Spiked Cherry Conserve


I haven’t been making quite as much jam this year but I have been trying out a few new recipes. This one is a keeper. . . . → Read More: Spiked Cherry Conserve

Drying Cherries

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During a recent Cook the Books foray into Robin Mather’s The Feast Nearby, I had earmarked many, many recipes to try during the growing season.

One of these recipes (or rather a “How To” guide) was dehydrating cherries.

I love dried cherries and can snack on them often.   I love baking recipes that call for . . . → Read More: Drying Cherries

Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

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Stay with me here. Pasta, basil, feta, almonds AND cherries make for a delicious salad. Yes, I said fresh cherries. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Cherry Lemon Vanilla Margaritas

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Happy Cinco de Mayo, ya’ll! This will be one of the obligatory margarita postings for today’s holiday, but I hope you keep reading….it is extraordinary! . . . → Read More: Cherry Lemon Vanilla Margaritas

Lemon Pancakes with Dark Sweet Cherries

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During the winter brrr, what’s better for breakfast than a little citrus flavor?

I found the original recipe in Joy of Cooking  after finding some near dead and departed lemons on the cabinet last summer.   This recipe was delicious and made super thick, delicious pancakes.    I wanted to tweak the recipe a bit and . . . → Read More: Lemon Pancakes with Dark Sweet Cherries

Cherry-Sriracha Cocktail

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During my time at the lake this summer and my magazine reading marathon, I saw an ad for Texas Pete hot sauce and a cocktail recipe.    I decided that it sounded interesting and that a cherry-sriracha cocktail might just be an interesting combo.  (We love sriracha.)   I saved this recipe then to use in . . . → Read More: Cherry-Sriracha Cocktail

The Muddler

The Muddler from Eliot's Eats

A recipe for a refreshing cherry cocktail and mocktail. . . . → Read More: The Muddler

Cinco de Mayo Margaritas


If you have been a long time reader of EE, you may remember that The Hubs and I have a freud feud around May 5 of every year.    (Seriously, I was not trying to be funny.  I actually typed “Freud”  first.   Wow.   I have to pause for a minute to read a LOT into that . . . → Read More: Cinco de Mayo Margaritas

Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day!

Dark Sweet Cherry Cupcakes with Amaretto Buttercream . . . → Read More: Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

A Healthy Willy Wonka Treat? Here’s the latest Cook the Books post.

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How would Charlie “healthify” the Chocolate Factory? Maybe with Frozen Dark Sweet Cherry Yogurt with Chocolate and Amaretto. . . . → Read More: A Healthy Willy Wonka Treat? Here’s the latest Cook the Books post.