Category Archives: Fruit

Happy Pi Day!

This year’s occurrence of the geeky new tradition, Pi Day, coincided with a rare snow day in the Northeastern U.S. and I had an unlikely opportunity to throw myself into a little baking to celebrate. Cherry Pi’s – As individual, … Continue reading

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A Shortcake in Winter

I’m getting the Valentine’s bug here and have been taking the opportunity to indulge in all things heart-shaped and red. I wasn’t going to do a strawberry shortcake, but the spouse asked for it, and he almost never asks for … Continue reading

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Wild Grapes

Thanks to a guided nature walk the tot and I took with the Cub Scouts, we noticed some of the vines in our yard are wild grapes. Not ones to let a foraging opportunity slip by, we spent a sunny, … Continue reading

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Star Wars Death Star Pie

I’ll admit it. I get bored easily. That’s annoyed a lot of people over the years, but in the interests of using my powers for good, here’s some fun I had with a standard apple pie. Star Wars is always … Continue reading

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Applesauce and Resourcefulness

This week’s farm pick-up landed me a small cache of less-than-gorgeous apples: an invitation to make applesauce! Call me lazy. Call me a minimalist, but I just cut them and plopped them in the slow cooker. Nothing else really seemed … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Pie

PSA: Sugar-free Crowd-Pleasers It’s easier than you think to make fruit pies sugar-free (at least, in the “no added sugar” sense). I’ve long adapted my favorite apple pie recipe for relatives with diabetes. While it isn’t much tougher than substituting … Continue reading

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And now for something different…

Ok, so it’s not cake or cookies, but I really, really wanted a cherry tart heart for my crew this past Valentine’s Day. Not having nor wanting to invest in a heart-shaped tart pan, I just took a 9″ heart … Continue reading

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