Monday, August 1, 2011

Dessert Linky Party Time!

The wonderful ladies who link up each week are so talented in both creating tasty deserts, and creating beautiful eye candy photographs, that you owe it to yourself to visit their blogs and make new bloggy friends.
You know the old commercial, "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't"? Well I'm a huge fan of those two candy bars, but these days we have to make just about everything from scratch to ensure quality ingredients. Patti at Comfy Cuisine came up with a genial version of her own, the chocolate coconut joy bars. Amazing. Her version adds a bit of cake to the bottom. You have to go look at it if you didn't see it last week when she posted it.

Along the same lines of chocolate and coconut goodness, Lisa at Flour Me With Love, shared her version of Nanaimo bars, the dessert originating from the 1950s in the Nanaimo region in British Columbia, Canada. This recipe doesn't even need to be baked so it's wonderful for those hot summer days.  Don't miss her delicious Apple Fritter Bread which she shared a couple of weeks ago either.

Kirsten at Comfortably Domestic shared two very delicious recipes last week. One was her own version of this month's Bon Apetit cherry hand pies recipe. The other resipe for some lovely lemon ginger sugar cookies was a tried and true recipe she started making as a newlywed for her husband's foreign diplomat bosses.

This next choice was so good, that Kirsten's husband Michael, decided to write the post for her. He thinks that most gourmet cupcakes "focus on a fancy top without too much love given to the cake itself," and I agree too. So what was this outstanding cupcake? A Tres Leches cupcake. I hope you've had the cake version, and I can just imagine how fabulous a bite sized version all to ones self would be. It's going to be a must make for all of us tres leches aficionados, so hop over to Kirsten's blog, The Sweet Swiper.

I love apple desserts so I want to feature Mimi's Apple Nut Cake at Frugal Mom Digest. These types of cakes are so moist and so flavorful.


Trish of Sweetology created these lovely Peach Hat Pies. Aren't they beautiful, and such a great idea? They don't take much effort, but will make your family and guests feel extra special.

Peaches mean summer to me and I remember eating the best peaches ever with my grandmother. This Fresh Peach Ice Cream includes sour cream for extra creamyness. Peaches have been particularly good this season, so don't miss out on making this recipe from Roz at La Bella Vita.

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  1. Thank you, Joy, for hosting another marvelous party on Monday! I cannot wait to see what everyone posts this week.
    Have a blessed day!

  2. Hi Joy, party time, I posted a coconut cupcake by Ina.... Have a great week.. andi

  3. Good Morning Joy, Thank you sooo much for featuring me! I don't know how you choose - everything is fabulous!

  4. Thanks so much Joy for featuring my Tres Leches cupcakes! I do hope you try making them soon......they are soooooo good!! I've been busy in the kitchen this week , so I've linked up Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies, Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie, Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Cookies and Cream Cupcakes.....phew!!

    Have a fantastic week, and Happy August!

  5. Wow, thank you so much for featuring two of my recipes :) It is greatly appreciated. Thanks for hosting another lovely week too!

  6. I just found your blog and was trying to link up. For some reason I can't put your button on my chocolate cake link, but I'll keep trying! Thanks, and these recipes look delicious!

  7. Thank you, all.

    Concetta: :-) Blessings for a lovely day to you too.

    Andy: I see you are still having problems with Blogger and can't sign in as yourself. They really need to get their act together. We've all had problems since May.

    Patti: You're welcome. :-) It's difficult. They are indeed all fabulous.

    Kirsten: You have been busy in the kitchen. :-) It's great for all of us.

    Lisa: You're welcome. I thought they were great.

    Melanie: It might be Blogger acting up again. I just tried it in my post. It worked on the second try with the identical link. Otherwise, use a hyperlink or do a "save image as" and upload. I do that all the time when bloggers don't provide a code. Thank you for linking up your recipe and welcome to the group and to my blog. I look forward to your continued participation. :-)

  8. Dear Joy,
    Thank you so much for all of kind comments today!! I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all the wonderful things you are cooking up and the other talented bloggers too!

    The blog hop on my post is from "Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home" by April @ 21st Century Housewife. You can link directly on my blog and it posts automatically to the whole hop. You can also visit April and the other amazing gals that co-host. This hop is always on Fridays.

    Have a glorious day my friend!

  9. thank you so much for the feature...quite an honor from a FAV blogger that is FOR SURE! Man...look at the list of goodies linked up...YUM~!

  10. Concetta: Thank you. :-) I linked to both of you.

    Trish: :-) Thank YOU for the sweet comment.


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