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Funtastic Friday #25

Welcome, friends. It's that time of the week again - it's par-tay time! Funtastic Friday is live...woot woot! This week I spent my time making recipes using fresh blueberries. I made Best Ever Blueberry Coffee Cake and Blueberry Biscuits. I'm working on a restaurant review, and I'm just about to ... read more

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Best Ever Blueberry Coffee Cake

I'm still plowing through my four pounds of freshly picked blueberries that I picked at Pappy's earlier this week. I can't think of a better way to use them but in my Best Ever Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe. The best part about this cake is well, yes, the fresh blueberries, but also the buttery brown ... read more

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Funtastic Friday #24

Welcome, friends. It's that time of the week again - it's par-tay time! Funtastic Friday is live...woot woot! I've been fairly busy this week. I went blueberry picking with my grand kids, made blueberry biscuits, and an Italian Chopped Salad. From the looks of it, you all were busy, too. Here ... read more

Blueberry Biscuits

Blueberry Biscuits

Blueberries are in full season here in Central Florida. I can't resist the pick your own farms, and I make a point to visit two or three each season. I took my two grand kids blueberry picking on Saturday, and we picked about four pounds before the sun just made it unbearable. I've dreamed about ... read more

U-Pick Blueberries at Pappy's Patch

Pappy’s U-Pick Blueberries

Yipee! It's blueberry season in Central Florida. There are many pick your own farms around, and I try to visit all of them. This week we took my grand kids to Pappy's Patch U-Pick Strawberries and Blueberries. We went to Pappy's earlier in the year and picked a flat of strawberries. The place was ... read more

Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad

It's just about summer and that means it's time for fresh salads. Italian Chopped Salad is one of my favorites. It's also one of those dishes where the ingredients change depending on what I have in the frig and pantry. ... read more

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Funtastic Friday #23

Welcome, friends. It's that time of the week again - it's par-tay time! Funtastic Friday is live...woot woot! Last week I posted a tutorial on growing pineapples and a quick and easy recipe for caprese salad. We have many great linkups this week. And, as always, I have a hard time picking my favs. ... read more

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is one of my favorite salads. It's quick and easy to make, and it can be served as a side salad, antipasti, or entrée. I love to make this dish in the summer when it's hot. I like to eat light and make the most of garden fresh ingredients. I usually start with about 4 ripe ... read more

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Funtastic Friday #22

Hey, friends. It's party time. Funtastic Friday is live! There are lots of great entries this week. Thank you for linking up and sharing with us. Your projects, recipes, tips, crafts, and DIY are just awesome! I posted my tutorial on How to Grow Pineapples, and I'm working up a new recipe for ... read more

Florida Pineapple Plant

How to Grow Pineapples

I have so many pineapples in pots on my back porch that I finally decided to plant them all in an organic raised bed. I started with 20 plants, and 7 of the plants have baby pineapples. Pineapples are naturally sweet and juicy. High in vitamins A and C and manganese, pineapples require very little ... read more