Category Archives for Fruit

Pear Cake Recipe Using Fresh Pears

Pear cake in a cast iron skillet

We are not big pear eaters. I hardly ever buy them, so a pear cake recipe, using fresh pears non-the-less, may surprise you. There’s a bit of a story here that also illustrates a couple of frugal living principles perfectly. Hang in there with me and we’ll get to the cake recipe shortly. Doesn’t that […]

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Apple and Peach Chutney Recipe

I love the flavors of fall, but am not quite ready to give up on summer either. Why not combine two of my favorite fruits as we transition from late summer into fall – Apples and Peaches. I love how the sweet fruit flavors combine in this sweet and spicy chutney. I love serving this […]

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Strawberry Pineapple Freezer Jam

When strawberries are in season, I am always on the look-out for new recipes to use this family favorite. We have plenty of regulars, even another strawberry freezer jam, but this recipe offers a little surprise – pineapple.  The flavors complement each other so well, and the texture is incredible. If you’re looking for a new […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

One of my favorite treats and desserts this time of the year is strawberry shortcake made with  fresh berries. I get them from a local produce stand. 3 cups fresh strawberries 1/2-1 cup sugar Pound cake Whipped topping or whipped cream Slice the strawberries into a bowl and add the sugar. I like to start […]

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How To Freeze Peaches

I love peaches, I love peaches even more when they are frozen!!! As a kid, my mom would always buy bulk peaches when in season and freeze them in big batches. I liked eating them when they were still frozen but found it difficult when frozen in large batches. So I came up with this idea…its […]

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Avocado Papaya Salad

4 ripe papayas 2 small avocados, diced 1/3 c cashews, coarsely chopped 1/4 c cilantro, chopped Juice of one lime 1 shallot, diced 1 c arugula, chopped Halve 2 of the papayas and discard seeds. Set aside. Peel the other 2 papayas and discard seeds. Cut into small chunks and place in a medium bowl. […]

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How To Make A Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon smoothies are a great healthy way to stay cool and refreshed this summer. They are very simple to make and you can very them up quite a bit. These smoothies are also the perfect way to use up all that extra watermelon that’s left when you buy a big one. Here’s how to make […]

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