What’s better than dessert? How about dessert that doubles as a serving of fruit! Like a cool, refreshing Cherry Ice Cream Soda.

Apr 20, 2017

Refreshing Cherry Ice Cream Soda

What’s better than dessert?  How about a dessert that doubles as a serving of fruit!  Like a Cherry Ice Cream Soda.  Now I’ve always figured if you’re going to eat dessert, you might as well see if you can have some fruit while you’re at it.  And there is no shortage of delicious fruity desserts in this world.  French Apple Pie, … Continue reading

Rosy and sweet, this blood orange vodka spritzer even contains antioxidant filled tart cherry juice. Does that make it a health food?

Apr 6, 2017

Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer

Recently I got a request—could I create a drink for the Las Vegas For the Love of Cocktails  Breast Cancer fundraiser?  Um, yes!  How about a Blood Orange Vodka Spritzer?  Rosy and sweet, it seemed perfect for a cause associated with pink!   The Las Vegas event is happening next month with a May 19 Gala.  If you happen to be … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Cherry Muffins, served

Aug 6, 2016

Chocolate Covered Cherry Muffins

My doctor told me to eat dark chocolate.  Daily.  Like a prescription. Gotta love that in a doctor!  I guess that makes these chocolate covered cherry muffins just what the doctor ordered!  These muffins were inspired by the 20 lb. case of cherries I got recently. Along with some new chocolate chips I just found with a healthier 60% cacao. Doesn’t that seem … Continue reading

Cherries in red wine over ice cream

Aug 2, 2016

Cherries in Red Wine

I just got back from a great event—the American Cheese Society conference, in Des Moines, IA.  In addition to lots of great cheese, there was fine charcuterie and other specialty foods like jams and honeys. I was afraid to step on the scale when I returned! Now it goes without saying that cheese was the star! But the fancy canned … Continue reading

Cherry Maple Pecan Scones on Table

Jul 17, 2016

Cherry Maple Pecan Scones

Scones are one of my very favorite breakfasts.  Also a beloved snack with tea!  So when I got a (20 lb) case of fresh sweet cherries, I set my sights on making Cherry Maple Pecan Scones.  Now one of the big problems with scones is that many recipes are not exactly healthy.  They get their delicate crumb from a lot … Continue reading

Aug 12, 2012

Fresh Fruit with Coconut Rum Sauce

Fresh fruit is the perfect summer dessert!  Delicious as is, wonderful simply prepared, and delightful as a conclusion to a formal dinner (perhaps with a tasty coconut rum sauce!), it blends health and taste beautifully! It was a number of years ago when I tried the original version of this dessert, on a truly special occasion.  A friend was celebrating … Continue reading

Three Sorbets

Jul 24, 2011

Soooo Easy Freezer Sorbet

I can thank two friends for this recipe. They came over for dinner and I served a favorite dessert—a trio of 3 sorbet balls studded with mint leaves. (Ok, I forgot to add the mint that night, but imagine it as it should have been.) During dinner they mentioned that they were not going to be around to pick the … Continue reading