I told you I was having fun developing different biscotti recipies! I was having iced coffee, and wanted something with a more summery flavor, and hit upon the idea of a strawberries and cream kind of twist on biscotti.
Strawberries and Cream Biscotti Recipe:
I have always loved fruit leather; it was my favorite treat when I was a little kid. (And, um, it's still way up there on my list, if I'm being honest.)
My girls love the commercial variety, of course, but I stumbled on an old cookbook on my shelves the other day, The Taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. Monster.
There's nothing sweeter for a summer picnic than an easy-to-pack hand pie. Who wouldn't love that? Pie! That you can hold in your hand!
(Let's ignore, for the moment, that I've been known to eat regular pie with my hands, too. Especially for breakfast. These hand pies are way less messy.)
Yesterday, I showed you how to make a homemade, healthy, creamy, rich, and delicious fudgesicle. And I like chocolate, don't get me wrong. But I always tend to gravitate towards tart fruit desserts myself, so I decided to experiment and come up with some fruity, non-dairy, vegan, healthy popsicle treats, too.
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Remember the itsy bitsy bottles of limoncello I made for my card gifts for the SNAP conference? The conference was in Salt Lake City, and I didn't want to offend anyone who might not want limoncello, so I decided to make a great big batch of homemade marmalade as well.
I seem to be on a pancake kick, because when I came up with the idea for carrot cake pancakes, I couldn't shake it until I had created it.
Homemade jam is something really special--so much better than most of what you can buy commercially.
And if you make freezer jam, it's even easier. I'll tell you a secret, too: I actually prefer the taste of freezer jam to traditional jam. It's bright, fruity, and tastes like spring in a jar when you pull it out of your freezer the following winter.
You might not know it by the number of cookie recipes I post, but I'm a bigger fan of salty than sweet things, so I have no idea why it didn't occur to me to explore the world of savory pancakes until very recently. Pancakes with maple syrup are fine, but don't really tempt me much. But a savory pancake...oh my...now that's an idea that could get me up in the morning.
Back in 2009, while I was still pregnant with our youngest, we took a family trip to Italy--something of a babymoon.
That's pretty much the only picture of me in Italy, since even then, I was the only one who knew how to work my camera (even though I'm SO much better at photography now!). We were exploring Pompeii, and in the distance behind us is Mt. Vesuvius.