Hello there! I’m so glad you’re here. Stay awhile to find some of the Best Desserts for Summer to serve for events, family dinners, and small gatherings.
These recipes are some of the newest additions to the blog! You’ll see favorites of mine, old but good treats, and friends’ dessert recipes too.
As much as I want to be in the sun by the pool, I always find myself in the kitchen! I am baking new treats to add to the ongoing book of recipes.
Do you love to bake? Do you even like to bake? Whether you like/love it, I know you will enjoy creating these desserts.
My main goal is to create simple, challenging, and most of all, delicious recipes you can share with yourself, friends, and family to spread the art of baking.
Let’s start spreading the joy of baking by scrolling down to see the best desserts for summer.
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 75
It is a warm day in the Bay Area today! On days like this, it’s hard to bake. The oven ends up heating the whole house, turning into a sauna!
I either bake in the early morning before the bird gets the worm or start in the evening, where the temperatures are much cooler.
Ultimately, I have chosen to heat my house or wake up before the sun is up to bake mouthwatering recipes for you.
And yes, your taste buds will be thanking me later. Don’t forget to check out the best desserts for summer down below, and have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Personal Note from Janine
When I pick peaches in the summer, I can’t stop thinking of my mom. She loved gathering fruit and making jams and pie fillings. When we lived in Washington, she would visit, and we would take a trip to a farm in Carnation, Washington. We packed a picnic, and after harvesting wonderful raspberries, we would have lunch under a big shady tree.
Once we returned home with our bounty of fruit, it was all hands in the kitchen. Boiling bottles, prepping the fruit, and canning everything in sight!
It’s difficult to think she is missing out since I know she would love these peaches and the recipes.
Her spirit still lives within me since I picked a few wild blackberries on our little walk last night!
Here’s to my mom and all the traditions and interests she handed down to me!
Enjoy this fun Saturday Chitchat, and give your mom a hug and a squeeze for me!
This Week’s Inspiration – Best Desserts For Summer
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Here’s a Custard Bread Pudding is a decadent and delicious dessert. This recipe leans more towards the custard side than the bready side.
It’s a simple recipe with a delightful and rich egg custard filling!
I’m amazed at how easy it is to make this Grilled Peaches Recipe. It’s so quick and easy to make.
You’ll like this simple dessert if you want a delicious fresh fruit dessert this summer and don’t want too many calories.
This Peach Galette Recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious.
If you’re cramped for time and want the flavor of a peach pie, then this is an excellent alternative.
It’s an easy recipe with a sugar cookie crust topped with a creamy citrus lemon curd that’s sweet, flavorful, and perfect for summer.
If you like fresh fruit, then you’ll fall in love with this delicious fruit dessert!
I love any dessert with citrus, and this Fresh Orange Scone Recipe has the perfect blend of orange and cranberry.
If you make these, you’ll find they are so light and flakey when they come out of the oven, so try to bake them when the scones can be served immediately.
While visiting Paris, France, we ordered a Puff Pastry Fruit Tart with fantastic custard.
The custard combined with apples topped with a cinnamon and nutmeg sauce is delicious and is a perfect dessert.
Use your favorite berry mixture for this easy summer dessert. This Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe has a crisp, buttery topping with juicy sweet berries.
It’s best to serve it with a yummy scoop of vanilla ice cream; this dessert is an instant favorite.
This dessert seriously is The Best Blueberry Buckle Cake Recipe, and I recently added a yummy icing which I’m so happy I made this change.
If you need something sweet, this little treat goes with your coffee or tea.
Here’s my favorite Peach Cobbler with Fresh Peaches recipe! It’s an old-fashioned cobbler that is extremely easy to make and so delicious.
You must try making this cobbler if you have fresh or canned peaches.
A Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe is essential now that summer has arrived and a ton of fruit at the stores. A Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe is vital!
Your family will love this fruit pie.
Make this easy Pavlova Recipe with fresh raspberries and blueberries. It has a light-baked meringue topped with whip cream and fruit.
I love this fresh summer dessert that is perfect for a summer dinner. The possibilities are many! Top with whatever fruit your family loves.
This smooth Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake is wheat-free but tastes like it has wheat. It’s similar to a lemon pound cake recipe minus the wheat flour.
The intense lemon flavor makes it the best lemon cake around.
Today, I’m sharing the Best Lemon Sour Cream Pie recipe. This lemon pie has a rich, smooth lemon flavor similar to my favorite English Lemon Curd recipe.
Of course, this homemade pie has sour cream, which mellows the sweetness and creates a luscious taste!
Boutique of the Week – Cotton Summer Dresses and More
Let’s make the most out of summer by finding a new addition to add to the closet.
Browse the link above to find the perfect dress to wear during summer. Here you will find affordable, unique, and comfortable clothing items to satisfy your fashion needs.
My Favorite Things – Best Desserts For Summer
Summers in the Bay Area get warm, so I thought I would share these delicious popsicles made by my friend Leslie!
Follow these tips from Ashley to make the perfect ice cream sandwiches! This summer, you can enjoy incredible, refreshing desserts in the heat.
Here is a fun twist to making s’mores with the family by Jackie! Create this recipe for the perfect evening with loved ones.
Get the secret to making the best chocolate chip cookies by Julie! Share this recipe with loved ones to have a new favorite cookie.
Summer calls for ice cream! Create this mouthwatering recipe by Tieghan to start baking your ice cream from home.
What’s Trending On The Blog
I hadn’t heard of the Queen of Sheba Cake until I fell in love with Julia Child’s recipe.
I love how gourmet this cake tastes. It is like a cake you would order at a nice restaurant. You’ll love this recipe if you enjoy a dense and cheesecake-like cake.
Here’s a delicious, moist Brownie Recipe without Cocoa Powder that came to me via my mother-in-law.
I’ve never had a brownie like this one since it’s moist, has a great taste, and the frosting unanimously makes this dessert one of my favorites.
This Buttermilk Doughnuts Recipe without yeast uses baking powder instead. It’s a simple doughnut recipe that makes a crispy, fluffy doughnut.
This delicious Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a fabulous treat any time of the year. It’s our family’s comfort food when it comes to desserts!
This is seriously The Best Chocolate Cake! I know many people claim to have the best cake, but you have to believe me that this is a super moist cake!
This Week’s Tip – Scraping Made Easy
Williams Sonoma Pan Scraper
Easily remove baked-on residue from pans with this heat-resistant scraper.
The nylon head is gentle enough for nonstick surfaces yet effective on various finishes, from stainless steel to ceramic.
The silicone handle feels exceptionally comfortable in hand and naturally resists slipping!
Latest Obsession – Old Cookbooks
I Collect Old Cookbooks
I recently added some shelves in my office, and that’s a good thing since I have quite a collection of old cookbooks.
This obsession began when we stayed at a cabin full of old cookbooks. I baked quite a few recipes and fell in love with almost all of them
So, every time I visit a thrift shop, I peruse the bookshelves for cookbooks. I bought this Julia Child’s book for $5 and later found it on Amazon for $65! I will never part with this book, but it is fun knowing I got a bargain.
The next time you’re visiting Goodwill, make sure to check out their cookbooks. You never know if you’ll find a gem!
I hope the day is off to a good start. Look at this collection of some of the best desserts for summer to start baking new recipes! Cheers to the weekend.
These are some of my favorites that have become family favorites 🙂 Well, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend, everyone!
See you next time on the blog,