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Lavender_Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread Cookies with Conebella Farm Cultured Butter

Recipes bring back strong memories of the people who shared them with us. Ingredients, too, can have strong associations with people who love those ingredients. So, for me, this recipe packs some heavy emotions. It makes me miss a dear friend who shared the recipe with me. We were neighbors at the time she invited […]

Apricot Crostata

Apricot Cheddar Crostata

Do you have tasks that you dread, thinking they will take forever, but then once you get started on them you realize they’re so easy you don’t know why you’ve been putting them off? That was this apricot cheddar crostata recipe for me. It looked so fancy, and with such an unusual combination of ingredients, […]

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Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

There’s something so refreshing about cold, sweet treats in summertime. I remember eating many popsicles, freeze pops, Italian ice and my favorite, homemade popsicles, as a child. I’m not sure if it was the satisfaction of having helped out that made it taste so much better, but getting kids involved in food preparation definitely piques […]

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Tiramisu Hot Cocoa

The snow is falling today, and while farmers don’t get snow days off by any stretch, it’s always nice to warm up with a hot drink. At Conebella Farm, Don and Pam will be working hard today to make sure the cows are happy, hydrated and well-fed to make that delicious farm fresh milk you […]

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Berry Cheddar Cobbler for Two

When my husband and I lived in Chicago, we started a tradition of avoiding restaurants on Valentine’s Day. We figured they would be just too crowded. But since we still wanted to have a special meal without having to cook all day, we began to put together a great big indoor picnic with different kinds […]

Galette

Pear-Cheddar Galette

Pears fell from heaven during my childhood. Okay, well, not quite. But they did fall from several trees in my family’s front yard. When my family purchased the property, the fruit trees were aged and unkempt, but they still produced an abundance of fruit. My friends and I collected the fallen pears, careful of yellow […]

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Chilled Blueberry-Cheese Tarts in Muffin Tins

On the calendar, August looked so unassuming. But now that it is here, it’s beginning to fill me with panic as it tells me that summer will be over in a matter of weeks. It’s been a busy month, and yet it’s a month when there’s so much sweet in-season fruit I want to make the most of. […]

Bacon Crumble Apple Pie

Beyond Cheesecake

Usually when I think of cheese desserts, I think of cheesecake and….  Um.  Cheesecake.  That’s about it.  Recently, though, just in time for Valentine’s Day, I discovered that you can actually make a whole table full of cheese desserts.  You can serve aged cheddar with apples and an apple cider reduction, or fruity pastry pockets […]