I am a Pinterest junkie! Why am I telling you this? Well let me tell you, I did a little trading this last weekend after I went to volunteer at one of the local BBFC sites. (I just love volunteering for BBFC! You meet so many wonderful people!) Anyway, one of the gals that I have become friends with wished that she had gotten some of the baking potatoes like I did and I was wishing I had contributed for the beautiful strawberries like she did. Well, one thing lead to another and we were splitting up my potatoes and her strawberries. We each left as happy campers! (more…)
Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category
This baked oatmeal was so delicious and warm on a cool, lazy Saturday morning. It is also healthy and used some bananas that were hoping downhill. My daughter had to ask me if this was dessert and demanded we have it again the next morning – high marks from my 4 year old. (more…)
Blackberries are always a special treat for me! When I was seven we lived in Washington and could pick wild blackberries. They were so fresh and sweet that most of them ended up in my mouth instead of the bucket! I still love blackberries and when Bountiful Baskets included them I could not wait to eat some. I did, however, save some for these muffins, which are a family favorite. I hope you enjoy them too! (more…)
What’s the best part of Bountiful Baskets? Is it the incredible savings that you can see adding up….Is it the healthy food it’s bringing to your home….Is it the ability to get fresh produce when before, that wasn’t an option. Those are all major reasons I continue to enjoy the Fruits of Bountiful Baskets. But, the main reason is most definitely the people involved with BB. (more…)
I saw the add-ons this week and my immediate thought was chocolate covered strawberries!
I am not a fan of dessert; in fact, cheesecake and I have only met once and we didn’t get along very well. It’s a shocker I’m sure; I’ve been told that statement is swearing, that I’m un-American and that I’m down right strange! <—that last one probably is true but that’s a whole new blog I make pies. LOTS of pies. But I rarely eat them. I can have ice cream in my fridge for months, weeks or ever years without even noticing it….I just don’t eat dessert. I’m a “one bite wonder” I will eat one bite of it and be done. With the exception of chocolate covered strawberries! (more…)
I should have never questioned one of my friends….she knows I love allergy friendly recipes! She brought these to a MOPS meeting (Mothers of Preschoolers). I begged and she sent me this recipe…..but told me she used regular butter…..so I subbed in dairy free Earth’s Balance and created a dish both my son and another friend (gluten free) could have. (more…)
The tropical pack is one of my favorites. I open it and the smell immediately transports me to far off beaches filled with refreshing flavors and cool breezes. I will admit though, it is also one of the most intimidating packs for me. Each item seems like it takes special knowledge and intense preparation. In my house, the coconut has often gone to waste (let’s share a moment of silence for the untimely loss of a coconut). The pineapple, kiwi, and mango generally end up tossed in a smoothie (yum- but snore). And the rest of the stuff usually gets incorporated into my weekly meals ending up in a less-than-tropical-flavor. I don’t know about you but using the tropical pack limes to make Southwest Ranch Dressing just seems wrong (although the dressing is SO good- but that’s for a different post). (more…)
I’m not much of a sweets fan. I prefer savory and crunchy, actually, but when I wandered across a variation of this dessert bread I thought that sounds tasty, and I’ll bet I can make it a little more organic and healthier if I make it with ingredients from Bountiful Baskets. A challenge in the making. Who could say no to that?
I had never seen a green grapefruit! (If you read my blog posts, that probably doesn’t surprise you). But what may surprise you is that my husband who is a daily grapefruit eater, hasn’t either! So I do what I normally do when I don’t know how to use something. I find something on the internet that catches my eye, use about half that idea and add a few things of my own! I found this variety of grapefruit makes an excellent gelato which immediately caught my eye….I get to eat fresh fruit in an “ice cream” and its easy to make!? This of course was the result….enjoy!
I honestly believe everyone who has a love and passion for cooking has an art form in the kitchen. Like The Monet – that is beauty to your eyes. It touches parts of your heart and soul. There isn’t much in this world that can beat a good meal. Unlike The Monet, food is an ever changing, ever growing work of art. One that is repeated on a daily basis. The hard working cooks in the kitchen all over the world are true artists whose products have been keeping their families alive for years. It’s hard to understand how much time and energy goes into cooking until you do it… So if you have never done the cooking in your home, take a second to thank the person that does!