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Rhubarb Cream Scones

These Rhubarb Cream Scones are tender, sweet and delicious, with bites of tangy rhubarb. A perfect treat to make with your springtime rhubarb.

Every spring I just can’t get enough of rhubarb.  Rhubarb in all the things.  Pies, cakes, desserts, scones…you name it.  This vibrant and tangy vegetable, yes it’s a vegetable !!, is a delicious addition to so many recipes, and these Rhubarb Cream Scones are no exception.  Just think about that for a second.  Rhubarb Cream Scones.  Doesn’t that sound divine?  And they’re just as delicious as you think.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

One of the great things about making scones is how quickly the recipe can come together.  In about a half hours time, you can have a platter of warm, freshly baked scones ready to be enjoyed with a pat of butter and a cup of tea.  The best.

Scones are about the easiest kind of baking you can make…they’re a great starter recipe for kids too!  Just a simple dough brought together with cream and butter, add a little fresh rhubarb and you have Rhubarb Cream Scones.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

Get your hands into it!

When I make my scones I really like to get my hands into the dough.  You can use a knife or a pastry cutter to incorporate the butter into the flour, but I prefer to use my hands.  I learned this little trick from Elizabeth Baird (Canadian baker extraordinaire!).  I watched her create a pie crust using just her hands to mix the butter into the flour…there was something so cathartic about how she brought the dough together and ever since then I’ve used this method.  I really like the way this manual method mixes everything together.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

Scone Dough Recipe Tip!

Once the dough is mixed and the cream and rhubarb is added, roll the dough out into a 1 inch thickness.  OR, if you want your scones to be extra gorgeous with beautiful folds in the finished scones, here’s a little trick I learned from Julie of Dinner with Julie.  Julie recommends first rolling the dough out to a 1/2 inch thickness, then folding it over on itself 3 times, like folding a letter.  Then pat the dough down to a 1 inch thickness before cutting them into shapes for baking.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

Tips for Cutting Scones:

Cut your scone dough into any shape you prefer.  I like to cut mine into squares or triangles, but you can also use a cookie cutter to cut them into circles.  Just make sure that what ever you are using is sharp so you have nice clean edges that will rise…dull edges like those from using a glass will seal the scone which prevents them from rising up properly.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

Beautiful golden scones with gorgeous buttery layers.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

Pull them apart at the seam and add a pat of butter.  Seriously so delicious.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

I just love the addition of the rhubarb…it adds a really nice bit of flavour and tang to the sweet and creamy scone.

Rhubarb Cream Scones

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!  These scones are perfect for afternoon tea or weekend brunch.  Simple and delicious.

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Rhubarb Cream Scones


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 15 scones 1x

Description

These Rhubarb Cream Scones are tender, sweet and delicious, with bites of tangy rhubarb. A perfect treat to make with your springtime rhubarb.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh rhubarb

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until the butter is pea sized.  I actually like to use my hands to do this part.
  4. Stir in the cream until the dough is moistened, but be careful not to over mix it or the scones will be tough.
  5. Then gently mix the chopped rhubarb into the scone dough using your hands.
  6. Lay a sheet of wax or parchment paper onto your counter.
  7. Press the dough into a ball and transfer it on to the parchment paper and press it down into a rectangular disk. Then using a rolling pin, roll and flatten the dough to a 1 inch thickness.
  8. Using a knife cut the dough into squares or triangles, or use a cookie cutter to make circle shaped scones.
  9. Place the scones onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Brush the scones with a bit of cream and sprinkle generously with sugar.
  11. Bake for about 10-15 minutes. The scones are done when the bottom edges are slightly brown.
  12. When they are done baking, transfer the scones to a cooling rack.
  13. Enjoy warm (or cold) with a pat of butter!

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Delicious Rhubarb Recipes

Have a delicious day!

Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

This Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe is creamy, crunchy, tangy and a little bit sweet.  Make it in just minutes with simple ingredients!

Oh coleslaw…a classic salad that doesn’t really get the attention it deserves.  But when you think about it, it’s such a pretty, delicious and healthy salad.  And what other way is there to get picky kids to eat cabbage?  😉

Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

The thing about coleslaw is that it’s delicious served in many different ways.  It’s excellent served along pretty much any summer BBQ recipe, but we especially enjoy it on pulled pork sandwiches.

Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

The dressing on this coleslaw recipe is creamy, tangy, a little bit sweet and it pairs perfectly with colourful cabbage, carrots and green onions.  I could eat a giant bowl of it.

Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

This is a great recipe for a potluck or giant crowd…it’s easily doubled and transports well.  Enjoy!

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Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe is creamy, crunchy, tangy and a little bit sweet.  Make it in just minutes with simple ingredients!


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Ingredients

  • 1 small/medium head of cabbage, shredded (I use half green cabbage and half purple cabbage)
  • 2 – 3 carrots, shredded or sliced thin
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar (you can use white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp white sugar (if you like your coleslaw sweeter, feel free to add more)
  • 3/4 tsp seasoning salt (like Lawry’s)

Instructions

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients.  I use a hand blender to make the dressing creamy and smooth. Note:  This recipe makes quite a bit of dressing, so add it slowly to the shredded cabbage mixture, and add as much dressing as you need.
  2. Toss salad, serve and enjoy!

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe Tips:

  • You can use a bag of pre-shredded cabbage to make this salad.
  • I like to use both green and purple cabbage for this salad, it looks visually pretty.
  • For a little extra sweetness you can add a shredded apple to the salad.
  • This coleslaw is best served the day it is made.  It will get a little watery if left overnight, but it’s still delicious.

This Creamy Coleslaw is delicious served with any of these great recipes:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Hamburgers

Hamburgers

BBQ Roasted Turkey

BBQ Roasted Turkey

Have a delicious day!

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

Make this DIY Hanging Garden Trellis for your climbing vines! This simple and rustic trellis can be made with twigs from your yard, and some garden twine. Makes a pretty addition to your garden!

I’ve joined a group of blogger friends, and we are sharing some great summer DIY projects with you!  Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing this Season Simplicity Summer Series.  In case you missed my first post, you can see my Summer Wildflower Wreath here!  And make sure to check out all the tutorials in the links at the bottom of this post!  xo

Today I’m sharing a simple tutorial for a Hanging Garden Trellis that I made for my garden.  The inspiration for this project is a clematis plant that I added to my yard this year.  I wanted to give it something to climb on that also looks pretty in my yard, so I decided to get my DIY on, and made a rustic trellis.  I love projects like this.  Simple in every way.

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

My garden is very eclectic and definitely has a rustic feel to it.  There are no manicured pots and flower beds in my yard and that’s just the way I like it.  I love that when I’m out in my garden it feels natural with a little bit of whimsy…and maybe a few more weeds than I’d like 😉

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

When I made this trellis I knew exactly the feel I wanted it to have, and that was that I wanted it to look rustic and blend in with my garden.  I love using natural elements in my yard, and this trellis fits right in.  I also wanted to be able to make it for free with supplies I already had…I *may* have scavenged my neighbours yard for twigs they had cut off their cherry trees hahaha!  If you have some twigs and garden twine, you can make this no time!

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

Supplies for your DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

This trellis is really simple to make, and the supplies, the easiest.  Here’s what you need to make your trellis:

  • 2 feet long twigs, mine are about 3/4 inch wide (green twigs are best…dried ones will splinter when you drill them)
  •  garden twine, 2 pieces about 10 feet long
  • drill with a wood bit

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

How to Make a DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

Don’t be intimidated by the instructions, they’re easy.  And just message me if you have any questions.

  • Cut your twigs into ~2 feet long pieces.  I used 10 pieces and spaced them about 5 inches apart so that I could easily hang the trellis in on my fence.  So make sure to measure the space you want to hang your trellis and adjust accordingly.
  • Lay out all of your twigs the way you want them to appear in your trellis.  I spaced mine about 5 inches apart.
  • Using a drill, drill 2 holes in each twig, with a hole in each end of the twig, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the edge, with each hole facing the same direction.  Make sure the hole is cleared out well so you can string the twine through it.

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

My son drilling the holes about 1 1/2 inches from the edge of the twig.

  • Start threading the trellis at the bottom.  This is so the twigs can rest on the knots you will make.
  • Starting on the left side of your trellis, use 1 length of twine and thread it through the hole of your first twig.  Wrap the twine about 5 times around the first twig, then make a large double knot.  Make another double knot to secure it.
  • Then about 5 inches up the twine, make another large double knot.  See the picture below.
  • Thread on the next twig.

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

Knotting the twine about 5 inches along the twine to hold the next twig.

