Tropical Fruit Salad

Sum-sum-summertime Salad! My favorite fruits combined with a honey & citrus poppyseed dressing is absolutely perfect : )

A vibrant, delicious salad that is always devoured. We love fruit in our house! It’s a refreshing & healthy idea for hot πŸ₯΅ summer days. What’s your favorite fruit? Hope you have a great Sunday & stay cool πŸ₯­β˜€οΈπŸπŸ’› #summersalad

Recipe by The Slow Roasted Italian


  • 12 mandarin oranges, divided (for dressing and salad)
  • 2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 pineapple, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 5 kiwi, sliced
  • 3 mangoes, cut into bite-size chunks
Citrus Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste or fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Homemade Blueberry Pop Tarts

Blueberry Pop Tarts! Bursting with blueberry filling & topped with a sweet vanilla glaze : )

My first time making homemade pop tarts — these cute snacks are easier to make than I expected. They may not be the prettiest but they’re definitely the yummiest! Fresh blueberries simmered with sugar & a splash of lemon. If the glaze is too thick, add a teaspoon {or less} of water. I also added 1/2 TSP of vanilla extract to the confectioner’s glaze.

A fun idea for kids! Have an awesome & safe day β˜€οΈπŸ’›πŸ˜ƒ

Recipe by How To Feed A Loon


  • Double recipe pie dough
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar plus 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • all-purpose flour for dusting work surface
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Optional: 1/2 TSP vanilla extract, vanilla glaze

Strawberry Coconut Ice Squares

Sweet Summer treat! Delicious little squares with strawberries, coconut flakes and condensed milk : )

A British creation that taste amazing! No flour ~ gluten free! The combination of strawberry purΓ©e, coconut flakes & condensed milk gives a light chewy texture. These little squares make a great healthy’ish treat. Have an awesome & safe Monday β€οΈπŸ™‚πŸ“ #happymonday #simplysweet

Recipe by Anna Banana


  • 24 x 20 cm baking tin
  • baking paper
  • electric mixer
  • mixing bowl
  • spatula


  • 450 g fresh strawberries hulled
  • 1/2 medium lemon juice only
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter for greasing
  • 350 g desicatted coconut
  • 397 g can of condensed milk
  • 1/3 tsp pink food colouring gel optional
  • 4 tbsp milk any
  • 4 medium eggs, whites only

Fruit Tart

A little treat to brighten your day! An easy homemade crust with a variety of flavorful fruit & a creamy custard filling : )

A summer dessert that requires minimal baking time. That’s right! The slightly sweetened crust is perfect and so easy. Loaded with an assortment of fresh fruit or keep it simple with your favorite fruit. This recipe is a keeper ! Have an awesome & safe Sunday! πŸ’›πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ₯πŸ“ #summerdessert #sweettreat

Recipe by Foodie In New York, Better Together Fruit Tart


The Crust* 

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
dash of salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted 

The Filling and Fruit Topping

1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, cold 
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Assorted fresh fruit (I used cherries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, 1/2 peach, 1 nectarine, 1/2 kiwi)
1/4 cup jelly or jam, any flavor (optional, for brushing fruit on top to make it shine)

Strawberries and Cream Cake

Strawberrylicious! Fresh strawberries, whipped cream filling and strawberry buttercream frosting : )

Strawberries pops up on my blog frequently! Layers of scrumptious strawberry flavor ~ it’s delicious, sweet & strawberrylicious. This recipe requires prep time however, it will not disappoint you.

I attempted the swooping frosting technique… decorative decor’ still remains a challenge. Continuing to practice & learn pretty presentation. Have an awesome & safe day β€οΈπŸ˜ƒπŸ“πŸ€˜ #strawberrylover #getyourbakeon

Recipe by Cake By Courtney



  • 1 1/2 cups (350 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (72.6 g) vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp (4.2 g) vanilla
  • 2 tsp (4 g) baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups (287.5 g) cake flour
  • 2 oz freeze dried strawberries measured and then pulverized into a powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.8 g) salt
  • 1 cup (232 g) strawberry puree reductionabout 3 cups chopped strawberries, pureed and simmered over the stove to thicken and reduce to 1 cup


  • 2 cups ( 462 g) heavy cream cold divided
  • 3 tablespoons (44.3 g) cold water
  • 1 tablespoon (9.25 g) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup (62.5 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2 g) vanilla extract `
  • Fresh strawberries


  • 2 cups (452 g) unsalted butter slightly chilled
  • 4 cups (500 g) powdered sugar measured and then sifted
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) freeze dried strawberries pulverized and then measured
  • 1/3 cup (76 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. strawberry jam
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2 g) pure vanilla extract
  • *This buttercream recipe makes enough to fill and cover your cake. If you want to add additional piping, you’ll want to make an extra 1/2 batch.

