Category Archives: Desserts

Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue

Prepare yourself for a mini-vacation to the Hawaiian Islands with my recipe for Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue. This pineapple cream pie captures the fresh flavor of pineapple with every rich and creamy bite. It’s one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Himalayan Blackberry Pie

Should we thank Luther Burbank for introducing the Himalayan Blackberry to the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century?  The plump, juicy berries have supplied us with delicious pies, syrups and jams that burst with flavor, but on the … Continue reading

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Blackberries Create a Love Hate Relationship

Should we thank Luther Burbank for introducing the Himalayan Blackberry to the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century?  The plump, juicy berries have supplied us with delicious pies, syrups and jams that burst with flavor, but on the … Continue reading

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By the Seat of Our Pants

“By the Seat of Our Pants” is a summer tale by Cynthia Briggs. The story was a winner of a summer writing contest offered by the Women’s Memoirs website and subsequently published in an award-winning anthology, Seasons of Our Lives: … Continue reading

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Blueberry Orange Cake

Blueberry Orange Cake 1-quart blueberries, fresh or frozen ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 orange or lemon cake mix (1 lb. 3 oz.) 1 cube margarine or butter, melted Place blueberries in lightly greased 9″ x 12″ x 3″ baking dish, … Continue reading

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Apple Pumpkin Pie with Crumb Crust

This month’s Recipe of the Month combines the familiar taste of cinnamon, spice and everything nice with crisp fall apples and thick, rich pumpkin to create an unusual and delicious all-in-one pie. For a crunchy twist, I’ve added a sweet … Continue reading

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German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake is a vintage recipe that fully deserves the spotlight as Recipe of the Month. A longtime friend, April Poirier, gave me the recipe back in the early 70s. I still have the original recipe, handwritten on a … Continue reading

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Blueberry Almond Tart

Blueberry Almond Tart Crust: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans Filling and Topping: 6 ounces low-fat (or regular) cream cheese (not the whipped type), … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue

Prepare yourself for a mini-vacation to the Hawaiian Islands with my recipe for Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue. This pineapple cream pie captures the fresh flavor of pineapple with every rich and creamy bite. It’s one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Frosted Danish Dapple Cookies

These cake-like spice cookies are a treat for all cookie lovers. They’re filled with sweet chunks of apples and wholesome oatmeal, which makes them soft and moist with a crowning drizzle of Vanilla Cream Frosting. They are indeed one of my favorite fall … Continue reading

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