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10 Unique and Tasty Tiramisu Recipes to Try

Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone cheese, and a sweet wine or coffee liqueur. The combination of flavors is simply irresistible. But, there are so many unique ways to make it! I gathered 10 of my favorite recipes to share with you. I know you will find one or two to try yourself.

But, before we get into the tasty ways to give this classic dessert a twist, here is some info about why you would want to serve this treat to guests.

Here are some reasons why tiramisu is a great dessert:

  • It is delicious. The combination of coffee, mascarpone cheese, and sweet wine or coffee liqueur is simply irresistible.
  • It is easy to make. Tiramisu is a very simple dessert to make. All you need to do is dip the ladyfingers in coffee, layer them with mascarpone cheese, and then dust with cocoa powder. That's it!
  • It is perfect for any occasion. Tiramisu is a great dessert for any occasion. It is perfect for a party, a special dinner, or even just a weeknight dessert.
  • It is versatile. There are many different ways to make tiramisu. You can add different flavors, such as chocolate or fruit, to make it your own.
  • It is affordable. Tiramisu is a relatively affordable dessert to make. The ingredients are all relatively inexpensive and you can make a large batch for a crowd.

If you are looking for a delicious, easy, and versatile dessert, tiramisu is the perfect choice. So gather your ingredients and get ready to make a delicious tiramisu today!

Here are ten awesome variations to try:

  1. Strawberry Vegan Tiramisu by Addicted to Dates

  2. Mini Panettone Tiramisu by Rosanna ETC

  3. Tiramisu Cheesecake by An Italian in My Kitchen

  4. No Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Homegrown Happiness 

  5. Raspberry Tiramisu by This Little Home

  6. Ombre Tiramisu Cake by Eat Loves Eats

  7. Raspberry Tiramisu Tarts by Food Meanderings

  8. Earl Grey Tiramisu by The Cozy Plum

  9. The Best Tiramisu by What a Girl Eats

  10. Tiramisu Cupcakes by Spatula Desserts

Here are some additional tips for making tiramisu:

  • Use strong coffee. The coffee should be strong enough to flavor the tiramisu without being too bitter.
  • Use good quality mascarpone cheese. The mascarpone cheese should be smooth and creamy.
  • Use a sweet wine or coffee liqueur. The liqueur should add a touch of sweetness to the tiramisu.
  • Don't overcrowd the pan. When layering the tiramisu, make sure not to overcrowd the pan. This will prevent the tiramisu from setting properly.
  • Refrigerate the tiramisu overnight. The tiramisu needs to be refrigerated overnight for the flavors to meld and the ladyfingers to soften.
  • Dust with cocoa powder before serving. Dusting the tiramisu with cocoa powder before serving will give it a classic look.

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The Best S'mores Recipes You'll Ever Try

S'mores are the perfect summer treat. They're easy to make, delicious, and fun to eat. Plus, they're the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors on a warm summer night.

Here are just a few reasons why s'mores are the perfect summer treat:

  • They're easy to make. All you need is some graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. You can even make them in the microwave if you don't have a campfire.
  • They're delicious. The combination of the graham cracker, chocolate, and gooey marshmallow is simply irresistible.
  • They're fun to eat. There's nothing quite like the experience of roasting a marshmallow over a campfire and then smooshing it between two graham crackers with a piece of chocolate.
  • They're the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. S'mores are the perfect way to end a long day of hiking, swimming, or playing in the sun.

So next time you're looking for a delicious and fun summer treat, reach for some s'mores. You won't be disappointed.

I gathered some of our favorite recipes to share with you. Check these out to make your next s'mores night extra special.

Mini S’mores Pies by Create Yum

Whether you call them s’mores cups, s’mores bites, or s’mores pies, I call them yummy. Enjoy these easy mini s’mores with graham cracker crust pies for a delicious dessert anytime. These mini s’mores bites are just the right amount of sweetness for a little treat that you can enjoy after lunch or dinner or whenever.

S’mores Mug Cake by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

This s'mores mug cake has graham cracker crumbs in it, mallow bits, chocolate chunks and a nice pile of toasted mini marshmallows to top it off with.

