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
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.
Here’s another recipe for blueberries using the generous supply growing in my garden. I made Blueberry Sauce and served it with Jiffy Shortcakes and yogurt. The Blueberry Sauce tastes great with many other dishes, too — such as cheesecake, pancakes or an ice cream topping or mixed into a blueberry crisp or streusel.