Build a better Berry Smoothie Cook's Illustrated

Build a Better Berry Smoothie

You know what I love? Smoothies. And probably you do, too? But what I don’t love? Putzing with them. Adding a bit of this or that, trying to get them thick and luscious but still sippable through a straw.

Build a better Berry Smoothie Cook's Illustrated

Build a better Berry Smoothie Cook’s Illustrated

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Citrus Vanilla Fruit Salad

Citrus Vanilla Fruit Salad

When I posted the recipe for the Wayside Inn Carrot Cake┬áthis summer, I mentioned a block party I attended with my folks. I love parties where everyone brings something – there’s always some “new to me” recipe to meet (along with a few friends! Hey, it’s not always all about the food!) This Citrus Vanilla Fruit Salad one I had there and I just can’t seem to stop making it!

Citrus Vanilla Fruit Salad

Citrus Vanilla Fruit Salad

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Eton Mess – Healthier Version

Awhile back I made some lovely Meringue Nests and had two left over. The went in an airtight container on top of the fridge. In my defense, I can’t really see the top of my fridge and I certainly don’t look up there very often. Once when I had the parents of friends over and learned the Dad was quite tall, I felt obligated to pull up a chair and clean it off for fear he might see all sorts of shame up there! But mostly, other than a bread box that’s sat up there for years, the top of my fridge is ignored.

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

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Any Fruit Crisp - this is Apple with the addition of Ginger Caramel

Any Fruit Crisp with Streusel Topping

Apple Crisp is American as Apple Pie, but fruit crisps are so good with many fruits or combinations. I’ve been making variations with this simple recipe for years –┬áso easy it’s almost a non-recipe. Don’t let that fool ya, though, these crisps are always beautiful, brimming with fresh fruit flavor.

Any Fruit Crisp - this is Apple with the addition of Ginger Caramel

Any Fruit Crisp – this is Apple with the addition of Ginger Caramel

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