Freezing Tart Cherries and Cherry Limeade Recipe

This morning was our first pick-up day for tart cherries.  So first thing this morning I hauled in my thirty pound container and got my cherries ready to freeze. I always try to freeze my fruit and vegetables in the portions I need for what I plan to use my fruit.  Most of the fruit I freeze is intended for jam or smoothies, but you can … Continue reading Freezing Tart Cherries and Cherry Limeade Recipe

Peanut Butter Oreo Icebox Cake

So I have a confession to make…I’m a monster…a cookie monster! I’ve got a slight obsession with Oreo icebox cake.  It all started with a discussion about the awesomeness of Oreos at work.  A coworker told me about Oreo icebox cake.  I had to try it. After trying it, I knew it would be fantastic with peanut butter (because peanut butter is one of the few … Continue reading Peanut Butter Oreo Icebox Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Cookie Bars

Strawberry season has finally arrived!  One of my favorite summer flavors.  The season is always far too short and unfortunately this year it looks like the season will be shorter than usual. Strawberry season this year got a later start due to the rough weather we’ve had this year.  Finally the berries came around, but we have lost a portion of our strawberry crop.  The … Continue reading Strawberry Lemonade Cookie Bars

Easter Bread Bread Pudding

So this evening while cleaning the kitchen while cooking dinner, I lamented over the thought of throwing away an entire loaf of this weekend’s Easter bread, now stale. As I opened the trash I thought “gee, what a waste”.  Then it hit me.  A beautiful, but simple, fantastic, and exciting revelation: Bread pudding. One of the amazing things about bread putting is that it takes … Continue reading Easter Bread Bread Pudding

Roasted Garlic Pierogi

Marrying into a Catholic family and being part Polish means one thing during lent: Pierogi on Friday. Whether you call them pierogi or pirohy, these delightful, potato-filled dumplings are a staple to lent in Youngstown, Ohio. Running into a couple unexpected days off last week, I used an afternoon to make some pierogi.  While these are a favorite, I did forget how much work goes … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Pierogi