Mint Chocolate S’mores by Sweet Silly Sara

S'mores are a summertime staple for good reason. They are incredibly delicious! This recipe takes the tastiness up a notch with the addition of mint chocolate chip to the equation for a melt in your mouth campfire snack!

S’mores Pudding Pots by Entertaining with Beth

My S’more Pudding Pot Recipe is your new favorite summer dessert idea that will WOW a crowd! Just top your puddings with crushed graham crackers and broil the marshmallows and you’re DONE! These desserts are great for entertaining families, since both kids and grown-ups go nuts for these!

S’mores Dip by Spend with Pennies

My S’more Pudding Pot Recipe is your new favorite summer dessert idea that will WOW a crowd! Just top your puddings with crushed graham crackers and broil the marshmallows and you’re DONE! These desserts are great for entertaining families, since both kids and grown-ups go nuts for these!

Easy S’mores Bars by Plowing Through Life

Classic campfire treats baked in a pan are called Easy S’mores Bars. These easy dessert bars feature a graham cracker layer topped with a layer of chocolate and then toasted mini-marshmallows and more chocolate chunks finish off the delicious treat!

S’mores Popsicles by Thrifty Northwest Mom

We are working on our summer bucket list for old-fashioned fun this summer at home and trying new summer recipes is on our list. We love sweet treats & ice cream & popsicles are always high on our list in the heat of the summer for a refreshing treat. So, we thought it would be fun to try some new ideas. I am pretty obsessed with s’mores around the campfire, so love that these s’mores popsicles are just another way to enjoy the flavors of s’mores!

Grilled Strawberry S’mores by For the Love of Food

Add fresh berries to a classic combo and toss it on the grill for a one of a kind summer goodie! Everyone will love these grilled s’mores strawberries!

S’mores Donuts by Dine Dream Discover

If you can’t go camping to have traditional S’mores by the campfire then these will fill the void.

S’mores Cheesecake Bars by Cheesecake It Is

Craving that favorite summer dessert called S’mores? If you are, you are going to love this recipe for S’mores Cheesecake Bars! Such a great combination of s’mores and cheesecake.

Double Dipped S’mores Apples by Boulder Locavore

S’mores flavors in an indulgent candied apple form. These are almost too pretty to eat!

S’mores on a Stick by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

S’mores on a Stick. The easiest way to get that yummy s’mores taste when a campfire is not available!

S’mores Brownies by Kelly Stillwell

Everyone loves S'mores, and who doesn't love brownies? Make an extra big batch of these smores brownies as they will be gone before you know it!

Rice Krispie S’mores by Leelalicious

The No-Bake Summer is still underway, and this time, a friend of mine, Carla, makes delicious S’more Rice Krispie Treats with marshmallows, graham, and chocolate – the staples!

S’mores Stuffed Cookies by The Banana Diaries

The best s’mores stuffed cookies you’ll ever make that are incredibly easy and undetectably vegan! Stuffed with a melted marshmallow and completely refined sugar free and can be gluten free, you won’t be able to stop with these vegan s’mores cookies!

S’mores Ice Cream by Baby Savers

This simple s'mores ice cream recipe is going to be your new favorite dessert. Packed full of sweetness and that classic s'mores taste, it's a dessert party just waiting to happen.

Here are some additional tips for making the perfect s'mores:

  • Use good quality ingredients. The better the ingredients, the better the s'mores will taste.
  • Toast your marshmallows until they're golden brown and gooey.
  • Use a variety of chocolate. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate all make great s'mores.
  • Get creative with your toppings. Try adding nuts, candy, or fruit to your s'mores for a fun twist.

No matter how you make them, s'mores are sure to be a hit at your next summer gathering. So gather your friends and family, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy the perfect summer treat.

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Fancy Fresh Fruit Dessert

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Dessert. It is what dreams are made of. Both the sweet ones and the sweat-inducing ones. You know the dream that you eat dessert until you turn into a giant eclair? Well, maybe I am the only one that has that dream {proof of my foodie status, and testament to my love of dessert.}

I decided to whip up something awesome, sweet and a nearly perfect treat using fresh fruit as my main ingredient. I had purchased a 10-pound box of beautiful Dole bananas for a steal at $2.45. I couldn't stand to see them go to waste!

