Recipe Box, Oven-Dried Strawberries

Do you ever open your fridge and see sad strawberries?     You know, bruised berries or berries a little past their prime?       Don’t toss them out!     You can bake them in the oven to dry them and extend their life     After baking put them in a jar … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfaits

This is an overspill from the July Paint Bucket, and a berry dessert you will want to try while summer is still full of fresh berries It is a strawberry version of  the Key Lime Cheesecake Jars, but uses a homemade Strawberry filling layer instead of lime curd     Making the fresh strawberry sauce … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bursting Berry Table with Summer Fruit Pizza

I know there’s talk of fall in the air     But here there are still berries bursting everywhere     A summer fruit pizza sounds really good     You might think you won’t like it, but I think you would…     Sweet fruits and salty cheese, toasted in the oven…Yes Please!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Strawberries!

Let’s paint some strawberries today     The inspiration photo is on the left and the same photo with the Waterlogue Illustration effect right     no sketch first, I wanted to work fast and loose     light shapes from back to front, leaving the highlight areas white       a few more … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Coleslaw Salad & Crispy Buttermilk Rings

  Here are 2 easy peasy summer sides, a refreshing summer salad and crispy thin onion rings     This salad is light and fresh, and can be a meal in itself or a side dish     This is a twist on coleslaw with the addition of romaine lettuce, bacon and strawberries with a … Continue reading

Holidays, Flag Day Red White and Blueberry Crostata

Happy Flag Day! Get out your red white and blueberries! You can whip this up in no time to enjoy today!   This is the SECRET, brush the pastry liberally with almond extract You will swoon with delight when you taste this!     Wave a flag! for another printable version of Red White & … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Mother’s Day!

I think May is my favorite month, the beginning of summer, the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, the end of school, Memorial day~ so many things to celebrate!! So whether you’re being served breakfast in bed or you are the one doing the serving, here’s a round-up of favorite summer breakfast and brunch … Continue reading

Creations, l’arte de salade

The Art of making a great salad is simple, fresh ingredients.  My favorite formula is to use very crisp lettuce of your choice, 1 fruit or vegetable, 1 cheese, 1 nut.  Add in chopped onion, celery, peppers or anything else you have on hand and want to include. Toss lightly with a vinaigrette so the … Continue reading

Creamy Chocolate Strawberry Tart

I am starting to panic because it’s August and summer’s almost over…the Farmer’s Markets will dwindle, the displays of produce will get smaller,  melons will disappear and all those luscious summer vegetables will be replaced by root vegetables, acorn squash and pumpkins…With this thought in my subconscious, the other day I woke up with an … Continue reading

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