Bittersweet Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cupcakes
These tiny chocolate cupcakes are topped with bittersweet chocolate frosting and a fresh raspberry.
Primavera Pasta Salad
Garden fresh vegetables and pasta are cooked with a honey and lemon juice sauce.
Brimming Baked Peaches
This is a delightful combination of fresh summertime fruit with the richness of nutty cookies -- a delicious way to cap off a casual meal. Amaretti cookies are imported from Italy, often wrapped in colorful paper. Look for them in gourmet shops or well-stocked grocery stores.
Honey Raspberry Iced Tea
Sweetened with honey, this iced tea is flavored with cranberry-raspberry juice.
Honey Lemonade with Frozen Fruit Cubes
Lemonade ice sweetened with honey is a perfect snack for kids on a hot summer day.
Mint Julep is a southern classic. The secret of a good Mint Julep is to tear the leaves into very fine pieces in order to release and intensify the aroma and flavor of the mint.
Fresh Corn Salad with Yellow and Red Bell Pepper
For a little variety, grill the corn before removing the kernels.
As an alternative to using an ice cream freezer, pour the mixture into a large stainless steel bowl. Freeze for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken and become firm. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Return to the freezer. Repeat the process 2 or 3 times or until the consistency is light but not necessarily icy.