Lemon-Blueberry Bread

Still trying to use up a crate of fresh ripe blueberries, I created this treat using blueberries, lemon juice, and cream. It will make for a light summer dessert tonight and a delectable breakfast tomorrow morning. Lemon-Blueberry Bread 1-½ cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sea salt ⅓ cup butter, melted and cooled…

Blueberry Pancakes with Lemon & Ricotta

Last weekend I bought a crate of blueberries since they’re in season and especially good right now. I’ve made pies and muffins with them, and this morning I created these delicious blueberry pancakes with ricotta cheese and lemon. This recipe makes a lot of pancakes. My guys are still snacking on them hours later. Blueberry…

Homemade Strawberry Preserves

My 17-year-old son’s face lit up when he sneaked the first spoonful from the bottom of the Dutch oven. He said these were the best strawberry preserves he ever had. He enjoyed the last of the warm, rich flavors before I took the pot away to wash. Made from vine-ripened fruit, these preserves catch the fresh…

Heart-Healthy Hearty Pancakes

My kids love pancakes for breakfast on Saturday mornings. They’ll eat them plain, with chocolate chips, with bananas and pecans – any way I fix them. Here’s a recipe for a healthier pancake, made with a variety of grains, seeds, and fruit. You can vary it each time with what you have on hand. Because…

Blackberry Pancakes

Plain pancakes make a great weekend breakfast, but adding fresh fruit to the batter makes them even tastier – and a bit healthier, too. These Blackberry Pancakes are a perfect mix of tart and sweet to start your day off just right.  Blackberry Pancakes 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp baking powder 1 cup sugar…