Thursday, July 12, 2018

Raspberry Rosé Parfaits #SummerDessertWeek

This post was created for #SummerDessertWeek. I received samples from some of
our sponsor companies. As always, all opinions are my own.  This recipe is for
adults age 21 and older and does contain alcohol.

Raspberry Rosé Parfaits #SummerDessertWeek

Welcome to day four of #SummerDessertWeek where a few of my blogging friends
and I are sharing some of our favorite summer desserts. On Monday I posted a
quick, easy and delicious recipe for mini blueberry galettes - you should give them a try!

Also - don't forget to enter to win the giveaways at the end of this post! Our sponsors
have been so generous and are offering some fantastic prizes!

Yesterday I shared mini angel food cake baked in a loaf pan. Today I'm sharing one of
my favorite ways to use angel food cake in a dessert - Raspberry Rosé Parfaits. First I
made a simple syrup using rosé wine and Dixie Crystals sugar and then I added frozen
raspberries. The combination tastes amazing and would also be fantastic served over
vanilla ice cream!

Next I layered cubed angel food cake, raspberries and whipped cream in these beautiful
etched glasses from Susquehanna Glass. So simple, yet elegant too.
A perfect dessert for any summer get together!

Raspberry Rosé Parfaits #SummerDessertWeek

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
  No-Bake Treats:
  Baked Desserts:
Raspberry Rosé Parfaits #SummerDessertWeek

Raspberry Rosé Parfaits

1 prepared angel food cake
1 cup Rosé wine
1/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
3 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
1 tsp. Adam's vanilla extract

Cut angel food cake into 1-inch cubes; set aside.

Combine Rosé and granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat 
and stir. Bring mixture to a slow boil and cook until liquid is reduced to about
half a cup. Remove from heat and add raspberries; stirring to combine.
Set aside and allow to cool completely.

Prepare whipped cream by beating heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar
and vanilla extract in a stand mixer. Beat until stiff peaks form.

To prepare parfaits, gently press angel food cake cubes into the bottom of 6 trifle
glasses or stemless wine glasses. Top with raspberry sauce and whipped cream.
Top with fresh berries and mint if desired.
Serve immediately.



Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife.

This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and
some great giveaways from our generous sponsors!
We can't wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y'all and celebrate
summertime sweets all week long!

There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event!
With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a
new summer favorite!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too!
 Scroll down to take a look!


Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!


Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away - One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract


Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away an Insulated Tote Bag, “I Knead to be Loaved” Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Printed recipe ebook, Yeast (three 3-strips of Platinum), French Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Bench Scraper/ Dough Cutter, Dough Whisk, Oven Mitt and Kitchen Towel


Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you'll see in some of our recipes this week!)


Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.
  Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mini Angel Food Cake {baked in a loaf pan}

Angel Food Cake in a loaf pan

Angel food cake is one of my all time favorites, especially during the summer when it's
served with lemon curd or whipped cream and fresh berries!
Such a light and refreshing dessert.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mini Blueberry Galettes #SummerDessertWeek

This post was created for #SummerDessertWeek. I received samples from some of
our sponsor companies, but as always, all opinions are my own.

We just returned from our annual summer vacation to Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
and we had the best time! We've been going there almost every year for the past twenty
years and we just love it! I posted lots of photos on my Instagram if you want to see some
of our fun.

Now that summer is in full force, our Farmer's Market is bursting at the seams with garden
vegetables, beautiful flowers and fresh berries. I just couldn't resist picking up some
blueberries for these mini blueberry galettes. Summer dessert couldn't be any easier!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lentil Soup

This post is in partnership with Hamilton Beach. Hamilton Beach provided me with a 
sample product. As always, all opinions are my own.

Yes I do realize that it is summer and I'm posting a soup recipe,  but I'm one of those
people that love making and eating soup all year long. I take soup to work for lunch a lot.
It's low in fat, filling and good for you!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Pool Necessities & DIY Essential Oil Bug Spray

This post is in partnership with Stonyfield Organic. As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy first day of summer!
Bring on the pool parties, picnics, beach vacations and more!

Speaking of pool parties, we finally got our pool up and running over the weekend.
When we opened it in April we were quite surprised to find it almost completely empty!
Our liner had a couple of holes, causing the water to slowly leak over the winter, but it's
fixed now and I love our new liner. It's so pretty!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

This post is in partnership with Le Creuset. As always, all opinions are my own.

Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Hey friends! How are you?
Only one more day until it is officially summer and I couldn't be happier.
Summer is my favorite!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Banana Hemp Heart Muffins

Banana Hemp Heart Muffins

I just discovered that I have 28 muffin recipes on my blog.
Today's recipe makes 29.
That a lot of muffins over the years, but it's no wonder because they are one of my
favorite things to bake! Muffins are perfect for breakfast, a morning snack, afternoon
pick-me-up or desert after lunch or dinner. You can make them as indulgent as a
cupcake with sugar, buttermilk and add-ins or you can bake a healthy muffin using
unsweetened almond milk, applesauce instead of oil and natural sweeteners, such
as pure maple syrup or honey.