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5 Sweet Treats for National Strawberry Shortcake Day

On June 14th, raise a pint — of strawberries, that is — to National Strawberry Shortcake Day. The classic combination of biscuits, strawberries and cream never fails to please a crowd, but we’re fêting the all-American dessert with five delightful recipes that call for a twist. Don’t have time to bake biscuits from scratch? Kelsey’s Grilled […]

Sifted: Orange Creamsicle Donuts, Sweet Potato Sticky Buns + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: 1. The Gunny Sack re-imagines an ice cream truck classic as bite-sized doughnuts topped with a scoop of fluffy orange buttercream. 2. Breakfast just got a whole lot sweeter, thanks to these cardamom-infused sweet potato sticky buns from the Sugar Hit. 3. Still planning the perfect Father’s Day menu? We bet Dad will ask for seconds of the Endless […]

Summer Fest: The 5 Best Picnic Sweets

You’ve lunched on sandwiches, nibbled on potato salad and slaws, then washed it all down with a refreshing iced tea. What’s next? Dessert, of course. But with the summer sun pounding up above, it’s best to avoid delicate layered cakes or quick-to-melt ice cream. Before you head out, fill up your baskets with these champion […]

Sifted: Mini Cherry Pies, Blackberry Mint Limeade + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: 1. Summer is the season for mouthwatering fruit pies. Tutti Dolci uses a cupcake pan to shape these flaky mini treats, which are packed with plump Bing cherries. 2. Keeping things light after a long weekend of burgers and hot dogs? Try the Culinary Chronicle’s ponzu-marinated tuna tataki, dressed with jalapenos and toasted sesame seeds. 3. Raspberri […]

Citrus Angel Food Cake with Peaches

At this time of year, when juicy ripe peaches are plentiful, I try to come up with creative ways to make use of the sweet fruit. This month, my local co-op had a bin of the most beautiful, fragrant peaches — I think maybe the best crop I’ve had in years — and I couldn’t […]

Sifted: Ultra Flavorful Turkey Burgers, Sriracha Roast Chicken + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: Who says turkey burgers have to be dry and boring? This roasted jalapeno cheddar burger with BBQ aioli by How Sweet It Is is anything but. A Couple Cooks‘ grilled eggplant Parmesan is a fun summery spin on the Italian classic. The Gouda Life’s recipe for spicy Bloody Marias calls […]

Kelsey’s Icebox Cake Essentials

The icebox cake is an iconic retro dessert that is perfect for the summer months. From June to August I avoid my oven at all costs, so the only way to make cake is by “baking” it in the refrigerator, rather than the oven. It’s easy to make and is always a favorite among family […]

Rustic Black Forest Cake

This is a very tossed-together Black Forest Cake, or, as I like to say when I am too lazy to bring out the piping bag and tips, it’s “rustic.” It has all the components of the classic German torte, but without the fuss. Layers of dark chocolate cake are sandwiched with fresh whipped cream and […]

Easy Rhubarb-Cherry Pie

This pie was baked by my 14-year-old son. He made the dough, mixed a filling of tart rhubarb and sweet cherries, and then he created the lattice. I sat back, trying not to take over, and just watched in amazement as he figured it all out. It was a thing of beauty to see him […]

Fresh Homemade Strawberry Jell-O

Jell-O always seems a bit like magic to me. Add water to the brightly colored, sugary powder and in no time it’s solid and jiggles like a good belly laugh. The problem is, the stuff in the box tastes like congealed, watered-down kool-aid. There is no actual fruit involved, just artificial color and flavor. But, […]

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