Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping

We are enjoying the end of the local blueberry harvest this week, and this is a wonderful way to extend the joy into the fall and winter. (If you’re a regular reader, you’ve already heard me extol the virtues of Oregon strawberries!) I will pick a few flats of berries, eat plenty of them fresh,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping”

Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)

I’m not sure this one quite counts as “weekend food prep,” but I made cupcakes for my brother-in-law’s birthday, and they were so wonderful and luscious, I had to share. First things first, I did not create the chocolate cake recipe myself. I followed the directions from this video on youtube from America’s Test KitchenContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)”

Weekend Food Prep: “Guilt-Free” Cream Cheese Shortcake

*shudders* Ok, I hope all my regular readers know me better than to believe that the following recipe follows any kind of food rules, avoiding whatever supposedly ails us this month so that we can fit it into whatever arbitrary restrictions we’ve decided to impose upon ourselves! You know how you make dessert guilt-free? YouContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: “Guilt-Free” Cream Cheese Shortcake”