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! Almond, Raspberry and Blueberry Muffins Yield - Makes 12 regular sized muffins. Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 20 minutes Ingredients 4 eggs 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup applesauce 1/2 cup white … [Read more...]

July 4th Smoothie


Here's a Red White and Blue smoothie for you all to try this holiday weekend! It turns a magnificent purple color when blended! Red, White & Blue Smoothie Yield - 4 - 1 cup servings or 2 - 2 cup servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 0 minutes Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup of milk, rice milk or yogurt 6 large strawberries About 1 cup … [Read more...]