Mini Baked Brie and Blueberry Chutney Strudels

March 2, 2015

There’s something extra-special about being served your own personal mini treat, as opposed to a slice or a piece of a bigger dish.  An individual pot-pie served in a pretty ramekin looks like it was prepared just for you rather than a portion scooped from a large casserole dish and plopped onto a plate.   A.. read more →

Peach Shortcakes with Lemony Blueberry-Cornmeal Biscuits

July 2, 2014

When I was growing up, we used to spend some time every summer in New Hampshire, right by crystal-clear Lake Sunapee.  In that area of the country, blueberries grow in abundance, so every morning before my brother and I started our trek down to the beach armed with towels and picnic lunches, my mom would.. read more →

Whole Wheat Huckleberry Banana Muffins

August 23, 2013
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Why yes, those are blueberries in the photos.  Thanks for noticing.  Here’s the thing: I ran out of huckleberries making the muffins, so I had to find a suitable substitute to serve as a model for the photo.  For the record, blueberries work wonderfully in this recipe, too. Huckleberries are like gold here in Wyoming… read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pocket Pies with Whole Wheat Crusts

August 2, 2013

I went to Target the other day–no breaking news there, since I go to Target every week (or multiple times per week.)  I don’t remember what I went there for, but let’s be honest, does it really matter?  I mean, who actually goes to Target and comes out with exactly and only (“only” being the key word here).. read more →

Flaky Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust “Chips” and Strawberry Peach Salsa

July 2, 2013

My family lived in New Jersey until I was thirteen, when we moved to Texas.  Thanks to the powerhouse T.V. series The Jersey Shore and The Sopranos (R.I.P., Tony), we all know about New Jersey’s abundance of hair gel, turnpike exits and Italian food.  I don’t think, however, that many are aware that the third state also boasts fantastic produce………although.. read more →

Crunchy Peanut Butter and Sun-Dried Strawberry Cookies

June 13, 2013
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One of the most common questions that I receive after telling someone the name of my blog is, “Oh, do you only do peanut butter recipes?” Makes perfect sense, right? So then I tend to go into this whole explanation starting way back in 2007, when I was still trying to figure out what a.. read more →

English Summer Berry Puddings

July 8, 2012

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July and that the wrath of Mother Nature subsided a little bit so that you could enjoy the holiday.  What’s with her lately anyhow?  Horrible fires in the west.  Power outages and extreme heat in the east.  She’s been in a consistently bad mood.. read more →

Mixed Berry Scones with Meyer Lemon Glaze

May 17, 2010

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. My last post was April 26.  Twenty-something days ago.  Sorry. To be fair, I’ve been pretty busy.  I haven’t just been sitting around watching The Real Housewives of (insert city du jour here), eating Golden Spoon frozen yogurt, and cruising Facebook…..although Eric thinks that I’m on there “all the.. read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

March 21, 2010

O.K., Mother Nature.  We get it.  You’re in charge, and you can change your mind whenever and as often as you like.  You’ve made your point to virtually all 50 states over the past few months, and we will never, ever take you for granted again.  Now, can’t we just have a nice and uneventful spring.. read more →

Maple-Blueberry Crumbcake

October 13, 2009

Last week was one helluva crazy-busy week for yours truly.  I over-committed on work obligations, which resulted in me staying up for 36 hours straight just trying to get everything accomplished.  FYI, after The Late Show, The Late Late Show, and the So Late That It’s Early Show, there is absolutely nothing on T.V…..unless you’re.. read more →

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

August 14, 2009

Tomorrow is my birthday.  This year, instead of stepping aside and aging gracefully, I’ve decided that I am going to shake things up a bit and not turn 35.  I’ve already asked my mom for permission, and she said that this was O.K.  Actually, she said “Ask your father,” but years of being Ken and Sherry’s.. read more →

Mixed Berry Brown Sugar Tea Cake

May 18, 2009

Yesterday, Eric and I went to brunch with my good friend Melia, who I don’t get to see often enough.  Brunch is one of those events that I love the idea of: a leisurely Sunday meal filled with champagne-based fruit drinks and plate after plate of hearty foods.  When most Sunday’s roll around, however, taking.. read more →

Whole Wheat Blueberry-Banana Muffins

February 21, 2009

“The average person’s need for sleep is approximately five more minutes” -Anonymous Dogs are definitely creatures of habit.  Case in point: During the work week, Eric and I usually rise around 5:15.  I head downstairs to make coffee (I am one of those people who cannot start my day without a really strong cuppa Joe),.. read more →

Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread (or Muffins)

January 1, 2008
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Happy 2008!  Just think, you’re already through your first day of the year, and you haven’t yet broken your resolution to start eating healthy!  What’s that?  No, that seven-layer dip that you polished off while watching the bowl games does not count as healthy, despite the fact that it features each of the four food.. read more →

Blackberry Blue Corn Muffins

December 7, 2007
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Crumbly. Dry. Bland.  If I was a contestant on Super Password, these are the words that I would use to try to get my partner to guess “cornbread.” When most people are served a piece of cornbread, their first inclination is to slather it with butter, cover it with honey, or dunk it in their.. read more →