Apr10

Blueberry Maple Drop Biscuits

Nothing beats a well made biscuit. When I first started to get interested in cooking I spent a lot of time learning about southern comfort foods.  I was raised by two generations of Texas women who grew up on southern food, so the food of my childhood leaned heavily toward traditional, stick-to-your-ribs fare.  Biscuits were always a particular favorite of mine.  Honestly I loved any and all bread, but fresh buttermilk biscuits really...

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Jun21

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

All too often blueberry muffins are a disappointment. Blueberry muffin recipes are often too dry, not fluffy enough, stained violet, or all the berries sink to the bottom.   The struggle for the perfect blueberry muffin led me through a gauntlet of unhappiness and bad muffins, but I am happy to report that I won the battle.  This recipe produces a tender muffin with an even distribution of berries.  To make these muffins even better I...

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Apr12

Blueberry Lime Fromage Blanc Tart

Ahhh, fresh blueberries! One of the best parts of spring is the arrival in the markets of fresh, plump berries.  I always get the itch to make a tart or pie with fresh berries at this time of year, and while shopping I also sampled some excellent fromage blanc.  I decided instantly that they would be perfect in a dessert together. This tart is the perfect blend of mouthwatering tang from the cheese, bright citrus flavor from the lime,...

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May20

Apple Blueberry Quick Bread

   It is that time of year.  Fruit is starting to come into the market that looks fresh and ripe, the weather is warmer, and my thoughts turn to baking.   I was at the market a few days ago and tucked behind a box of huge strawberries were these really beautiful blueberries.   They were on sale no less.  Bonus!  Those fat blue berries sucked me in and I took them home and contemplated what I could do with them. I thought about...

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