"Apple For The Teacher" Hand Pies, Frosted and Stuffed With PB&J

Summer is coming to an end and school is back in session, which means time for some fun "Back to School treats"! My first thought when it comes to back to school is "Apple for the teacher" and the PB&J I had for lunch as a kid growing up, so I knew I had to think of a way to combined the two ideas.

Simple Summer Peach Salsa (great for burgers!)

This fun twist on a classic salsa is perfect for summer. The cool combination of sweet and spicy is a perfect pairing for a salty tortilla chip, slices of a tosted baguette or even use it to top a burger! It is so simple to put together and makes for a unique, refreshing and delicious appetizer or snack.

Lemon Meringue Pie Dip For Two

For when you don't want to bake an entire pie, this pie inspired, refreshing treat is really simple to make and only needs about 10 minutes in the oven! The luscious, smooth lemon curd is topped with a light, fluffy cloud of meringue topping. Instead of a crust, scoop with cookies or graham crackers for a quick, simple and delicious summer time treat for two. Make it in a bowl to share or in 2 ramekins to serve as individual, single serving desserts! Alternatively, you can sub the meringue topping for a "lite" store bought whipped topping and use low sugar/reduced fat cookies, to guiltlessly indulge in moderation with my small batch, summer time take on a classic dessert. 

Award Winning Mini Peaches & Cream Breakfast Pies

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! Mine's going just "peachy" ;) I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen as the Wake Up to Johnsonville® Recipe Contest Winner!

Chewy Peanut Butter Honey Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (no-bake, dairy-free, egg-free, with gluten-free and peanut-free options!)

These granola bars are so good and so versatile! The best part about these is that they are so easy to whip up with no baking required. There is no egg or dairy and they can easily be made gluten-free or peanut-free (by subbing almond or sun butter) for a perfect lunch box addition, pre workout snack, or morning grab-and-go breakfast!

Root Beer Float/Root Beer Mug Marshmallow Pops

Today is National Root Beer Float Day! To celebrate I made some adorable little root beer floats in a frosty mug, out of marshmallows and chocolate!