Feb08

Chocolate Cherry Crumb Bars

Can you feel the romance in the air? I only ask because Valentine’s Day is coming, and that means it is time to start thinking about treats to give the ones you love. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Shenanigans Homestead. I do not require bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, or fancy dinners out. Instead we keep it low-key. Typically we make dinner together – he grills and I do the rest...

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Oct31

Apple Pecan ‘Mummy’ Dumplings

Do you know about October Unprocessed? Well, Andrew Wilder over at Eating Rules created a challenge – one month of clean eating meaning you cut out processed foods and eat whole, natural, real food. I love real food! I can’t remember the last time I used a packaged product, or something with insane ingredients, to prepare a meal for people I love. The test for October Unprocessed worthiness is simple: if you can reasonably...

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Jul10

Fresh Peach Cobbler

When the weather turns from warm to hot, and the scents of grilling fill the air, my thoughts turn to cobbler.    I would like to take moment to clear up a misconception about cobbler.  It is not just fruit with a layer of pastry crust on top.  That is NOT a cobbler.  That is pie.  No my friends, cobbler is topped with a fluffy biscuit topping which gives the dessert the look of a cobbled road.  The topping is buttery, crisp on the...

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Apr24

Apple and Blueberry Crisp

  I’ve been making crisps since I was a child.  They were one of the first things I learned to bake so they are special to me in the way a first love is special.   I find that when the last of winter is behind me I start to crave fresh fruit desserts, and since this is easy and nearly fool-proof it is perfect to satisfy my cravings. It is important that the crisp have a crisp topping.  I know it sounds silly to say that, but so...

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