  • Repeat the knotting and threading until all the twigs are added.
  • Make a large double knot on the top of the last twig.  Wrap the twine around about 5 times, then knot it again a few times to secure it.
  • Then continue the instructions for the right side of the trellis.

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

Now, I think it’s important to mention that this trellis isn’t made to hold anything heavy.  It’s simply designed to guide a climbing vine.  Having said that, garden twine is quite strong and will have no problem holding a clematis or even sweet pea vines.

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

As my clematis grows, I will guide it through the trellis until it has a path it can continue to grow up on.  I really love how this came together.  It’s the perfect rustic addition to my garden, and I can’t wait to see it full of clematis flowers!  I’ll update you later with how it looks.  And let me know if you make one too!

DIY Hanging Garden Trellis

More Summer DIYs to Make:

It’s time to take a tour of all the great summer projects from my blogger friends!  I hope you’ll leave inspired to make something, there are some really fun ideas.  Just click on the links below the images to be taken to their posts and see what they’re sharing.

5 Minute Dollar Store DIY Hit Wall at The Happy Housie
Anthro Octopus Knockoff at Craftberry Bush
Summer Activities Tree at The Handmade Home
Easy Ways to Bring Colour Into Your Home for Summer at Tatertots and Jello
Rustic Birdhouse Garden DIY Decor from the Dollar Store at The DIY Mommy

DIY Shell Planter Tutorial at Zevy Joy
Painted Wood Jewelry Dish at Paint Me Pink
DIY Beach Art on a Canvas at Shabbyfufu
DIY Concrete Vase at Place of My Taste
How to Dress Up Your Walls For Summer at My Sweet Savannah

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Liberty Burlap Party Banner at She Gave it A Go
Campfire S’Mores Gift Basket Idea at Modern Glam
How to Paint a Concrete Patio at The Turquoise Home
DIY Hanging Garden Trellis at A Pretty Life
DIY Coastal Window Box at Finding Silver Pennies

DIY Rainbow Book Art at Life is a Party
DIY Tabletop Marshmallow Roaster at Sincerely, Marie Designs
How to Make a Sign the Easy Way at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Bird House at Seeking Lavender Lane
Simple Botanical Watercolour at Lemon Thistle
DIY S’mores Bar at Clean & Scentsible

Have an inspired day!

Summer Wildflower Wreath

Make this Summer Wildflower Wreath in just minutes with a few simple supplies!  It’s such a pretty way to decorate your door for summer.

Today I’ve joined a group of blogger friends, and we are sharing 24 pretty summer wreaths with you!  Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing this Season Simplicity Summer Series.  Make sure to check out all the wreath tutorials in the links at the bottom of this post!  xo

I like big wreaths and I cannot lie.  Seriously, I have a thing for big wreaths…the bigger the better…as long as they can fit on my front door, then we’re good.  My first big wreath was this Grapevine Evergreen Wreath that I made for Christmas, and because I loved it so much and didn’t want to put it away so soon, I rearranged it and made this one for winter.  And now I need one for all. the. seasons.  So I made this Wildflower Wreath, and it is perfect for summer.

The thing that I love most about big wreaths is that they carry so much visual impact.  They’re large, in charge and easy to see from a distance.  Especially if they’re colourful like my Wildflower Wreath.  My original idea for this wreath was to make it a chamomile wreath, but when I went in search of faux chamomile, there was hardly any to be found.  So I went to plan B and decided to make it a wildflower wreath.  But once I gather enough chamomile sprigs, I’m going to make that wreath too!

I do love the look of all the pretty little colourful flowers…they make me think of summer meadows and wildflower gardens.  So pretty.

This wreath is SO easy to put together…I hope you make one for your home too.  You can have fun with the colours, flowers and ribbon…make it yours!  And in case you were wondering, why yes that is me wearing a Canadian tuxedo 😉 hahahahaha

Supplies for a Summer Wildflower Wreath:

  • 1 grapevine wreath base: in the size of your choice.  I bought the biggest one I could find at Michaels, but still small enough that it will fit on my door.
  • floral sprigs: I bought about 8 large floral stems and cut them into pieces for stuffing into the wreath base
  • ribbon: for the bow I bought a red and white gingham ribbon from Michaels

How to make a Summer Wildflower Wreath:

This is a very simple wreath to make!  It’s really just stuffing floral sprigs into the grapevine wreath base, I don’t even use floral wire to secure anything.

