Category Archives: Desserts

Strawberries Romanoff


This is a quick dessert that can be prepared ahead to add a delightful finish to an elegant meal. Sometimes I’ll slice the strawberries and use this recipe for strawberry shortcake. This came from one of those glossy cards some … Continue reading

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Incredible Peach Melba


RECIPE IDEA You should have seen the peaches at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Beautiful rosy-red to almost-yellow skins, firm to the touch and oh the fragrance! So we bought a box. What to do with this luscious fruit? … Continue reading

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Lois’ Mixed Berries Romanoff


Recipe Idea: We had this dessert for supper tonight. Don made the shortcake and I made the berries. I changed Don’s Strawberries Romanoff from simply strawberries to a mixed berry combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Also, the original recipe … Continue reading

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The Best Blueberry Pie


IDEA The Johnson’s sent out an email in the middle of last week warning that the last of the blueberries were being picked. So we were up early on Saturday and off to the farmer’s market to get 6 pints. … Continue reading

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Strawberries Romanoff


This is a quick dessert that can be prepared ahead to add a delightful finish to an elegant meal. Sometimes I’ll slice the strawberries and use this recipe for strawberry shortcake. This came from one of those glossy cards some … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Fruits and Jellies, General Info, Gluten free, My life, Vegetarian

South Beach Mocha Ricotta Creme


Recipe Idea: This is a good dessert; its sweet and satisfying, and low in sugar. Don and I found it in The South Beach Diet cookbook. It’s not especially low in calories, however, but it is low in carbs so … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Banana Bread


The other day I volunteered to take food to a young Harrisonburg Quaker couple who just had a new baby. In addition to bringing a supper meal, I decided to also make banana bread. I had some bananas in my … Continue reading

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Baked Apples


I work for the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery at James Madison University. Yesterday, we welcomed a Jordanian landmine survivor, Kamel Al-Sa’adi, during a special potluck dinner. Kamel is visiting JMU to present a program about surviving his landmine accident tomorrow night … Continue reading

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Chocolate Coconut Pecan Tassies


I think my new favorite dessert cookbook is Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debby Maugans. I made these delicious “tassies” tonight for Erin and Julie for dinner. I didn’t have mini muffin tins, so I made them in … Continue reading

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Hot Fruited Casserole


When I was in college at VMI, one of my classmate’s parents had a cabin a short distance away. Mrs. Jordan would fix a Sunday afternoon meal for those of us gathered to fish or swim in the creek by … Continue reading

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