Strawberry Farro Salad with Balsamic Glazed Pecans

strawberry farro salad with balsamic glazed pecans recipe

There is so much that is GOOD about this strawberry farro salad with balsamic glazed pecans. It is just the right amount of fresh, bright, tang, and sweet, and has wonderful crunchy texture from the nuts and a toothiness from the farro. You will not be disappointed. Frankly, the balsamic glazed pecans are reason enough […]

Treat of the Week: Summer Paletas

summer paletas recipes

As the summer months continue, we will all begin looking for ways to beat the heat. Since childhood, I’ve had a love of popsicles, but it wasn’t until I moved to Texas that I realized how amazing popsicles could really be. Dotting neighborhoods throughout San Antonio are fruterias and palaterias, shops dedicated to selling fresh […]

Treat of the Week: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Pops

strawberry cheesecake ice pops recipe

We’ve reached another weekend and another Treat of the Week article. If you haven’t used your popsicle mold in a while, now is the time to dig that thing out from the back of the cabinet and get ready to embrace summer. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the season than […]

Treat of the Week: Strawberry Pie Ice Cream

strawberry pie ice cream recipe

Summer is filled with fresh fruit flavors. It should come as no surprise that July is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Coincidently, it is also National Ice Cream Month. As such, we will be featuring a different ice cream treat each Friday this month. Today we begin with Strawberry Pie Ice Cream. We didn’t eat out much when I […]

Treat of the Week: Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

banana split ice cream cake recipe

July is National Ice Cream Month. We are celebrating by bringing you a different ice cream treat for each Friday’s Treat of the Week. I think you will be pleased with the choices. To start us off we are enjoying the classic flavors of the banana split in a not so classic way. We have […]

Treat of the Week: Strawberry Strata

strawberry strata recipe

Welcome to April. March is always topsy turvy in terms of weather. There were some very chilly days and some very warm days, but I believe that spring is finally here to stay. In Dallas, it seems to only be spring for a couple of weeks. Then we move straight to summer. For me, during that ephemeral spring […]

Treat of the Week: Strawberry Mango Meringue Pie

strawberry mango meringue pie recipe

Another winter season is behind us and the promise of a fresh beginning is on the horizon. I am so anxious to get my hands on new crops of fresh produce. For now, we are using what is in season and available at our nearby supermarket.  For us, that means strawberries and mango (shipped in from California […]

Today’s Homesteading: Making Preserves

making preserves jam jelly

Our homesteading series continues this Monday with a look at canning preserves.  Of all the things canned in our home when I was a kid, this was truly my favorite. The smell is intoxicating… and I knew tasting was always likely. Canning is very easy and economical. You can purchase specialized tools, but if you […]

Treat of the Week: Basil Ice Cream with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

basil ice cream with balsamic strawberry sauce recipe

It is not everyday that an ingredient customarily used in savory applications winds up in ice cream. Our treat of the week may seem foreign to you but stick with me just a little longer. I think you will be pleased. What we are talking about here is a delicate blend of flavors that independently […]

Treat of the Week: Angel Food Cupcakes

angel food cupcake recipe

We wrap up this week with a light and airy treat… angel food.  I don’t know how something called angel food can seem so sinful.   The softness of this cupcake combined with the jam and frosting is, dare I say… heavenly.  The frosting alone could do you in. I found these dehydrated fruits at the […]