Summers and Berries and Fresh Berry Tart with Rosemary

This Fresh Berry Tart with Rosemary is made with Pennington Farms Tayberry Jam; a delightful summertime dessert that you can make in 30 minutes.

Fresh Berry Tart with Rosemary | ReluctantEntertainer.com

For a taste of summer, late into the season, what a wonderful treat to go to your freezer and have a bag of frozen berries for smoothies, cobblers, crisps, and desserts. This is exactly what my mother taught me to do. She always had bags of berries measured in the freezer for last-minute company. Mom was so good about thinking ahead. I guess she was forced to, since we girls picked buckets of blackberries late in summer.

Summer jam.

You can only make so much jam. We had an over-abundance, where mom’s friends paid us $1 a gallon. So if we picked 5 gallons, we’d be $5 richer. I loved to spend my money, where my sister Linda was a saver. I’m not sure what my oldest sister did with her money. She was a sewer and always at the fabric store, which I hated. Going to a fabric store to me was like going shopping for most men who hate to shop. Pure dread.

The Silence of Nature and Peach Breakfast Cake

Peach Breakfast Cake

This Peach Breakfast Cake is made with fresh peaches; delicious served for a breakfast or brunch! This past weekend, my husband and I drove up to Union Creek, near Prospect, Oregon to spend a night in our VW. It was cool, beautiful, and we enjoyed every moment. Our friends were...

Poolside Snacks with Make-Ahead Turkey Sandwich Kebabs

Make-Ahead Turkey Sandwich Kebabs

These Turkey Sandwich Kebabs are the perfect, healthy treat that you can make ahead for lunches, picnics, or pool parties. This post is sponsored by #TheBestTurkey, Foster Farms All Natural Lunchmeat. Our kids are older now, but we still have a lot of activities and parties and people into...

Influenced by Others and Summer Garbanzo Tomato Salad

Garbanzo Tomato Salad | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Summer Garbanzo Tomato Salad is delightful to enjoy or serve to guests any time of year, but especially with fresh garden tomatoes and fresh herbs. I think about the homes we are given and how they meet our needs. When we bought our current home, ten years ago,...

Crock Pot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches + Win Airfare for 2 {$1700 value} #ShareaCokeContest

Crock Pot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This Crock Pot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe is the perfect dish to make ahead of time, before a camping trip, for a fabulous dinner! Friends! Today’s my last post with an amazing opportunity for you to win vouchers for (2) round-trip flights to anywhere in the continental U.S.,...