Cherry Crumble … Grab a Spoon


Hi all~

One of my favorite summer desserts is a cherry crumble. One of my best friends made this YEARS ago for a 4th of July party.  Let’s just say I inhaled this over the  course of the party… one tablespoon at a time.



blueberry crumble

Here is the recipe:

Cherry Crumble
Recipe type: Dessert
Yummy summer dessert! The cherry and blueberries are perfect for a 4th of July treat!
  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1½ cups sugar *** the dessert is very sweet- you could try reducing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Beat these 3 ingredients and fold in 8-9 oz cool whip
  1. CRUST:
  2. Mix and spread ⅔rds of crust into an UNGREASED 9 X 13 pan, spread the remainder in a smaller pan, press firmly. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Spread ½ of filling over crust of 9x13 pan. Cover with can of cherry filling (and/or blueberry filling), spread rest of filling carefully on top of fruit. Use crust from smaller pan to crumble on top of filling Refrigerate for at least an hour to set.


Summer Corn Salsa: The most requested recipe!


This is an easy appetizer or side dish for summer. It’s light and healthy. It’s carb free so my son, the carb seeking missile, does not come near this dish!  My daughter, however, loves this this before dinner.  And, it makes a great, healthy appetizer!!! The beauty of this recipe is you can adjust the types of vegetables.  Serve with chips or just use a spoon!


Summer Corn Salsa
Recipe type: Appetizer, Side Dish
This is an amazing side or appetizer for a summer party!
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen corn
  • 1-2 cans sliced olives
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2 ripe (but not soft) avocados
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add all ingredients, but the avocadoes. Refrigerate. Add chilled avocadoes before serving.
  2. Have fun with this- try different veggies, I have added chopped green apples and cucumbers if I don't have another vegetable on hand.