Father's Day - Creating a "One-of-a-Kind" Gift

When my kids were younger I asked them what they thought was important to mommy and I will never forget their response; They said my children were important to me (that was a great start), Daddy was important to me (good), Jesus was very important to me (very good) and "One Life to Live" was important to me (Oh man, I guess my daily soap opera show had an impact on them...bummer!) Well 3 out of 4 wasn't bad!!! I love when kids can be their open and honest self. They do say the darndest things!!! So in celebrating Father's and kids, Celebrating Life and Food has created this father's day questionnaire you can print off and have your children fill out for their dad. If you need more space for

Strawberries: Strawberry Tart

My last post consists of my favorite Strawberry Jam with Coconut Rum and Lime Zest. I use that recipe to make this strawberry tart. Strawberry Tart w/Coconut Rum & Lime Zest INGREDIENTS Crust: 6 oz Cream Cheese 2 cups flour 2 sticks butter 4 T sugar ¼ t salt Filling: 8 oz Strawberry Jam with coconut rum and lime zest. (see previous post for recipe) 5 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, rinsed and patted dry Topping: 2 cups heavy cream 2 T sugar ½ t pure vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Crust: In a food processor place flour, sugar and salt and process to blend. Add cream cheese and butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Place mixture into a tart pan or individual tart pans and

Strawberry Jam Gifted

Homemade food gifts are always appreciated. The great thing about giving food as a gift is that you know people will enjoy it. Food gifts are usually eagerly consumed with in a few days if not immediately, not left to gather dust in a cupboard! Here is the link to my Strawberry Jam with Coconut Rum and Lime Zest recipe. After the jamming process I used a strawberry stamp on a piece of cotton fabric and tied twine around to hold it in place. An easy and inexpensive yet pretty way to turn jam into a lovely gift.

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