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Cherry Sorbet


Sorbet (also known to some as sherbet) is a nice low-fat alternative to ice cream.  Made mainly of fruit mixed with water and its juices, the flavor is brightened with the addition of a little bit of sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice.  The icy coolness becomes a refreshing indulgence right after any meal. […]

Sweet Cherry Pie


Sweet Cherry Pie, homemade with fresh cherries, can be a bit tedious but is well worth the steps involved.  This still sounds strange to me, coming out of my mouth, as I’m embarrassed to admit that up until only months ago I thought I did not like cherries.  Even more embarrassing is the reason why.  […]

Strawberry Agua Fresca


If you did a search on here for beverages, you would find a very short list.  I really want to make a change to that, especially after guzzling this fresh strawberry drink the other week.  Now I have a catalog of homemade drink recipes I want to try, from lemonade variations to cocktails even.  I […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish


This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Must-Have Salsa – My favorite salsa can now be made in my own home.  And, this recipe makes a ton to last us days! Key Lime Pie […]

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta


There is hardly a day that I’m not in the mood for grilled chicken.  If it weren’t for the hassle of working with raw chicken (really, the only hassle is that it’s totally gross) then I think I would grill it every day.  Grilled chicken is so nice to have on hand to throw into […]