Tag Archives: Dried Fruit

Chocolate Cherry Scones – Guest Post

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a bit different because it’s a Guest Post for Suzanne at APugintheKitchen. If you haven’t met Suzanne, you should. She’s a fantastic cook and baker extraordinaire, involved in all kinds of good endeavors, inherently generous and kind. Of course, there’s her pug Percy who gets to make a featured appearance every now and then, too!

Percy – one pampered pooch!

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Gingerbread Granola

So good it's hard to believe that it is so healthy!

Ya might think that I’d have gotten my share of Gingerbread over the Holidays, but it just didn’t work out. I wanted to find the time to make Gingerbread Men. I really did. I was so psyched about them. I even got the cookie cutters out and everything…

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans
Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies - truly exceptional!

If there’s ever a cookie that screams “Christmas” it has to be a White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookie. And so I dutifully waited until after Thanksgiving to post these lovelies.

White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies
White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies

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The Biltmore House’s Tawny Baked Ham

Tawny Baked Ham - recipe from Biltmore House near Asheville, that glaze is crispy caramelized perfection - like ham candy and the sauce - it will just about break your heart it's so good

If you’re looking for a showstopper of a ham recipe for a fall or winter holiday, look no further. Simple to make but absolutely stunning, this ham has it all: Great looks and great taste.

The Biltmore House's Tawny Baked Ham
The Biltmore House’s Tawny Baked Ham

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Pumpkin Drop Cookies

Pumpkin Drop Cookies: Ya gotta love these simple yet delectable cookies that are stirred up with a spoon! Make raisin or chocolate chip.

When I was little, I have very fond memories of making cookies with my Mom. Well, she made them and we pressed the forks into them to make a cross-hatch – and they were always peanut butter. But at my friend Lynette’s house, they made all kinds of things! Including Pumpkin Drop Cookies.

Pumpkin Drop Cookies - add raisins or chocolate chips.
Pumpkin Drop Cookies – add raisins or chocolate chips.

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Desserts with Fruit

Many of my favorite desserts are made with fruit (the rest are usually chocolate!) Here you’ll find fruit based desserts, desserts with fresh fruit or dried or those that have a fruit sauce. Enjoy!

any fruit (just about)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

apples & applesauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

apricots

 

 

 

 

 

bananas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blackberries

 

 

 

 

 

blueberries

 

 

 

 

 

cherries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coconut

 

 

 

 

 

cranberries

 

 

 

 

 

dates

 

 

 

 

 

figs

 

 

 

 

 

honeydew

 

 

 

 

 

lemon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mixed berries

 

 

 

 

 

nectarines

 

 

 

 

 

peaches

 

 

 

 

 

pears

 

 

 

 

 

plums

 

 

 

 

 

pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

raspberries

 

 

 

 

 

raisins

 

 

 

 

 

rhubarb

 

 

 

 

 

strawberries

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These are the perfect oatmeal cookies! Make them plain, with raisins, or why not chocolate?

My Dad’s been asking for Oatmeal Cookies for longer than I care to admit. And we had three, yes, three cartons of Old Fashioned Oats in the cupboard. And so here they are, the best Oatmeal Cookies, ever! And my Dad thinks so, too!! 🙂 It always tickles me pink to get a thumbs up from my Dad!

Big Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Big Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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Roasted Cauliflower with Dates & Pine Nuts

Roasted Cauliflower gussied up with brown butter - the dates and pine nuts add a bit of sweet saltiness

When I made Oven Roasted Cauliflower the other day, I promised I’d show you a simple but fun way to “dress it up.” Well, here it is, a nutty brown butter sauce punctuated with sweet dates and crunchy pine nuts.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower
Oven Roasted Cauliflower

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Cranberry Rosemary Cheese Spread

Cranberry Rosemary Cheese Spread: This spread has a little sweetness to it which bounces off the cranberry and rosemary flavors.

Thanks to my sister for finding this wonderful creamy, tangy spread that’s a bit different and perfect for the Holidays! The dried fruit makes it festive and adds a little sweetness and that flavor just bounces off the savory rosemary and garlic.

Cranberry Rosemary Cheese Spread
Cranberry Rosemary Cheese Spread

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Sour Cherry Compote

Sour Cherry Compote: Rides the line between sweet & savory and has so many uses!

One of my summer/fall favorites is this marvelous Sour Cherry Compote. It’s a little sweet, a little tart and goes so well with so many things. I often make up a batch and can or freeze so I have it to pull out in the winter, too.

Sour Cherry Compote
Sour Cherry Compote

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