  • Hang the grapevine wreath base on a wreath hanger on an inside door.  I find this to be the easiest way to assemble a wreath because you can see what you are doing.  It’s much easier to put together the wreath while it’s hanging in front of you, rather than trying to make a wreath while it’s laying on a table.
  • To make this wreath symmetrical, I start with 2 floral sprigs at the base, stuffing each one into the bottom of the wreath base…one on each side for balance.
  • Then continue to stuff the sprigs, 2 at a time, one on each side for balance.  Basically, what I do to one side of the wreath, I do to the other.
  • Keep stuffing until it looks the way you like.
  • Step back, have a look and see if both sides mirror each other, and add and adjust as needed.
  • Then to finish it off I make a simple bow for the base of the wreath, leaving long trailing ribbon.

Easy and lovely.

More Summer Wreaths to Make:

Now make sure to take a tour of all the pretty summer wreaths below!  I hope you’ll leave inspired to make a summer wreath for your own home.

The Happy Housie // Lolly Jane // Modern Glam // The Turquoise Home // Tatertots & Jello

Shabbyfufu // Craftberry Bush // A Pretty Life // Southern State of Mind // Setting for Four

Finding Silver Pennies // Inspiration for Moms // Life is a Party // Tauni Everett // The DIY Mommy

Town and Country Living // Paint Me Pink // Jenna Kate at Home
All Things With Purpose // Sand & Sisal

My 100 Year Old Home // The Handmade Home // Lemon Thistle // This is Our Bliss

Have an inspired day!

Chimichurri Steak Marinade

This Chimichurri marinade is a versatile, flavourful and delicious marinade!  Perfect for inexpensive cuts of beef, but it’s also delicious for chicken.

Chimichurri Marinade

Hands down, Chimichurri Steak is a one of our most favourite summer suppers!  The marinade is full of fresh and delicious flavours, which takes a steak to the next level.

Chimichurri Steak Marinade

One of the best things about a marinade like this one, is that it’s perfect for inexpensive cuts of meat like a flank, flat iron or hangar steak.  Letting a more tough cut of beef such as these marinate overnight in a flavourful mixture with vinegar will result in a tender and tasty steak!

Chimichurri Steak Marinade

Just make sure to give yourself some marinating time for this recipe.  I like to make the marinade the night before I want to serve it, then I let the steak and the marinade rest in a ziplock bag overnight.  Recipe Tip! At this point you can also freeze the steak in the marinade for a later day, this is great for meal planning.

Chimichurri Steak Marinade

This meat turns beautifully tender and seasoned perfectly!  So. Much. Flavour. 

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Chimichurri Steak Marinade


Description

This Chimichurri marinade is a versatile, flavourful and delicious marinade!  Perfect for inexpensive cuts of beef, but it’s also delicious for chicken!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb flank steak

Chimichurri Marinade:

  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 46 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (white wine vinegar works well too)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Using a blender, mix all of the ingredients together (minus the flank steak).
  2. Pierce your flank steak with a fork, making sure to pierce it on both the front and the back so that the steak can soak up the flavours of the marinade.
  3. I like to put the steak and the marinade into a ziplock bag to marinate, but you can use any dish that you like.  Cover the steak in the marinade, making sure to coat both sides.
  4. Massage the bag so the steak is completely coated in the marinade.
  5. Let the steak marinade in the bag, in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but overnight is best.
  6. Right before you are ready to grill, give the steaks one last good massage in the marinade.

Time to BBQ!

  1. Preheat your BBQ on the highest setting.
  2. NOTE:  Marinated flank steak on the BBQ is easy to do, BUT it will flare the first time you set it on the grill!  Please beware!! I’m talking full on flames! See picture above…
  3. With the BBQ on hight heat, sear both sides, then cook for approximately 7 minutes on each side, so roughly 15 minutes total. We like ours slightly pink inside, so you may want to cook yours longer.
  4. After you remove it from the grill, cover the steak with tin foil, and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  5. When ready to serve, slice the steak thinly across the grain of the meat.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe tip:  You can freeze the meat and marinade in a ziplock bag. Just de-thaw before cooking.

How to Marinate a Steak in Chimichurri Marinade:

Chimichurri Flank Steak

  • Combine all of the marinade ingredients together.
  • Then take your flank steak and using a fork, pierce the steak all over, front and back to soak up the flavours of the marinade.  (see picture above)

Chimichurri Flank Steak

  • Cover the steak in marinade, making sure to coat both sides.

