit down and drink a refreshingly sweet and tangy kale shake?  My sister and I have been experimenting with kale shakes for several years now, and we have come up with a formula of three basic ingredients that seem to be the key to…

Key Lime Coconut Flan

I have been fending off a cold this week which has put me off of most food, but somehow has left me craving the smooth, creamy textures and simple flavors of pudding, custard, or flan.  I decided to go with the flan.  I thought that I might add a little citrus for some additional vitamin…