Lemon Creme Nanaimo Bars

Lemon Creme Nanaimo Bars - these no-bake bars will knock your socks off!

This is the ultimate nanaimo bar recipe!  The lemon filling gives such a nice fresh flavor to these nanaimo cookie bars.

I recently attended a surprise party for a dear friend who was turning 40.  She is a well-loved person, and lots of friends and family members were there to celebrate with her.

When her husband asked each person to bring a food item to share, I immediately thought of these Nanaimo Bars.

That’s because, in the first place, these bars are one of my favorite things EVER.  They are an angelic pan of chocolate and coconut no-bake goodness.  Straight from heaven, I kid you not.  The Canadians totally got this one right.

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Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes


Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start celebrating with two key summer ingredients lemon and strawberry! When it’s hot outside people look to eat a little lighter and these cupcakes will hit the spot for all of your spring and summer gatherings.

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Vodka Sunrise

Vodka Sunrise A refreshingly light cocktail with lemon soda and vodka that is perfect for lazy summer days.

When the dog days of summer arrive, which I know are just around the corner, some of the cocktails that we usually drink just seem a tad too heavy for the heat. I have to admit that we have already had some of those days here in South Florida and we’ve been sipping on Key Lime Pie Martinis and Cucumber Mojitos but I can attest to the fact that this Vodka Sunrise fits right in with these summer sippers. [Read more…]

Strawberry Lemonade Fool

A springtime spin on a classic English dessert, this creamy, tangy Strawberry Lemonade Fool is perfect for any occasion! 

A springtime spin on a classic English dessert, this creamy, tangy Strawberry Lemonade Fool is perfect for any occasion!

I’ve never been a huge fan of April Fools’ Day.

People can be pretty awful to one another on April 1st, pranking and lying and joking, all for the sake of fun. But for people like me, it can get pretty bad.

I’m not naive, but I do tend to fall in to the “gullible” category from time to time, and my friends take advantage of that.

At least I’m no April Fool. It’s the one day of the year I can at least see it coming.

This dessert, however, is in fact an April Fool. A Strawberry Lemonade Fool, to be exact.

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