Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Strawberry Cream Cake
Nothing is more seductive than crimson strawberries, cold whipped cream and buttery lemon cake. For us, this perfect dessert beats out shortcake hands down as the ultimate strawberry creation. It's the ideal summer dessert! More »
Raspberry Meringue Ice Pops
"Italian meringue is a cooked meringue, which has a thick, silky texture. It is often used as a base for European-style sorbets, but here I have used it in sweet and smooth ice pops," says Andrew Chase, author of 200 Best Ice Pop Recipes. Is there anything better than a freezing cold ice pop on a... More »
Gingered Fruit Tagine
Make this easy compote when fresh fruit is plentiful and serve with yogurt or toss with cooked rice for a healthy rice pudding. It's the perfect accompaniment to almost any meal. More »
Strawberry-Topped Brie
A sensory overload! Frozen ingredients add a wonderful textural and temperature contrast when paired with warm or room temperature ingredients. The perfect backyard summer gathering, bridal shower or wedding buffet treat. More »
No-Bake Raspberry Tart
This mini version of a simple no-bake tart is easy to take to work as an afternoon snack, but you could also make several portions to serve as individual desserts! More »
Raspberry and Coconut Fool
Elegance is often found in the simplest of things ~ like 'fools,' which are basically crushed fruit or berries mixed with whipped cream. They are so easy to prepare and yet everyone wants more. Treat the gang to one of these delectable treats this summer! More »
Easy Ways to Add More Fruits & Vegetables Into Your Diet
 Camilla Saulsbury,  fitness expert and author of 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking, offers easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet and busy schedule: Step 2: Eat Mostly Vegetable- and Fruit-Based Foods  • Keep ready-to-eat raw vegetables handy in a clear container... More »
Buttermilk Lemon Sponge
Here's the perfect summer dessert: creamy yet light, with just a hint of lemon. As it cooks, the egg whites separate into a "sponge" layer, leaving a velvety version of lemon curd on the bottom. Serve this warm, with a mound of fresh berries on the side. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries -... More »
Blackberry Peach Crumble
When beautiful berries are ripe for the taking and chin-dripping peaches are calling you at the market, it is the perfect time to make this decadent (yet easy) summer dessert. More »
Triple Raspberry Treat Cake
With three layers of raspberry, this cake is a wonderful treat any day of the year. It's perfect for baby and bridal showers. More »
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