Category Archives: blueberries

Hot Fudge Sauce and Frozen Chocolate Mousse

The massive heat wave that was hovering over Wisconsin (and much or the rest of the country) has finally broken, and we got a quick downpour of much needed rain. With all of that heat, our ice cream maker has been working full-time. Several quarts of vanilla, strawberry, and salty caramel occupied our freezer for [...]

Honey Millet Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry season and my birthday! Two reasons why I love summer. Our bushes are laden with berries, and I got a few new cookbooks to celebrate my thirty-somethingth year. I’ll tell you more about the cookbooks as I work from them, but they are Milk and Cookies by Tina Casaceli, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at [...]

Summer Berry Birthday Cake

My first baby turned three at the end of June. I recently heard a saying ‘the days are long, but the years are short’, and that couldn’t be more true. I’m working on creating some memorable traditions for my boys. A simple one we’ve practiced for my son’s past two birthdays is the Picking of [...]

Fruit Salad with Maple Yogurt: Treat Number Nine

I decided to take the sage advice of a friend and reader (Laurel), and make at least some of our remaining treats on the light side. Just because it doesn’t contain a stick of butter, doesn’t mean it can’t be a treat, right? This was a festive accompaniment to a simple weekday breakfast. Bright citrus [...]

The Local (Smoothie)

In college, friends and I would occasionally eat at a¬†fancy little sandwich shop near our dorm. It was ridiculously expensive for our meager college budget ($7 a sandwich!), but the grub was yummy. The sandwiches¬†had kitschy names–my favorite was ‘the Thanksgiving. Roasted turkey, mayo, cranberry sauce, AND stuffing. Now that I’ve got you drooling and [...]