Peach Blueberry Tart Recipe – Divine!

blueberry peach pie

This incredibly delicious peach blueberry tart has fast become one of my favorite dessert recipes!  You can use frozen fruit or fresh so that it can be made and shared at any time of the year.  If using frozen, do make sure you thaw the fruit prior to putting together.  The first time I made it I overlooked the directions that said to use ‘thawed’ and although still delicious, the fruit needed a bit more cooking.

This recipe and photo comes from the Oct/Nov. 1012 issue of Taste of Home (mine looks almost as good as theirs!).  Easier than a peach blueberry pie because you simply pat the crust into the tart pan, it is every bit as good.

4th of July Dessert Recipes

I realized yesterday that June is basically HALF over already.  (Wait, what??)  And that means I better get a move on with my 4th of July party plans.   SO, I went in search of ways to celebrate and EAT well for 4th of July.   (And I was specifically looking for EASY ideas, because… well, it’s summer, and I don’t want complicated!) Found these terrific 4th of July dessert recipes that I had to share!

From Bakers Royale, check out these adorable EASY Fruit Pops.  I love, love, love the star shapes!


If you are looking for a super cute, super EASY 4th of July patriotic dessert, check out the Red, White and Blue cookie from Get Off Your Tush and Cook:

So, I’m not a fan of the beet and blue potato chips idea in this next tutorial from Martha Stewart, BUT I love the free printable paper cones.  I’m thinking popcorn would be cute in the cones, and maybe even colored popcorn!?

I’ve seen a lot of variations for EASY 4th of July Fruit Kabobs, but my daughter is voting for this recipe from The Frugal Girls.  Why?  Because it has MARSHMALLOWS!  (Bananas would work too, but we love marshmallows around here).

And finally, because I couldn’t help myself, I have one more EASY Fruit and Brownie Kabobs recipe for you.  And this recipe from Simple Organized Living?  Has brownies!  AND Marshmallows. Oh yea, baby!

Is it July yet??

Party Popsicle Style

Did you know popsicles aren’t just for kids anymore?  Impress yourself and your friends with these homemade popsicle recipes for you to enhance your warm summer evening get togethers!

From ModClothBlog, a pina colada popsicle recipe:

From LilSugar, a YUMMY looking fresh fruit popsicle recipe (and these ARE ok for kiddos too!):

From HWTM blog, a quick and easy way to add popsicles to cocktails...

Endless Simmer has a HUGE list of “pop-tails” recipes… which are popsicle/cocktail combos.  I’m pretty sure my favorite will be Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles… but you can click through the link and find YOUR favorite!

And finally, if you are really popsicle-ambitious, you need to check out IcyPops.com for a whole SITE-full of great popsicle ideas. There are DIY recipes for fun shapes, flavor combinations and more!

Bring on the POPS!!