Fruit Salsa

Fruit Salsa

This recipe is a great summer treat or a dish to bring to a summer party. I brought it to the beach for our annual end of the summer beach party. It is so easy to make, all your really need to do is chop everything up!!

1 pound of strawberries

2 granny smith apples

1 Lemon

1/2 pound Raspberries

2 kiwis

3 tablespoons of preserves (I skipped this part)

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Chop everything up and add it together!  Except for the lemon, juice the lemon and add to mixture. I didn’t skin the apples, and I found I did not need the perserves what so ever, the fruit created a lot of juice on its own.

The recipe also comes with home made pita cinnamon chips. To be honest I like the store bought kind better, BUT I made these anyways.

Spread butter on some pita chips, throw them in the oven under a broil, until they are brown. You can add cinnamon and sugar before or after, I did both and didnt every discover what I liked better, maybe after better.

I found more ways to use the fruit salsa, because it makes such a huge batch! The next morning I made waffles,  & used this salsa as topping! It was much tastier than plain strawberries!!! I loved it!

The next day after that we took the rest and put in lemonade. This was so good too!! I am sure there are plenty more things you can do with it, its such a versatile dish. I even ate it with a spoon!

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BlueBerry Hand Pies

My BFFL messaged me on facebook one day and asked me to make her these. Me, being the good friend that I am invited her over and actually did :).  Thanks Yahoo for the recipe!  Ingredients: All-purpose flour (for dusting) 2 cups blueberries … Continue reading

Rhubarb Pie

My dad grows Rhubarb in his garden and always pressuring me to use it!! I cut some up and peeled it and looked for some recipes, I made two pies in one night, but this one being the first. It came out great it looked beautiful and tasted good and I really couldn’t believe how EASY it was . Are pies always this easy??

  • Pre made Pie Crust

  • 1 3/4 pounds (about 6 cups) rhubarb, ends trimmed, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • Pinch of salt

  • Crumble Topping:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)

  1. STEP 1

    Place the pie dough on a floured piece of parchment paper. Using your knuckles, press edges of dough to help prevent cracking. Roll out dough to a 14-inch round.

  2. STEP 2

    Use the parchment to lift and wrap dough around rolling pin; carefully unroll over a 9-inch pie plate. Gently fit dough into bottom and sides of plate, being careful not to stretch or tear. Using kitchen shears, trim dough to a 1-inch overhang; fold under, and press gently to seal. Crimp edges if desired. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  3. STEP 3

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. with rack in lowest level. In a large bowl, toss rhubarb with sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Pour into pie shell; sprinkle with Crumble Topping. Place pie on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.

  4. STEP 4

    Place pie in oven; reduce heat to 375 degrees. Bake until topping is browned and crust is lightly browned, about 1 1/2 hours. (If topping or crust begins to brown too quickly, tent with foil.) Cool completely before serving.

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Thanks Martha!! 

Perfect summer day!!

Summer is coming to a close, and this makes me incredibly depressed. Trying to live up my last few days and squeeze in as many summer activities as possible.

Saturday night I went to the fray and Kelly clarkson concert with my best friend. Had fro yo and then went to some place called like 10149 or something and it was pretty expensive but there was a happy hour going on and we got FOUR appetizers they were all five dollars, and we felt like the fat king and queen who just have course after course brought to them.

We then drove to the concert which was at the Comcast center in Mansfield and I loved that venue. All outside but some parts are covered. Carolina liar opened and they were really really good. I need to download more of their songs. Before the concert i downloaded the set list in order and put it on my iPod so we could listen to the whole concert all the way there. All of the sudden Kelly clarkson was on stage and she did so great. It was so cool to actually see people who could perform live. The fray which I think was my favorite of the night was also great. They played such amazing songs!

After the concert we ate left over pizza in traffic and stopped at the 24 hour Walmart on the way home the one I used to frequent in college because it was right next to my school. That made me a bit nostalgic.

The next day I went sailing with my uncle. What is so special about sailing with my uncle is that he got this boat for free and fixed it up over the course of a year and made it sail-able. So not every trip is a perfect sail, but it’s ALWAYS an adventure.

This was the first time that I was going to sail, previously I had only sat in the harbor. Sailing today was my uncle joe, cousins Paul and christine and their friend Tony. We set out to catch the 3pm bridge it only opens every hour on the hour, and we made it! Out on the open sea we sailed along perfectly, I was very afraid of sea sickness, but it never happened. We sailed by the local town beach and waved to my parents who were just specs on the beach. We decided to swim!! No need to anchor we just wanted to jump in. I was SO afraid to jump in for some reason, maybe it was the recent great white shark attack or the fact that I just watched shark week, but after two tries I JUMPED IN. when I was mid air it was the best feeling knowing that I was about to do it!! We got up on the boat and jumped again, and this time did a lap around the boat, which sounds easy but was so hard because the boat is very long and was not anchored. Their friend tony slipped and fell on the boat and when ever i think about how he almost went overboard I laugh out loud. We ate lunch and headed back to shore and made the 6 o clock bridge back.

Came home and had pizza at the house with the kids and then headed out to get ice cream with Bertha. I wanted to go to this one place because I saw caramel caribou cookie dough on the menu once. It is 3.99 just for a small..pretty disgusting considering in high school me and berths frequented dock side for dollar cones of cotton candy ice cream. But I knew it was too good to be true when the ice cream HAD NO COOKIE DOUGH. I went up and asked where the cookie dough was hahaha and she said there is two kinds and she would give me a scoop of the other one.. She gave me PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL..I hate peanut butter so this was just bad all around. Decided to save the night by going to Pam’s hotel to swim in the pool…one of my favorite activities.

I now have now have one full week of work left and then off to finding a real world job…..

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