Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Good Ole Summertime Treats

I'm joining in for the Note Card Party at Vee's Haven today.
For more information on this fun party, click here,
Vee is our gracious hostess who encourages us to sort through the photos we have featured on our blogs and select 4 that we think might be suitable for making into note cards. 

July seemed like a good month to re-visit some of my favorite Summertime Treats. 

~ My Mom's Fresh Peach Pie ~

It wouldn't be summer without a taste of this family favorite.
The filling is cooked over the stove, but the pie doesn't get baked.  It makes for a really fresh peach taste.

~ Red Velvet Cake with Fresh Berries ~

I made this cake for my in-laws 60th anniversary a few years ago.
One word ~ YUM!

~ Freshly Squeezed Lemonade ~

My sister-in-law lent me her vintage juicer one year.
She said to use it in a blog post so I was obligated to make lemonade :-).

~ Fresh From The Garden Mint Chocolate Cookies ~

One of my favorite combinations is chocolate + mint.
I used some of the mint growing in my herb garden in these cookies.  A little dip into the melted chocolate pot and two words this time ~ YUM, YUM!!

Thanks for visiting
Thank You Vee for hosting the party.

Now I'm off to do some visiting.


  1. OK, I'm coming to your house! Do you have "scratch-n-sniff" notecards? Loved it!

  2. These photos should be in a cookbook! I love the juicer, and the peach pie sounds so good and not baked. Have to try it. xo

  3. Beautiful as always Kim, I must have that peach pie recipe. Peaches are very plentiful around here right now. All of your summertime treats would make lovely note cards. The vintage lemon squeezer is lovely,I don't think i have seen one like this before, my vintage one is clear glass. the colors are lovely, thank you for sharing.

  4. Please come to my house in September and bring me a red velvet birthday cake!
    I like to use my blog photos on notecards, too! Our world is so bright and happy!

  5. How yummy, I say they should go in a cookbook! Love the orange doily with that peach pie.

  6. I think I need a snack after reading this...oh my. I don't remember seeing any of these before. How can that be? Wonderful photos that would certainly make equally wonderful note cards!

  7. Yummy indeed! Great looking treats/cards. I'm off to bed with dreams of chocolate-mint cookies in my head. :) Thanks for visiting me. Blessings, Pamela

  8. Lots of yummy stuff goin' on at your house. And boy do I love the vintage juicer. I hopped over from the Notecard party.

  9. I love all your yummy looking photos, Kim and they would make fabulous note cards, especially if their recipe were included on the back!

  10. Great choices for a summer note card collection. I love summer fruits. Yum! Wouldn't it be great to have cards with recipes on the back?

  11. Your yummy photos are making me want to sneak into the kitchen for a snack. Great for notecards!

  12. Oh that peach pie looks amazing!

    Great ideas for cards!


  13. Your pictures are luscious -- I'm going to have to look into those garden mint cookies. And that vintage juicer is blog worthy, for sure!

  14. Lovely summertime goodness!

    I made your mint cookies and fell down the stairwell when I was carrying them to friends that evening -- it was very humid and I just went be-bopping all the way down and landed with a splat. No one got cookies that night. :/ That was nearly a year ago. Amazing!

    Have a beautiful day. Tammy

  15. Oh YUM! Now I've got to get up and find something for breakfast!!

  16. now i am hungry. fun. i love them all. really enjoy the lemonade making. looks yummy & refreshing. i agree with Vickie ... a "scratch-n-sniff" would be perfect idea. love! (:

  17. Wow...these pics look professional...and delicious! Could you share the peach pie recipe?

  18. Yum! You have made me hungry for something sweet! Would love the peach pie recipe!

  19. Oh your making me hungry and I've not had breakfast yet. They all look yummy!!

  20. Your beautiful photos look good enough to eat, Kim! I love the juicer, I've not seen one like that before. The peach pie and cake look so yummy that I want a fork so I can just dig right in!!

  21. Oh what gorgeous choices, for your Notecards!!!!!!!!!


    "Somewhere, something incredible
    is waiting to be known."

    ~Carl Sagan

  22. Pretty pictures! I love the one of the cake with fresh fruit on the top. Looks so refreshing. I like mint and chocolate, too! Do you have a recipe for those cookies.


  23. Oh Kim, these pictures make my mouth water! I love pics of fresh fruit in the summer. It's too hard to pick a favorite here, but I do love the first. The pie looks delish, and the pretty vase with hydrangeas is just perfect.

    Thanks so much for your visit and your kind comments on my note cards. You'll have to visit Old Salem again and we can meet for lunch. :) Have a great week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  24. Right now, at 4:22pm I would like some of each picture, but I know that your mother's peach pie would be my very first choice. Oh my, wouldn't that taste so good with a hot cup of coffee! The vintage juicer is pretty too. Beauty and good food...what could be bettter!

  25. Oh my, such delectable treats! I LOVE that juicer. Where do you get somthing like that?

  26. Absolutely delicious looking photos! Love the peach pie!

  27. I like the scratch and sniff idea for your cards! YUMMY!

  28. Kim, I'm not sure which one of these is my favorite. The red velvet cake looks amazing, but I have to say, is there anything better than peach pie in the summertime? Your mom's recipe is wonderful. I want a piece!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  29. Well, naturually, I just love all of these since they make me feel both summer-ish and homey.

    My favorite of all is the one with the pitcher. That's because I am just crazy about the pitcher. I would love something like that!

    Wonderful choices, especially for summer!

  30. Perfect summertime note card photos! I love that fresh-squeezed lemonade pitcher. I have never seen anything like that!

  31. You asked in my comments, if they hold house tours, in my old Victorian city. Yes they do, but they are very expensive.

    Over the years, I have *managed* to get myself inside some of these lovely old homes, though. :-)

    I should do a post, about this topic. With photos of the houses. Thank you for the idea!

    "Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
    And left the flushed print in a poppy there."

    ~Francis Thompson


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