The Strawberry Capistrano is a refreshing, non-dairy, non-alcoholic drink. The natural bright pink hue from the strawberries makes this summer mocktail irresistible!
I feel like summer is just starting… right as my e-mail inbox is assaulted with fall and all things pumpkin spice. I’m not ready to let go of summer just yet, even though I have already marked my calendar with the openings of the local farm fall festivals. That doesn’t happen until mid-September though, so let’s just enjoy the last few weeks of summer, shall we? I’ll start by making us a Strawberry Capistrano. (more…)
Goat cheese cheesecake ice cream is a decadent, not too sweet, warm weather treat!
Darlings, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make goat cheese ice cream. It’s amazing, and so so much easier than classic churned ice cream recipes. Imagine making an ice cream base in your food processor or blender, churning, and freezing. There is no required chilling time before the churn. That is a Big Deal. Because summer is not the time for waiting forever for dessert. (more…)
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Summer desserts this year are about two things here: ice cream and fruit. Know why? Ice cream, even the homemade kind, is relatively effortless, and there is so much amazing fruit in season! As much as I love to cook, I also love being present and available for making summer memories. Spring and summer are also when we eat the most fresh berries because that’s when they taste best.
Longer evenings lend themselves to indulging in more dessert after dinner, and berries (or ice cream) make an easy treat. But sometimes it’s fun to dress things up a little. This raspberry ice cream parfait is a perfect way to serve a beautiful no bake summer dessert and celebrate the flavors of the season. (more…)
Cherry Long Island Iced Tea is a seasonally inspired twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe.
Cheers to “accidental recipes”, darlings! I’m so glad we had leftover cherry cola from a family visit so we could make this Cherry Long Island Iced Tea, because it is one delicious summer cocktail. Long Island iced teas are designed for slow sipping on hot summer evenings. (more…)
Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch.
We’re going to get our first heat wave next week, and I’m a little excited about it. The recent weather has been mildly warm and perfect for walks outside, but it’s felt like a prolonged spring rather than summer. I’ve had zero reason to complain about the heat yet and that is A Thing here in Virginia. But mild evenings, and a few dinners outside, have inspired me to break out the summer cocktails anyway! First up, this totally refreshing watermelon mint sangria. (more…)