I had a bumper crop of blueberries on my two bushes this year in my yard. I watched all spring as the blueberries grew. However, after sharing with the birds and going out of town at the height of the season, there was only about a quart of blueberries left for picking. What could I make with the small batch of blueberries? I’ve never made blueberry jam; but it seemed like a way to savor the wonderful flavor of the blueberries all year. Here I go. Continue reading
It is Mother’s Day today. Here’s an easy and elegant cake for the occasion. The first batch of blueberries on the bushes in my backyard are ready for picking and I decided to bake an blueberry pound cake. This recipe is a simple dessert to make. Last summer my teenage grandson came for to visit; we had a baking session and baked this cake. Continue reading
I’m on a mission to cook recipes with the blueberries on my backyard bush. It has my creative ideas going. The berries don’t last long — it’s a huge crop (for me). Here’s a second easy and elegant dessert to make with the blueberries. It is so simple — it fools you. This is a “dump” cake recipe, meaning that you just dump the ingredients directly into the baking dish and mix– no mixing bowls clean up.
I have three treasured blueberry bushes in my backyard. The oldest ls loaded full of blueberries this year and the fruit ripens in May. I’ve watched the blueberries all spring, hoping I could pick them before the birds found and ate them. I’ve been thinking of recipes to make and decided on this easy dessert, “Blueberry and Apple Crisp.”
It’s Election Day! We’re voting today.Every vote counts as we elect a new President. Regardless of whomever you favor; I’m relieved that the rhetoric will be over. For a special election day tribute, I’m making Easy Cheesecake Bites. These individual mini-cheesecakes are absolutely delicious. The are simple and easy to make; a great dessert for a celebration, party, buffet or wedding reception. Continue reading
At our house, we eat pancakes for breakfast and sometimes for supper. We always fixed pancakes when my kids had friends visit for a sleepover. Buttermilk pancakes are my favorite and sometimes I add blueberries or nuts. It’s quick and easy when you don’t feel like eating large meal. This week I’m fixing whole wheat buttermilk pancakes in the rain!
In the 1970’s, granola was launched commercially by major cereal manufacturers and it quickly became part of the health food craze. Granola is a very tasty and versatile breakfast cereal and we always had some around. Recently, I decided to revisit this healthy cereal and found a recipe in the cookbook, “More-With-Less,” which dates from the 1970’s era. Continue reading
Blueberries are easy to grow in Louisiana; find a sunny, well drained spot and the bushes thrive. Blueberries are ripening now and I have a precious two cups to cook with and eat. I love the aromatic punch that blueberries add to muffins, pancakes and sauces. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants – anthocyanins – and have numerous health benefits. This week I cooked a Balsamic Blueberry Sauce to serve with Braised Brisket on Memorial Day. Continue reading
Nothing is better than a sweet, juicy ripe peach in the summertime. I combined steel-cut oats in a crust and topping with two of my favorite summer fruits–peaches and blueberries–for a quick and easy “crunch-type” dessert.
What’s a more classic dessert than cake and ice cream on a special occasion? For Father’s Day, I tried a variation — combining the two desserts into an Ice Cream Cake. This is a surprisingly easy make-it-ahead dessert; if you plan ahead. My experiment turned out well — it tasted great, looked festive and my family liked it.