Obstkuchen mit Blaubeeren or Fruit Cake with Blueberries

Fruit Cake with Blueberries and Glaze | Olives-n-Okra

This obstkuchen mit blaubeeren recipe, or fruit cake with blueberries, is a variation of the German fresh fruit tart recipe I posted previously on Olives-n-Okra. I picked loads of blueberries (literary buckets) at two pick your own farms in Central Florida (read my review of Beck Brothers Blueberries and U-Pick Blackberries). I froze many of… 

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Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Pops


Fresh fruit frozen yogurt pops are one of our latest recipes to help manage Dominic’s allergies. They seem to be getting worse, so we decided to change his diet. Drastically, I think. For a five-year old, he’s playing right along with us. He doesn’t seem to notice that he’s now drinking organic milk and that his yogurt drinks… 

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Mixed Berry Cobbler

berry cobbler

While the rest of the country is freezing, fresh berries are showing up all over Florida, and, as you might expect, I couldn’t resist picking up more than my share of ripe raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. We couldn’t eat them fast enough (and I’m going strawberry picking tomorrow), so I had no choice but to make my recipe… 

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Ice Cream Magic™ for Ice Cream in Minutes

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  I admit that ice cream is a weakness, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try Ice Cream Magic. It is one of the many As Seen On TV products created by Idea Village™. The fine folks at FuelMyBlog provided the product, a personal ice cream maker that caused my grandson to beg and plead for hours… 

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Trio of Chocolate Barks


Chocolate bark is probably the easiest thing you can make at Christmas. Sherry’s already posted a recipe for peppermint bark, but the three barks here are even easier. The best thing is that you can change the ingredients in just about any way you like as long as the proportions stay the same. The first… 

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Chocolate Coconut Candy

chocolate coconut candy

Chocolate coconut candy is one of our favorite home-made candies. These are quick and easy to make, and they disappear rather quickly. We use Hershey’s mildly sweet dark chocolate chips (special dark) instead of semi-sweet chocolate. It’s not as sweet as semi-sweet chocolate, but the sweetness of the coconut center makes up for it. I like to… 

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Spider-Man Cupcakes


Yesterday was Dominic’s birthday. He wanted to bring cupcakes to share with his pre-K class, and he wanted his favorite–Optimus Prime. I went to Jo-Ann, Michael’s, Target, Walmart, and Publix in search of Transformers cupcake cups, but I was unsuccessful. I finally decided that solid dark red or solid dark blue cupcake baking cups could work with… 

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Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark

It’s that time of year again. After a month of travel, I spent the weekend drafting my list of must make Christmas cookies and candies. At the top of the list: peppermint bark. I used melted white chocolate morsels, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of whipping cream, and a small amount of peppermint abstract. It so… 

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