Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp


Soccer weekends with my daughter can provide quality mother-daughter time and the opportunity to experience the area’s local grocery stores’ produce section.  Do others find it exciting to touch, feel and smell things in the produce section?

This past trip away we stopped at Meijers up in the Toledo area.  We were wowed by the variety of fresh fruits ready for our picking.  With this being Spring, the rhubarb stood out the most.  It was sitting there on the shelf looking amazingly fresh!  Long, firm, deep red stalks just screaming at me to buy.

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Raspberry Italian Meringue Buttercream


Anything raspberry holds a special place in my heart.  I have memories of eating rows of these plump tart fruits as a kid.  Baba and Papa (my grandparents) had two long rows of raspberries.  We had enough room to weave our way through the path but still snagged our skin and clothes on the thorns while trying to avoid the bees.

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