Alea’s Strawberry Sorbet

Homemade Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

As a mom, I love sorbet. It is lower in sugar than ice-cream and my kids are getting a healthy dose of fruit on their ice-cream cone. However, the frugalista in me winces every time I look at the price of a pint container of sorbet. This recipe is an easy and frugal alternative to store-bought sorbet. When I buy strawberries on sale, I  can make twice as much sorbet, for … [Read more...]

Strawberry Almond Bars – After School Snacks

Strawberry Almond Bars |

I absolutely love the almond flavor combined with the strawberry flavor.  When I have cold cereal for breakfast, it's usually Rice Chex (or the store brand...whichever ends up being cheaper that week!) with Almond Milk and Sliced Strawberries. Simple, but so delicious.  The almond and strawberry flavors are kinda like chocolate and peanut butter.  They just work. These … [Read more...]

Batch Cooking Plan plus Mixed Berry Bread Recipe


Every have one of those..."Oh, I just have to stop what I'm doing and make"...moments?!  That totally happened to me this weekend. I stopped what I was doing (rather, procrastinated on what I was supposed to be doing) and made these little goodies.  Best part is the recipe makes plenty...enough to eat and freeze! Here's what happened before I had that moment.  I … [Read more...]

Banana, Strawberry, Peach Smoothie

Banana Strawberry Peach Smoothie Recipe

This is my new favorite smoothie!  The boys and I usually having a smoothie with lunch and this has been a hit for the past few weeks.  I will say that it tastes different each time, probably depending on how ripe and sweet the peach is...and of course, how much sweetener is added!  I find that the ripest (softest...without being bruised and damaged) peaches make the best … [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...]