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Spring Sweets: Mini Fruit Tarts

We have officially been invited to our first spring party! Our dear friends purchased a new home over the winter and they are finally ready to have everyone over to celebrate! The kids are ready to enjoy the large backyard and the adults are ready to visit in the fresh air! In order to make it less formal and more about enjoying everyone’s company in the nice weather our hosts have chosen to make the party potluck. Everyone is bringing a little something to share. Our youngest host has even requested that each of the kids bring their favorite game to share.

The kids have decided to bring their colorful parachute (you remember running under these as kids?) to share with their friends, and one large beach ball to try and float above the parachute. They love throwing the ball; high in the air and running under the parachute as fast as they can. Personally I think it is the perfect Spring activity. It is even great for a variety of age groups.

Now comes the food. I love dessert, and as we have food allergies in our home I tend to bring the items I want to eat the most so that I know I can partake without any issues. In our house that means no dairy and no gluten, and as most desserts have those as their main ingredients I try to bring a dessert that will allow us to indulge without fear. I have become a fan of Eat Your Hartt Out which is a fun blog featuring a foodie Dad that just wants to create family friendly recipes for his growing fam. I love that! While the recipes are not always allergy free they can be easily substituted to create allergy-friendly meal options.

This month I want to share the Easy Mini Fruit Tarts. These are a fun and simple treat that are easy to work with. While these recipe calls for cream cheese and sour cream they can be easily subbed out for Daiya Cream Cheese and Coconut Cream Yogurt. We also love Pamela’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough Mix. By swapping these ingredients for allergy-friendly ones we can all enjoy, and the flavor is still right on point!

Head on over to Eat Your Hartt Out for more fabulous recipes. You will love all the easy and fun recipes that they highlight. They even offer incredible videos! Enjoy!

Red, White, and Blue: 4th of July Desserts

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the fireworks, the warm summer sun, the cool night, and the beautiful fireworks. I love to have a little something sweet to complete the delicious summer meal we all enjoy. So I was very excited to come across this sweet and simple red, white and blue themed 4th of July dessert. Thank you to Two Sister’s for such a delicious and simple treat to complete my meal plan today. You can find this incredible recipe on the Two Sister’s site. It may very quickly become my favorite summer treat. Strawberry Shortcake is almost always a crowd pleaser, especially in a household filled with strawberry lovers like ours. So it only makes sense to create this delicious homemade update perfect for the holiday. 4th of July dessert I hope that you and your family have a special and safe fourth of July. We will have a very sweet one with the help of Two Sister’s special treat!