Karen from Baking in a Tornado is a smart woman. She knows that you can’t have a summer BBQ, picnic, pool or beach party without a fantastic dessert, so she’s offering up a melange of mouthwatering dishes for us to choose from. Make one…make them all!
If you’re anything like me you’ve looked forward to summer and summer entertaining even before Mother Nature picked this particular winter to go through peri-menopause. Not that I don’t enjoy visiting with friends and sharing winter foods, but when it’s 50 below with whipping winds and dark at 4:30pm, I tend to be more in “hunker down” mode.
Not only is summer a more comfortable time to entertain, but I just love summer foods. Berries are a constant in much of my baking starting right around Memorial Day. Red, White and Blue and Stars always make an appearance both for Memorial Day and Independence Day.
To kick off this much anticipated summer season, I’m sharing a few treats that will be gracing my table and impressing my guests.
Firecracker Red, White and Blue Cake
Strawberry Cheesecake filled Strawberries
Mixed Berry Pie
Strawberry Cream Cookie Cups and Parfait
S’More and Strawberry Skewers
Karen is a former Director of Social Service, Retail Buyer, and SAHM to two teens about to attempt adjusting to being an empty-nester. She blogs and shares recipes at BakingInATornado.com.
Karen’s been featured on the websites Mamapedia, Scary Mommy, GenerationFabulous, Foodies Network, and Treat a Day is affiliated with the Culinary Content Network and is a Contributor on Felicity Huffman’s website What the Flicka. She’s been published in the Life Well Blogged series and in the book The Mother of all Meltdowns.