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Sir Cooks A Lot…Festive and Fun Summertime Treats

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June 27, 2011

We’ve been baking, cooking, and grilling up a storm lately…for one, trying to save some extra change for other forms of entertainment this summer, and because eating in is SO much healthier for you, too! Though these aren’t “nutritious” persay, here are some new summer-worthy treats for holidays and parties, fun nights in, and just because we all need a little sweet treat every now and then.

Berry Cobbler via Our Best Bites
Pina Colada Cake via My Fabulous Mother
Ingredients

1 white cake mix
3 egg whites
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk
1 can pina colada mix
1 8 oz tub of light cool whip
1 package of flaked coconut
Directions
**Preheat oven to 350 and bake cake as directed on box instructions
**Pull out of oven once done and immediately poke holes all over cake
**Mix together can of sweetened condensed milk and pina colada mix and pour all over cake
**Place in refrigerator overnight to chill
**Take out and then cover cake with cool whip as the icing and then top with coconut
This is a BIG crowd pleaser and perfect for hot summer temperatures to cool you off!!

Festive Fruited Cheesecake Flag via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Lemon Meringue Pie via Everyday Occasions

Apple Pie Spice Cake via All Recipes… I made this yesterday and it is fabulous!

So tell me, what’s your favorite summertime treat to make?? I am always looking for new things to make so send them my way (or show me where to find them) please!!
  1. doesn't summer have some of the best foods? mmm…

  2. Taylor B. says:

    Yum! That berry cobbler looks amazing! My favorite summer sweet treat is homemade peach ice cream. I think I gained 5 pounds just thinking about it. If you want a good summer salad recipe try Martha Stewart's Cucumber Salad with Radish and Dill http://www.marthastewart.com/336658/cucumber-salad-with-radish-and-dill Have a great day!

  3. These all look great! Especially your mama's cake. Yum! 🙂

  4. Caitlin says:

    Thanks for sharing the Pina Colada cake recipe! That will definitely be one of my July 4th treats!

  5. Day Old News says:

    That just made me soooo hungry! The coconut cake looks fab.

  6. Jones says:

    I am officially in love with your mom for her pina colada cake recipe! How fab! I'm totally making this for my 4th of July bbq

  7. the pina colada cake looks delish!!!

  8. All of these sound good! I just made a spiced peach-carrot bread that I got out of the newest Southern Living. If you have the magazine it has the recipe in it, if not I also posted it here– http://asweetsimplesouthernlife.blogspot.com/ it was very tasty!

  9. That lemon meringue pie looks DELICIOUS! Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow for a giveaway!

  10. Laura J says:

    The absolute BEST summer food and recipes are in a cookbook by Susan Branch here: http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Book-Susan-Branch/dp/0316106666

    The recipe for Beach Street Cajun Shrimp and Lemon Linguini is hands down the most delicious meal, summer or not. This book is my favorite cookbook because the illustrations are SO beautiful

  11. I want some more butterfinger cake 😉

  12. melissa says:

    YUM! That berry cobbler looks amazing. I recently made a great summer treat. Key Lime Pie bars. The recipe was tweaked from Pioneer Woman recipe for Lemon Bars, but I had key lime juice on hand. They were a hit!

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