Easy Strawberry Salsa Recipe

strawberry salsa recipe

Strawberry picking is always a fun thing to do in spring when they’re in season. But without our strawberry monster of a niece at our side, most of the time we pick more than we can use! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of creative ways to use strawberries, like this easy Strawberry Salsa recipe. It’s super quick to prepare and made with basic ingredients.

Poached Pears with Pinot


Poached Pears sounds like such a fancy, difficult dish. But it’s not. Really. If you can peal fruit, stir and simmer, you’ll have no problem. AND it’s perfect for the holidays, because it can be made ahead of time with a little rewarming of sauce. I do love a dish that can be made ahead.

Chess Pie

Chess Pie

I find some of the best recipes are the more simple ones, and this Chess Pie is no exception. While it may start with humble ingredients the results are far from it. A sweet custard pie with a hint of nutmeg that needs no other adornment or extra toppings.

Oatmeal Pie

Oatmeal Pie

This week of pie recipes begins with an old-fashioned, yet new to me, Oatmeal Pie. I’ve had quite a hankering for a good oatmeal cookie for about a week now which made me wonder about making an oatmeal pie. I did a quick search for Oatmeal Pie, and of course it exists. What combination of food doesn’t?

Ale Almond Roasted Apples

Ale Almond Roasted Apples

Ale Almond Roasted Apples will not only make for a delicious end to a comfort meal, but will have your home smelling like a cozy respite in no time. And like most food we enjoy in our home, Ale Almond Roasted Apples are easy and affordable.

Grilled Peaches with Margarita Cream


Grilled Peaches with Margarita Cream is my kind of peaches and cream. Fresh peaches are so satisfying on their own, but grilled and topped with a simple flavor-filled homemade Margarita Cream takes them to a whole new level.

Mexican Dipping Chocolate


    Check out this super simple Mexican dipping chocolate recipe I found over at Tasty Kitchen called The Ultimate Mexican Hot Chocolate. Other than hunting down some Mexican chocolate and masa harina (I found at my local grocery), it’s easy peasy.

Chocolate Caramel Apples


One of my favorite treats of all time has to be a Chocolate Caramel Apple. I’ve never much cared for a candy apple, and a caramel apple, while certainly a delicious combination, has always been a little to messy for my liking. But dip a caramel apple in chocolate and something magical happens. I don’t know what it is, but it’s magic, man. The chocolate seals the gooey caramel in and combines with an excellent crunchy apple to create flavor perfection in my book.

Roasted Cherry Parfaits


Cherries are perfect for so many different dishes. I was tempted to go with a summery cobbler or crisp, since they’re always nice with fresh fruit, but I’ve been trying to keep things on the lighter side and simple, so I decided on a using them in a Roasted Cherry Parfaits that could be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.

Frozen Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Pie

Frozen Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Pie

In an effort to slim down some recipes, in order to slim down, I made a lighter pie perfect for the summer heat: a Frozen Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Pie. This pie couldn’t be easier. A few simple ingredients + a few simple steps = a few simple calories (approximately 300 calories for 1/8 of a pie). And it can be made way in advance for parties, then thawed in the fridge until desired consistency before serving.

Strawberry Tart


This Strawberry Tart had been hanging around in the back of my mind for a while, so a few weeks ago I thought I’d see if it would work. Plus with a little too much puff pastry in the freezer that has accumulated from the holidays, it was the perfect excuse to give it a go. The pastry was thawed, the edges turned up, and sliced strawberries were spread across the pastry.

Uncle Bobby’s Banana Pudding Recipe


My Aunt Carole has compiled two cookbooks featuring many family recipes. I found Uncle Bobby’s recipe for Banana Pudding in one of them while hunting for something else. I forgot what I was looking for and happily settled on this instead, Uncle Bobby’s Banana Pudding. My fifteen year old daughter got wind of what was being made and pretty much took charge, working through the recipe herself.