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Tagged With: dessert

Blueberry Rhubarb Lemonade Popsicles

It’s been hot. Well, it’s been hot by this Alaska girl’s standards. Mid-70’s in the shade, and I’ve spent the week in the non-shaded garden trying to get all my starts in the ground asap. Finally almost done! But I’ve been needing something to cool off. Ice cream is easily the first thing that comes … Continue reading »

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50+ Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? Did you get all your shopping done? Get all the goodies made? All the presents wrapped? Check out this round-up of Christmas posts to help you with your last minute Christmas Preparations!   Last Minute Christmas DIY Gifts Using Fat Quarters to Make Gifts 20 Amazing DIY Gifts … Continue reading »

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Christmas Cookies Without Excess Sugar

Ah, the holidays. That time of year that everyone moves up (*out) a belt notch. The hubby doesn’t like really sweet desserts, and we both enjoy the traditional holiday seasonings. You know, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger…. all that good stuff. So when I volunteered to make cookies for our church’s Christmas service, I decided to … Continue reading »

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Fresh Pineapple Cheesecake

Fresh fruit in Alaska usually isn’t cheap. Even here on the main road system. Out in the Bush where everything has to be flown in? Forget it. Prices are sky high. Fresh pineapples are usually in the $4 range each here in our little town, but this last week, they’ve been on sale for $1.49. … Continue reading »

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Homemade Lemon Curd

Remember those fruit tarts I made for a little girl’s fairy garden party a while back? I had the hubby buy me two beautiful, organic lemons because I had big plans to make a delicious lemon custard for the filling. I ended up running out of time and whipped up a quick cream cheese filling … Continue reading »

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Fairy Garden Party Fruit Tarts

My cousin asked me to make fruit tarts for her little girl’s third birthday party. We spent a few weeks prior sending pins to each other on Pinterest of all the cute ones we found. I ended up mixing and matching different styles and ideas to come up with a tasty recipe and cute fruit … Continue reading »

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Old Fashioned Cast Iron Skillet Berry Cobbler

It may only be the middle of August, but underneath that warm heat from the sun, there’s a fall chill in the air. It’s coming quickly! It’s almost time for hot chocolate, cozy sweaters, fires in the woodstoves, hearty stews, pumpkin-flavored everything… In preparation, I used the huckleberries I gathered on our last boat trip … Continue reading »

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Cranberry Jello Salad AKA Jello Crack

I’m usually not a big fan of cranberry sauce. It’s just never been my thing. When a sweet little old lady, who we used to go to church with, gave our family her recipe for Cranberry Jello Salad, it took over the cranberry sauce’s place on my holiday plates. This recipe is one of those that … Continue reading »

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Modern Danish Kransekage-Christmas Tree Cookies

Now that Christmas is fast approaching, I decided to go ahead and make my version of the modern Danish Kransekage, a star shaped Christmas tree made of cookies. Did you see the rest of our Danish Christmas? See it here! Kransekage is a Danish and Norwegian (kransekake) tradition for special occasions like weddings and baptisms … Continue reading »

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Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake

I love my cheesecake recipe. It’s so yummy. I’ll take a plain cheesecake over one covered in berries or with chocolate any day. But for this fall, I decided to play, and I love my new Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake! I decided to make my own pumpkin spice and after looking at a lot of different recipes, I … Continue reading »

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