Category Archives: Fruit

Strawberry Shortcake Ideas

At the height of strawberry season, we love to make strawberry shortcakes. Here are a few ideas to make them simply. 1) You can make the shortcakes from scratch with a simple recipe and one of my favorite recipes is … Continue reading

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Cranberry–Orange Sauce

The traditional cranberry sauce is tart and slightly bitter for some palates. Here is another variation. This recipe adds orange juice and orange rind. The tartness is more balanced and it has a wonderful orange flavor along with the cranberry … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce Variation

Cranberry sauce can be too tart for some. The addition of port wine softens the tartness and is a nice variation for the adults. 12 oz. package fresh cranberries 1/2 cup of sugar 1 cup port wine ¼ teaspoon cinnamon … Continue reading

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JoAnn’s Secret Apple Pie Recipe

This recipe is from my sister-in-law who has guarded this family recipe for years. I was sworn to secrecy and now I have permission to post it on my blog. It has one very unusual ingredient. Pastry for 9-inch 2 … Continue reading

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Crème Fraiche

This recipe is a substitute for Crème Fraiche. It needs to “ripen” at room temperature and in the refrigerator. This Crème Fraiche, beyond being a substitute in recipes, is good as a sauce or dip for vegetables. Add spices or … Continue reading

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Drink Your Yogurt

After years of eating yogurt for a mid morning snack, I have started to blend the yogurt into a drink for a change. The addition of fresh fruit adds even more nutrition. 1 cup yogurt 1 cup milk* (you can … Continue reading

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Fruit Julius (Low calorie smoothie)

I was reminded while traveling of the orange julius that I make with powdered milk. The basic recipe can be easily modified with your favorite fresh or frozen fruit. 8 oz. orange juice (or use 1 cup of fresh or … Continue reading

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