Melon and Tropical Fruit Salad

Growing up, fruit salads were an ever-present dish at family gatherings. I don’t mean the fruit cocktail from a tin can with maraschino cherries. Homemade fruit salad, full of home-canned fruits, like peaches, apricots, and…

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites I’ve seen so many strawberry cheesecake bites that involve stuffing the cheesecake mixture into the strawberry. Those are delicious, but I wanted something that was faster and less fussy – I didn’t…

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins I grew up eating homemade muffins – at breakfast, tucked into my lunchbox, as an after-school snack, and even as treat after dinner. My mom’s specialty was blueberry. They were so good, and I…