Vegan Blueberry Apple Crisp

Blueberry Pear Crumble

One of the best things about summer is the prevalence of delicious fruit which can serve as the basis for many delicious desserts like this Blueberry Pear Crumble. The end of blueberry season coincides with the beginning of pear season.  What better way to celebrate the combination than with this delicious dessert?  This dessert was inspired by my Apple Crisp, and the presence of some ripe pears and blueberries that were sharing space in my  kitchen.  Why shouldn’t I combine the two into a crumble? You may be wondering about crumbles.  According to several sources, a crumble is a dessert […]

A slice of navy bean pie

Navy Bean Pie

I decided to finish out my 30 days of beans with another dessert recipe, the Navy Bean Pie.  This pie recipe is not something made by the Navy, at least not to my knowledge.  It is, in fact, made from navy beans which are reported to have been a staple food of the US Navy in the early 20th century. This pie has its roots in the culture of African American Muslims, and is truly an American original.   The navy bean is the only bean that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad allowed in the strict dietary code for the Nation of […]

Apples topped with a streusel topping ot make a delicious crisp.

Easy Apple Crisp

This recipe for Apple Crisp is very old.  I’ve been making it for Baker’s Man since we were in college.   My mother used to make it for me when I was growing up.  That’s how I learned to make it. The thing that I like most about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of complicated ingredients.  I also like that there is no crust for me to mix up and roll.   I confess.  I have crust making anxiety.  My mom was able to throw things together in a bowl, mix it up, then roll it into […]