Denise’s Simple Blueberry Cobbler


Our blueberry bushes have started producing early this year because we had such an early spring in our area but I still have a bunch put away in the freezer from last year so I thought I'd better start using them up.  This blueberry cobbler recipe is a family favorite and it is SO simple to make that I really have no excuse for not throwing it together more often! You … [Read more...]

Gingered Pear and Blueberry Cobbler – January’s Dessert of the Month


First up in this year's Dessert of the Month...Gingered Pear and Blueberry Cobbler! I've made a number of cobblers and crisps in my day. I thought I'd stick to a baking concept that I was familiar with and experiment with flavors. I've never made one, or tried one, with these 3 flavor combinations. I bought 4 pears at the store last week, not really intending to use them … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Strawberry Jam

Ingredients 2 quarts of strawberries 3 pints of blueberries 4 cups of sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 package pectin Follow the directions for canning that are found on the pectin packaging! Be sure to read the directions for your pressure canner as well! And keep jars and lids in HOT (not boiling water) water before adding jelly. All important canning instructions can be … [Read more...]

Adventures in Canning


I made the "executive" decision to invest in some canning equipment...because I am the CEO in my kitchen. I have fallen in love with my garden...and have wildly elaborate plans for next year's expansion...which I hope to put into place this fall, so it's all ready to go in the spring! In order to preserve and protect my garden's harvest, I thought it wise to start … [Read more...]

Almond, Raspberry and Blueberry Muffins


July 4th Muffins....Red, White and Blue! I used my Fruit and Veggie Muffin recipe as a base for these muffins.  Then I topped them with an almond struesel! Ingredients 4 eggs 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup applesauce 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white … [Read more...]