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Summer Fruit Ambrosia with Vanilla Nut Cream

(Darrell tries to fix Cynthia's hot flash fan)
Gather berries and apricots when they are prime, envelop them in a little citrus sweet to fold their color and top them with this sexy little dairy-free cream made from vanilla, cashews, maples syrup and water.

The Cookus Cupboard: Nuts and Dried Fruit

(Nutty girl seeks check-out boy.)
Nuts and seeds have provided solid, whole foods nourishment to humans for thousands of years - maybe millions.  The fats in nuts and seeds are excellent for the brain and the body.  Stock up on these pantry items so you can make favorite Cookus recipes.

Aromatic Baked Apple with walnuts and raisins

(Ginger puts the truck deposit in jeopardy)
One time a friend of Steve's gave him a whole bushel of apples.  In his zeal to use them he began baking them in the evening and eating one for breakfast.  This is not just dessert.  Try a warm one with Vanilla Nut Cream.

Brown Sugar Apple Pie

(Cynthia considers gas)
Ooo la la.  Watch Steve groan with pleasure as it savors a mouthful of sweet apple pie.  Traditional, all-American, no-frills, just-apples dessert.

Caramelized Bananas

(Jane wears children's clothing)
Whole fruit plus some heat intensifies the sweetness enough to call it dessert.  Watch what bananas do under the broiler with a few flavors added. A Captain J. favorite.

Cherry Jam-filled Mochi

(Jane plants an idea)
Unique hot breakfast dish using mochi - pounded sweet brown rice.

Cranberry Apple Relish

(Home on the range or hotplate)
This recipe is much less complicated than putting up a tent.  Whether you're living indoors or out during the holiday season, include this seasonal fruit dish on your table.

Cranberry Ginger Cider

(What was Steve thinking?)
Festive hot drink for wintery weather. Fresh ginger makes it warming. Do not give this to your puppy.

Date Pecan Bon Bons

(See Jane run)
Amazingly easy, crazy delicious and easy-to-pack (unless you're carrying the whole machine). Fresh dates, orange zest and toasted pecans do the trick.

Date Walnut Cinnamon Rolls

(Jane fills in the blanks)
You can feel good about eating sweets that are made from whole foods.  These beauties are filled with whole dates and raisins to give them natural sweetness and ample fiber.  They take a little time but don't most good things?

Fruitsicles

(Good thing Jane only has one kid)
Fresh fruits, 100% fruit juices blended with coconut milk or vanilla yogurt freeze up into inexpensive, refreshing treats for all ages.

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

If Jane can make it, so can you

Mango Lime Salsa

(A brief encounter)
Cutting a ripe mango can be fun. Let Jane show you how. Adding the mango cubes to lime and cilantro and plopping it on Mole Chicken or in a Fish Taco - even more fun!

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce with Mascarpone

(Steve solves the puzzle)
Sexy pear halves take a bath in pomegranate juice than the deep red juice is reduced down to make a syrupy topping. Steve knows how to please.

Rooibos Raspberry Soda

(What is sodie?)
Google each of the ingredients in the major brands of soda pop and you may never chug a can again. Instead find out how refreshing herbal tea, raspberry juice and berry seltzer water can be.

Tuxedo Chocolate Prunes and Apricots

(A campground double boiler)
Sweet treat that is full of fiber, fun to make and couldn't be easier - is that possible???  Watch and see.