Cherry Round Up

Happy Leap Day!

This is the first time since I started this blog that I’ve been able to say that.

And – more importantly – how in the world is February already on its last day?

This year is flying by. But today is a bonus day. An extra 24 hours.

What are you going to do with yours?

My day will be like any other Wednesday: 40 minute drive, full day of work, drive back home, walk with Maggie, dinner, and then cuddling on the couch to end the day.

But if I could use these 24 hours as a real, extra day?

I would sleep in, make a big breakfast, watch the Today show with my coffee, take Maggie somewhere fun, maybe do some shopping, and…still end the day with dinner and cuddling. Guess you know my favorite nighttime routine.

Did you know that February is National Cherry Month? After searching through my recipes, I realized just how much I love dried cherries – that’s the only kind I use! My goal for this summer is to make some recipes using fresh local cherries – it should be fun.

But until then, here’s a few of my favorite cherry-based recipes.

Cherry, Apple, and Pecan Salad

Cherry Almond Chia Granola

Double Chocolate Cherry Bark

Homemade Izze sodas with cherry (and orange) juice

What’s your favorite cherry dish?




  1. Great cherry recipe round-up! They all look great! My favorite cherry dish is cherry pie or turnovers.

  2. I’m all over that granola!

  3. i love just eating dried cherries by themselves! So tart yet so sweet at the same time. They’re a perfect treat!

  4. I love cherries! I’ll eat them any way I can get! :)

  5. I think Leap Day should be a no-work holiday!! I hope at least people who’s bday is today take it off! And I’m still new to liking cherries so I currently only eat them dried in salads, but I think I need to give them a try in some of your above recipes!

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