Red, White, and Blue Strawberry, Blueberry, and Lime Yogurt Pie

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This red, white and blue pie is begging to be served at your Fourth of July barbecue. With layers of sweetened lime yogurt, fresh blueberries, and plenty of the season’s freshest strawberries, it’s a patriotic pie you can’t resist. We pulled into our driveway last night to a sweltering house. After a week in the […]

Lemon-Kissed Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

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Lemon kisses the crust, but leaves this bar-style cheesecake rich and creamy, then appears again in a sweet sauce that covers the strawberries on this springtime dessert. My grandma would have us over for Sunday dinners often. When my family up and moved away from the city, his brother followed, buying the house two doors […]

Sugar and Spice: Mini Berry Pies on a Stick and Maple Kettle Corn

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Mini berry hand pies are popped right on a stick for a fun baby shower treat and the secrets of kettle corn that rivals what you find at the fair. Pin It “What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice, That’s what little girls are made of.” Sugar and plenty of […]

Dark Chocolate Mousse and Cinnamon Meringue Pavlova Tarts

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Cinnamon meringue is piped into a tart-shaped pavlova shell, baked and filled with a dark chocolate mousse and then topped with cinnamon whipped cream. An elegant Valentine’s Day dessert or special treat. Pin It Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I’m not planning anything. My husband and I have been together for nine years. We’ve laughed, cried, […]

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar: An Edible Gift

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Give the gift of cookies that they can enjoy whenever the mood strikes them. An easy gingerbread cookie mix in a jar makes a great teacher gift this Christmas and holiday season. Christmas is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: Run through the mall scanning the shelves for random gifts […]

The Many Faces of a Gingerbread Cookie

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Gingerbread cookies are the quintessential Christmas treat. People from all over enjoy variations of them come Christmastime. Here are a few variations you could try with just one simple gingerbread cookie recipe. I’ve been sitting quietly for a long time thinking about what to write in this space. I had set out to show you […]

Buttermilk Custard Pear Pie and Pie Crust Crimping

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A creamy vanilla and buttermilk custard envelopes a pile of perfectly plump pears, all baked off in an all-butter pie crust. Yesterday my husband and I packed up our car. Not the family car that fits all the kids securely in their car seats, us in the front, but the small commuter vehicle he drives […]