Category Archives: Fruits

Summertime Cupcake – Strawberry JAMboree

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Strawberries remind me of the summertime.  I was bored the other night and I have been watching far too many episodes of Cupcake Wars on the TV. I was feeling just a tad bit adventurous. Of course I should have tried a bit more of a crazy items but for now I am pleased with…

Orange Crush Soda Cupcakes – Summertime Sweets

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I don’t know about you- but for me Orange Soda reminds me of Summertime. Orange Crush and even the orange creamsicles. YUMM!!! My other favorite was the orange sliced candies eaten during the summer.  Available all year round but growing up- going to my grandmothers home in N. Florida- that is when we indulged in…

Yummy Blueberry Cupcakes

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Feels like summer time here in Central Florida. One of the many favorite flavors of summer is the blueberry. At leas it is for me I love blueberries and every year I get a huge 5 lb bag ordered from the farmer. YUM! Since Chad and I have been in cupcake mode lately we wanted…

Banana Nut Bread Baked in a Jar

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I did this back in 2002. I went to a few classes last night and one of them was amazing about Jars. All the things you can do in a jar. She was awesome and got my mind going again for the holiday. Very exciting because – I LOVE JARS!!!  So she asked me what…

Patriotic Fruit Tarts

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Inspired from my latest copy of Food Network Magazine. I used the photo as the inspiration. I did not want to do a rich tart as they called for mascarpone cheese etc. I used a recipe that I previously posted for my eclairs but I also use it when I make Coconut Cream Pies. Ingredients-…

Family Pina Colada

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Yup– one the whole family can enjoy!!!  A different twist- gets  all frothy and foamy and delicious. Cinco de Mayo– we enjoy this wonderful drink with our Mexican dinner. The kids enjoyed it. It is a RICH drink so — like real Pina Colada’s 1 (or 2 ) will do ya! Ingredients- (Makes 4) 1…

Brooke’s Purple Shake

My 5 year old daughter knows that red and blue make purple. She will even request this purple shake over chocolate! Any way we can get more fruits in her diet– I say WHY NOT! She is on a shake kick. If she could- she would drink this every night for dessert. She asked us…

Persian Lime Meringue Pie – PUCKER UP!

They say Persian Limes and Key Limes you can’t tell the difference. Honestly I beg to differ. I think you can. However this does NOT take away from the incredible puckery yumminess this pie has! Big hit with the family. In fact we almost ate too much of it before we remembered to take a…

How to make Strawberry Jam (not freezer jam)

Had 2 flats of strawberries that came from Plant City, FL.  I must give 2 thumbs up for this grower. Fabulous strawberries and very generous amounts in each flat. I thought I would never get to the bottom of 2 flats! If you are in Florida, check out http://www.ifarm4u.com/ Made 3 batches of Strawberry Jam…

Lemon Raspberry Mousse Squares

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My mom 1st got her copy of her Food Network magazine this month and instantly made this and loved it. Told me we needed to make it too. It was so good. So I made it tonight for a function where we talk about our favorite cooking books/magazines etc. I took this in to share…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

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We have been making these for about 3 years now. They are a family favorite!! They are SO GOOD. And usually the entire batch gets eatten in a day. (When we have family over.. no names.. but a certain sister and niece) They have a wonderful lemon glaze on them!! You can’t go wrong with…

THE BEST!! Apple Pie

Pioneer Woman did it again. Another recipe we made of hers and it is TO DIE FOR!! Just as she said.  She calls it her Scrumptious Apple Pie! CLICK HERE TO SEE HER RECIPE. However I will post it here and what we did to make ours. This is THE BEST in the world. I…

Homemade Apple Butter

YUM YUM!! This made our house smell great. Left over applesauce that we did not can/process, we put in the crock pot. I have a fairly large crock pot. We added 4 1/2 quarts of applesauce to the crock pot. Add 2 tablespoons of Cinnamon 1 teaspoon of cloves 1/2 teaspoon allspice 2 cups of…

Homemade Applesauce

Our 1st try at this and it was a huge success. As you saw in our previous post we bought 45 lbs of apples and we were so excited to get started. To day we worked on 2 projects. One more is still in the works well post tomorrow. However Apple Sauce. YUM!!!  The Braeburn…

Exciting stuff coming soon..

Look what we got today!! 45lbs of braeburn apples. They are soooo delicious!! OH MY HECK and soo juicy. Just a bit over 1 bushel of apples.  What to do what to do with all these great apples??? We got them for .37/lb  !! Can you believe it?!?! So make sure you check back over…

Both deaf since the age of 3, Chad and Mary Beth enjoy not only raising their little family but photographing together, cooking & crafting as well. Living in Central Florida with their ... Read More About Us »
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