This is the Ultimate Healthy Dessert. It offers just a touch of cream and a drizzle of chocolate, but not enough to blow a diet or induce guilt in your heart after noshing on something so fantastic.

Time: 5 minutes
Serves 2 to 4 depending.

Ingredients needed: 
1 navel orange
1 kiwi
1-2 Strawberries
2 -4 maraschino cherries
2- 4 banana
Chocolate that has been melted to drizzle {or cheat like I did and use Hersheys Syrup!}
cocoa powder or cinnamon
whipped cream (2- 4 dollops)

First step:
Decide how hungry you are! Are you going to eat 2 bananas?

Next, slice your oranges into 1-1/2 inch thick slices, leaving the peel on.
Slice your kiwi into one inch thick slices then gently cut the peel off.
Slice strawberries in half.
Peel bananas; you can slice in half if you wish

Place the bananas on the plates. Arrange your oranges and kiwi on the back side of the bananas.
Ghirardelli Chocolate over the fruit in a pleasing design.

 Add a dollop of whipped cream to each banana. 
Top with a cherry on the whipped cream, add a strawberry slice into the mix too!
The final step depends on your preferences. You can lightly sprinkle cocoa powder around the plate of the dessert or you can use cinnamon!

This really is the ultimate desert. It is based on fresh fruit, it offers just enough chocolate and cream to sweeten the deal, and as you can see it is gorgeous when completed.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

My family loves homemade whipped cream! When I prepare a dessert I whip up a dish of cream. Last week {Mr.} Adam called me and asked me what was for dinner. I told him on the menu that night was lasagna, Brussels sprouts and garlic bread. When he asked "What's for dessert?" I paused. Hmmm. "I am not sure yet," was all I could say.

As the clock tick tocked the day away all thoughts of baking were abandoned. I chased my son, cleaned up messes and fielded numerous phone calls and text messages. 

Then I remembered my dear had asked about dessert...I had about 15 minutes to come up with something. I checked my pantry. Jello? I checked my freezer, nothing there. I had a carton of heavy cream. That was a starting point. The idea of Chocolate Peanut Butter Whipped Cream popped into my head.

You will need:
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of peanut butter (I used Peter Pan Honey Roasted)
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (I ended up using 4 because I love chocolate)

I started by stashing a metal mixing bowl and the beaters in the freezer. After 5 minutes I poured 1 cup of heavy cream into the metal  bowl. I put it back in the freezer for 3 minutes. This is important! Do not skip this step!!

After the bowl of cream comes out of the freezer immediately add the powdered sugar and begin mixing it on low until the cream begins to thicken. Add your cocoa powder and mix for about 30 seconds. Add your peanut butter and mix until it is thick and fluffy with peaks forming.

And this is what you have:

It was really yummy. It was fluffy, flavorful and would be divine inside of mini puffed pastry shells.

If you keep heavy cream on hand (and you should!) this is a dessert you can literally make in ten minutes time.

Until next time,

Why You Will Love No-Bake Cheesecake

 No-bake cheesecake is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract, and it is typically served with a graham cracker crust.

Here are some reasons why you will love no-bake cheesecake:

  • It is delicious. No-bake cheesecake is creamy, smooth, and flavorful. It is the perfect dessert for those who love cheesecake but do not want to deal with the hassle of baking.
  • It is easy to make. No-bake cheesecake is very easy to make. It can be made in just a few simple steps, and it does not require any special equipment.
  • It is versatile. No-bake cheesecake can be served in a variety of ways. It can be served plain, topped with fruit, or drizzled with chocolate sauce.
  • It is affordable. No-bake cheesecake is a relatively affordable dessert to make. The ingredients are all relatively inexpensive and you can make a large batch for a crowd.

If you are looking for a delicious, easy, and affordable dessert, no-bake cheesecake is the perfect choice. So gather your ingredients and get ready to make a delicious no-bake cheesecake today!

