A Sweet Look Back: July 2013

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.

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

Frozen Lemonade Pie – a sweet yet tangy cool dessert!

Ice Box Eclair Cake – heaven on a plate!

Vanilla Ice Cream – simplicity at its best!

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

I  ventured in creating 3 thoroughly refreshing beverages…

Cool Berry Spritzer – sparkly fresh!

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

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

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!

Milk Chocolate Macadamia Blondies – tropical adventure come to life!

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!

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!



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