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Blackberry-stained fingers.

Blackberry-stained fingers.

When I was a kid, my family would have this strawberries-and-milk dessert on hot summer nights.  It was delicious and simple, and kind of genius, really.  You just smashed strawberries into a bowl with some condensed milk.  And the liquid at the bottom of the bowl was like strawberry milk.  As an aside, you should … Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake

As a child growing up in suburban Long Island, I wasn’t really exposed to rhubarb. In fact, the first time I experienced rhubarb anything was in northern Michigan, as a 19 year old college student. I think my first reaction was mild confusion. I vaguely recall it tasting like a nondescript fruit-vegetable, and a sour … Continue reading

It’s not really Fall, but….

This past weekend followed the trend this winter of mild, fall-like Missouri weather– only with no signs of jack-o-lanterns or crunchy, fallen leaves.  Instead, we had near-50 degree weather and birds chirping on naked tree branches… and it reminded me that, oh, hey, I have a can of pumpkin puree in our pantry! It’s not … Continue reading