Dragonfly Home Recipes

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Author: Jenny (page 1 of 22)

Summer Berry Parfaits

These summer berry parfaits are a light and refreshing dessert, filled with fresh blueberries swirled in strawberry jam, a creamy Greek yogurt-melted marshmallow filling, and a homemade crumble topping.  When it’s hot outside, a chilled, fruity dessert is the perfect way to cool off.  I especially love this dessert because it encompasses so many different textures, all in one cup.  The tender burst of flavor from the blueberries, the thick creaminess of the sweet-tart filling, and the sweet crunch of the topping all combine to make a very pleasant treat.

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Pineapple Cake With a Blueberry Lemon Sauce

This pineapple cake with blueberry lemon sauce is a refreshing and beautiful summer treat!  Enjoy the flavors of pineapple, blueberry and lemon all in one cake with this variation of the classic pineapple upside down cake.  It is delicious right out of the oven as a warm dessert, and it is also really good the next morning for breakfast, either at room temperature or even cold, if it is a warm morning.  The beautiful colors are a treat for the eyes as well!

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Splendid Summer Salad

Experience some of summer’s freshest flavors in this salad.  Crisp mixed greens are combined with a ripe sliced peach, chopped green onions, creamy goat cheese, and a homemade lemon-lavender-ginger dressing.  It’s all about contrasts and balance in this salad, where you combine crunchy greens with the smooth peach and goat cheese, and invigorating lemon juice with soothing lavender, ginger, and honey.  The result is a flavorful and refreshing salad that works great as a light lunch or a side to a more substantial meal.

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My Favorite Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I fall back on time after time, and it has never disappointed me.  The meat comes out tangy, moist, and delicious, and it is so easy to make.  Your crockpot does most of the work while you are off doing other things!  Served with a salad or a side of coleslaw, it’s a great summer meal that you can keep in your back pocket, and pull out when you have a day off and want to spend the afternoon away from the kitchen.

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Rustic Summer Tarts

Showcase summer fruit with these delicious free-form tarts.  Mouth-watering cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, and nectarine slices are lightly sweetened with honey and baked on a wholesome pastry.  These rustic summer tarts are sweet enough to eat for dessert, yet healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast.  You can mix and match the fruit in the tarts, depending on what is most available and fresh, because the fresher the fruit, the better these taste.

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