Chimichurri Flank Steak

  • Then one of two things can happen here.  You can cover and marinate your meat for at least 4 hours, but it’s best left overnight.  OR, you can freeze the meat & marinade in a ziplock bag for another day, just take out and de-thaw before cooking.

Chimichurri Flank Steak

  • Preheat your BBQ on the highest setting.
  • So marinated flank steak on the BBQ is easy to do, BUT, it will flare the first time you set it on the grill!!  Please beware!!  I’m talking full on flames!  See picture above…
  • With the BBQ on hight heat, sear both sides, then cook for approximately 7 minutes on each side, so roughly 15 minutes total.  We like ours slightly pink inside, so you may want to cook yours longer.
  • After you remove it from the grill, cover the steak with tin foil, and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, slice the steak thinly across the grain of the meat.

Chimichurri Flank Steak

Yum!

Chimichurri Flank Steak

Note:  This post was originally shared in June 2011.  I have since updated the pictures, but it’s the same great recipe!

Outdoor Summer Entertaining: Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

This Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail is a simple and delicious summer drink!  Make them extra special with edible flower ice cubes and fresh edible flowers.

Cocktails on the patio anyone?  Is there anything more lovely than time spent on the patio in summer, sunshine, warm air and a cocktail in hand?  It’s these moments we wait for all winter long.

Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

An Outdoor Summer Ideas Blog Hop!

Today I’ve teamed up with some blogger friends, and we’re each sharing some inspiring ideas for outdoor fun!  Everything from summer drinks to table settings, planter ideas, fairy gardens and more!  Thank you to Janine of Happy Happy Nester and Ashley of Modern Glam for hosting! Make sure to scroll to the end of this post to see all the great ideas.

Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

As part of this hop I’m sharing a suuuuuuper simple summer cocktail idea, Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktails (with alcohol and without).  Seriously, with just 2 ingredients it really doesn’t get any easier than this. But to kick it up a notch, I made these cocktails extra special by adding some Edible Flower Ice Cubes.

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Lately I’ve been having some fun with edible flowers…I shared 10 Edible Flowers to grow in your Garden, as well as a Lemon Tart garnished with edible pansies.  I just LOVE the idea of using edible flowers to make things extra special.  And because I can’t stop, I decided to make some ice cubes with edible flowers too…such a simple way to make a drink even more special!

How to make Edible Flower Ice Cubes

  • Fill an ice cube tray half way with filtered water.
  • Add an edible pansy.
  • Freeze.
  • Then add another layer of filtered water.
  • Freeze.

Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

Then, when you’ve made your cocktail, add an ice cube or two, and a few extra fresh pansies and leaves as a garnish.  So pretty.

Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

These cubes look lovely in all different kinds of cocktails.  They look especially gorgeous in sparkling water. But I really love them in these Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktails…they’re so pretty and just scream summer!

Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

Such a simple way to create a showstopper summer drink…nothing left to do but get outside on the patio and sip away!

Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

Recipe Tip:  You can also turn these cocktails into mocktails and use a sparkling water or soda instead of Prosecco, so everyone can enjoy them!

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Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Description

This Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail is a simple and delicious summer drink!  Make them extra special with edible flower ice cubes and fresh edible flowers.


Ingredients

With Alcohol:

  • pomegranate juice
  • Prosecco
  • ice cubes with pansies

Without Alcohol:

  • pomegranate juice
  • sprite or sparkling water
  • ice cubes with pansies

Instructions

  1. To a glass, add an ounce of pomegranate juice then top with Prosecco or sparkling water.
  2. Garnish with ice cubes decorated with pansies, and a few fresh pansies for fun!
  3. Enjoy!

More Ideas for Edible Flowers

Lemon Tart with a Shortbread Cookie Crust is garnished with edible Pansies

Lemon Tart with a Shortbread Cookie Crust, and garnished with edible Pansies

Planting an Edible Flower Garden

Planting an Edible Flower Garden

More Outdoor Decorating, DIYs, and Entertaining Ideas!

If you’re looking for outdoor ideas, I hope you take some time to check out these posts from my blogger friends!  Lovely outdoor tablescapes, planter ideas, patio decorating, centrepieces and more!

