This week at the weekly treat

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I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t like. Well, I didn’t like pineapple for a long time, but then I finally got with the program, and now it’s one of my favorites. Nevertheless, I have met plenty of fruit that don’t really stick in my mind when I’m at the Farmer’s Market or grocery store. And one of those fruits is the pear. I am reminded how much I love pear every time I eat it, but I’m quick to forget this once I hit the store.

When I got onto Pinterest and saw a recipe for a carmelized pear pastry from Will Cook for Smiles, I was reminded once again how delicious this tasty fruit is.

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Image belongs to Will Cook for Smiles

Carmelized pear pastry from Will Cook for Smiles

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Image belongs to Sips and Spoonfuls

Poached pear crumble with chocolate from Sips and Spoonfuls

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Image belongs to The View from Great Island

Pear Gingerbread Crumb Cake from The View from Great Island

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Spiced pear muffins from theKitchn

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Healthy pear muffins from Fitness Treats

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Image belongs to The Kitchen is My Playground

Pear Walnut Crisp from The Kitchen is My Playground

If you love baking or are just getting into it, check out our Weekly Treat group for some recipe inspiration. Share your pear treats in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #lemonblueberry You can find more of my lemon blueberry inspiration on Pinterest!

the weekly treat

SONY DSCLately, I’ve seen a lot of daily/weekly/monthly challenges and was feeling a little inspired. I know I just recently became domesticated, but I have a lot of family and friends who love to bake and are always showing off with their awesome pictures of their awesome food.

So, I decided to start “The Weekly Treat,” a group on Facebook where we share our equal love for baking and all things sweet. Every Monday I will post a sweet treat. One week, it could be cookies…the next, cake. Who knows, it’s a crazy world.

Then, you can do whatever you want with it. For instance, if you are a beginner, you could find a relatively easy recipe to follow. If you’re an avid baker, this could be your chance to revisit a classic recipe or maybe challenge yourself to make something different.

Since I’m on this health kick, I’m going to challenge myself to find a healthy alternative to everything I make. I’m trying to keep all my treats below 5 Weight Watchers points per serving. I know…life is super fun over here.

We’ll all post the recipes we’re using and I’ll share any recipe I can find to provide a little inspiration for everyone. At the very least, you might find some new recipes. You could also find some new blogs to follow or even some new friends!

So, whether you’re a baking addict or you’re just getting started, feel free to join our group! You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more recipes and baking inspiration.