Daily Indulgence: July 2012
Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes
If you look at these lick-worthy cupcakes too long, you'll fall prey to their seductive icing swirl, but go ahead and stare. You can always come up for air later.
Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes Recipe
Triple Berry Cream Pie
Nothing says "summer" sweeter than a ripe, luscious berry pie. As you enjoy the creamy filling, pat yourself on the back: This pie surely counts as a serving of fruit, right?
Triple Berry Cream Pie Recipe
The Best American Flag Cake Ever
Prepare for a wave of salutes as you set this beauty on the buffet table. The hardest part of this recipe is making the first slice into Old Glory.
The Best American Flag Cake Ever Recipe
Star Berry Cobblers
Save the sharing lectures for your kids and indulge in your very own berry cobbler. Some things are better enjoyed all by yourself.
Star Berry Cobblers Recipe
The sweet heat of these appetizers is enough to remind you that the weekend is on the way. Close your eyes, count to 10, and let this treat take you away.
Jalapeño Poppers Recipe
You don't have to pull a million tiny flowers to get the sweet taste of honeysuckle in this cocktail. Instead, use honeysuckle vodka. Who says being a grown up is hard?
Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails Recipe
Hush puppies make everything better. Pair them with barbecue, burgers, or whining party goers and try to tell us we're wrong.
Hush Puppies Recipe
Be the first to tell your friends about this updated cola cake recipe. The moment you pour the frosting over the warm cake will be the best part of your day.
Peanut-Cola Cake Recipe
This fruity dessert is begging to be taken to your next neighborhood block party. No party on the calendar? Plan one. This dessert will make it all worthwhile.
Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Recipe
Bid ketchup, mustard, and relish a fond farewell and upgrade the toppings on your dog this summer. You just took this kid-friendly classic to a chic new level.
Thai-Style Dogs Recipe
Sweet Tea Julep Pops
Sorry, kiddos. This must-try pop is just for grown ups. Happy hour has never been happier.
Sweet Tea Julep Pops Recipe
Key Lime Cupcakes
Bring the frest, tart flavor of refreshing Key lime to your favorite dessert. These treats pack a sweet-tart punch guaranteed to cool you down in the heat of summer.
Key Lime Cupcakes Recipe
TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler
Pies are gorgeous and cakes are divine, but there's something about the chaos of a flavorful cobbler that makes us weak in the knees. Don’t forget the ice cream.
TennTucky Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
Blue Ribbon Peach Praline Pie
Whether you're looking to win awards, hearts, or just raves, you're sure to be named Best in Show with this decadent peach pie. Better double the recipe.
Blue Ribbon Peach Praline Pie Recipe
Double-Cherry Upside-Down Cake
This topsy-turvy dessert looks like pie but don't be deceived, it's cake! If you can say the name three times fast, you don't have enough on your plate.
Double-Cherry Upside-Down Cake Recipe
Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
Red velvet is used to being the classy dessert on the buffet, but it's time it got down and dirty. Mix it up with fresh fruit and ice cream for a sinfully delicious (and easy!) dessert tonight.
Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler Recipe
Tomato-and-Okra Cornmeal Cakes
Ruby red tomatoes are beyond delicious at the height of summer. Host a party. Today. Any excuse to make this mini appetizer goes in our books!
Tomato-and-Okra Cornmeal Cakes Recipe
White Peach Sangría Pops
Why should kids have all the popsicle fun? Cool down on a hot summer day with a frozen sangria pop.
White Peach Sangría Pops Recipe
Drizzle this sweet syrup over shortcakes, ice cream, cobbler, cheesecake, or peach pie. Use it to fill a layer cake or a thumbprint cookie. Lick it off three of your fingers. Trust us, it's that good.
Blackberry Syrup Recipe
Sparkling Cherry Limeade
This is one of those cocktails that looks all innocent until the tequila hits you. If you feel like playing it cool, just skip the alcohol. Otherwise, brand your glass with your name, "Adults Only", or simply "Mine".
Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe
Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños
The heat of the jalapeno calms when it meets the mellow cream cheese. The only way to make these better would be to wrap them in bacon, but that just seems unfair.
Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe
Watermelon Margarita Pops
Sure, you can leave the tequila out of these and give them to the kids, but then you'd have to share. Dislike.
Watermelon Margarita Pops Recipe
Key Lime Pound Cake
We're worried about some of you. In your reviews, you wrote about making this cake three times in one day. Way to make us proud!
Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe
Get crazy with this crumble. Peaches, blueberries, raspberries... everyone's invited!
Peach-Berry Crumble Recipe
Cozy up and get ready for the flood of memories that homestyle recipes bring. If one of those memories isn't grandma's pie crust recipe, don't worry; we've got your covered.
Blackberry-Apple Pie Recipe
Old-fashioned Tomato Pie
Don't be confused; this is not your standard fruit pie or a plain version of pizza. This main dish treat is in its own class. Get ready to check your Southern food bucket list.
Old-fashioned Tomato Pie Recipe
Beer-Battered Fried Fish
Ok: Onions. Upgrade: Beer-Battered Onions. Ditto clams, chicken nuggets, and, in this case, white fish. Make it a fish-and-chips night and enjoy!
Beer-Battered Fried Fish Recipe
Miniature Blueberry Cheesecakes
Nothing helps guests keep their hands, and forks, to themselves like serving pre-portioned desserts. Don't worry; you can still have two.
Miniature Blueberry Cheesecakes Recipe
Key Lime Buttercream Frosting
One lick of this tart-and-tangy frosting will cool you from your sunglasses down to your flipflops. In months when layer cakes can feel heavy, this frosting chills them right down.
Key Lime Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Potato Salad-Stuffed Spuds
Let dinner make itself tonight by setting up a topping bar. Whether you're serving friends, family, or yourself, we promise there will be no complaints.
Potato Salad-Stuffed Spuds Recipe
Chocolate Milk Punch Pops
Nothing satisfies a chocolate craving in the summer faster than an ice-cold fudge pop. And nothing makes a summer afternoon go by faster than adding a hint of bourbon. Make them when the kiddos are at camp; these pops are all for you.
Chocolate Milk Punch Pops Recipe