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The Best Summertime Virgin Sangria

Let me introduce you to The Best Summertime Virgin Sangria . While I love water, it is 99.999% water, but sometimes I want something else to curb that raging summer thirst! What you will need This drink is incredibly flexible as far as ingredients go. Basically you will need a variety of fruits, variety of…

Best Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Blueberries

Let me introduce you to the best lemon cornmeal cake with blueberries. Every tried cornmeal in cake? If not, I really think you should! There is something about that cornmeal texture that I just love!! Lemon Flavor This lemon cornmeal cake is loaded with lemon flavor. I don’t use any artificial flavors for…

Cherry Vanilla Floats

Remember those Roasted Cherries I posted the other day? Well, aside from making a really great topping for a variety of dishes, they also have another purpose…. Cherry Vanilla Floats. This is such a great summer ice cream drink. Basics of construction I start with the roasted cherries. Blend them well in the food…

Roasted Cherries

I love cherries. I will take them in just about any form I can get them. Roasted Cherries are definitely one of my favorites! They are simple to make, you can make them in big batches, and store in the fridge for up to a week. Plus, roasting them is a really great way to…

Rustic Blueberry and Cherry Galette

Nothing says summer like PIE! Unfortunately, pie can take a really long time to make. What about a simple galette instead? Want to get even easier? How about a Rustic Blueberry and Cherry Galette? I love the term rustic. It frees you from the perfection constraints, which I really like! You can make this with…

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

Looking for a super simple, healthy idea for the 4th of July? I have an awesome inspiration right here with this Fourth of July Charcuterie Board. It is so simple to personalize and the best party tray! Everyone will be excited to see you show up with a tray like this for your Fourth of…

Dark chocolate dipped dried fruits

One of my current favorite treats are dark chocolate dipped dried fruits. I feel a little better about them being slightly healthy. I mean…. kind of. The chocolate I like a dark chocolate, but if you prefer a semi sweet or even milk chocolate, use those. This was a Signature Reserve- a Fred Meyer…

Strawberry cake with lime buttercream

I love the strawberry lemon combo, a lot. But, I love strawberry lime even more. This strawberry cake with lime buttercream is my dream cake. Y’all, it is just so good. It is light, fluffy and has great flavor. Fresh matters! This cake uses fresh berries and limes, you really shouldn’t…

Fruit Salad with honey lime

I love fruit salads, and feel excited every year when summer hits with so much variety in fruits. I generally eat just fruit, but lately have been mixing it up a bit with a really light dressing. So, here goes the Fruit Salad with Honey Lime. The fruits What fruits to use you ask? This…

Perfect lemonade

Every warm summer day needs a tall glass of this perfect lemonade. As it’s name denotes, it is perfect. It is cool and refreshing, and with a few simple steps, it can be sitting on your table soon. Simple syrup For me, every lemonade absolutely has to start with a simple syrup. Yes…