Here are ten of my favorite no bake recipes to check out:

Healthy Cheesecake Parfaits by Happy Kitchen

Keto Chocolate Cheesecake by Low Carb Spark

Vegan Cheesecake by Cooking on Caffeine
Biscoff Cheesecake by Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

Mascarpone and Fruit Cheesecake by My Chefs Apron

Bailey’s Cheesecake by Anna Banana

Oreo Cheesecake by Spend with Pennies

Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake by Addicted to Dates

Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Berries by What the Fork

Cookie Dough Cheesecake by Will Cook for Smiles

Here are some additional tips for making no-bake cheesecake:

  • Use good quality ingredients. The quality of the ingredients will make a big difference in the taste of the cheesecake.
  • Be patient. No-bake cheesecake needs to be chilled for at least 4 hours before serving. This will allow the cheesecake to set and become firm.
  • Get creative. No-bake cheesecake can be topped with a variety of things, such as fruit, chocolate sauce, or whipped cream. Get creative and have fun with it!

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Homemade Rice Pudding

This rice pudding recipe comes together in about 35 minutes and will impress your family in ways that the pre packaged variety of this classic dessert could only dream of!

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If you like rice or pudding, you are going to love this recipe for homemade rice pudding! It comes together easily and creates a deliciously economical dessert that your family will love!

I usually purchase Rice Pudding in a container and feel content with it, but a few days ago, I was inspired to try my hand at making it myself. The process was simple and the results were marvelous!

Cooks Tips

  • I used long grain rice. If you have another variety, feel free to use it and adjust the cook time.
  • You can use raisins or craisins in this recipe if you like. 
  • I like to top my rice pudding with cinnamon, brown sugar makes a sweet addition too!
  • This dessert serves deliciously both warm and cold!
  • If you like it cold, store in a sealed container for up to 3 days, if it lasts that long!

3/4 cup uncooked white rice
2 cups milk, divided
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring 1 3/4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; stir rice into boiling water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

In a clean saucepan, combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 18 minutes.

Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk and beaten egg; cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.

Top with cinnamon or raisins if desired. Serve warm or cold, per preference.

More Yummy Rice Pudding Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding {Tastes of Lizzy T}
Hawaiian Rice Pudding {Shaken Together}
Mexican Chocolate Rice Pudding {This Silly Girl's Life}

Berry Vanilla Parfaits {Easy Patriotic Parfaits}

This easy recipe requires no baking and is a perfect sweet treat with berries, sponge cake and ice cream. So easy to assemble anyone can make this scrumptious dessert that combines 5 simple ingredients.

Unless you spend time in my company on holidays, you wouldn't know this secret fact me. On a holiday, I take a nap! I feel drained after all of the preparations usually and my husband is home on every holiday known to mankind, {hooray!} so there is an able bodied adult to keep our little ones happy.

On Memorial Day, I really wanted to have a nap. I shooed the family out the door for a round of frisbee golf and the house was quiet. As I looked around, I realized it was now or never. I attacked the closets, the massive amount of blankets and the aftermath of a what feels like a constant toy tornado with a vengeance. I folded laundry, sorted out items we no longer need for donation and tidied up my office/studio.

As I smiled and surveyed my impromptu cleaning spree I realized I had not made dessert, and my family had let me know several times they wanted cake. Luckily I had 3 slices of sponge cake left over from a recipe I made a few days prior and a few other simple ingredients on hand.

1 pint of strawberries, cleaned, destemmed sliced
1 pint of blackberries, cleaned
1/4 cup of white sugar
Vanilla Bean ice cream
3 x 2" thick slices of sponge cake, cut into 1" cubes
1/4 cup of water

Add your strawberry slices and blackberries together in a bowl
Add 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Gently stir.
Layer 3 or 4 cake cubes into a pretty glass or parfait bowl
Add 2 small scoops of ice cream {I used a cookie dough scoop for the perfect size}
Spoon berries and a little of the sugar water/ juice mixture over the cake cubes and ice cream
Add 2 more cake cubes to the glass
Serve immediately as the cake will get saturated with the liquid for a delicious flavor infusion
Repeat until the ingredients are depleted.

This recipe will serve 6.

This was the perfect easy patriotic parfait to make for Memorial Day. I will definitely be serving this to guests on the 4th of July and Labor Day as well! Actually, strike that, this is going to be one of those easy recipes for the hot summer months that I add into my rotation without a doubt!

