Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert #SummerDessertWeek

Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert | A dreamy, no-bake treat with a graham cracker crust, berries and cream

While the berries are ripe and juicy, it’s time to whip up this exquisite Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert!! This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette | A marvelous entree or side salad!

This refreshing Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette is a marvelous summer entree with fresh corn, jicama, avocados, tomatoes and more! Add some chicken or shrimp for a heartier meal!

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad for a Crowd | Perfect for showers, luncheons and more!

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad for a Crowd

I made a batch of this Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad for a recent bridal shower. Piled on mini croissants with a lettuce leaf, it was the perfect luncheon entree.

French Silk Pie Brownies | A spectacular 2 in one dessert that's a cinch to prepare!

French Silk Pie Brownies

When you’re dreaming of a slice of French Silk Pie but don’t have the time, these easy, decadent French Silk Pie Brownies will hit the spot!

American Flag Fruit Tart | Pate sablee crust, light cream cheese filling and berries and cream stars and stripes!

American Flag Fruit Tart #SundaySupper

For the first time in years, I didn’t think we’d be hosting a neighborhood 4th of July party. So I decided to make a festive, patriotic dessert before the holiday. A sweet pate sablee crust was  topped with a luscious cream cheese filling and garnished with beautiful berries and, voila, an American Flag Fruit Tart!!

Easy Dill Pickle Dip | Get prepared for rave reviews! Only 5 ingredients!

Easy Dill Pickle Dip

Who would guess this super Easy Dill Pickle Dip would get so many rave reviews??! It’s perfect for picnics, summer gatherings, tailgating and more!

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie | A raspberry and blueberry pie topped with pastry stars and stripes makes one festive, patriotic dessert!

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie #Progressive Eats

I had the urge to make a flag pie for Memorial Day. This Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie is both festive and irresistible!

Triple Cheese Gougeres | A terrific addition to a charcuterie platter or cheese board

Triple Cheese Gougeres #3PigsPate #UnboreYourBoard

I remember stirring pâte à choux dough with my mom’s trusty wooden spoon in my childhood home. Years later, I think of those lessons my mom shared when I make a savory version of cream puffs like these sublime Triple Cheese Gougères. This post is sponsored by Les Trois Petits Cochons in partnership with Honest Cooking. All opinions […]

Classic Carrot Cake | Dense and full of coconut, pecans and pineapple, then topped with decadent cream cheese frosting

Classic Carrot Cake #SundaySupper

My mom introduced me to a new dessert craze WAY back in the 1970’s. She and my dad had devoured slices of Classic Carrot Cake chock full of carrots, nuts and pineapple on a trip to St. Paul, then brought home the recipe to try at home. My Love Affair with Classic Carrot Cake My rendezvous […]

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball | A spectacular dessert cheese ball decked out for the holidays!

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball #BloggerCLUE

Our theme for this month’s Blogger CLUE is Celebrate! I spotted a wonderful recipe for Cookie Dough Cheese Ball on my assigned blog, Kate’s Kitchen. Kate was one of my first blogger friends. She helped me launch my unknown site into the blogosphere with some sage advice. Bill and I now socialize with Kate and her delightful […]

Vanilla Butter Braised Shrimp | Tender, buttery and succulent

Vanilla Butter Braised Shrimp #FrenchFridayswithDorie

This Vanilla Butter Braised Shrimp is succulent and ultra buttery. Lobster is a No-Go Yeah, Bill will not eat lobster. Crazy man. But you all knew his palate was whacko. The French Friday crew selected Vanilla Butter Braised Lobster for our post-Valentine’s post, but that wouldn’t fly at our house. Since Lent had started, and I  needed a […]

Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake

Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake #SundaySupper

One of my dear friends and her husband invited us over for crab cakes and a lobster boil. If you’re aware that we live in land-locked Indiana, you know this is an offer you don’t refuse. It was on our wedding anniversary, so I volunteered to bring dessert for the gang. And it had to […]

Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup | A hearty soup that utilizes leftover turkey!

Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup #SundaySupper

When you tire of turkey sandwiches, shred a couple cups of your leftover bird and make this fabulous Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup!

Moscato Pudding Parfaits | Layers of sweetened berries, Moscato pudding and whipped cream

Moscato Pudding Parfaits #SundaySupper #GalloFamily

Layers of creamy homemade pudding, juicy ripe strawberries and sweetened whipped cream create a gorgeous, irresistible dessert. These Moscato Pudding Parfaits are infused with lemon zest, vanilla and sweet Gallo Family Vineyards’ Moscato for the perfect adult indulgence. Many thanks to Gallo Family Vineyards for sponsoring this post. See details below. Strawberries + Moscato = One […]