Fruit Recipes

Toasted Coconut & Pecan Strawberry Shortcakes

Picture 8Helloooo Friends… how are YOU?

You know how sometimes life takes a turn and what you love to do has to take a backseat for a time so that you can step away and dive into something you never ever expected and you think,,,,

I’ll just take a little break over here and go over there for a bit… get all this new stuff figured out… then get right back to where I was.

Well, my get right back didn’t happen.

Obviously.

It’s been weeks since my last post.

In other words — I got a new job and huge learning curve with it. I’ve loved every minute of it but it certainly threw me off my game.

And then my sister called to tell me she ran into a friend who asked what happened to me… what happened to the blog?

Then that old stirring I remembered began to turn in my heart.

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So this little diddy…

I ran across it the other night while mindlessly perusing one of my favorite magazines.

Actually, after reading the recipe I couldn’t get the thought of toasted coconut and pecans loaded into a warm biscuit out of my head.

I mean have you ever heard of such a delicious thing?

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Amazing Cranberry Salad

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Did I mention how amazing this salad is?

I wish you could come over now and try a spoonful because I just made it for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.

My husband gave it a taste test and he said it’s perfect! He’s the one I like to please the most since he raves… and I like when he does that.

Makes me happy… and thankful!  Continue reading

Salted Caramel Dipped Pears

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Did you know pears are a big deal this time of year?  

I’m not quite sure why this slipped my mind.

Maybe I never bothered to notice…

…or perhaps I have been consumed by fall’s superstar — The Apple.

My suspicion is that I have simply ignored this little gem.

How about you?

“Like a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck…”

Granny Smith has always been the apple of my eye for autumn.

Until recently…

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When meandering through a glossy magazine this show stopper came on the scene.

And with a starring role to boot…

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Easy Black and Blue Fruit Jam

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There’s just something special about old-fashioned homemade fruit jam and this Black and Blue recipe is chocked full of fresh chunky berries. Lemon citrus cuts the sweetness and a smidgen of ginger offers a nice tang to each bite. It’s made in the same way my Strawberry-Orange and Continue reading

Sweet Watermelon & Feta

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The mix of sweet watermelon and savory feta make for a mouthwatering combination and craving satisfier.  By adding orzo pasta you can turn this recipe into the main entree, if you like.  The grocery stores in the small town we were vacationing in did not carry orzo when I made this dish (and took the photos), but I have included the petite pasta below because it’s so good as an option.

 

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Sweet Watermelon & Feta


Ingredients:
1 tsp honey or fruit preserves
1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 Tbsp Greek or Italian dressing
Juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon or lime
1 cup cooked orzo, chilled (optional)
3 cups sweet watermelon, cubed
1 cup fresh baby spinach & arugula
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup crumbled feta

Mix first 4 ingredients in small bowl and taste for preference. In medium serving bowl combine chilled orzo, watermelon, spinach and arugula, and basil then lightly toss. Drizzle dressing and add feta over the top and serve.

This girl can eat the whole bowl. Enjoy!

Lisa

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