cherries

Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Pistachios and Sour Cherries (and Real Whipped Cream)

April 9, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

Ever since visiting Istanbul last year, I have a new appreciation for pudding (and pistachios!). Homemade pudding, that is. None of the instant, powdered J-E-L-L-O  will do for this gal. And it makes sense because pudding is actually really easy to make from scratch and requires the simplest pantry ingredients. I made these little pudding [...]

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Sour Cherry Almond Muffins

June 21, 2011 Breakfast

Being that it’s cherry season and I’ve been doing a lot of baking that involves cherries, I couldn’t resist posting this recipe for cherry almond muffins. A few days ago, my co-worker brought me a bag of sour cherries from her yard. Sour cherries are super tart and much smaller than super market cherries.  What [...]

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Chocolate Cherry Brownies

June 20, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

Pucker up. Because cherries are in season. I have quite a thing for these sweet and tangy fruits. My fridge is ready to burst. I’ve been eating these beauties morning, noon and night-  and in the hours in between. And guess what. Chocolate makes them even better. Ingredients:  Adapted from All Recipes 1/2 cup butter, [...]

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Muffin Top Challenge

April 19, 2011 Breakfast

I know what you’re thinking.   It has nothing to do with that. Let me explain. My sister called me up a few weeks ago and told me she tried VitaTops Muffins. She liked them, but said they were pricey and asked me to create a homemade version that was just as tasty but easier [...]

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Coconut, Chocolate, Cherry Granola

March 6, 2011 Breakfast

This may be the best granola I’ve ever eaten. I made it on a whim today, not expecting much, but was truly impressed. Run home and make this right now. I implore you. I’m not kidding, get going! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup pecans (chopped) 1/4 cup flax seeds (optional) 2 tablespoons [...]

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