Last weekend we celebrated a friend's birthday with a "girls' night in slumber party", complete with dance mix tunes on the ihome, cute pajamas, chick flicks on DVD, and, of course, some really great food. The best thing on the menu, in my opinion, was the platter of fresh summer berries.

If you are entertaining, nothing is easier than simple berries. They're so beautiful to look at and so sweet that you really don't need to serve anything else with them. This summer there's no need to stress over complicated desserts when you're having a party. Just get yourself to the farmer's market and pick up some cartons of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, and treat yourself to pure joy. Try not to let too much juice run down your face! If you must prepare a recipe, see Super Quick Cobblers and Crisps. Let us know what fruits you are loving this summer.