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Easy Cream Shortcake Biscuits

Cream Shortcake Biscuits

I eat a lot of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries – not to mention other berries – during the summer when they are at their peak. Shortcakes are one of my favorite berry desserts to serve when my kitchen is full of them. They’re much easier to make then elaborate layer cakes or even cupcakes, and they allow fresh berries to shine because berries are always ... Read More »

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

When you see red, white and blue in candies like marshmallow cereal bars, they’ve usually been dyed with some kind of food coloring. There isn’t anything wrong with using some food coloring to get your desired result – I use it all the time in baked goods when I want a rainbow of colors – but food coloring doesn’t add a lot of flavor to ... Read More »

S’mores Mini Cheesecakes

S'mores Mini Cheesecakes

The combination of rich chocolate, gooey marshmallows and crispy graham crackers in s’mores is one of the most delicious food trios out there as far as I’m concerned. I’ll take any excuse to whip up a batch of s’mores and nearly always have the basic components on hand in my pantry. The bonus of having these things on hand is that I’m always ready to ... Read More »

Lemonade Icebox Cake

Lemonade Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are an excellent summertime dessert because they require no baking – and, thus, don’t heat up your kitchen – and they are served cold, which makes them a delightfully cool treat on a hot afternoon. These “cakes” aren’t really cakes at all. Icebox cakes are layered desserts that typically have a cookie or graham cracker base to give it structure, since they’re not ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Swirled Banana Yogurt Pops

Peanut Butter Swirled Banana Yogurt Pops

A banana, honey and peanut butter sandwich was one of my favorite treats as a kid. It was a little too messy for me to take in my lunch when I went to school, but I often started out my weekend mornings with one of these slightly sticky treats. The salty richness of the peanut butter was perfect with sweet bananas and honey. These elements ... Read More »

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Bananas seem to ripen extra-fast during the summer. I use them to make smoothies, popsicles and I even simply pop them into the freezer for later use in baking. As long as it is cool enough outside to justify heating my kitchen up with the oven, I also bake lots of banana bread. This Strawberry Banana Bread is a summery variation on classic banana bread, ... Read More »

Red White and Blue Berry Pudding Pops

Red White and Blue Berry Pudding Pops

Pudding pops were always one of my favorite frozen treats when I was a kid. It wasn’t just the Bill Cosby commercials that made me like them, however. Pudding gave the pops a dense, creamy texture that was very different than regular ice cream, and was very delicious. I ate my way through many boxes of pudding pops as a kid, and eventually switched to ... Read More »

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry milkshakes are delicious when they are done well. A milkshake should be flavorful and indulgent, as well as the perfect way to treat yourself on a hot day.¬†Too often, however, strawberry shakes don’t have enough fresh strawberry flavor or are so light and fluffy that you don’t get that rich ice cream consistency that you want to have in a milkshake. My Ultimate Strawberry ... Read More »

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