summer dessert

Watermelon Cake Pops

Summer is here!  I feel like we just got through a batch of cloudy cool weather and now the bright sunshiny days are here to stay.  Little Bug has been begging me for weeks to make her a batch of cake pops to celebrate the new season.  I couldn’t think of a better theme for them […] Read more…

Pink Lemonade Cake Pops

Every time we go into Starbucks (not that often I promise), Little Bug gets really excited about the cake pop display. I’m not sure if she just loves desserts on a stick as seen with last week’s s’mores pops or she understand the blissful happiness of devouring a cake pop, but she’s been, in her […] Read more…

Patriotic Firecracker Fruit Parfaits

When designing a party, we always start by listing all of the traditional symbols and items that are related to that theme. Fourth of July is such a fun holiday to design for because of all of the fun symbolism – fireworks, the American flag, stars and stripes, bald eagle, Uncle Sam’s hat – the […] Read more…

Patriotic Fruit Kabobs

One of my favorite additions to a summer dessert table is fruit.  I love serving guests the bounty of the season and enjoy filling the table with an assortment of berries this time of year.  I can never get enough strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and even raspberries. Instead of just serving fruit in bowls or on […] Read more…

Blueberry Cobbler Dessert

Half of the fun of going berry picking is thinking about what to make with all of the fruit.  There were lots of wonderful suggestions from friends including Greek blueberry pancakes and blueberry sauce for ice cream.  I wanted to make mini blueberry tarts with graham cracker crust.  But in the end, Mr. Mountaineer’s request for blueberry […] Read more…

A Key Lime Pie Kind of Weekend

With temperatures soaring over one hundred degrees last week, it seemed time to make the most refreshing heat busting dessert that I know – key lime pie. Having grown up a northerner, I only learned how to make one version of key lime pie as a child – the one on the back of the key lime […] Read more…

Sand Cake Trifle

It’s official!  Summer has arrived.  With the Memorial Day kick off yesterday, summer has begun.  I’m gladly welcoming the sandy beach days, cool summer treats, and evening picnics under the stars. To kick off the summer season, I made a sand cake dessert for a barbeque yesterday.  Requiring no cooking, this light dessert is perfect for a hot […] Read more…