What is your favorite no bake dessert recipe to serve in the summer months?

You might also enjoy this Fruity Waffle Recipe made with Gerber Baby Food.

Apple Dessert Recipes to Fall For

It is only August, but we have picked our first apple of the season and now I have all of the symptoms of seasonal obsession. I MUST MAKE ALL OF THE YUMMY APPLE THINGS!

Apple Dessert Recipes to Fall For

If you too suffer from seasonal apple obsession, you are going to adore these tips for picking the best apples and these awesome apple recipes I am crushing on this year.

Tips for Picking the Best Apples

  • Pick apples from the outside of the tree first, as these will be the ripest.
  • Select apples that are firm to the touch.
  • Fragrant apples are also a good sign of freshness.
  • Avoid bruises, nicks and apples that have fallen to the ground, as these may have insects feasting inside!
  • If an apple isn't quite ripe, it won't ripen more after picking. 

Now that you know what to look for in apples as you are picking them, let's get on to more important matters, what to make with these lovely apples!

Baked Honey Crisp Apples
Crockpot Baked Apples This is perfect for dessert on crazy busy days.
Apple Butterscotch Snack Cake
No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Baked Apple Chips These are perfect for healthy snacking!
Apple Cheese Danish
Heirloom Apple Cake

Which of these recipes will you try first? I think it has to be the Baked Honeycrisp Apples for me! They look perfectly delectable! We made a really cute apple tree window cling last year you might want to make your own.

Find all of my apple posts here

Strawberry Shortcake Floats

All of the flavors of a Strawberry Shortcake, but in a decadently cool float form! There is nothing like an ice cream float on a hot summer day!

You will want to pin this recipe to your dessert board for future reference!

Summer is the perfect season to make ice cream floats. This one is perfect for a dessert or a decadent way to cool off on a summer day.

I love strawberry shortcake on a summer day! But, sometimes I want something cooler than cake. A float is a perfect solution to cure my cravings.

These floats look and taste gourmet, but they are so easy to make! The most basic of ingredients come together to create a treat that is going to become a most requested drink in your house!

This was so good. I had to have a second float! My guilt subsided when my husband asked for another one but in a bigger glass.  This is an easy way to impress a guest or a delicious addition to any day of the week!

If you love floats, you won't want to miss this delicious strawberry cheesecake float or this blackberry cheesecake float.

Click through for the recipe.

Nuts About Cookies Bark

When you have a very busy child underfoot and an infant to contend with the chances of baking a cake from scratch are slim to none. Too often dinner comes from the freezer or sadly it comes home in a brown bag and Styrofoam containers. Dessert? Think stale cake from the bakery. Plastic wrapped cookies. Yeah. I never claimed to be the perfect wife or mother. I seriously lack in the cooking department if you are seeking home cooking or from scratch cooking. Instead of beating myself up about not being June Clever, I realized that I don't have to make everything from scratch. This inspired me so I started playing around with ingredients I had on hand and I came up with a yummy dessert that took less than 5 minutes to create.

I came up with Nuts for Cookies Bark. It was nothing short of awesome! To create Nuts for Cookies Bark you will need:

10-18 crushed oreo cookies (I broke mine into chunks)
1/2 cup od pecans, crushed
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips

Spray a microwave safe bowl with cooking spray. Pour chocolate chips into the bowl and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until the chips are melted and can be stirred smooth.

While the chocolate chips are melting, place half of the cookies and nuts into the bottom of a container, you could use a baking dish or a cookie sheet. Pour the melted chocolate over the base. Top with the remaining cookies and nuts.

Allow to cool at room temperature for about an hour. Then cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours so that the bark will set and harden properly.

Before serving, allow to set at room temperature for a few moments. Break into chunks and serve.

Chocolate Cream with Godiva Garnish

I try to keep a container of heavy cream on hand at all times. I can whip up a batch of butter if I run out, I can make eggs taste amazing with a splash of cream, or I can make a dessert that is heavenly in 2 shakes of a lambs tail.

