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Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This recipe is truly “Summer on a Plate” with the smokey flavors of grilled peaches and vidalias tossed with lettuce and buttermilk dressing. And if that weren’t delicious enough, a few sprinkled pieces of candied bacon to take it over the edge. From the original site: This is a juicy, salty, tangy, spicy (very very slightly) and sweet rendition of boring ‘ol lettuce and cucumbers. Ma…

Death By Chocolate Trifle

Death By Chocolate Trifle

Every summer, my siblings and I would beg and plead and holler for our mother to make her fanciest dessert. Once I became an adult, I realized just how easy it was to construct her famous Death by Chocolate Trifle. From the original site: I hate cliches. Years of college writing classes beat them out of me. But forgive me for this, past writing professors. This rings true for this particular dessert: A death by…

Apricot Peach Sorbet

Apricot Peach Sorbet

Tart, sweet, refreshing, healthy and easy, this apricot peach sorbet is a wonderful end to a meal. Just right for summer!  Get the recipe!

Plum Frozen Yogurt

Plum Frozen Yogurt

A refreshing and beautifully coloured low fat frozen treat. The addition of vanilla sugar and kirsch give it that special flavour. From the original site: It’s a result of the dieting diva suddenly kicking straight back into dieting mode after lying low for a month! That gave me reason enough to reach out for the last of the late summer stone fruit I had frozen in the beginning of September. The colour that th…

Toad Skin Melon and Stone Fruit Salad

Toad Skin Melon and Stone Fruit Salad

A refreshing fruit salad with a lime jalapeño honey drizzle kick. From the original site: Hey! Look at that. I made you a salad. It’s a toad skin and stone salad to be prescise. Not a real toad, silly. The melon skin resembles toad skin. Not real stones, goofy. That’s what you call fruit with pits.

Mango Frozen Yogurt

Mango Frozen Yogurt

Mango Frozen Yogurt which tastes every bit like an ice-cream, rich, smooth & divine, but is sans the cream! From the original site: To keep in tune with the dieting divas low fat diet, this turned out to be a perfect fit … a Mango Frozen Yogurt which tasted every bit like an ice-cream, rich, smooth & divine, but was sans the cream!

Fresh Corn Salad with Spicy Shrimp and Tomatoes

Fresh Corn Salad with Spicy Shrimp and Tomatoes

This stunning salad is so summer. Made with fresh tomatoes, corn and bell pepper, it almost made me forget that it’s 99 degrees outside today. I love the bright colors. My grandmother always said that you should try to always make sure your table is multi-colored – never put out a meal that is monochromatic! It’s dressed with a zesty mixture of lime juice, vinegar, olive oil and chile pep…

Stone Fruit Tea Cake

Stone Fruit Tea Cake

A Stone Fruit Tea Cake must be one of the best ways to use stone fruit in a cake this summer. From the original site: A Stone Fruit Tea Cake must be one of the best ways to use stone fruit in a cake this summer. Light enough to be a snack to satiate that grumbling in the tummy, yet indulgent enough to offer a light summer dessert if served with whipped cream or ice cream! 

Strawberry Fresh Mint & Lime Sorbet

Strawberry Fresh Mint & Lime Sorbet

What better way to welcome the dreaded HOT days of summer. This is a natural and sensational sorbet to beat the heat. It is fresh and exciting, and a wonderful way to use summers bounty. My mint patch is overflowing and I loved that I could add fresh mint to the strawberries. From the original site: I urge you to go and buy and freeze strawberries, and whip up this fabulous, no fat delight which makes you welcome s…

Cool-off Cocktail Idea Roundup

Cool-off Cocktail Idea Roundup

Here’s a photo roundup of some tasty looking cocktails to cool you off in the heat of the summer… Click through the links below for recipes and/or ingredients 1. The Thai Boxer, 2. lemongrass cooler, 3. Watermelon and Rose Sangria, 4. Chocolate orange martini’s, 5. Bourbon Mint Tea, 6. Kermit Cocktails Originally published at Dabbled.org: Experiments in Art, Craft & Food

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