Category Archives: Dessert



 Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets are the most refreshing little bite of  something sweet and delicious!
They would be perfect to serve at a tea, or Easter brunch or a Mother’s Day luncheon!
And what makes them even better… they are so easy to make!!!!
These fit into the WOW FACTOR dessert category…

Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets

StoneGable Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets
makes 16 tartlets
1 Box of refrigerated pie dough
1 jar raspberry jam
1 jar lemon curd
1 pint fresh raspberries
confectioner’s sugar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out one pie dough crust on a floured surface.
Using a flower cookie cutter, cut out 8 flowers per pie dough crust.
Using a mini muffin pan, put 1 flower into the well of the pan and shape. Leave the petals hanging over the edge. Do this for all the cut out pie dough flowers. Arrange as shown filling 2 mini muffin pans.
Bake for 8 minutes or until just done. Don’t over bake or the petals will be too dark.
Take the flower tartlet out of the pans and cool on a wire rack.
When the flower tartlets are cool  dip each petal into a bowl of confectioner’s sugar.
Add a small amount of raspberry jam to the bottom of each tartlet.
Put a dollop of lemon curd on top of the raspberry jam.
Add a fresh raspberry to the center of the flower tartlet.
Serve on a plate of dried split peas to help them sit upright.
Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets are so delicious… and they will go fast!!!!














Filed under Dessert, Easter, Mother's Day, Spring

Strawberry Shortcake Shortcake!

Source:Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons – 

I decided to make some girly goodies yesterday with my youngest toddler while my older boys were out for the day.  My favorite toys growing up were Strawberry Shortcake and Barbies.  I remember getting my Strawberry Shortcake dolls back in the late 70’s when I was 4 or 5.  I collected all of them with all the accessories.  I still have them thinking I could pass them down..guess I will have to wait for granddaughters for that!:)
I thought it would be cute to make strawberry shortcake actually look like Strawberry Shortcake! It’s pretty easy to make and would be super cute for a Strawberry Shortcake party or just a fun treat to make for your little girls that love Strawberry Shortcake.  I am so glad they have kept them around.  Of course I think the originals are better, but we always think what we grew up with is better..right?!
Strawberry Shortcake Shortcake
Pre Packaged Mini Shortcakes
Whipped Cream Spray
Mini Chocolate Chips
1 Mini Marshmallow
Take the pre packaged mini shortcakes and flip them over to the back side. If the back side is a darker color then just slice it off with a knife.  Place it in a small bowl.  Cut out a nose with the cut off scraps using kitchen scissors. Cut a mini marshmallow in half for the eyes. Place on 2 mini chocolate chips for the pupils.  We also used mini chocolate chips to make freckles and eye lashes.
For the hair you want to cut a large strawberry in half.  Slice the half and place the slices grouped together on the top of the shortcake. Then fan out the strawberry slices.  Do the same for the other side. Take a couple of the slices and cut in half for the middle hair.    We cut another strawberry in half with a knife and then cut out little circles using a kitchen knife.  Cut a small strawberry in half to place on the top of the hat.
Spray on whipped cream spray for the hat.  Then decorate with the strawberry cut out circles and strawberry half for the top. You can also make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator leaving off the whipped cream.  Spray that on before you serve.  You could make them all in advance a day ahead and put them in the freezer and then thaw them out a hour or so before you serve them.


Filed under Dessert, Girls Party Ideas

Red, White & Fun: Fourth of July Party Ideas

Source: – by Joy Howard

Declare July 4th a day of delights with this patriotic ideas for celebrating with friends and decorating your home.
Star-spangled ParfaitStar-spangled ParfaitColorful layers of flavored gelatin and whipped cream give our light and tasty dessert its banner good looks.

For four servings, make one box each of red and blue gelatin according to the package directions. In tall, clear glasses, alternate layers of red gelatin and whipped topping (we used Cool Whip), as shown. Top with the blue gelatin. (For the fruity version on our cover, substitute raspberries and blueberries.) Finish with a slice of star fruit.

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Belle (Beauty and the Beast) Party

Want to give your little princess a royal birthday party? 


Invites: Invite your little one’s friends to “be your guest” at a special birthday celebration by handing out magic mirror invitations, which might remind partygoers of the mirror that Belle used in the movie to “see” what was happening in the outside world.

Décor and Desserts: Every Belle birthday celebration calls for a candelabrum that features the likeness of the lovable character, Lumiere. Make this before the party and use it as a table centerpiece. Desert options can be fairly simple or more complex for this party. The easy-to-make strawberry rose shortcake symbolizes the wilting rose in the film. Another fun choice is to use a Belle doll to make an elegant princess cake. Yellow food coloring will help you create a dress similar to the one that Belle wears during the memorable ballroom dance scene.

Party Craft: Guests can pretend they are attending a fancy ball when they create (with the help of adults) their very own paper flower corsage wearable that goes well with any outfit!

Guests can pretend they are attending a fancy ball when they create (with the help of adults) their very own paper flower corsage that goes well with any outfit!

Source: – by Sheryl Rothmuller

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