The other day I walked into the grocery store to quickly grab something – I don’t remember what. On my way to get whatever it was, I saw a sign for blackberries – $1/pint. At first I didn’t believe it, but I went and checked it out and it was for real. Then I assumed … Continue reading The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler Ever
Happy Fourth of July everyone! A couple people have let me know that 208 years after the Declaration of Independence, Ronald Reagan established another important holiday in July — National Ice Cream month (thanks Emily and Aunt Sue Ellen!). I didn’t know about the holiday when I decided to make 30 types of homemade ice … Continue reading I Don’t Have Ice Cream… But I Have Pizza!
This trifle is a impressive but easy way to enjoy one of spring’s most delicious fruits – the strawberry. Made with angel food cake and cool whip, it’s a not-too-sinful weeknight treat. If you’re entertaining, make it with heavy cream and chocolate sauce. Strawberry Angel Food Trifle 1 angel food cake (see recipe below) 1 … Continue reading Strawberry Angel Food Trifle
I remember eating kumquats when I was growing up but I hadn’t had any for several years. I picked a box up at the grocery store the other day so that we could try them. My husband enjoyed one kumquat and my daughter spit the piece I gave her out (and she eats pretty much … Continue reading Pork Chops With Kumquat-Jalapeño Marmalade
I was excited to see strawberries back in the grocery store this week and I just had to make a strawberry dessert. I decided to try out homemade angel food cake instead of shortcake. The strawberries are a perfect complement to the sweetness of the cake. Angel Food Cake Yields 10 servings 6 room-temperature eggs* … Continue reading A 100 Calorie Spring Dessert
If you had visited the basement of the house I grew up in, you might have thought we were stockpiling food in case of Y2K or armageddon. We had an entire room full of canned applesauce, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, pickles, and probably more that I’m forgetting. I remember my grandparents taking … Continue reading Homemade Applesauce