Category Archives: Dessert

It’s the simple things in life…

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As we work through our surplus of apples this week, applesauce is always a favorite among the little ones. Along with a trip to the co-op, it is important for children to not only know where their food comes from, … Continue reading

Easy as Pie Apple Crisp

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September for us means a trip to the orchard and swimming in apples for the next few weeks. You can save yourself a trip and pick up some local favorites at the Valley Co-op. My daughter can eat a whole … Continue reading

Peach and Lavender Tart – a story of too many peaches!

A few years ago I went to the Leitersburg Peach Festival and I didn’t buy enough peaches. So this year I thought, hmmm, how many peaches is too many? I thought about eating peach pie, peaches in oatmeal, peaches on … Continue reading

Choco-Cherry Chunk is a Magical Banana Treat

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Something magical happens to the texture of bananas when they are frozen. Placing this sweet fruit in the freezer for just a few hours transforms it into a creamy, almost guilt-free, frozen treat. Bananas are sweet already, but the options … Continue reading

Easy Peach Foster

Wash and peel several peaches, sautee peaches in butter and brown sugar, flambee with dark rum, (add a splash or two (or 3!) of rum to the pan, and light) sprinkle the flames with cinnamon to get pretty colors, when … Continue reading

We All Scream for Ice Cream on the MD Ice Cream Trail!

It is mid-July, and the sweltering heat and humidity of Maryland summers is truly upon us. We find ourselves staring blankly at the windows or air-conditioner, brain-dead from the rising temperature. How about a brain freeze instead? July is National … Continue reading

Candied Botanicals and Syrup

February is a time for romance, and what better way to set the mood than with these elegant candied flower petals and berries?  And to make it even sweeter, all of the ingredients are available at the Valley Co-op!  I … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients For  Cookies ½ lb butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 3 cups all purpose flour 2 tbs cinnamon 2 tsp ginger, powered 1 tsp fresh nutmeg, grated Pinch salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp milk 1 tsp … Continue reading

Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (can also be made with any combination of berries or other fruits you have on hand) ½ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup old fashioned oats 2/3 cup unpacked brown sugar 6 tbsp … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Ingredients 1 small potato 2 pounds confectioner’s sugar peanut butter Instructions Peel and slice potato. In small sauce pot, cover potato slices with water and cook over medium heat until soft. Drain potato and place in mixing bowl. Beat until … Continue reading

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