Archive for the 'Fruit' Category

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Meyer Lemon Cookies

  So the crazy thing is that it’s the middle of winter and yet I happen to have a potted Meyer Lemon Tree that because of the cold I brought into my sun room and low and behold (!) it is putting out lemons like nothing is stopping it!! I guess it is really appreciating the nice warm sunroom and
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Polish Babka

Fruitcake and Christmas. Yep, it is definitely an association. So here is just yet another version of a fruitcake that in reality is usually served at Easter time in Poland. “Babka” is a polish word for grandmother, just in case you didn’t know (we didn’t ) I have fond memories of fruit cake at Christmas time. My mom (Rebekkah’s Grandma)
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Salted Caramel Apple Doughnuts

  If you follow this blog even a little then you already know that we love doughnuts. We just do. Fried doughnuts are seriously the best – everyone knows that it’s all in the grease. OK, in the actual doughnut too. However, on the grounds that we want to be a little healthy but STILL eat doughnuts we figure eating
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Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Blueberry Strawberry Muffins

So it is full on Fall and just about now you are beginning to miss those wonderful summer fruits, you know those fresh blueberries and strawberries specifically. Remember how you went berry picking on that hot summer day, ate a ton, and then you froze a bunch of them? Well, you froze the ones you didn’t devour immediately that is
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Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

So what’s the deal with these cookies? Well, we’ll tell you…..even though they might appear as your every day run of the mill shortbread recipe, and they kinda are, the fresh lime for tartness and dried cherries also for tartness and texture, really turn these into something a bit special. A nice summer cookie for sure. The other bonus in
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Molly’s Blueberry Polenta Upside-Down Cake

Yep, Molly is at it again! She’s in the kitchen making a great fresh blueberry cake with her baby brother Pete trying to help out. This cake is easy to make – it’s fresh, light, and wonderful with a dab of fresh whipped cream. Another nice twist to this cake is the use of polenta, which gives it a really
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Lemony Angel Food Cake

This Martha Stewart cake has Spring time written all over it!! It is a wonderfully light, airy, fresh lemony cake. It has a fantastic sweetly tart whipped cream that you can either use to frost this lovely Spring cake or just plop on top of each piece. It has a few steps but is well worth the effort. Lovely. Lemony
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Crushed Pomegranate and Pistachio Pavlova

This is an elegant, light and crisp desert. These are individual white meringues topped with slightly sweetened fresh whip cream, pomegranates and pistachios. It’s just lovely and if we must say so, kinda fancy indeed. Easy to make, it’s all in the whipping so allow time for that and in the baking. These bake for over an hour and then
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Honeycrisp Apple Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze

  These are a seasonal favorite and we love them. We love honeycrisp apples so yeah, we love these. This is a good combo – pumpkin + honeycrisp + maple = so, so good. Add that maple glaze and this is definitely a winner. You can also skip the maple (if you prefer) and dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon
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Fresh Apple Cake

It’s that time of year. Or in the very least, getting closer. Apples and Fall always go together. So do smashed pumpkins, but that’s a whole other story. So lets just stick to apples for the moment and this is a good one. Especially if you love coffee cake. This is very “wet” and juicy and full of sliced apples
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