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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlรฉ, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
Showing posts with label Recipes Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes Summer. Show all posts
No-Churn Biscoff Cookie Ice Cream

No-Churn Biscoff Cookie Ice Cream

Ice cream season is here and we're all screaming for ice cream in our house! ๐Ÿ˜ So I couldn't pass up the chance to turn one of my favorite cookies or biscuits into ice cream, hence this No-Churn Biscoff Cookie ice cream! I've discovered the Belgian Speculoos cookies or Biscoff as it's known in the US, when I moved to France, and I have been hooked ever since! And this super easy ice cream is the perfect way to use up your favorite cookies to whip up a delicious summer dessert in no time at all and without an ice cream machine!

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

Cherries are in season and I couldn't pass up the chance of making a delicious dessert with them, hence this NO-Bake cherry cheesecake that comes together in a flash and tastes SO delicious! We're so lucky to live in cherry country and have some wild cherries growing on our land, so my kids and I always love to go cherry picking this time of year (before the birds eat them all), and making  dessert using cherries at the end of the day, is just the cherry on the "cake" so to speak! ๐Ÿ˜„

How To Make a Raspberry Mojito

How To Make a Raspberry Mojito

Summer is finally here, and we're kicking off the season with a refreshing raspberry Mojito ! This recipe is great to make with any seasonal fruit, but I just happened to have some raspberries handy and so here we are! This raspberry Mojito comes together is a flash, so you won't have too much trouble playing bartender at your next event. But, if you want to make this cocktail ahead of time for a crowd, you can too! Check out my suggestions below.

Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake

Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake

Strawberries have been on my mind and plate lately, and I'm not complaining! They're one of my favorite fruits and so versatile in jams, desserts, drinks and appetizers alike! Of course, one of the classic ways to serve strawberries is with a big bowl of cream! So to crown our strawberry season in style, I decided to bake up a storm with this easy but oh-so pretty strawberry and cream layer cake !

No Bake White Chocolate Strawberry Tart

No Bake White Chocolate Strawberry Tart

Mother's day is coming up, and if you need a simple and delicious dessert to impress and celebrate mom, then this white chocolate and strawberry tart recipe is it! With a few handy pantry staples and a punnet of fresh strawberries you can whip up this tart in no time at all, without the need to turn on your oven, which is always a bonus in my book! ๐Ÿ‘ I also made a delicious fresh strawberry sauce to serve with this tart for extra indulgence, but if you don't like things too sweet, then simply serve with extra fresh sliced strawberries for a tangy contrast!

French Ricotta Dip and Roast Peppers Crostini Appetizers

French Ricotta Dip and Roast Peppers Crostini Appetizers

Spring is upon us and I can't wait to burst out the lighter recipes and easy-living, more relaxed way of entertaining and hosting at home! So we're kicking off one of my favorite seasons, with this delicious, super quick and easy to make French Ricotta Dip and roast peppers crostini appetizer that's perfect to serve for an Oscars viewing party, a spring garden party or Easter brunch!

Cantaloupe Melon Lemonade

Cantaloupe Melon Lemonade

Now that summer's ending, this is the perfect recipe to make the most of those Cantaloupe melons which are still abundantly available, but not quite at their best.  A few summers ago, my husband successfully grew cantaloupe melons from seed in our garden, and it's become one of favorite summer fruits! This year we have added it to salads, smoothies, fruit salads...and now, this delicious and refreshing melon lemonade!

No-Churn Tres Leches Ice Cream

No-Churn Tres Leches Ice Cream

This summer I've been making a lot of treats as you can probably tell from aaaall the recipe posts I've been sharing here on the blog ๐Ÿ˜‹ And this tres leches (three milks) ice cream has become my go-to, easy treat to serve on its own or to accompany any dessert (think pies, cakes, fruit salad etc.). This milky and creamy ice cream recipe only requires 3 ingredients, which you probably already have at home, and NO ice cream machine in sight! ๐Ÿ‘

Mango and Yogurt Popsicles

Mango and Yogurt Popsicles

Ever since I've shared my yummy   strawberries and cream popsicles here on the blog, I've been asked if I can replace the cream with yogurt. So I decided to do just that, and have used Greek Yogurt instead of cream for a lighter, healthier take on these summer treats! Well, I didn't use any strawberries but mango puree instead. You can in fact use any seasonal fruit to make popsicles or frozen lollipops.

Summer Berries Cheesecake Bars

Summer Berries Cheesecake Bars

This recipe came about by accident, sort of. I was looking for a recipe online that I could make to use up all the blackberries I have growing in my garden. Eventually I found a simple enough cheesecake recipe and bought all the ingredients to make it, but on the day I decided to make it, the blackberries were not ripe yet! So, I swapped the blackberries for frozen summer berries (which I always have in the freezer), and it was a hit!

Easy Summer Appetizers

Easy Summer Appetizers

With the good temps arriving, entertaining at home seems to be on the horizon again, and we're thrilled! But this summer, I'm aiming for more low-key, relaxed kind of celebrations and savoring aaaaall the season has to offer in a simple and effortless way. Whos' with me? Exit all the hours spent prepping and cooking, in favor of a more "organic" way of hosting!  Photo credit above:  Greek Salad Skewers from Little Broken

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