Last week my son was sick and time was a precious commodity. I felt stressed. When life hands me messy situations I find solace in chocolate. I had my phone in hand. I was going to call {Mr.} Adam and ask him to drop by the little grocer in town but I knew he would end up with stale donuts again. (We had been down that road earlier in the week when life demanded chocolate... $7 for 3 stale donuts. Yeah no thanks!) I grabbed a metal mixing bowl and stashed it in the freezer, with the perfect dessert in mind.

To make chocolate cream you will need:

A chilled metal mixing bowl
1 cup of heavy cream
1/4  cup of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Godiva Chocolates (Yes get the good stuff!)

Pour the heavy cream into a chilled metal mixing bowl.
Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

Begin mixing the cream, powdered sugar and cocoa powder on a medium setting. I use the second speed on my mixer. 

Using a rubber spatula scrape the sides of the bowl frequently. Mix until the cream begins to to thicken and soft peaks form.  Serve in small cups add a Godiva Chocolate as a garnish. Serve within 15 minutes for best flavor and be sure to keep this chilled until you are ready to serve it.

EASY Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits

When time is short, but the craving for a treat is strong, you can't go with this EASY Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfait recipe!

This is one of those shortcut creations that has saved the day and dessert a few times for my family. It takes 3 easy ingredients and requires only about that many minutes to create!

I used canned apple pie filling, graham cracker crumbs and Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling. This is pre made and sold in a big tub. I always like to keep this on hand for last minute entertaining or indulging!

All you have to do to create this yummy parfait is to layer those 3 ingredients {apple pie filling, graham cracker crumbs and Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling} in a pretty glass and serve chilled!

The luscious cheesecake filling pairs well with juicy apples. The graham crackers add a nice texture to this mix! Of course you could use cherry pie filling, or any flavor you prefer in this recipe.

You might also like this Coconut Rice Krispie Treat Recipe. It is dairy free and delicious!!

The Perfect Dish for Summer Sauteed Corn and Squash

Sauteed corn and squash makes for the perfect addition to any summer meal. It is delicious enough to make a meal on its own! Made with fresh and simple ingredients, this dish comes together in a matter of moments and is going to get rave reviews from anyone that samples it!

Summer is here you guys! I have never been so happy to hit the farmers market! After a long winter with access to a sad selection of fresh veggies, to see food grown with care and pride inspired my stomach and my menu planning.

I made the easiest dish for dinner last Sunday. It was a lazy summer day. The kids had been playing outside most of the day and I turned to my farmers market finds to create dinner. This recipe is so easy you guys it makes only 3 ingredients and the prep time is minimal, so you can spend more time making summer memories.

Chefs notes:
Use real butter. Butter is something that should not be sacrificed in any kitchen. I firmly believe that using butter to cook is healthier than turning to some scientifically created food like substance. Butter- just do it guys. 

At the last moment, I tossed roughly chopped fresh parsley into the veggie mix to add a splash of green and a little extra flavor. This is optional

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1 yellow squash
2 ears of corn on the cob
2 tablespoons of real butter
parsley to taste (optional)


Shuck your ears of corn 
Cut the corn from the cob
Chop the squash into chunks
Heat a skillet at a a medium heat setting
Add butter
Add corn and squash
Add parsley if desired
Sautee for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. When your squash is tender you can remove from the heat and serve.

I served this along with garlic roasted asparagus for a delicious dinner that was extremely delicious and healthy. It offered a colorful plate packed with summer veggies! This is one of the many ways we love to enjoy summer squash.

 I would love to hear how you enjoy summer squash!

This dinner was so economical. It is one of the many examples of the reality that you can eat wholesome and healthy foods even on the tightest of budgets.  I always hear people claim that it costs too much to eat healthy. Recipes like this dispel that myth. While I didn't add meat to the meal- you could easily do so if you desired.

You might also like this Easy Berry Parfait Recipe for a quick and scrumptious dessert!

How To Prepare The Perfect Christmas Dinner

 The 25th of December is such a special day for many families around the world, and that’s likely why it’s so popular to prepare a delicious festive feast to tuck in to with your nearest and dearest! 

Cooking up the perfect Christmas dinner can often seem like a mammoth task, and it can be tough to keep everyone around the table satisfied with their meal. However, this guide contains some of the best tips and tricks that you can make the most of to ensure you can whip up the most mouth watering meal that’s memorable for all of the right reasons!

