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A Sweet Look Back: July 2013

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July was an amazing month for me…and the weather was a key factor in deciding to make new and delicious no-bake recipes.  We experienced one week straight of temperatures reaching over 105 degrees, it think it was about 8 days, so turning my oven on was the farthest thing from my mind!  We stayed cool by spending the hot summer days and very warm summer nights in the pool and enjoying my refreshing sweets! And now I have to laugh when I hear myself saying to friends, “I’m so happy it’s only going to be in the 90’s today!”

Just in case you missed any of my recipes, here is a a look back at July 2013.

I made 6 super scrumptious no-bake desserts that included…

All American Berry Parfait – light and airy whipped cream with fresh fruit and crunchy shortbread.
AllAmericanBerryParfait

Sweet n’ Salty Patriotic Bark – a delicious and fun candy treat!
SweetSaltyPatrioticBark

Frozen Lemonade Pie – a sweet yet tangy cool dessert!
FrozenLemonadePie

Ice Box Eclair Cake – heaven on a plate!
IceboxEclairCake

Vanilla Ice Cream – simplicity at its best!
VanillaIceCream

Lemony Cheesecake {with a lemon cookie crust} – creamy with an outstanding crust!
LemonyCheesecake-1

I  ventured in creating 3 thoroughly refreshing beverages…

Cool Berry Spritzer – sparkly fresh!
CoolBerrySpritzer

Dry Vodka Martini {with 3 olives} – a wonderful classic cocktail!
DryVodkaMartini

Pink Power Cosmo – my favorite cocktail that packs a punch!
PinkPowerCosmo

I did turn my oven on only just twice to bake these 2 tantalizing treats…

Retro Twinkie Snack Cake – in honor of the comeback, with a much better version!
RetroTwinkieSnackCake

Milk Chocolate Macadamia Blondies – tropical adventure come to life!
MilkChocolateMacadamiaBlondies

And I even made 1 savory, ok sweet too, succulent dip…

Sweet and Spicy Salsa – great for dipping with corn chips or even put on top of grilled fish!
SweetandSpicySalsa

In total I made 12 yummy things in July.

Did you try any of these? And if you did what was your favorite?

For me, I would have to say that the Milk Chocolate Macadamia Blondies were my favorite!

So, good-bye July and hello August!

Sheila

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2 thoughts on “A Sweet Look Back: July 2013

  1. my favorite was the lemony cheese cake and the margarita! Love, Mom xxx

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