Fruit

Pulled Pork Tacos with Cherry Salsa

July 16, 2012
Pulled Pork Tacos with Cherry Salsa

That right there, that’s one of the biggest, sweetest victories to ever come out of our garden: yellow tomatoes. Squirrels and birds love yellow tomatoes. Like swarm-the-plant-like-locusts-and-leave-nothing-but-bare-stems love yellow tomatoes. For the most part, they’ve ignored the rest of the garden but the potted heirloom tomatoes? Total buffet. The very second that a would-be yellow [...]

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Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

July 12, 2012
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

If you love chocolate, cherries, and ice cream, you are in luck today. If you love skinny jeans and have problems with will power… I’m sorry. But look! I made you ice cream! Our second recipe to celebrate National Ice Cream month is a dark chocolate ice cream, swirled with fudge ripple and chopped roasted [...]

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Peach Margaritas

July 5, 2012
Fresh Peach Margaritas

A few weeks ago, the first Texas peaches hit our grocery store. And just in time. We were working out the logistics for a weekend trip to Fredericksburg to pick peaches. But there they were. 3.1 miles away. For only 98 cents a pound. There are times you pay for an experience and then there [...]

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Blackberry Cherry Cobbler

June 28, 2012
Blackberry Cherry Cobbler

It’s cobbler season! Anything you could possibly want to bake under a sweet dumpling crust is in season and super affordable right now. To celebrate, we took two perfectly ripe summer fruits, blackberries and cherries, and baked them into one magnificently bubbly, new-white-sun-dress-staining dessert. I’m old enough to know better. Now I’m hoping that I’ve [...]

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Homemade Banana Pudding

June 19, 2012
Individual Banana Pudding

There are two things that you can always count on when my family gets together to barbecue: my dad’s baked beans and banana pudding. Growing up, that pudding came from a box – cook & serve! My parents capitalized on the child labor available to them for the required (what seemed like) hours of stir, [...]

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PPQ: Cherry Lemonade for Emily

June 17, 2012
Fresh Cherry Lemonade

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled Project Pastry Queen for a celebration! Emily of Ruf Love and her husband are expecting a sweet baby boy this summer and A Gilt Nutmeg (another Emily – we have 3!) is hosting a virtual shower filled with fabulous baby shower eats to celebrate. I chose to make Cherry Lemonade. Because [...]

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Cherry Margaritas

June 11, 2012
Fresh Cherry Margaritas

With every trip to the grocery store over the last few weeks, we’ve picked up a big bag of cherries with 2-3 new recipes in mind. And then I don’t make any of them. Because there’s nothing wrong with standing at your kitchen island with a bag of cherries and a Diet Coke and calling [...]

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Roasted Cherry Brownie Sundaes

June 4, 2012
Roast Cherry Brownie Sundaes

Has any single pound of cherries ever been so decadent? I’m not so sure. And I’m not so sure it should ever be again. The hardest part of buying cherries is not polishing off the entire bag before you even get to your bookmarked recipes. It’s a difficult race to pit the cherries fast enough [...]

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