Category Archives: Fruit

100 Delicious Strawberry Recipes From Pinterest for National Strawberry Day (February 27)

The delicate, delicious strawberry. So perishable, yet so versatile. Don’t let the cold winter wind deter you from enjoying one of these delicious recipes for strawberry smoothies, ice cream, or salads. The groundhog may have said “More winter,” but National Strawberry Day says that the growing season is just around the corner!

We’ve put together a list of 100 of the most popular strawberry recipes on Pinterest. You will find mostly delicious dessert recipes with strawberries, but also refreshing strawberry beverages or healthy strawberry salads. Happy National Strawberry Day!

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100 delicious straeberry recipes from Pinterest

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Top 100+ Best Apple Recipes of 2014 for National Apple Month + Submit Your Own Recipe!

October is National Apple Month! National Apple Month is the only national, generic apple promotion in the United States. Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it was expanded to the entire month of October. National Apple Month´s mission is to increase apple industry sales, and to enhance consumer awareness and usage of apples and apple products.

Top 100 Best Apple Recipes of 2014

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10 Delicious Apple Dumpling Recipes for National Apple Dumpling Day (September 17)

September 17 is National Apple Dumpling Day. An apple dumpling is a pastry filled with apple, cinnamon and occasionally raisins. Apples are peeled and cored, placed on a portion of dough, then filled with cinnamon and sugar. Then the dough is folded over the apples and the dumplings are baked until tender.

Apple dumplings are an ancient British food, described in print from the 17th Century. They were even more popular in the American colonies and Early American period because apples grew well here, dumplings can be made from dried apples as well, and vast boiling pots were the easiest form of cooking to tend and add to in the hearth cooking days.

Here are 10 delicious apple dumpling recipes to try today. Happy Apple Dumpling Day!

10 Delicious Apple Dumpling Recipes for National Apple Dumpling Day (September 17)

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15+ Delicious Raisin Recipes for National Raisin Day (April 30)

April 30 is National Raisin Day.

Raisins are basically dried grapes. They are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing.

Raisin varieties depend on the type of grape used, and are made in a variety of sizes and colors including green, black, blue, purple and yellow. Raisins are traditionally sun-dried, but may also be water-dipped and artificially dehydrated.

Raisins are low in fat and contain important nutrients like iron, copper, calcium, and antioxidants. They can contain up to 72% sugars by weight, most of which is fructose and glucose. Raisins also contain about 3% protein and 3.7% – 6.8% dietary fiber. They are also high in certain antioxidants but have a lower vitamin C content than fresh grapes. Raisins are low in sodium and contain no cholesterol.

Here are 15+ delicious raisin recipes to celebrate National Raisin Day:

15+ Delicious Raisin Recipes for National Raisin Day (April 30)

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15+ Amazing Blueberry Pie Recipes for National Blueberry Pie Day (April 28)

April 28 is National Blueberry Pie Day. Sweet, fresh blueberries are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients. Take a look at these 5 interesting facts about blueberries:

– Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.
– Because of the high amount of antioxidants in blueberries, it is thought that they may help prevent damage caused by cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
– Blueberries grow best in acidic soil at a pH of four to five and make a good container plant.
– The peak season for fresh blueberries runs from mid-June to mid-August.
– The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of blueberries, harvesting a total of 564.4 million pounds of cultivated and wild blueberries in 2012.

Here are 15 delicious blueberry pie recipe variations that you can try RIGHT NOW. Happy Blueberry Pie Day!

15 blueberry pie recipes for National Blueberry Pie Day (April 28)

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Best Apple Recipes on the Net (October 2013 Edition)

Apples are so versatile that while they are great to eat raw, they also make a delicious addition to baked goods, salads, sauces or stews. Apple recipes make the most of apples when they are in season. Apples come in so many colors, shapes, and sizes. Their flavor can range from crisp and sour to soft and sweet. The beauty of the apple is that its taste will change from year to year depending on the growing conditions. In fact, flavor can vary from apple tree to apple tree and even from orchard to orchard. So whenever possible buy your apples from a local orchard or farmer’s market and remember what Horace once said “Whatever variety of apple you eat, to get the best make sure to buy only those picked by the light of the waning moon”.

If you enjoyed our collection of the best apple recipes in August, you will also like this list of the best apple recipes posted on the food blogosphere in the month of October 2013:

Best Apple Recipes on the Net (October 2013 Edition)

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Best Apple Recipes on the Net (August 2013 Edition)

Although it might look like a simple piece of fruit, there’s a lot more to an apple than meets the eye. Apples are a good source of a variety of vitamins and minerals. Studies have also established an association between apple consumption and numerous health benefits. An apple a day will do a lot more than just keep the doctor away.

Apples are so versatile that while they are great to eat raw, they also make a delicious addition to baked goods, salads, sauces or stews. Apples are in season August through November so make the most of the fall harvest with these delicious recipes with apples.

Here are the best apple recipes from the month of August 2013. If you think other recipes also deserve to be on this list, please leave a comment.

Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze

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Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze recipe by Michael @ Inspired by Charm

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38 Healthy Orange Julius Recipes

Orange julius is a mixture of orange juice, milk, sugar, ice and vanilla flavoring. Smooth and creamy, this drink is usually served at the mall.

Want a trip down memory lane? These wholesome, real-food throwback versions of an orange julius recipe are the perfect way to enjoy the sweet, fresh oranges coming into season.


38 healthy and delicious orange julius recipes (the food explorer)

Here are 38 healthy and delicious orange julius recipes that you can make at home.

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