grab and go cherry hand pies

Summertime means outdoor adventures and outdoor adventures mean quick and go snack ideas. What could be more perfect than a delicious hand pie? Any berry will do, choose your favorite and enjoy! Note: You can make the dough the day before, wrap and keep chilled. Enter to win gorgeous embossed rolling pin by Embossed Co. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The … Continue reading grab and go cherry hand pies

Halibut, Cherries and Beer; An Excellent Combination by Ginger Johnson

Beer for the Halibut, I say! And what a terrific medium it is – fresh fish – to showcase beer as complement and ingredient. Since Halibut is a rather hearty white fish it’ll absorb flavors nicely. I’d encourage you to cook down some cherries with a moderate and well balanced brown style beer like Everybody’s Brewing Hoedown Brown. The caramelization as the beer cooks will … Continue reading Halibut, Cherries and Beer; An Excellent Combination by Ginger Johnson

Raise a Glass with Ginger; Cherries, Apricots and Beer

Repeat after me: Mmmmmmm. Aaaaahhhhhhh. Ooooooooo.  Cherries and Apricots are great friends of beer. Yes, you heard it here, folks. Fruit is a terrific partner with beer. Beer and fruit share a few characteristics. As they age the flavors change. There’s a tremendous variety of both. As ingredients, beer and fruit have much to offer our taste buds.  Since I love to cook in general, … Continue reading Raise a Glass with Ginger; Cherries, Apricots and Beer

Let’s Get Outdoors; Grab n Go Picnic Desserts

Fresh air is calling and ideas have been bubbling and brewing in our heads as we search for the best “grab and go” desserts for your picnic. Canadian House & Home has a fabulous layered apple dessert that I absolutely adore. The ingredients list is basic and the flavors combine very well. Ricardo Larrivee’s Apple & Maple Verrine ~ There is a separate recipe for each … Continue reading Let’s Get Outdoors; Grab n Go Picnic Desserts

An award winning cookie without the guilt ~ Definitely one of our favorite things.

Don’t you just love a secret recipe?   Especially those that include Chocolate, Almonds, Cinnamon, Ginger, Sesame, Cherries and Coconut.   Those are just a few of the delicious ingredients in Almondina’s all natural and delicious cookies. I love a good cookie and when I received an entire box of Almondina Brand Cookies, I couldn’t wait to dive in.   I opened the box, delightfully pulled out the … Continue reading An award winning cookie without the guilt ~ Definitely one of our favorite things.