Anyone that knows us, knows that we love Strawberry-Rhubarb anything. Jam, crumble, cakes, or any kind of strawberry-rhubarb pie! My hubby is VERY old-fashioned when it comes to his pie, and always requests a double-crusted pie.
The first time I ever made this, I asked him to trust me on this one, and after smelling the WONDERFUL scent of strawberry-rhubarb pie wafting from the oven, and not-so-patiently waiting for it to cool down enough to eat, he wolfed down a piece of this. And then another! And then he told me it was the best strawberry rhubarb pie he had ever had!
One of my least favorite things about road trips is stopping at rest stops and oasis on the turnpike. Trying to remember from one trip to the next which ones are clean, which ones have the quick foods that everyone in the family will be happy with, and timing those stops just right can be a logistical nightmare!
One of the kids' favorites is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – where they like to pick out a piece of their favorite candies. After trying one of these, it was easy to tell that this recipe is very similar to the White Chocolate Peanut Candies that are a family favorite!
Once we were home I pulled out my recipe for White Chocolate Peanut Candies, and made a few tweaks These are so easy to make, the hard part is waiting for them to cool enough to slice and enjoy!
Fresh salmon on a summer night - glazed with the most incredible Dijon, honey and pecan glaze.
Served with some grilled asparagus and a fresh salad, a glass of your favorite wine, and a perfect dinner is waiting for you!
If you have never tried salmon with fresh Dijon, you are in for a treat. The flavor is perfect with the tender salmon. The pecans add a nice crunch to the topping as well. Enjoy!
Oh, don't these just scream FUN COOKIES! Let's celebrate with some soft and chewy cookies, loaded with a rainbow of colorful M&M's!
These are perfect for birthday parties, or for packing to take along camping or boating, or extra good warm from the oven, with a tall glass of milk.
You can also make some fancy M&M Ice Cream Sandwiches by sandwiching some old fashioned vanilla ice cream between two of these cookies! Wrap in wax paper and store in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
These are one of my favorite M&M cookies recipes, and always a kid favorite.
Easy to make, and you can change up the types of chocolate you add to create your own favorite chocolate chip cookie.
I'm bringing a batch of these into the office tomorrow - perfect with a cup of hot coffee to start a rainy day! And it is amazing how fast M&M cookies tend to disappear!
These are some of the secrets to these soft baked, thick and chewy cookies - always incredibly moist:
When we moved from Minnesota, we brought along some of the raspberry bushes that we had been growing for years. While the movers were finished unloading boxes and assembling the backyard playset (we certainly had our priorities straight!), one of the first orders of business was for Skipper to plan some of the transplanted plants from our old home to our new home.
The next year a new friend offered me dozens of red raspberry plants and the best BLACK raspberry plants, which over the past 14 years have continued to grow, spread and thrive!
If the kids aren't picking berries and eating right from the plants, I am lucky to capture bountiful crops each year of fresh, juicy berries - and one of our favorite ways to enjoy this is in fresh Raspberry Jam and Raspberry Rhubarb Jam.
These are a favorite for the little ones (and big ones too)! You can serve them anytime, but they are especially nice with the red, white ‘n blue for a Fourth of July picnic!
If you are really lucky, you can also find Kraft Marshmallows in star shapes in the summer months – extra fun!
This year I tried something new. These mini-trifle bowls are such a nice cute size - I wanted to try standing these up on end, rather than placing on a platter. I used a 3-inch cookie cutter to cut two brownie rounds for each bowl, and then placed the Brownie Fruit Kabobs upright. Perfection!
And believe me, the brownies at the bottom didn't go to waste!