Magical Mermaids

In honor of summer, today we’re looking at the mysterious mermaid, and all the fun and festive summer things we can do and create.

Whimsy Wearables:

Crochet wearable mermaid tail

Mermaid costume

Mermaid tail blanket

Mermaid quilt and baby outfit

Mermaid tail necklace

3-D mermaid tail painted t-shirt

Mermaid crown

Mermaid tiara

Mermaid costume

Magic mermaid tail

Mermaid earrings

Mermaid skirt

Decorations and Fun:

Mermaid slime

Mermaid beadboard sign

Mermaid sequin pillow

‘Mermaids Welcome’ poolside sign

Mermaid journal

Mermaid beach frame

Mermaid plush dolls

Mermaid mason jar light

Mermaid makeup brushes

Mermaid vase

Crochet Amigurumi mermaid doll

Mermaid soap

Mermaid hand puppet

Mermaid tail chapstick holder

Mermaid greeting card

Treats and Treasures:

Mermaid cupcakes

Mermaid tail treats

Mermaid tail cake

Mermaid candy bark

Mermaid ice cream

Are you a mermaid fan? If so how do you decorate and celebrate them?

Summer Sandals

With the official start of summer just a couple of days ago on Friday, today I thought we’d take a look at creative ways to celebrate something iconic to summer: sandals!

Not your ordinary sandals:

Tassel sandals

Tribal sandals

Scarf sandals

Macramé gladiator sandals

Ribbon flip flops

Embellished sandals

Pom pom flip flops

Decorative straw slippers

Ribboned sandals

Embellished chain sandals

Braided flip flops

15 more ways to update and decorate sandals

Sweet sandals:

Flip flop cake

Nutter Butter flip flop cookies

Dipped Nutter Butter flip flop cookies

Fruity flops treats

Flip flop cupcakes

Frosted flip flop Milano cookie treats

How do you enjoy to decorate with sandals and flip flops?

Picking Peaches

With the last few crops of summer peaches coming in, I thought we’d take a look at peace recipes today!

Breads, cupcakes and muffins:

Peaches and cream muffins

Spiced peach muffins

Peaches and cream bread

Peach cobbler cupcakes

Cobblers, crisps and tarts:

Southern style peach cobbler

Bourbon peach cobbler

Dutch oven peach cobbler

Rustic peach tart

Peach tart

Peach crisp

Pies and cakes:

Summertime peach pie

Peach streusel pie

Peach and blueberry slab pie

Peach melba pie pops

Fresh peach cake

Baltimore peach cake

Peach cheesecake

Scones and other pastries:

Peach scones

Peach betty

Peach souffle

Peach pastries

Peaches and cream oatmeal cookies

Peach melba baked alaska

Peach jam

Gluten free peach cobbler

Drinks and frozen treats:

Peach margaritas

Peach frappe

Brown butter peach cobbler milkshakes

Peach sorbet

Peach frozen yogurt

Peaches-n-cream ice pops

What are your favorite ways to enjoy peaches?

Sweet Sorbet

Today I thought we’d take a look at recipes for a very summer treat, sorbet!

Simply Sorbet:

Strawberry sorbet

Mango sorbet

Dark chocolate sorbet

Tangerine sorbet

Papaya sorbet

Peach sorbet

Raspberry sorbet

Hibiscus sorbet

Berry sorbet

Grapefruit sorbet

Coconut sorbet with cashew crunch

Concord grape sorbet

Concord grape and lavender sorbet

Lychee and lemongrass sorbet

Asian pear sorbet

Mojito sorbet

Basil lime sorbet

Basil limoncello sorbet

Key lime sorbet

Melon sorbet

Tropical watermelon sorbet

Acai banana sorbet

Pina colada sorbet

Sorbet Surprises:

Whipped sorbet

Watermelon sorbet

Tropical sorbet terrine

Raspberry and lemon sorbet floats

Sparkling grapefruit sorbet floats

Raspberry sorbet trio

Lemon raspberry sorbet cake

Sorbet shots

What are your favorite sorbet creations and flavors?

Loving Lobster

Today we’re going to take a look at a summer favorite, lobster!

Truffled lobster mac and cheese

Lobster roatan

Lobster galette

Lobster newburg

Lobster ravioli with lobster vinaigrette

Lobster and corn chowder

Spaghetti with lobster fra diavolo

Lobster and fennel pot pie

Spicy lobster linguine

Maine lobster and corn chowder

Lobster shepherd’s pie

Fresh mango and lobster spring rolls

Lobster salad cocktail

Baked stuffed lobstser

Lobster paella

Lobster tails thermidor

Lobster mac and cheese

Lobster and potato salad

Lobster rolls

Brown butter risotto with lobster

BLT lobster rolls

Creole shrimp and lobster bisque

Southwest lobster roll

Shrimp and lobster key lime

Lobster pot pie

Lobster and shells

What’s your favorite way to eat and cook lobster?

Summer Sweet Strawberries

Today I thought we’d take a look at some strawberry recipes!

