Perfect Peaches

Today we’re wrapping up our delicious summer with some peachy recipes!

Peach jam

Peach blossom tarts

Peach cream tarts

Peaches and cream oatmeal cookies

Fresh peach drop cookies

Spiced peach muffins

Upside-down peach gingerbread cake

Peach upside-down cake

Fresh peach cake

Fruit coffee cake

Peach cheesecake

Peach pie

Peach pie pops

Raspberry peach cobbler

Peach macaroon cobbler

Peach cobbler with cinnamon swirl biscuits

Caramelized peach ice cream

Peaches and cream ice cream cake

Peach strawberry shakes

Green ginger peach smoothies

What are your favorite things to do with peaches??

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Best of the Beach

Today we’re taking one last trip to the beach this summer.  What was your favorite summertime beach memory this year?

Crafts and Fun:

Colorful creatures

Sand-casted starfish

Fish swivel bracelet

Spiraled shell necklace

Seashell critters

Fishy soap

Sea glass bracelet

Sea glass tray or tabletop

Candles in seashells

Clamshell wreath

Beach drink charms

Sand and shells wreath

Beach clock

Scrapbook page

Send out summer themed cards to thank your friends

Decorate with shells

3 more things to do with shells

Lots more fun shell ideas

Food:

Beach cake

Beach cupcakes

Swim party cupcakes

Castle cakes

What treasures have you discovered at the beach this year?

Watermelon Wishes

As I was deciding on this blog post I grabbed a snack of watermelon and was inspired.  It’s a delicious and healthy treat that is part of most people’s summer memories.  While I love eating it as-is, there are some other delicious things you can do with it too.

Petit-fours

Watermelon-oat crumble

Watermelon salad with mint leaves

Calamari, chile and watermelon salad

Watermelon, mango and jicama salsa

Watermelon feta salad

Tequila soaked watermelon wedges

Watermelon granita

Watermelon kiwi pops

Watermelon lime pops

Watermelon bombe

Watermelon gelatins

Sunrise smoothie

Watermelon sherbet smoothie

Watermelon mojito

Watermelon cooler

What are your favorite things to do with watermelon (and what’s the farthest you’ve ever gone in a watermelon seed spitting contest)?

I Scream for Sandwiches

Today I thought we’d do a little different look at ice cream, and share some yummy sandwich type ideas.

Rocky road

Lemon and coconut

Brownie

Spangled sandwiches

Mini Neapolitan

Rice crispy

Simple and standard

Oatmeal cookie

Banana sandwiches

Turtle cookie

Waffle cookie

Apricot almond

Ginger crisp

Brownie and peanut butter

Grasshopper ice cream sandwiches with hot fudge sauce

Snickerdoodle cookie

Tropical treat

Peanut butter and jelly

Chocolate hazlenut

What sandwiches have you tried making?