Homemade Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce with pears | No refined sugar

Homemade cranberry sauce recipes frequently call for full cups of sugar so you wind up making more of a super sweet jam than a sauce that tastes like the fruit you used. I much prefer to taste the ingredients I went to the trouble of preparing. The tartness of cranberries provides an essential juxtaposition to the heavy richness in the rest…

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Watermelon Salad with mint, feta, lime, jalapenos

Watermelon Salad with Mint, Feta, and Jalapeños

Watermelon is a summertime essential. With a few zesty additions this watermelon salad is a slightly more grown up way to serve everyone’s favorite summer side dish. It will be a welcome addition to a causal picnic or an upscale outdoor dinner party. Recipe Highlights: A refreshing summer fruit salad with a zesty twist. Watermelon salad features simple ingredients combined in…

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watermelons, cut watermelons

How to cut a watermelon with no mess!

Watermelon is a fun and healthy summer food that both kids and parents can enjoy together. Cut into small cubes it becomes a simple refreshing snack or dessert. But – Cutting watermelon is a hassle! Cutting a whole melon takes time, sticky juice puddles on the counter and the floor, and you need to have a place to pile the empty…

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Fresh Apple Muffins

I made a batch of apple muffins because I was wallowing. I thought about lying and telling you I made them because the air is crisp and the leaves are changing. Perhaps I should say the smoke from my neighbor’s fireplace was tickling my nose and making me think about cable knit sweaters and baking. Those reasons get me feeling all…

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blackberries for blackberry coffee cake muffins

6 Great Peach Recipes

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches! I am dubbing this the summer of the peach! We have had a steady supply of peaches in our kitchen since the end of July. If I had to guess I think we have eaten, baked, frozen, or canned over 70 pounds of peaches so far this year. The way this weather is going we may get…

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