So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover more and start preparing your festive feast today!

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Start Prep A Few Days Beforehand 

Attempting to complete all of your cooking responsibilities on Christmas Day is no doubt going to be one of the worst decisions that you can make, as you need to give yourself more than enough time just in case anything goes wrong. Starting your prep a few days beforehand is the best way to go, as you can do all manner of chopping and creating before the big day. For example, you can get to work chopping and parboiling your vegetables and potatoes a day or two before, and simply pop them in the freezer ready to roast a few hours before your guests arrive. You can also create things like Yorkshire pudding mix or cake mix a day before too - just put them in a sealed container and leave them somewhere fresh! You’ll be so glad that you started your prep a few days earlier, as there’s nothing worse than running round your kitchen like a headless chicken with far too many tasks to complete! 

Cater For Every Diet 

Making the mistake of preparing one set meat for every single one of your guests could leave you in hot water, as there are so many different diet types and food preferences that people have in today's modern world. Putting in a little extra effort so that you can attempt to cater to a few different common diet types will always be a productive option, as those who eat them will massively appreciate you including their needs in your cooking! For example, you can prepare a batch of gluten free stuffing, or even make an eggless triple chocolate layer cake for dessert. There are lots of different recipes online that you can make the most of if you’re not too sure about different diet and their guidelines, and these will often contain some advice about how to minimize any contamination too - this is absolutely essential if you have any dinner guests who have allergies or intolerances, as you don’t want to make them poorly by accident. 

Figuring out how to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner has never been such a simple task when you can utilize some of the brilliant tips and ideas detailed in this informative guide! Good luck in your quest to prepare a magical festive feast.

10+ Gingerbread Treats

It wouldn't be the holidays without a delicious gingerbread goodie! I have rounded up ten of my favorite gingerbread treat recipes from bloggers to share with you in case you need a gingerbread treat to savor and share this holiday season.

My late friend Ruth Seeshultz made the best gingerbread cookies ever. I can't help but think of her whenever I run across a good recipe for any kind of dessert. During the holidays, she seems to always be on my mind, as there are so many goodies I know she would have wanted to make!

This collection has something for everyone, from gingerbread candy houses to gingerbread cupcakes that are so moist and flavorful! Any of these treats are perfect for a party or to share with a friend! 

If you are craving more Christmas fun, check out some of my holiday craft ideas.
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Easy Dipped Shortbread Fingers

Spring is here and that means it is time to pack dinner into a picnic basket as often as possible and head out for an al fresco meal with the kids! We usually take cookies along on these occasions for dessert, but last week, I wanted to take that to the next level of delicious.

This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Walker's Shortbread.

Walker's Shortbread is the natural choice for my family, we love the buttery flavor of shortbread, but spring days require something super special; after all, we are celebrating the return of feathered friends, the sunshine, and shorts, and we are sending our bulky coats back to the closet from which they came!

Within a few moments time, I took our favorite shortbread to new heights with 3 simple ingredients and very little effort! To make our picnic a nutty sweet affair after the meal had ended I offered my family Walker's Shortbread dipped and drizzled with white and dark chocolate and coated in crunchy walnuts. This was maybe the best ending to a meal that I have ever whipped up in under 3 minutes!

To begin, I laid out parchment paper and spread my shortbread fingers on it.

Next, I melted a fine brand of  White Chocolate and a decadent brand of dark chocolate. I drizzled the melted goodness directly on to my shortbread.

Next, I sprinkled on chunks of raw walnuts and followed up with the dark chocolate.

Allow this to cool and harden for about 30 minutes. If you are in a rush, pop the cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Serve or store in a sealed container for up to 4 days.

If you like cookies, don't miss this awesome collection of cookie recipes.

7 Days of Apple-licious Recipes

7 Days of Apple-licious Recipes

If a trip to the orchard is in your near future I have found 7 of the yummiest ways to use the bounty of fruit you will bring home. If the old saying "An Apple a Day" is true you will be in good shape after trying out these recipes for a week of yummy treats.

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What dishes do you prepare for dinner that contain apples?