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For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs sharing a guest post for her Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern. It’s super fresh and fun, can’t wait to try it! Guest post by Lauren of Daisy Cottage Designs Grapefruits are one of my favorite foods – I have always loved their fresh, tangy flavor. […]

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Do your kids love dipping? Mine sure do! From our standard veggies with ranch to a more decadent chocolate fondue dessert, my girls are always game for a snack with a dip. Here is a tasty and simple chocolate yogurt dip that kids can whip up on their own – and it’s healthy enough to […]

I have always wanted to dry oranges and turn them into ornaments. I’ve seen these around and had to try it out this year. And it works out perfect for our Letter O in our Holiday ABC series for dried orange ornaments. Supplies for Orange Ornaments: oranges knife drying rack and baking pan oven or dehydrator […]

This recipe came on a whim. We have been receiving tons of plums and pluots in our weekly CSA delivery and I thought it would be fun to try something new with them this week. In comes Plum Sauce. And what better to go with a sweet and tart plum sauce than pancakes? They are […]

I scored a fantastic deal on some dried blueberries a few months ago.  I bought a bunch to eat on cereal and salads. But what I really wanted to make with them was cookies.  There’s a cake we like that combines blueberries, lemon and white chocolate together in a magical way. These are the cookie […]

Remember when I made Mango Chocolate Chip Bread? Well, I fell in love with the combo, so I decided to make Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. Best decision ever! The sweet chunks of mango brighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie. I probably ate an entire dozen of these cookies all by myself. I figured it […]

Two of my neighbors have gorgeous apricot trees that have been completely overloaded with these gorgeous, blushing fruits. I like to use apricots raw in smoothies and salads. But it’s when apricots are cooked that their flavor is at its best and more glorious. Roasting the apricots deepens that luscious flavor. I love apricots with […]

I love fruit.  I love fruit salad.  I LOVE when I go to a potluck or a BBQ and there’s a giant bowl of fruit salad calling to me. But it can get kind of boring, right?  Melon, grapes and strawberries.  Maybe some chunks of pineapple.  Let me help you be the Queen of the […]

Rich Meyer Lemon Curd

by Lindsey on January 4, 2012

I always get excited for citrus season. Cute little clementines, juicy blood oranges, tiny key limes, grapefruits as big can be, and sweet Meyer lemons. Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter than regular lemons and have a darker rind. They are a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. Even though they’ve been around […]

Roasted Pear and Grape Salad

by Two Peas on September 28, 2011

Fall is in the air and I am very excited for fall foods. Pumpkin, apples, squash, and pears are taking over my kitchen. I picked up a basket of pears at the farmers market to make this Roasted Pear and Grape Salad. It is one of my favorite fall salads. This salad is easy to […]

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

by Lindsey on September 7, 2011

Peach season is finally here.  I love September for this very reason.  Our favorite fruit stand opened a few weeks ago and we’ve been eating them as fast as we can. We freeze some and make jam.  There was a pie this year that didn’t quite turn out as I’d planned, but it was eaten […]

Nice Cans!

by Sabrena on August 18, 2011

I played around with the title of this post in my head for the better part of the past month. Reminiscing about the winters of my childhood when we’d enjoy Grandma’s canned concoctions so delicately preserved. Flashbacks to the bounties of stone fruits like plum jam, canned apricots and peaches had me toying with the idea […]

One of my favorite things about summer is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but homemade ice cream. Ice cream is the perfect summer treat and homemade is the best. I love experimenting with new flavors, but Blackberry Ice Cream is one of my all time favorites. This is the perfect ice cream for […]

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot! I wish I could lounge at the pool every day to cool off, but unfortunately I have work and other things to do:( Instead, I cool off by making smoothies. My favorite summer time smoothie is this Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie. This tropical smoothie is […]

There is so much yummy fruit in season right now, we’ve been loving the weekend farmer’s market. And now with all the great submissions this week over at the M&T Spotlight, we’ve got the recipes. Here’s a few of my favorites. **Next week I’ll be featuring all your red, white, and blue crafts and recipes. […]

Looking for a refreshing drink to serve for Cinco de Mayo?  Look no further than Agua Fresca.  Agua Fresca means “fresh water” in Spanish and is made with fresh fruit, water and ice.  Sometimes a little sugar is added as needed. This is not a sugary, too-sweet, thick smoothie.  No.  It’s a thirst-quenching “ade” that […]

Last week I decided to go on a 7 day raw food diet, wanting to detox and cleanse my body to become healthier. For me, it started out as a way to lose a little weight and really watch what I was eating, but it did a lot more than that. It really helped me […]

It’s citrus season. That means I try to sneak orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit into recipes whenever possible. Know what goes perfectly with orange? Fennel. You may see it labeled as anise in the grocery store. It’s that celery-looking veg with verdant fronds reminiscent of dill. Now if you don’t like anise or black licorice, […]

The beginning of the school year can be rough for children and parents. It is hard adjusting to a new schedule. The sound of the early morning alarm is never a great way to wake up:) Eating a delicious breakfast can help though. Here are a few breakfast recipes that the entire family will enjoy. […]

I love to freeze fruit during the best part of it’s season. This helps it last a few more months. We use frozen fruit for all kinds of things, freezer jam, smoothies, or fruit pies. And with my Mom’s giant raspberry patch, here’s how I make those red jewels last as long as I can! […]

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