Chocolate Cherry Tartlets (No Bake)

No Bake Chocolate Cherry Tartlets with Oreo cookie crusts are mini sinful desserts that celebrate cherry season while satisfying your chocolate-loving sweet tooth.


No Bake Chocolate Cherry Tartlets with an Oreo cookie crust

Why does July always seem the busiest month for me? Four years ago, I moved and started my first big-girl job as a videographer. Last year, I spent most of the month traveling on a mini vacation and to two blogging conferences (where I spoke about photography). This July, I’m moving back to Pittsburgh. July must be the month of change in this moosey’s life. The one thing I really hate about being busy in July is missing cherry season. Again. And again. Sour cherries have such a short window that only one out of the past four years I was able to bake with them. You don’t often find them at grocery stores; just certain farm stands. However, you can find plenty of sweet cherries. And come hell or high water (er high piles of boxes?), I was determined to bake with cherries this summer. Except I didn’t because these are No Bake Chocolate Cherry Tartlets. Close enough, but how can you resist not turning your oven on in the hot summer when cherries are at their peak? There is a little stovetop cooking involved, but only for a few minutes, and I promise you won’t even mind after taking one chocolatey bite.

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Cherry Almond Coconut Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

Cherry Almond Coconut Ice Cream is a dairy free ice cream made healthier with almond coconut milk and fresh sweet cherries.


Cherry Almond Coconut Ice Cream

It’s no secret that I love ice cream. Right now, I have about five different flavors of ice cream in my freezer. When it’s hot out, I eat ice cream. When it’s cold out, I still eat ice cream. I buy ice cream. I make ice cream. When I’m on vacation, I eat ice cream. I even tore out a magazine article on the top twelve ice cream places in Pennsylvania (I’ve eaten at two of them). Since life is about balance, I also need to watch what I eat. I’ve been incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my meals and walk when I can during the afternoon. So how can I continue my love of ice cream while making changes for a healthier lifestyle? By using Silk Almond Coconut Blend. Today I’m teaming up with Silk to show you how to make ice cream healthier without sacrificing flavor with my Cherry Almond Coconut Ice Cream.

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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Quesadillas

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Quesadillas

Get dinner on the table quickly with Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Quesadillas, sure to be a family favorite. My dinner motto lately - when in doubt, make a quesadilla. It's one of the fastest and easiest meals you can make when you don't feel … [Continue reading]

Peppermint Patty Cookie Dough Dip

Peppermint Patty Cookie Dough Dip - egg free and no bake

Peppermint Patty Cookie Dough Dip is an egg free, no bake dessert that combines the cool sensation of peppermint patties with chocolate cookie dough. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hershey’s®. As always, thank you for … [Continue reading]

Raspberry Fudge Sauce

Raspberry Fudge Sauce - a super easy and quick chocolate sauce to top ice cream

Raspberry Fudge Sauce is a super easy and quick chocolate sauce to top ice cream and other sweet summer desserts. Or just dive right in with a spoon and eat it straight from the jar. I find it difficult to not be a planner. I think about what I … [Continue reading]

Raspberry Rhubarb Jalapeno Jam (Small Batch, No Pectin) + Trip to Mount Rushmore

Raspberry Rhubarb Jalapeno Jam (Small Batch, No Pectin)

This small batch Raspberry Rhubarb Jalapeno Jam may sound a little crazy, but it's crazy good. Sweet and spicy with no pectin required. Does this Raspberry Rhubarb Jalapeno Jam sound crazy to you? That was my thought when I first heard of this … [Continue reading]