TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Fruit Tart Recipe

Yesterday, August 11th, was National Raspberry Tart Day. It follows on the heels of National Raspberry Cake Day (July 31st), National Raspberry Pie Day (August 1st) and National Raspberries & Cream Day (August 7th). We celebrated with a homemade raspberry tart. It took fewer than 20 minutes. Thanks go to our dear friend Carol, who…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Ice Cream & Berries Shortcake

Ice Cream Shortcake is an easy dessert, simply combining berry ice cream, fresh berries on refrigerator biscuits. It’s easier to put together than an ice cream cake, and even easier than conventional shortcake since you don’t have to whip the cream. We adapted this recipe from the Chefs Collaborative Cookbook. If you prefer, you can…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Shortcake

This July 4th special from berry specialist Driscoll’s has a special taste twist: lime whipped cream. You get to clebrate the summer bounty of berries with this oversized mixed berry shortcake, while parading its patriotic colors. The whipped cream is subtly flavored with lime zest for a bright complement to the sweet berries and tender…
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RECIPE: Easy Cheesecake Topping

Make a blueberry topping for your cheesecake with fresh or frozen blueberries. Photo courtesy Cheesecake.com.   May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. It may be hard to find a piece of blueberry cheesecake—cherry and strawberry are the popular berries toppings. But you can easily make your own, from fresh or frozen berries. A homemade…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Good Oranges

From the name, blood oranges should be in season at Halloween. But these wonders are in stores right now. Even our local supermarket has them! They look exactly like regular oranges on the outside, but their inside flesh is a deep rosy red color; and the flavor is a cross between orange and raspberry—some people…
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