Apple Custard Pie

I love it when old cookbooks to the rescue. In this case, it’s the 1976 version of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. My daughter initially wanted to make an apple crisp for dessert but ended up making this apple custard pie. It’s easy to make because you just pile the peeled and sliced apples […]

Broiled Apricots with Blackberries and Mascarpone

My apricot tree is fully loaded so apricot desserts are on the menu. Here’s a very simple one I saw in Pure Simple Cooking: Effortless Meals Every Day by Diana Henry. Preheat your broiler. Halve your apricots and put them skin side down (cut side up) in a baking dish.  Dot with a bit of […]

Cherry Crunch from Joy of Cooking

This is like a crisp but with the crunchy oatmeal based topping also added to the bottom of the dish as well for double crunchy goodness.  The recipe is straight from Joy of Cooking, one of the books that would be on my list of “if you could pick just one cookbook” except that I […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

The rhubarb in the garden is ready!  I planted it three years ago, so left it alone the first year, then harvested lightly last year. This year I get to go to town. 🙂  I shared some with a neighbor I know loves rhubarb. My daughter and I made a strawberry rhubarb pie the other […]

Custard and Strawberries

My youngest was home visiting from college this weekend and we walked down to the Farmer’s Market together Saturday morning. She misses good fresh fruit and we picked up a few baskets of strawberries.  Many were eaten as we walked through the rest of the market, getting some radishes, carrots and a few other vegetables.  […]