A day to pay tribute
A day to remember
A day to honor
Those who gave all
those who gave their lives
Those who are our heroes
America is Beautiful
America is Free
Because of your Memory
In Honor of Memorial Day – May 30, 2016
Cheers & Hugs,
If you are looking for a fresh, light, simple, yet surprisingly impressive dessert to take to a holiday picnic or serve for a simple weekend dinner party, I’ve created this quick, but scrumptious and beautiful fresh red raspberry puff pastry tart using fresh fruit combined with the convenience of frozen puff pastry.
For the Memorial Day holiday weekend (or Fourth of July or Labor Day), you could use some blueberries in this one too for a red, white, blue theme.
Here’s my easy peasy recipe that is bound to to get rave reviews!
Unfold and place sheet of puff pastry on baking stone or baking sheet and turn up edges on all sides to create a crust edge. Poke center with fork 6-8 times to prevent center from raising up too high. Bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.
While still warm, spread jam on bottom of baked puff pastry. Place half of fresh raspberries on top and mash with a fork. Allow to cool completely.
Once cooled, place whole fresh red raspberries on top. Drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
To serve, cut into 6 pieces and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Hope you enjoy!
Cheers & Hugs,
Did you ever notice how fancy and fussy doesn’t always equal most delicious?
Take birthday cake for example, I have spent hours and fortunes on fancy cakes with fondant decorations or “secret” expensive ingredients.
But, as I can attest from this past weekend’s Memorial Day/DIL Birthday cake, my family absolutely and totally went gaga over a simple Betty Crocker Supermoist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix baked in a 13×9 pan with white frosting and fresh fruit on top.
For the frosting, I mixed half a tub of Duncan Hines Fluffy White Frosting Mix and half of a large container of Cool Whip. Canned frosting alone is way too sweet. Cool Whip alone just doesn’t hit the mark. Together, though, they are a marriage made in heaven! AMAZING Frosting! Try it – I’ll bet you get raves!
And to really rock it out, a scoop of Birthday Party ice cream doesn’t hurt either! (Hagan Parlor Favorites makes a yummy Birthday Party flavor that has confetti chips and CHUNKS of birthday cake in the ice cream!)
Even those of you who don’t consider yourselves “Kitchenistas” can be Rock Stars with this easy combo!
Sometimes simple is the sweetest.
Cheers & Hugs,
and Broken Mortar.
All of these things may have been broken
by those with hatred and evil in their hearts…
those who have no regard for the sanctity of life
those who despise our freedom…
But they cannot break our spirit.
We will not be a Broken Nation.
On my visit to New York City last week, I had the honor and privilege of visiting the 911 Memorial site where our nation experienced such great tragedy that awful September 11th day. It is evident by the rebuilding, the memorializing, the reverence, and the beauty, that we will not… and cannot… be broken.
Happy Memorial Day.
Celebrate Peace and Love,
These week’s WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Broken. This is my contribution.