Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and whether you’re making treats for your sweetheart, friends or family, these Heart Shaped Strawberry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Pies are sure to be a hit!
Today’s post is sponsored by my fabulous friends at Cost Plus World Market!
Planning to host a party for the big game in a couple of weeks? These three simple skewer recipes will make entertaining a breeze!
These skewers are quick, easy, and require no actual cooking! They can easily be prepared early and placed in the refrigerator until game time, that way, you’re ready to roll before kick off. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss any of the hilarious commercials, exciting half time performances, or exhilarating touchdowns!
Ever since I completed my Balcony Makeover a couple of weeks ago, all I’ve wanted to do is hang out on the balcony and grill EVERYTHING!
Seriously, 8 out of 10 new recipes posted this week, or coming in the next two weeks on the blog, are grilled, I can’t be stopped, must grill everything… including lemonade!
OMG I can’t believe the beginning of May will be here this week! It’s about this time each year when I realize that it’s almost pool/lake/beach season and I have been lagging on my running for the last few months.
Time to step up the work outs and finish them off with a delicious, healthy, protein packed smoothie!
A couple of weeks ago I asked WhitneyBond.com Facebook fans which new recipe they’d like to see me make gluten free with my favorite Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour. Miss Karla Paton told me she’d like Strawberry Shortcake. Your wish is my command Karla!
It’s Friday… the 7th of February… which means it’s one week until Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single and making desserts for friends, family or co-workers, or you’re in a relationship and making something delicious for your significant other, nothing says “Be My Valentine” more than chocolate!
No one is happier than me that strawberry season now extends all the way into November and December! From Strawberry Pancakes to Strawberry Peach Guacamole to Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes, I’m a huge fan of the little red fruit!
These baskets are the perfect bite-sized patriotic dessert for a summer cook-out! I’m a fan of the traditional “flag cake” that everyone makes, but after a huge plate of BBQ I thought something small and light would be better!
Ingredients (makes 30 baskets)
- 8 oz whipped cream
- 8 oz neufchâtel (or cream cheese)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 30 mini fillo baskets
- 8 strawberries (sliced in quarters)
- 30 blueberries
Start by combining the whipped cream, cheese, vanilla and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Next, fill a pastry bag or large Ziploc bag with the cream mixture.
Always easier with 2 hands, thanks Dad!!
Next, pipe the cream into the fillo baskets.
Now slice the strawberries and top each basket with a blueberry and one-quarter of a strawberry.
Refrigerate or serve immediately.
♣ Vegan Option: Substitute Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese for the neufchâtel cheese. Replace the whipped cream with a Vegan version, “Chocolate Covered Katie” has a great recipe for one on her blog!
♦ Gluten Free Option: Remove the fillo baskets and place the cream mixture in the bottom of a small dessert bowl and top with the fruit. (I made this for my brother who is gluten intolerant and he loved it!)