Ina’s Fruit Salad with Limoncello

Fruit in some form is frequently a part of every meal I serve, especially when entertaining. I might just have a bowl of fresh fruit such as apples, grapes or oranges; serve fruit as a salad over greens or have something a little fancier such as these summer berries topped with a yogurt seasoned with … Continue reading

Grilled Fruit for Dessert

There are many kinds of fruit that are great for grilling such as  pineapple, cantaloupe, bananas, peaches, plums and mangoes. Grilling fruit intensifies their sweetness and adds a little smokey flavor.  During the summer months the fruit is so fresh and sweet so I like to use it in as many ways as possible.  Plus … Continue reading

Fruit Smoothie with Kale and Almond Milk

The original recipe comes from a fellow blogger, pattynguyen.wordpress.com.  The name is “Triple Berry Green Smoothie”.  She has a wonderful site with all kinds of good recipes and beautiful pictures – very professional!  Patty is one of the new bloggers that I have met in the past few months at the Fiesta Friday parties and I have been … Continue reading

Mother Earth Living Banana Blueberry Smoothie

I had been a long time subscriber to The Herb Companion since the late 1980’s (herbs have always been a passion for me)  and in 2012 this magazine combined with Natural Home and Garden to create Mother Earth Living.  I decided to give this new magazine a try and I have not been disappointed.  “The latest on … Continue reading

Blueberry Jam Sugar-Free

In my many years of cooking I have never made any jam, jelly or preserves without sugar (yes, there is sugar in the apple juice concentrate).   I thought I would give it a try as I do enjoy it sometimes but I am more conscious now of my sugar intake. 1/3 cup apple juice concentrate, thawed … Continue reading

Blueberry Sauce Three Ways

Blueberries just happen to be one of the best fruits to cook with, at least for me.  You can use this sauce over ice cream, pound cake or see Cheese Blintzes with a Blueberry Sauce. 1/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed if possible (3-4 oranges depending on their size) 2/3 cup sugar (I do not … Continue reading

Cheese Blintzes With a Blueberry Sauce

I remember the first time I made these was for a wedding shower we had for my husband’s Personal Assistant.  It was a brunch and everyone just loved them – needless to say I did not make enough, you never know what people are going to enjoy the most.  I remember that day so well … Continue reading

Blueberries With Sour Cream or Yogurt

There are only 3 ingredients but such a flavorful dessert.  You can find blueberries all year long and they are especially good here in Michigan during August when the fruit is just coming in.  The Southwest Michigan shore ranks first in the nation for cultivating this fruit. Another recipe I just ran across uses yogurt.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

This recipe has gone from just plain blueberry muffins to adding bananas and then a cinnamon topping.   Then I found these neat paper muffin molds that keeps the topping from falling off and they look nice.  No more changes to this recipe! You want your bananas to be heavily speckled and can have three times the … Continue reading