Blueberry Strawberry Parfait USA

Blueberry Strawberry Parfait combines berries, whipped cream cheese, crumbled graham crackers & whipped cream for a tasty, healthier dessert!  Perfect for July 4th–or any occasion.

Blueberry Strawberry Parfait combines berries, whipped cream cheese, crumbled graham crackers & whipped cream for a tasty, healthier dessert!  Perfect for July 4th--or any occasion.

I always associate the 4th of July with strawberries. Besides the color, it comes from an old tradition. You see, a couple decades ago, as penny-watching newlyweds, my sister and I used to go out to our CSA farm every July 4th. Here we’d pick the last of the season’s berries which they’d give us for free. Then we’d celebrate with a girls lunch before heading home to the festivities. What a great way to start a holiday!

Of course there are lots of ways to use such tasty berries. But it would be hard to find one more perfect for the season than this Blueberry Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait. Read more


5-Ingredient Smoked Fish Dip

With smoky flavor & savory top notes, Smoked Fish Dip is an easy & tasty appetizer.  Perfect for events from picnic to brunch to cocktail party. 

Smoked Fish Dip with crackers and beer

Is there any food course that can contend with dessert for fun? If there is, I’d say it’s the appetizer! And this Smoked Fish Dip Appetizer is not just fun, it’s a crowd pleaser. Set out a tray with some crackers and watch the guests gather round!

And did I mention it’s easy–with only five ingredients?  Read more


Frozen Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink

Creamy, cool and minty, with just the right hint of booze, the Frozen Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink is a tasty cocktail or dessert drink.

Creamy, cool and minty, with just the right hint of booze, the Frozen Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink is a tasty cocktail or dessert drink.

I think that ice cream drinks are the perfect intersection of cocktail and dessert. Rich, creamy and flavorful, they come in many varieties from the Chocolatey Brandy Alexander to the Banana Banshee. Your imagination is the only limit!

But perhaps the most popular of all is the minty Grasshopper Ice Cream drink.   Read more


Broccoli Cheese Casserole (Gratinata)

With two kinds of creamy cheese, tender broccoli & fresh cherry tomatoes, this Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a tasty & healthy entree or side. And a fun way to celebrate Dairy Month with my blogging friends!
With two kinds of creamy cheese, tender broccoli & fresh cherry tomatoes, this Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a tasty & healthy entree or side.

Right now there are three food mantras in my life. Vegetables, calcium and flavor. And today’s Broccoli Cheese casserole hits all three! With two vegetables and two cheeses, it’s a bonanza of often shorted-changed nutrients!

And did I mention the whole family loves it?  Read more


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