<img src="http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=&c3=&c4=&c5=&c6=&c15=&cv=2.0&cj=1" />

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp {3-year wedding anniversary}

I’m not sure what it says about the state of my marriage that for Ben and my first-year wedding anniversary I made a mini tiered layer cake, for our second I made a one-bowl skillet cake, and for our third, I made the ultimate in all lazy desserts: a Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. Clearly, I’m slipping.

Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

In my defense, Ben prefers desserts that are of the homey, less fussy variety than the fancy Sprinkles Bakeshop Fresh Strawberry Layer Cake (with fluffy cheesecake frosting!) that I made for our one-year wedding anniversary. Our wedding cake was strawberry, so I thought it would be fun to recreate it, and I’m glad I did—that recipe is the best strawberry cake I’ve ever had, and I’m glad we ate it together, fresh newly weds that we were.

For our two-year anniversary, I thought about making the strawberry layer cake again, but it occurred to me that, in our growth of comfort with one another as husband and wife, wouldn’t it make sense to have a more comfortable dessert? I kept the strawberries for tradition but lost the fuss, and this one-bowl Roasted Strawberry Almond Skillet Cake came into being. It’s now one of my favorite desserts for entertaining, because it’s so easy to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. Easy and healthy recipe

As we approached our three-year anniversary, I deliberated what strawberry dessert I should make to commemorate the milestone. Strawberry cheesecake, strawberry mousse, and this outrageous strawberry pie all crossed my mind, but honestly, the dessert that feels the most appropriate is one of the most simple: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.

Pesto Quiche with Sundried Tomatoes and Parmesan. Beautiful and healthy too!

Sundried Tomato Pesto Quiche

Quiche: the new travel snack. Okay, “snack” might be a little aggressive, but I guarantee that if I whip out this golden-crusted, green goddess of a quiche on my next flight and offer my...

Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Darn Good Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Whenever I leave this world, I hope that my friends and family will think of me fondly and say, “That Erin. She baked a serious pie.” Hopefully, they’ll also mention something about my being...

Pea Dill Feta Crostini

Spring Pea Crostini with Feta and Dill

When life demands a little fancy, just add an “ini.” Having the boss over for drinks? Pour her a martini. Hoping to woo your dinner date? Serve fettuccini. Throwing a dinner party and need...

Curried Deviled Eggs. A tasty twist on classic deviled eggs that is even better than the original!

Curried Deviled Eggs

Growing up, I had a master Easter egg hunt strategy: hoard the plastic, candy-filled eggs (otherwise known as the “good” eggs); avoid the real, hard boiled (“bad”) eggs. No mini-Snickers or Starburst Jelly Beans...

Fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze

Fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

As a child, I spent long, happy hours on lazy afternoons searching the clouds for familiar shapes. Puffy whales, fat kittens, and bumpy dinosaurs made frequent appearances. Now, every time I look up, I...

Cheesy Chicken Asparagus Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Asparagus Casserole

I spend the first few weeks of every March waiting for spring like it’s a tardy prom date. I sit impatiently on our porch, nails painted an optimistic pink, wondering exactly how long I...

Irish Whiskey Ice Cream with Salted Caramel

Irish Whiskey Ice Cream with Salted Caramel

As a reasonably responsible adult capable of navigating public transportation, paying bills on time, and operating a washing machine, I recognize that certain days demand restraint. We best fasten our top button, order a...

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Heritage: the things that define us, that make us up. Heritage is something we are given, which means that, at some point, it must also be something we leave behind us. Heritage dares to ask both,...

NEVER MISS A RECIPE! Subscribe to have new posts delivered to your email inbox: