Fresh Basil Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry and Basil Lemonade

With so many delicious fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs this time of year, it can be overwhelming. If you are wondering how you will ever use all that basil from your garden but want something other than pesto, why not try basil in a drink? This Blueberry Basil Lemonade is refreshing and unique. Perfect for [...]

12 Delicious Ice Cream Recipes

12 Ice Cream Recipes

I am refusing to let go of summer. Living in Minnesota is tough when warm weather lasts for such a short period of time.  The summer may feel as though it is almost over, but we still have time to enjoy some of the simple pleasures like eating ice cream. And while I love a good soft [...]

Mixed Berry Streusel Muffins with Blueberries and Raspberries

Mixed Berry Streusel Muffins

One of the best parts of summer, for me anyway, is berry season.  Baking with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries always seems to result in something delicious!  Whether you happen to have gone berry picking or picked some up at the farmer’s market or grocery store, this recipe is a great way to use some of [...]

Blackberry Vodka Lemonade with Pinnacle

Vodka Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

Entertaining can be expensive, especially if you are offering alcohol.  But you can save on costs by limiting your options for guests and offering a delicious mixed drink instead of several different types. By avoiding a large variety, you can use all that you purchase and once it is gone, it is gone. Jill Schultz shares this [...]

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake Cookies

Yesterday morning my middle son looked up at me and sweetly said we should make banana bread since we have super ripe bananas. That’s my boy. I like the way he thinks. But rather than go for our usual favorite, banana chocoolate chip bread, I decided it would be fun to make cookies instead.  My oldest [...]

Pineapple Pickle Bundt Cake #FarmtoJar

Pineapple Pickle Bundt Cake Recipe

If you caught my Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce post last week, you would have read about my very special ingredient. Well, I did it again.  I made a dessert using Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic pickles. Only this time, I went with kosher dill spears, and I baked a cake. Yes, a cake with dill pickle. You [...]

The Science of Baking: What Do Your Ingredients Do?

The Science Behind Baking

One of the questions we’re asked most often, and think about ourselves when posting recipes and advice, is why certain ingredients are included in baking recipes and what is their purpose.  For example, whenever you look up a baking recipe, you’ll be confronted with the common list of ingredients including flour, eggs, butter, and sugar. [...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce with a Surprise Ingredient #FarmtoJar

Strawberry Rhubarb Pickle Sauce

Last week I had a strawberry and basil sorbet at a nice restaurant. I was hesitant at first to even try it because I couldn’t imagine strawberries and basil pairing well. But because the sorbet  was served with panna cotta, one of my favorites, I couldn’t resist.  I was glad I took a chance because I [...]

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