Treats

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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…

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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…

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Strawberry and Donut Kabobs

Of all of the breakfast goodies in the world, Mr. Mountaineer’s favorites are donuts.  He always tells such loving stories about going to work with his dad on warm summer mornings as a kid.  They would always stop and pick up this tasty treat to eat at the job site or in the car.  At least […] Read more…

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5 Essential Tips for Making Amazing Cake Pops

Okay, I won’t deny it, I love cake pops.  The perfect combination of cake, frosting, and chocolate coating makes them an addictive little treat and irresistable dessert at parties. So when I had the opportunity to attend a cake pops baking class on Mother’s Day, I signed up immediately.  I was determined to finally learn […] Read more…

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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…

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Twinkie Graduation Diplomas

Ever since I started following party blogs, I’ve started to look at snacks differently.  What used to be just a roll of black licorice, I now see as a checker piece.  Or a bowl of blue jello suddenly becomes a shark tank. (More on that later.)  It has become almost a game to imagine how to transform these […] Read more…

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Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroon Nest Cookies

I love coconut macaroon cookies.  Not to be confused with their spelling cousin macarons, coconut macaroons are definitely a dessert that I can tackle in the kitchen.  Their sweet pillowly goodness of coconut, vanilla, and egg whites (lots of egg whites) baked into a mountain melts in your mouth. When I hosted my recent party, […] Read more…

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St. Patrick’s Day Push Pops

The minute I saw my first cake push pop, I knew I had to create some.  It’s exciting to think about devouring the perfect proportion of cake and icing in one single bite.  Plus, cake push pops look so pretty at a party.  It’s another fun way to integrate the party’s colors into the desserts. […] Read more…

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