If you knew how commercial maraschino cherries are made, you would jump at making your own at home.
Try this delicious coleslaw sweetened with pineapple and grapes for a change.
Thyme Applesauce Recipe. Homemade applesauce is so simple to make. This version has a subtle hint of thyme flavor, however it is easily omitted for a traditional applesauce.
Do not confuse coconut milk with coconut cream. It is easy to make your own coconut cream at home.
Watermelon is dipped into a light batter, fried, and topped with powdered sugar for a unique dessert or snack.
Flowers are frozen into bowl shapes then filled with fruit salad for a beautiful presentation. Orange dressing makes a wonderful topper for any variety of fruit salad.
Lime rinds are candied and filled with sweetened coconut.
This Native American favorite can be made with or without an ice cream maker.
These tasty fried fruit fritters contain currants, almonds, and apricots.
Instead of throwing away grapefruit pith, candy it and use as a spread.
This homestyle apple dessert is mixed with walnuts and cinnamon and is sweetened with maple syrup.
Homemade honey ice cream is topped with baked figs for a fabulous dessert.
Fresh figs and raspberries are topped with an easy chocolate mint sauce and almonds.
Honey and thyme marry beautifully with figs atop Gorgonzola toasts.
Figs cooked in molasses and ginger are great with ham, pork, chicken, steak, or roast beef.
Dried figs are stuffed with a variety of sweet fillings. Great for an appetizer or dessert tray at parties.
This is a great way to preserve fruits, especially figs, apricots, and tomatoes.
Apples and figs are baked with a spiced syrup for an easy fruit dessert.
This unusual recipe features papayas with a stuffing of ground beef, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and Parmesan cheese.
Fresh sweet peaches are pickled and spiced for a real treat.
Fresh apricots and almonds marry perfectly in this easy, yet elegant dessert.
Salt-cured olives are flavorful, but somewhat bitter. Staunch olive fans love them.
These water-cured olives are flavored with lemon, oregano, wine vinegar, and garlic.
If you have an olive tree, try curing your own ripe olives at home.
Many olives are cured using lye. It is time-consuming but worth the effort, especially if you have an olive tree.