Desserts

Farmstand Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Farmstand Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
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Blackberry peach cobbler, a summertime treat ~ fresh picked blackberries and peaches, together in a sweet fruit cobbler. Topped with a crisp, buttery biscuit-like crust and served warm with ice cream. A couple weeks ago, I started working at the tomato farm just behind the neighborhood I live in.  I discovered it last summer when …

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Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza

Posted on Jun 27, 2017
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Red, white and blue patriotic fruit dessert pizza squares with fresh berries on an almond cream cheese crust, perfect for all the summer holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Fourth is almost here.  Wow, July already.  Summer goes by fast!  This past weekend, my youngest and her boyfriend were in for a quick …

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Balsamic Berry Sauce

Balsamic Berry Sauce

Posted on Jun 20, 2017
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We moved from Chicago about 18 years ago, leaving behind family and great friends.  Two such friends were Carol and her husband Gary.  My husband was friends with them for a long time and when we married I got to know them both. You know how that is, he got to know my friends and I …

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Lemon Squares, three bars stacked on marble board. Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Posted on Mar 7, 2017
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Lemon squares, luscious lemon bar recipe with a buttery shortbread crust topped with a tart, yet sweet, lemon filling.  Spring is in the air very early this year.  I think that’s what triggered my recent lemon bar craving.  I have a recipe a friend gave me years ago that I made a few times and …

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Gingerbread, on serving plate with whipped cream Gingerbread

Gingerbread

Posted on Dec 8, 2016
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Old-fashioned gingerbread with lemon glaze. Humble and comforting, the perfect dessert for holiday entertaining. Serve with ginger whipped cream. I made gingerbread yesterday, with a lemon glaze and ginger whipped cream.  Say Christmassy. Quintessential dessert this time of year.  Years and years ago, back when I had holiday dinner parties, I served gingerbread for dessert.  It …

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Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies, pin for Pinterest, with text. Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Dec 3, 2016
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Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies, classic peanut butter blossoms recipe ~ peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss baked in the center. It’s that time of year for baking cookies, and while I’m not a big baker, I have a few tricks up my sleeve ~ Kolachkes and these Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies.  Over the …

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Apple Pie Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Posted on Oct 24, 2016
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Classic all-American apple pie with a perfectly flaky and crispy yet tender crust, the quintessential fall pie. Fall is finally here, although I keep having to turn the A/C on here in St. Louis.  What is the deal??  Anyway, I have managed to make an apple pie with the beautiful apples from the orchard down …

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 20, 2016
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Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, the kind grandma baked.  Slightly crispy and chewy, these oatmeal cookies are easy to make and a great snack anytime! I love a good homemade cookie.  Too bad I don’t bake very good ones.  Picky Eater is the star cookie baker in our house ~ her specialty?  Chocolate chip cookies, recipe courtesy …

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Butterscotch Crunch Squares

Butterscotch Crunch Squares

Posted on Sep 16, 2016
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I made dessert last week, not something I do very often.  I’m just not the best baker in the world.  But I couldn’t pass on these Butterscotch Crunch Squares made with ice cream.  Ice cream is Meathead’s favorite, he pretty much has a bowl nightly, since childhood.  He loved these ice cream crunch squares and …

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Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

Posted on Jun 8, 2016
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The best, and my personal favorite, cherry pie ~ tart cherries, in season or canned, tossed simply with sugar and tapioca and baked in a perfectly flaky crust. Here I go again with one of my stories from “long ago”.  When we lived in Chicago, near Wrigley Field, I would get up early on Saturday …

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