Tag Archive: fruit

Summertime White Sangria

Although sangria is not just for summer, this delicious white sangria that I made up for my writing group tomorrow is a feast for the eyes — full of bright colors from the… Continue reading

Red, White, and Blue Week: Tri-Color Mini Doughnuts

How fun are these fruity doughnuts?  A basic vanilla doughnut batter gets mixed with fresh strawberry and blueberry bits to create these little treats.  This is a wonderful recipe to use the last… Continue reading

A Sixth Visit to the Cheese Counter: My First (and Fruity!) Stilton

Take a look at this wedge of cheese … I mean, how could it not be delicious? Today, I tried Stilton cheese for the very first time, and more specifically, Stilton with Mango… Continue reading

Refreshing Red Sangria

Oh my goodness, I was so frustrated Wednesday evening trying to pick a new blog layout that the only cure is homemade red sangria with drunken fruit floating inside!  I definitely felt as… Continue reading

The Power of Mint

This week, I was fortunate enough to spend a little time pampering myself.  Each of us certainly need to do that once in a while.  For me, the pampering was an eye rejuvenation… Continue reading

A Petite Portion of Panettone

Up until today, I had never tried panettone, pronounced (pan-neh-tone-nay), the Italian bread which is traditionally given as a gift at Christmastime. For my first taste, I bought a small box for only… Continue reading

Fun with Fruit Leather!

Whether you call it fruit leather, a fruit roll, or a dried fruit bar…this healthy snack can add a little pizazz to desserts like cupcakes, perk up a school lunch or a breakfast… Continue reading

Peach Pie Duet

This is a great recipe for hearty, peach pies for two.  The tangy, sweet peaches combine with spicy cinnamon and nutmeg under a veil of crunchy sugar coating to create a delicious dessert… Continue reading

Sassy “Shortcakes” With Balsamic Drizzle

I first thought of making a balsamic drizzle when I posted a shortcakes recipe in May. This recipe is inspired by and loosely adapted from: Patriotic Mini-Cakes, see the Resources page for more… Continue reading

Very Berry Strawberry Ice Cream

I call this ice cream “Very Berry Strawberry” because it is bursting with fresh strawberries, and with only five ingredients, you really can’t beat this treat! I first made the recipe that follows… Continue reading

Caramelized Banana Ice Cream

This caramelized banana ice cream is perfect for the heat wave we have been experiencing. It’s smooth, icy, and packed with rich banana flavor. I recently purchased an ice cream maker (recipes are… Continue reading

Patriotic Mini-Cakes

I recently saw a recipe for star-shaped shortcakes in the Summer 2011 edition of Publix FamilyStyle Magazine.  Please see my Resources page for more information on the original recipe.  The cakes were topped… Continue reading