Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Peach and Blackberry Summer Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts


Subtle blackberries and creamy goat cheese temper the sweet peaches in this cool and refreshing summer salad, with walnuts adding a little crunch.  This light and easy salad will serve as the perfect accompaniment to your warm-weather barbecues.

Peaches may be my favorite summer fruit.  Sometimes, it can be difficult to find good ones.  I got lucky this year and have been enjoying some pretty luscious, sweet peaches...just like those I remember from my childhood.  I'm going to assume they are local; however, even those aren't always perfect.  Nectarines would be a great substitute for peaches in this salad.  In fact,  I often use nectarines if I can't find the peaches I want.  Pears, too, would be a good alternative to peaches in this recipe.

Whether you choose to enjoy this sweet and savory salad as a side or light entree, it's a marvelous way to enjoy the fruits of summer!

                                     Refreshing and A Little Sweet...
                                                Just Like You!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Silver White Cupcakes with Lemon Curd and Blackberry Topping

Succulent blackberries perfectly complement the tangy lemon curd topping on these tender, light and fluffy silver white cupcakes.  The mini-cupcakes (as in the photos below) make a lovely bite-sized dessert for spring or summer parties, or showers for babies or weddings.

We thoroughly enjoyed these tantalizing cupcakes at a recent get-together for my daughter's birthday.  I adapted them from a recipe for Silver White Cake, which was one of several easy one-bowl cake recipes offered in my vintage Better Crocker's Cookbook, First Printing, 1969.

Whether you choose to make the standard-sized cupcakes or the mini-cupcakes, you'll find them...

                                             A Delightful Way....
 
                                  To Celebrate Spring or Summer!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

How To Keep Berries Fresh Longer By Storing in Glass Jars

I was quite intrigued when I first spotted on the internet this terrific concept for storing berries.   I've been successfully using this truly easy method for about a year now, and I'm so excited to share it with you!

Here's my Red, White and Blue for you to enjoy this Memorial Day...

   No More Tossing Berries Out Before You Can Finish Them...                          
                                          What A Life Changer! 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dark Chocolate-Coated Matzos ~ One with Sea Salt and Crushed Shards of Burnt Caramel and One with Chopped Toasted Slivered Almonds

Chocolaty, salty-caramelly, nutty and crunchy...all here in these luscious and simple to prepare dark chocolate-coated matzos.  You'll have a hard time deciding which of these varieties to make, so you'll probably want to make both! (I like variety, don't you?) They were a big hit during our recent Passover celebration and I'm certain they'll be a big hit with you and yours!


                                            Crunchy with Elegance...
                                          And Crazy Scrumptious!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Dark Chocolate-Coated Peanut Butter Crunchy Bonbons

If it seems that I'm on a bite-sized dessert kick, that's because they make such terrific, well-received food gifts.  After the fall and winter holidays, a slew of our family birthdays begin, with our celebrating most of them in March.

I made these fantastic peanut butter bonbons for my peanut butter-loving son-in-law's recent birthday. Crushed graham crackers provide a delightful surprise crunch to the creamy peanut butter center of these decadent dark chocolate-drenched bonbonsChocolate and peanut butter...just meant to be! 

                                                   Call Them...
                                                 Irresistible!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Chocolate-Coated Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Bites ~ Salty, Chocolaty and Crunchy!

Salty, chocolaty and crunchy, with a surprise of creamy peanut butter, these adorable pretzel bites make an terrific party dessert!  I presented as a Valentine gift this year; however, they'd be well received as a gift any time of the year or as a special treat for your family.  Also, they'd make a wonderful project to do with the children.

Drench these scrumptious pretzel bites with dark or milk chocolate (I prefer dark) and, for a special touch, adorn with your choice of a variety of toppings.  Any way you prefer, you'll love how easy these bites are and they'll love devouring them!

                                            Salty, Chocolaty and Crunchy...
                                           They'll Just Love Them!