Please explain to me how it’s August? Not even just August, but the second week of August. I’m torn between: where did the summer go?! And yippeee fall is almost here! Of course that brings other emotions. Our oldest will be starting kindergarten and I’m both excited for her and a bit sad. The last five years have seriously flown by. New friends, new school, new experiences all wait for her.

If you’re a new parent, believe me and everyone else when we say time passes in the blink of an eye. Enjoy every amazing moment and try not to dwell on the hard or sometimes miserable. It all flies by extremely fast.

Then there is the other side of fall. The season! There’ll be cooler weather and fewer bugs. Both are a huge plus in my book. It’s beyond muggy out today. I just can’t take it. And bugs… I’d rather live without them!

Fall also means the end of cherry season. My local store has still been stocked full of gorgeous cherries but their time is definitely coming to an end. I figured, why not save some to enjoy for the winter! Frozen fruit is perfect for baked goods and shakes! If you have a little bit of room in your freezer and love cherries, you must do this. It’s beyond easy.

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Freezing Cherries


  • 1 bag of ripe cherries


  • Remove pits and stems. Slice cherries in half. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place in freezer until fully frozen; 8 hours or overnight would be best. Transfer to a freezer safe bag or container for long term storage.
  • Use as you normally would for baked goods or shakes.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Cherries