Tag: fruit

Fennel-Crusted Pork Loin with Potatoes and Pears

Fennel-Crusted Pork Loin with Potatoes and Pears

I first made Fennel-Crusted Pork with Potatoes and Pears 7 years ago, as #362 of my 365 recipes that I made that year. Alex had gotten our friends to give me recipes for a birthday several years prior (best present ever!), and our friend Allison […]

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

I first made these White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies as my 279th recipe of 2010. For some reason, it’s taken me years to get around to making them again. Perhaps I forgot about them among all my recipes for brownies and rich bar cookies. And that’s […]

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

The weather finally but briefly turned cooler in late September. We took advantage and drove an hour to pick apples. I don’t bother to use Amelia as an excuse. Sure, my 2-year-old had a lot of fun, but I go apple picking for me. I […]

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

My breakfast is boring, and has been for a while. I have a bowl of oatmeal every morning. Since having Amelia, I stick with old-fashioned oats over quick oats since they have the better texture. I love steel cut oats, but they take too long […]

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

It’s spring, and one of the most cheerful and spring-like things I could think of to take to a recent party was the Lemon Bars recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I’ve made them before, but years ago, and I didn’t have the recipe actually written here […]

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Since I posted last, the weather took an unseasonable turn. We had a weekend in the 70s! Most of another week was in the 60s. I took Amelia on walks and to parks several days to let her burn off some of her endless 2-year-old […]

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

The last time I made my usual blueberry muffin recipe, I wasn’t as happy with it as I remembered. Those muffins overflowed and flattened out, more of a mushroom shape than a nice, mountainous muffin shape. It was about then that Alton Brown published an […]

Date Shake

Date Shake

Recently Smitten Kitchen wrote about the Palm Springs Date Shake. I’d never heard of a date shake before, but I have a bag of dates in my pantry that I never use, and I (suppose I’ll admit that I) always have two or three kinds […]

Blueberry Pie (updated)

Blueberry Pie (updated)

Happy Pi Day! I had a bunch of frozen blueberries, so I made a blueberry pie. I have a cold right now, so this recipe was about as much effort as I wanted to put into a pie – minimal.

Caramel Apple Pie

Caramel Apple Pie

I love fall. It’s hard to believe how far into fall we are. However, it’s also hard to believe I have an 8-month old. One of the things that I enjoy, and that I missed doing for a few years, is apple picking. I finally […]