How to Create an Outdoor Living Space by Happy Happy Nester
Patio Makeover Ideas by Modern Glam
How to Set the Perfect Outdoor Table by My 100 Year Old Home
DIY Umbrella Cover with Pom Poms by Hallstrom Home
Succulent Pot by Craftberry Bush

A Greenhouse Update by Amber Tysl
Summer Planter Centerpiece by Clean and Scentsible
Teacup Fairy Village Gardens by Life is a Party
DIY Outdoor Projects to Transform Your Yard by The Happy Housie
DIY African Wax Print Fans by Casa Watkins Living

Have a delicious day!

Canada Day Dessert Ideas

Have a delicious Canada Day with these fun red and white Canada Day Dessert Ideas! Cakes, pies, watermelon treats, dessert kebabs, ice cream and more!

Summer is just around the corner and that means holiday celebrations, backyard barbecues and fun times with friends and family!  It also means all. the. delicious. summer food!  Best season ever.

With the first real celebration and official kick off to summer being Canada Day, I wanted to share some delicious dessert ideas for our national holiday…all red and white, easy to make, and super delicious!  Let’s eat!

Canada Day Dessert Ideas

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe is an easy and delicious dessert recipe!  Vanilla cake with strawberry jello poked throughout the cake, and topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.  Perfect for a Canada Day party!

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon

For your Canada Day Party, make these Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon pieces!  Such a simple and fun way to serve this refreshing summer treat.

Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon

Canada Day Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Canada Day Ice Cream Sandwiches are a simple and fun dessert idea for your holiday celebrations!  Just 2 ingredients: ice cream sandwiches and sprinkles, and you can make them ahead of time.

Canada Day Ice Cream Sandwiches

3 Ingredient Angel Food Cake Dessert

This 3 Ingredient Angel Food Cake Dessert is one of the easiest desserts you will ever make!  Made with a bakery-bought cake, whipped cream and fresh berries.  So good. Great for feeding a crowd.

3 Ingredient Angel Food Cake Dessert

Canada Day Cupcakes

Make these cute cupcakes for your Canada Day Party!  Decorate with simple iconic Canadian animal figurines, and to make things even easier, buy your cupcakes.

Canada Day Cupcakes

Cherry Buttermilk Cake

This Cherry Buttermilk Cake is a delicious and tender vanilla cake made with fresh and flavourful BC Cherries!  Red and white and delicious, makes this a festive cake for Canada Day!

Cherry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

Maple Leaf Cookie S’mores

Up your s’more game and make these Canada inspired Maple Leaf Cookie S’mores at your next campfire!  Fun and delicious.

Maple Leaf Cookie S'mores

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are such a fun summer treat!  Make a batch of homemade cookies and fill them with ice cream, then let the kids decorate them with red Smarties for Canada Day.

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Cloud Dessert

This red and white Strawberry Cloud Dessert is a simple & delicious dessert made of whip cream and strawberries!  Takes only 15 minutes to make.

Strawberry Cloud Dessert

Timbit and Strawberry Dessert Kebabs

For Canada Day, make these 5 Minute Dessert Kebabs using just 2 ingredients…classic Timbits and fresh strawberries.

5 Minute Dessert Kebabs

Raspberries n’ Cream Frozen Yogurt Pops

Make these refreshing red and white Raspberries n’ Cream Frozen Yogurt Pops for your Canada Day party!  A perfect summer party treat.

Raspberries n’ Cream Frozen Yogurt Pops

Rhubarb Pie

There’s a bounty of rhubarb this time of year, so a Classic Rhubarb Pie would be a perfect Canada Day dessert!  The tangy and sweet rhubarb filling with a tender and flaky pie crust is perfection served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Classic Rhubarb Pie

Raspberry & Vanilla Cream Tarts

These Raspberry & Vanilla Cream Tarts are a pretty dessert idea for Canada Day!  They’re made with a shortbread crust, vanilla cream filling and fresh raspberries on top.  Delicious.

Delicious Raspberry & Vanilla Cream Tarts

3 Ingredient Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip

With this 3 Ingredient Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip, you are just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes away from the most delicious fruit dip you’ve ever had.  This dessert is a perfect addition to a Canada Day party…serve with all red seasonal fruit like berries and watermelon.

3 Ingredient Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip

 

If you’re hosting a Canada Day Party, here are some delicious BBQ ideas!

20+ Summer BBQ Food Ideas

And some Family Friendly Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Family Friendly Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Happy Canada Day!