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20 berry-licious recipes

Berries are good and good for you! Enjoy their sweetness in these tasty treats.
  • Blackberries and raspberries

    Raspberries and blackberries have more in common than the space they typically share in supermarkets. Both are caneberries, which grow on woody canes or stems (whereas blueberries, for example, grow on bushes). But more important, they're two of the best--and tastiest--little things you can eat for your heart. Raspberries are very delicate, so don't wash them under running water. It's best to put them in a single layer in a shallow colander, then loosely cover them and briefly immerse the colander in water.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blueberries

    Blueberries can help lower your risk of heart disease. Other berries may play a role, too. Recently, a small Finnish study found that a diet rich in berries may even boost HDL, or good cholesterol, and improve blood pressure. In the study of 73 middle-aged men and women, those who ate strawberries, black currants, and lingonberries saw their systolic blood pressure drop 7.3 mmHg and their HDL level rise by 5 percent.
    <br>When you're shopping for blueberries, remember that color, not size, indicates ripeness. Look for berries that are adeep purple-blue color, plump,and firm. <br>

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Barbecued salmon with fresh raspberry salsa

    Raspberries, nectarines, pecans, and barbecue sauce combine together beautifully to top grilled barbecued salmon.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Piled-high shortcake

    Use whatever berries you have on hand to make this classic dessert. The cream layer is made with fat-free cream cheese and nonfat yogurt, so this is a dessert you can feel good about feeding your family!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blueberry-corn relish

    Grilled corn on the cob, fresh herbs, blueberries, and serrano chile peppers make this an unexpected summer treat with a hint of spice.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Grilled halibut with blueberry-pepper jam

    Sage and pepper help bring out the tantalizing flavor of the blueberries in the easy-to-fix jam topping. You can serve the jam with any grilled or broiled fish. It's great with chicken, too.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Red, white & blue parfaits

    This patriotic treat is perfect for a Fourth of July picnic, but easy enough to make any day of the year!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Berry-cream cheese tart

    Light cream cheese and dessert topping make a cheesecake-like filling for this pretty tart. Use whichever berries you like best!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Berry pudding cake

    The "cake" top on these individual cakes bakes while the berries bubble in their own juicy sweetness underneath.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Berry dessert nachos

    Bake cinnamon tortilla chips until crispy, then top with berries and low-fat cream topping. Kids will love this healthier version of nachos.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Lemon-blueberry semifreddo

    This frozen treat is perfect on a hot summer day! Mix and match berries and ice cream flavors for a different dessert.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blueberry-raspberry crisp

    Hot, bubbly berries topped with a crispy, crunchy crust ... don't forget the vanilla ice cream!
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    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Sugar snap pea & berry salad

    Make good use of the sugar snap peas, greens, and berries from your garden with this tasty salad. Add some grilled chicken or salmon, and this side salad becomes a filling main dish.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Very raspberry pie

    Turn fresh raspberries into a creamy refrigerator pie in no time at all!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Pork chops with raspberry sauce

    A sauce made from raspberries and herbs is the perfect accompaniment to juicy baked pork chops.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Curried chicken salad with blackberries and cashews

    Give ordinary chicken salad a kick with curry, cashews, blackberries, mango chutney, and ginger.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blackberry-cream cheese pie

    Blackberry lovers rejoice! This chilled pie has blackberries on the bottom layer, mixed into the cream cheese layer, and on top in the sauce. (Yes, you can use other berries too!)<br><a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2011/05/09/black... target="new">Get the recipe</a><br>

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blackberry scones with Devonshire cream

    Blackberries give a juicy burst to these delicious scones, and the Devonshire cream is the perfect sweet topping.<br><a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2011/05/02/black... target="new">Get the recipe</a><br>

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blueberry cream cheese pancakes

    These may be the best pancakes you ever make. The cream cheese gives them a creamy tang, paired perfectly with juicy, plump blueberries.<br><a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2010/08/19/blueb... target="new">Get the recipe</a><br>

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Grilled triple-berry pies

    Fire up the grill! Whip these easy hand-held pies together while your steaks are cooking, and let them grill while you eat. Dessert will be ready when you are!<br><a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2010/06/15/grill... target="new">Get the recipe</a><br>

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blueberry smoothies

    Antioxidant-rich blueberries lend a delightful purple hue to this creamy yogurt sipper. It’s terrific for breakfast or as a midday pick-me-up.
    Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012
  • Blackberry salad with pork

    Greens, blackberries and pork make a delicious main-dish salad. Add toasted pine nuts for extra crunch. Get the recipe.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: May 10, 2012

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