Friday, August 23, 2019

Blueberry Buckle | Recipes for Blueberries | Fresh Berry Recipes

I'm always on the lookout for recipes for Blueberries. Actually, any homemade fresh berry recipe! Here's a family favorite old-fashioned recipe for Blueberry Buckle that a co-worker shared years ago.

Blueberry Recipes

Homemade recipes for any fresh fruit crisp, coffee cake, cobbler and buckle are always appreciated.  Mix up a batch and share with your family, neighbors or co-workers!

I took my grandkids blueberry picking recently and we picked some beauties, so I'll be bring back this delicious Blueberry Buckle recipe for all to enjoy.

Blueberry Buckle Recipe for Coffee Cake

Homemade recipes for any fresh fruit crisp, coffee cake, cobbler and buckle are always appreciated.  Mix up a batch and share with your family, neighbors or co-workers!

Serve this homemade treat with your morning coffee, tea in the afternoon or with a dollop of whipped cream or homemade ice cream for your after-dinner dessert.

Lately my baking has been put on the back burner since I've been busy stocking my shop at Moomettes Crochet. I've added new designs for my handmade crochet dish cloths and spa wash cloths.

Blue Handmade Dish Cloths

Handmade Crochet Dish Cloths or Wash Cloths by Moomettes Crochet

These all cotton wash cloths will clean up any spills from the fresh blueberries and fluff up nicely and only get softer since they're machine washable!

Be sure to try my recipe for Blueberry Coffee Cake and Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins too!

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter
Granulated sugar (about 2 tsp.)
Whipped Cream (optional)

Grease a 9x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside

Stir together the 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt; set aside

In a medium bowl, beat together the 1/4 cup butter and the 3/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined.

Add egg; beat until fluffy.

Alternately add flour mixture and milk to egg mixture, beating at low speed after each addition just until combined.  (Batter will be slightly thick.)

Gently fold in blueberries.

Spread Batter in prepared pan.

For topper, combine the 1/2 cup sugar, the 1/3 cup flour, and cinnamon.

Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/4 cup cold butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.

Sprinkle over batter; sprinkle with additional granulated sugar.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve buckle warm with whipped cream, if desired.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Daytrip to Ray of Light Farm Animal Rescue | Fun Things to do with Kids | East Haddam Connecticut

The Ray of Light Farm, a Horse and Donkey Rescue Farm in East Haddam, Connecticut, is a fun and educational place to visit with kids and grandkids.

Ray of Light Farm - Animal Rescue

While babysitting the grandkids one summer morning I thought it would be fun for them to visit the farm.

The kids said they'd been there before for an Easter Egg Hunt, and my youngest daughter and I had been there last fall to take her two littles.

Farm Animals and Party Events

We were able to tour the farm at our own pace.  I like to mention to the kids that the animals are rescue, and this is their new home.  My grandkids were encouraged to make a donation in the donation box to help house and feed the animals.

We saw horses, donkeys, chickens, pheasants, llamas, and goats.  Last time there was a turtle and turkey there.

This time there was a pre-school group visiting, and we tagged on the end and were able to help feed the guinea pigs lettuce, which the grandkids enjoyed doing.

The farm also has a party room and sponsors events.  The kids can tour the stables, and wagon and pony rides are offered.

A non-profit organization, Parking and Admission are free, but again, donations are encouraged.

If you Go:
Ray of Light Farm
or visit on Facebook @ RayOfLightFarm

Review and Opinions are my own.© Frugal New England Kitchen

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Peach Dump Cake Recipe | 3 Ingredient Dump Cake | Fruit Desserts

Here in New England we have a plethora of fresh Pick Your Own Orchards.  Here's an easy recipe for a Peach Dump Cake using only 3 ingredients !  You can also make it with canned peaches when fresh peaches are out of season.

 My daughter and I also went apple picking at Lyman Orchards, so I'll be using this recipe to make an Apple Dump Cake.  A dump cake is very similar to a cobbler recipe.

Peach Dump Cake

Easy kitchen cleaning with these crochet handmade Dishcloths from my Moomettes Crochet Shop!

Check out my recipe for Peach Pie too!

Fresh Peach Cake Dump Cake Cobbler

2 c. fresh peaches, diced
1 box Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1 stick Cabot Butter
Cinnamon, to taste

Spray baking dish with Pam
Layer diced peaches
Sprinkle cake mix over peaches
Sprinkle cinnamon to taste
Bake 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes

Also can be made using canned peaches in heavy syrup

Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or hard sauce

© Frugal New England Kitchen