You know what happens when a blogger buys a half flat of strawberries? Blog a series of posts about strawberry recipes. I’ve had fun coming up with these recipes, hoping they will actually taste good. It’s all about experimenting. Experimenting – that’s what my new friend Angel told me yesterday that she was doing when she came up with a butter cream (at least that’s my name for it) for cornbread. She makes the cornbread in a round small pan and tops it with a walnut or pecan. I purchased one of these at a vintage shop called Sugar Shack. A tiny container filled withRead More →

Apple and peach bread pudding with Hawaiian bread is like a custard pie with a crust similar to a cobbler. What does this bread pudding like? You can taste the blend of: smooth-like sweet vanilla-flavor custard bite-sized pieces of Hawaiian rolls no-sugar-added peach pieces a bit of tart soft crunch from a diced Granny Smith apple This post contains an affiliate link which means if you click on it and make a purchase, I make a commission. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you! Peach Bread Pudding I’ve wanted to make peach breadRead More →

Strawberries in Summer If I had to pick one favorite thing about summer, it would be fresh strawberries. Plan a Strawberry Picking Outing Want to plan a fun outing with your daughters or sons? Take them to a strawberry farm to pick fresh berries. It’s so much fun. You pick. You pay. Then you take them home and come up with all kinds of recipes for the big basket of strawberries you came home with. My daughter and I were invited by some friend to go strawberry picking when she was a young girl. We had a fun day eating those fresh-picked strawberries.  The strawberryRead More →

Have you ever woke up one day craving strawberries? One recent morning I decided I was going to make something different with the huge package of strawberries in the frig. Since trying diligently to record my daily food intake on the very cool MyFitnessPal app, I’ve been eating more fruit. Strawberries in their fresh raw form are totally delicious. Let’s look at the nutrition facts. One cup of halved raw strawberries is: 49 calories (cal. from fat=4) 0.5 g fat 0 cholesterol 2 mg sodium 232.56 mg potassium 3 g fiber 7.4 g sugars 1 g protein Eating raw fruit without added sugar or otherRead More →

Summer is Coming Soon Summer officially begins almost four weeks from now. Spring has sprung forth with such beauty in gardens and vineyards, bees have been busy pollinating, and temperatures are warming up.   The summer solstice falls on June 21 this year at 12:24 a.m. EDT. But for the rest of North America, the first day of summer will be June 20. I’m excited because the release date for my new Simple Summer Recipes cookbook is June 15! “If you decide to make a purchase through my links, Amazon will pay me a commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions helpRead More →

What’s your funniest cooking failure? I’ll never forget my first cooking failure as a newlywed – 41-plus years ago. My husband Greg attehded Bible college and worked nights. He and one of the guys from the college worked at the same company. Since we lived close to the job, he arranged to have his friend come to our apartment one night for their dinner break. I liked to cook but didn’t have that much experience yet. I don’t remember anything about the meal except that there were vegetables and baked chicken. Greg and his friend came in for their dinner break, and I had theRead More →

Orange breakfast scones with this yummy orange glaze are definitely for the sweet treat lover. And the icing is homemade powdered sugar. I’ve wanted to make orange scones for years but just never have – until now. This was an experiment. There is a particular orange scone I used to order every chance I could at a Barnes and Noble cafe in the Midwest. Want to zip past the details to the recipe? Click here: Every time my family and I would head back to the South, no Barnes and Noble Cafe would ever have the same orange scone. They might would have the orange-cranberryRead More →