Sweet cherry pie

No lie: Celebrate Presidents Day with a homemade cherry pie. A great fruit pie is perfection made simple, and even George would appreciate that. (Los Angeles Times/Gary Friedman)

Chilled Bing Cherry Soup

Yield: Makes 4 servings

2 cups Bing cherries, pitted
1/2 cup nectarines, small dice
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar or to your taste
Juice from 1/2 fresh lime

Put all ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth.

Per serving: 274 calories; 3 grams protein; 12 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 41 grams carbohydrate; 2 grams fiber; 25 milligrams cholesterol; 44 milligrams sodium

-- Adapted from Chef Cindy Wolf