Peach Cobbler Popsicle

Frozen dessert on a stick! Caramelized peaches, brown sugar, a pinch of nutmeg & cinnamon with a coating of shortbread cookie crumble : )

Inspired by Unique Sweets, Frozen Sweet Pops. No water — just juicy peaches baked with a few simple spices. The baking aroma… so good! Their recipe is unavailable but I felt confident as I’ve made cobblers in the past. The end result is a frozen sweet treat ~ perfect for hot summer days + they taste amazing! Have an awesome & safe weekend πŸ’›πŸ‘πŸ€˜πŸ˜‰ #peachcobbleronastick #frozensweettreat

Inspired by Suck It, Frozen Sweet Pops

Ingredients: 6 ripe peaches, cut into small pieces – 1 TSP granulated sugar – 2 TBSP brown sugar – 1/2 TSP ground nutmeg- 1/2 TSP cinnamon- splash of fresh lemon juice – pinch of salt – 6 shortbread cookies, crushed crumble

Instructions: Add peaches to a 9×9 baking dish. Coat & stir the brown sugar, granulated sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon & a pinch of salt into the the peaches. Splash of fresh lemon juice. Bake 350 for 30 mins. Peaches should be soft. Stir & Allow to cool. Spoon mixture into the popsicle mold {I made 5 popsicles}. Freeze overnight. To remove from the mold, allow popsicles to sit at room temperature for 5 mins. Crumble shortbread cookies onto a plate. Mix 1 TSP brown sugar, pinch of nutmeg & cinnamon sugar into crumbled shortbread cookies. Stir ingredients together & coat popsicles with crumble. Enjoy!

Blueberry-Pecan Pancake Casserole

Sliced & stacked! Homemade pancakes bursting with blueberries & pecans ~ it’s so scrumptious!

A great make at home idea for breakfast or brunch. I love blueberries & pecans! Pecans are added to the batter & topped with blueberries. Drizzle maple syrup or honey sour cream on top : ) Hope you had an awesome & safe holiday weekend πŸ’›πŸ₯žπŸ˜ƒβ˜€οΈ #pancakebreakfast #goodmorning

Recipe by Country Living Magazine, Marian Cooper Cairns

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 c. chopped toasted pecans
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1 c. milk
1/3 c. sour cream
5 large eggs, divided
Unsalted butter, for griddle
1 6-oz. package fresh blueberries, divided
2 c. half-and-half
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Honey Sour Cream
1/3 c. sour cream
2 tbsp. half-and-half
2 tbsp. Honey
2 tsp. lemon zest
Kosher salt

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Chillin’ and grilling… mouthwatering Mexican Street corn {aka elote}. The combination of the sweet corn with a creamy, cheesy spicy mixture is so tasty : )

Four years ago, I experienced this delicious side at a restaurant and ordered another to go. It was that good! Perfect for a snack or side and so easy to make. πŸ˜ƒπŸ’šπŸŒ½ #streetcorn #staysafe

Between you and I ….it took me awhile to perfect tender “grilled” corn without completely charring. Peel back the corn husks, remove the silk and close the husk back over the corn. Wrap tightly in foil and grill for 30 minutes at 350-400 degrees.

Recipe by Seeded at the Table

Ingredients: 5-6 ears of corn, husked – 1/4 mayonnaise – 2 TBSP sour cream or Greek yogurt – 1/2 TSP garlic salt – juice from 1 lime – 1/4 cup grated cotija cheese {or feta, Parmesan or queso fresco} – 1 TSP smoked paprika or Chile powder – chopped cilantro, optional

Easy Crab Cakes

Lump crab cakes! I absolutely love crab : ) Lump crab, a touch of seasoning & pan fried. Plate of deliciousness!

Everyone has their version of the best crab cake. Crab should always be the star! Seasoning is great but I keep it simple. The best crab cake I ever ate… was in Maryland! It was truly the best — wish I lived there “the best”. Where is the best crab cake you ever had?

I made a side salad with mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers & balsamic vinaigrette. Plus mango avocado salsa. Happy Sunday & stay safe πŸ™‚πŸ’›πŸŒŸ #sundaycooking #crabtastic

Recipe by Pinch and Swirl {recipe link below}


  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice ideally fresh
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce such as Tobasco original
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or a high heat oil like avocado or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • kosher salt for finishing, optional
  • lemon wedges for serving
  • chopped fresh parsley or chives, for garnish, optional
  • 1 recipe Remoulade Sauce for serving, optional

No Churn Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

πŸ’ Cherries + chocolate = Deliciousness! Creamy, loaded with ripe cherries & dark chocolate pieces : )

This is my first time making no churn ice cream and it’s scrumptious! Just 4 ingredients ~ this flavor combination is similar to the popular Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Which I love!! I’m already thinking of other flavors. Add whatever your heart desires. What is your favorite ice cream?

Cherries are so photogenic! Dreaming of summer treats with the warmer weather. Plus, our local supermarkets are out of several baking products {flour, yeast}. I miss baking but no bake desserts can be just as good! Get scooping & enjoy! #cherrychocolate #icecreamtime πŸ’β€οΈπŸ¨

Recipe by Jo Cooks


  • 2 cups cherries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 cups whipping cream (500 ml)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)