Breakfast and Breads:

Strawberry hand pies

Strawberry swirl brioche

Strawberry pecan bread

Strawberries and cream scones

Strawberry cream cheese rolls

Strawberry corn muffins

Strawberry muffins

Strawberry breakfast crescents

Strawberry cream cheese biscuits

Strawberry Dutch baby pancakes

Strawberry buttermilk muffins

Gluten free strawberries and cream scones

Cakes, Tarts and Pies:

No bake strawberry pie

Strawberry almond flour cake

Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry cream on shortbread

Gluten free strawberry almond tart

Strawberry tart

Frozen strawberry cheesecake

Buttermilk strawberry skillet cake with strawberry whipped cream and Jerry’s sugared pecans

Fluffy strawberry pie

Strawberry fudge pie

Strawberry cream cheese cookie tarts

Strawberry slab pie

Strawberry cream brunch cake

Tartlets with yogurt, pastry cream and strawberries

Sweet Treats:

Strawberry ice cream

Strawberries and cream cookies

Strawberry pretzel salad

Strawberry marshmallow popsicles

Strawberry shortcake cookies

Strawberry hand pies

Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream

Strawberry crush

Mini strawberry sugar cookie sandwiches with strawberry cream

Strawberry oatmeal bars

Strawberry almond paste shortbread bars

Strawberry apricot oat squares

Strawberry filled lemon cream cheese bars

Strawberry cheesecake bars

What are your favorite strawberry dishes?

Picking Plums

Today we’re looking at a favorite spring and summer fruit: the plum!

Plum tart

Gingered plum streusel pie

Dried plum coffee cake

Seared plums

Plum jam

Plum galette

Plum cake

Plum butter

Plum meringues

Plum crumble

Cherry plums in vodka

Sauteed plums in maple syrup

Plum and pinion coffee cake

Grilled plum kabobs

Plum and port crostata

Plum tart

Buttermilk plum cake

Plum skillet cake

Sugar plum tart

Spicy plum salsa

Warm plum sauce

Tapioca pudding with glazed plums

Plum galettes

Spiced plum pie

Port and cinnamon plums

Plum berry whole wheat tarts

Red plum shortbread bars

Grilled plum topped pizza

Cast iron plum polenta cake

Cherry plum bread pudding

Plum crunch

Plum cornbread

Plum vanilla preserves


Plum negroni

Prune plum spritzer

Plum and pineapple sangria

Plum caipirinha

Plums up

What are your favorite ways to enjoy plums?

Shrimp Specialty

Today we’re taking a look at a summer favorite, shrimp!¬†

Chipotle beer and butter shrimp foil pack

Hot shrimp dip

Coconut shrimp

Pork and shrimp Asian dumplings

Garlic shrimp

Shrimp roll

Shrimp burgers

Sesame shrimp

Shrimp stew

Shrimp jambalaya

Shrimp chowder

Shrimp and cheese crisps

Ginger soy shrimp

Shrimp and sausage boil

Cajun shrimp and sausage stir fry

Southwestern shrimp

Garlic shrimp and crab tacos

Linguini with shrimp scamp

Grilled herb shrimp

Fried shrimp

Shrimp fra diavolo

Shrimp and crab au gratin

Shrimp puffs

Spitfire shrimp

What’s your favorite way to cook and eat shrimp?

Pineapple Picks

I’m super excited for summer so today I’m sharing a taste of the tropics: pineapple recipes!

Sweet and Savory:

Pineapple salsa

Hawaiian pizza

Caramelized pineapple

Spicy pineapple salad

Jerk pineapple pork chops

Baked goods:

Taste of the tropics cake

Pineapple upside down scones

Coconut pineapple thumbprint cookies

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple tarts with ginger miso

Pineapple bread pudding

Mango pineapple buckle

Pineapple carrot cupcakes

Pineapple and macadamia nut shortbread

Pineapple banana crepas de cajeta

Pineapple filled macaroons

Gingered mango pineapple crisp in crunchy wonton cups

Sticky honey pineapple custards

Drinks and cold treats:

Pineapple floats

Pineapple and ginger smoothie

Plum and pineapple sangria

Spiced pineapple cocktail

Pineapple mint daiquiris

Pineapple berry fizz

Pineapple parfait

Chilled pineapple mousse with pistachios

Pineapple pops

Pineapple coconut gelato

Gluten Free:

Pineapple upside down cake

Mango pineapple crumble

Banana, coconut, and white chocolate chip muffins

What’s your favorite pineapple recipe?

Drink to Summer

Today I’ve got a selection of summer inspired drinks, most with a little fruit or other summery inspiration!

Summer white sangria

Peach teallini

Summer breeze

Peach and blackberry muddle

Honeydew agua fresca

Summer fruit sangria

Watermelon-cucumber cooler

Peach juleps

Honeydew granita spritzer

Cherry beer

Rhubarb ice tea

Strawberry lemonade

Strawberry hibiscus tea lemonade

Frozen peach margaritas

Peach juleps

Hibiscus-honey iced tea

Tropical ginger punch

Watermelon mojito

Bing cherry mojito

Pineapple-rum cocktail

Pina colada

Mango margaritas

Spiked mango lemonade

Melon and mint lemonade

What is on your drink menu for this holiday weekend?