Just in time for the holidays – Simple pear tart

I disappeared again, it seems, but I didn’t disappear too far.  However, the holidays will drag me back into the spotlight.  Thanksgiving meant a lot of food was made to be eaten, and as usual, I tend to be in charge of desserts.  Now in my family, there are several people with diabetes and other…

Have another cherry: Cherry-cream cheese turnovers

My roommate has spent the years that I’ve known her vehemently protesting eating cherries because they “tasted like medicine.”  I had to constantly tell her that only cherry medicine tasted like medicine, but she would not be swayed.  About a year ago, I had her try a real cherry, and she was very surprised to find out…

X-Tastic Smoothie: The Pixie

Today was a say anything smoothie day.  (Yes, I know that Miss Vita Boheme talks about a say anything ‘hat’ day, but I didn’t want to wear a hat; I wanted to drink a smoothie, so there.)  And today, I felt like making my favorite smoothie combination: strawberry and pineapple. As per the last smoothie,…

Cool blast of summery sweet: The Blink Smoothie

But first, let me advertise a bit.  See, for a long time, I thought a lot of the new-fangled gadgets were a bit silly.  The Keurig/Mr. Coffee single cup coffee makers, small bowls and such for setting aside chopped veggies and spices (doesn’t that just make more dishes to have to wash?), cherry pitters, bagel…