February is National Cherry Month and the best way to enjoy the holiday is to make cherry recipes, right? I’ve compiled a list of 15 recipes from my favorite bloggers (including myself, of course) to make it easier for you to celebrate.
15 Cherry Recipes to Celebrate National Cherry Month
- Chocolate Covered Cherries from SensiblySara
- Cherry Blink Cookies from Kids Activities Blog
- Cherry Crisp Recipe from Frosted Fingers
- Chocolate Cherry Cake Balls from A Mom’s Impression
- Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from MomSpotted
- Traveling Banana Split Snack Cups from The Peanuts Gang
- Black Cherry Yogurt & Granola Pie from 3 Boys and a Dog
- Cherry Brownie Parfaits from Finding Zest
- Chocolate Cherry Shake from Three Different Directions
- Black Forest Cookie Pizza from Kids Activities Blog
- Cream Cheese Cherry Meringue Pie from Momma in Flip Flops
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies from Mom Luck
- Cherry Cobbler from Viva Veltoro
- Cherry Banana Ice Cream from Finding Zest
- Cherry Pistachio Granola from Honey & Lime
As far as I can tell, National Cherry Month is in February because it includes both George Washington’s birthday and President’s Day. Also, in 1912 the Japanese people sent 3,000 cherry trees to the United States to celebrate friendship between the two great nations. The National Cherry Blossom Festival held in Washington DC every February. During the annual event, millions of cherry blossoms can be seen throughout Washington DC.
Cherries (both sweet and tart) are rich in vitamins A and C and fiber which means they’re a nutritious fruit to include in your diet as another way to strengthen your body’s defenses and improve your overall health. Tart cherries are rich in antioxidant compounds which may play a role in reducing total body inflammation as well as fighting free radicals.