Category Fruit

Angel Berry Trifle Dessert

I've wanted to make this dessert for years now. Finally I decided it would be the perfect dessert for the hot summer days and 4th of July parties. I decided to double the recipe and make it 2 different ways. I did one in a Tupperware container that I could leave at a party and not worry about getting the dish back. I made one in my trifle bowl, and then decided to purchase those individual sponge cake shells...Read More

Grilled BBQ Peaches with Blue Cheese

I've wanted to grill peaches on the BBQ for years. We enjoyed a nice steak dinner with friends last night and realized I had 2 fresh peaches. This would be the perfect opportunity. Our friend Marshall and I researched many sites and then created our own recipe from what we had in the house. If you don't have this balsamic glaze, then you can make your own in a pan with balsamic vinegar and sugar...Read More

Todd’s Famous Blueberry Pancakes

My husband who hates anything related to fruit actually came up with the idea to make blueberry pancakes. Our daughter love any berry in the world. She's 17 months and would die for a blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry. When I found this recipe, I was hesitant because the batter has to rest for one hour. "Why not" I thought...Read More

Organic Baby Food ~ Applesauce

Yes, you can find many squeezable, jarred, pre-made baby foods on the market. Your local grocery store, Target, Amazon, etc. You can also find organic or regular vegetables and make your own baby food from scratch. It is really quite simple and it doesn’t take any longer than going to the store to purchase the pre-made baby food...Read More

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

The combination of cheesecake, OREO, raspberry and white chocolate should make your mouth water just thinking about it. Loved this recipe because you don't have to do a water bath. It does take time but well worth every second.Read More

Fried Plantains AKA Tostones

If you live in the Claremont/Pomona area in Southern California, or surrounding area…you will want to try Inka Trails Peruvian Restaurant. It is a hidden gem located off Towne & Foothill in Claremont. You will want to have reservations in advance. My husband gets their BISTEK A LA POBRE and asks them to fry the Top sirloin steak, served with beans, rice, fried egg and the best fried plantains I’ve ever had...
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Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad


This is a perfect potluck dish. Everyone loves fresh fruit. Especially when everything is in season. Rachel Schultz adds a special secret ingredient to make this simple fruit salad make fireworks in your mouth. Dry instant vanilla pudding mix. Crowd pleaser!
2 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pound of strawberries, quartered
½ pint blueberries or 6oz. container
½ ...
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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Very easy, refreshing, light, and delicious cake for all occasions! 
1 box of Butter Cake + Ingredients needed on box (I used Betty Crocker Super moist Butter Recipe Yellow = 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup of water, and 3 eggs)
2 cups Sour Cream
2 cups sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
2 baskets of strawberries (roughly 4 cups of strawberries)
Optional: Sweetened coconut flakes 
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Cucumber Watermelon Salad

I poured wine this year at the Great Wine Festival in Irvine, CA. Snuck away for a quick bite of local Orange County restaurant samples throughout the festival. One sample I had that met all my requirements was a salad that included watermelon, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, basil, croutons, and a sherry vinaigrette. It was colorful, flavorful, light, and refreshing on that 90 degree day...
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Cottage Cheese Fruit Salad

I tried this fruit salad years ago at a friend’s on Thanksgiving. It paired perfectly next to the turkey and ham. When you eat it by itself it is very sweet but oh so yummy. Next to meat dishes it is a perfect balance. Having a little dessert with your dinner is wonderful. You just can’t go wrong with this side dish. Perfect for pot lucks and beyond easy to make. Only 4 ingredients.
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