Strawberry Oat Crumble Bars: #SundaySupper

Easy strawberry oat crumbles with toasted coconut and candied ginger chips.

In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, #SundaySupper is celebrating with Red White and Blue dishes. You'd think this would be an easy one, right? I mulled around a bunch of ideas for almost two weeks. Should I make strawberry shortcake? Or blueberry pie? Then my mind drifted while I pulled out recipes for meringues with berries, and then pavlovas with berries. Too time-consuming, I decided. So I shot into the opposite direction with smoothies. Which of course led to ice cream. The more options ...

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Blueberry Bars with Peaches, Lemon, and Coconut

Blueberry lemon bars with coconut oil and lemon curd.

Secret Recipe Club: soft bite-sized cake bars topped with a smear of lemon curd, then packed with blueberries and peaches, and finished with a crumb topping. Clearly I was in a fruit bar mood when I chose this recipe. No not the kind that serves drinks where singles mingle. I'm talking food here. Dessert or breakfast bars. I think I chose my Secret Recipe Club recipe the same day I signed up a recipe  for #SundaySupper, when I chose to make Apple Pie Bars. Which is all to try to explain ...

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Mom’s Glazed Blueberry Tarts

LR Mom's Glazed Blueberry Tarts stand slider

Easy tarts spread with softened cream cheese or mascarpone, piled high with fresh blueberries, and drizzled with blueberry glaze. When my mom got married, she moved directly from her parents home where her mom did all the cooking to one that she shared with my dad. Not the adventurous type, she refused to bake anything that didn't come from a box, scrupulously followed every recipe, and had a regular rotation of meals. But every meal was thoughtfully prepared, and really good (unless it ...

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My Best Blueberry Coffee Cake

lightened blueberry coffeecake

High Altitude Baking: Fabulous lightened version of my best blueberry coffee cake, made fluffy with egg whites. I had a ton of blueberries this week, and ate them every morning with some cantaloupe sprinkled with lime juice and mint. Sometimes with a mound of yogurt, sometime not. Very healthy. Very virtuous. Very delicious. But then I started thinking about blueberry coffee cake.  By Wednesday, fluffy, streusel-crusted coffee cakes filled with blueberries were all I could think about. ...

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Berry-Pineapple Salad & Poppyseed Dressing

strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, gorgonzola, with ginger poppyseed dressing for cooking for a crowd

Mixed berries, pineapple and gorgonzola come together for a great summer salad with a ginger-poppyseed dressing. Many years ago, a far-flung group of us came together every year for a ski vacation. We rotated it a bit between Deer Valley (Utah), Aspen, and other places in Colorado. One by one, we stopped skiing for any number of reasons, and after not seeing each other for several years, we cranked the group ...

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Very Berry Mini-Pies

Very Berry Mini Pies / The Wimpy Vegetarian

Two-bite mini pies loaded with blueberries, blackberries, and a dab of cream cheese. Streusel topping includes ground flax seed and cocoa nibs. I’ve forgotten how to relax. How to flop down on a beach with nothing better to do than feel the heat of the sand between my toes, half-listen to nearby chatter and squeals muted by the waves, and just let my mind wander aimlessly. After weeks of jam-packed days filled with long “to do” lists to ...

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Blueberry Buttermilk Corncake

High Altitude Baking- Blueberry Buttermilk Corncake - slider

Buttermilk corncake studded with blueberries and topped with streusel. Also, tips for baking at high altitude. Today marks the beginning of a new series I’m calling High Altitude Baking, which until I can think of something shorter and catchier, can be found under a new tab fittingly called High Altitude Baking. We spend, on average, a week every month in one of the little towns that dot the shores of Lake Tahoe, arguably one of the ...

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