Cranberry bread in spring? I know. I am a little unconventional, but this bread is so good that it should be enjoyed more often than Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Unlike some families, fresh cranberries and cranberry sauce were never an important, holiday food at our house. My grandma served a canned of cranberry sauce at Christmas one year when I was a kid. I remember trying it–because I thought it was jello. Expecting it to be sweet strawberry jello, I was completely shocked and disgusted. Continue reading →
Summer is in full swing and the sweet cherries are ripe. This year, my kids and I picked some cherries from a neighbor. With lots of cherries to eat, I decided to get adventurous and try some new recipes. Continue reading →
This pectin-free jam is much thicker than syrup, but still easily spreadable–just the way my family likes it. Avoiding pectin allows you to limit the sugar in your jam. This recipe has twice as much fruit as sugar.
The secret ingredient of these moist cakes isn’t pudding mixes or dairy. The secret ingredient is grated zucchini. The zucchini melts away into the cake so you can’t even tell it is in there.
My five-year-old has a summer birthday. I thought he wanted a chocolate cake and started grating zucchini for a chocolate zucchini cake, but he picked out a boxed spice cake mix. Since I already grated zucchini, I decided it was time to experiment. Continue reading →
Sweet cherries are in season. Here are some of my cherry dessert attempts and winner.
The first summer my husband and I were married, we knew someone who knew someone who had sweet cherry trees. That someone had more cherries than they wanted, and since we loved cherries, we were invited to come and pick cherries from their tree. We were having fun, and ended up picking gallons of cherries. Continue reading →